Rancho Relaxo

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The Rancho Relaxo is an Action taunt for the Engineer.

When the player selects it from the taunt menu, the Engineer will pose akimbo while a Toolbox unfolds into a lawn chair beside him, complete with several beer bottles and a small umbrella. The Engineer then lies on the chair and proceeds to relax by sipping a beer, belching and saying the occasional voice line. The taunt continues until canceled by the player, in which case the Engineer will rise from his chair in surprise while it sparks and folds back into a toolbox. Any outside forces (such as a Pistol shot) will instantly cancel the taunt, regardless if the Engineer has sat down or is getting up.


Update history

June 18, 2014 Patch (Love & War Update)

  • Rancho Relaxo was added to the game.

June 23, 2014 Patch

October 15, 2014 Patch

  • Fixed a timing problem with the Rancho Relaxo taunt animation.

January 27, 2015 Patch

  • Fixed some taunt sound effects that were clipping the character lines.

December 21, 2016 Patch (Smissmas 2016)

  • Fixed incorrect particle position for Unusual taunt effects when using the Racho Relaxo(sic)


  • There is a glitch which can allow many chairs to be spawned by one Engineer.[1]
  • On occasion, a player will appear to be stuck in the Rancho Relaxo animation after holding the taunt between rounds. This hinders gameplay in that the hitboxes do not correspond with the model.
  • Entering on a teleporter and using the Rancho Relaxo when the player is about to be teleported will cause the weapon FOV to change. This can be fixed by switching classes or dying.
  • Using this taunt while the respawn rooms switch teams (i.e. on Payload), the Engineer will sit sideways.
  • When taunting on moving platforms, the Engineer will move with the platform, while the chair may stay where he was sitting.
  • When taunting, sometimes the bottle will lift into the air without the Engineer's hand moving.
  • If the Engineer spins fast and uses the taunt, the Engineer might not be on the chair.
  • If the Engineer activates the taunt in front of an enemy using an partner taunt, the color of the chair will be the enemy team's.


  • The name of this item is a reference to a spa of the same name from the animated sitcom The Simpsons.
  • The Rancho Relaxo umbrella texture is a modified version of the Hard Counter texture, a cosmetic item for the Heavy.
  • Taunting with the Rancho Relaxo with the Gunslinger or the Short Circuit will show it throughout the taunt, even when picking up a beer.



  1. http://www.reddit.com/r/tf2/comments/28uzu8/infinite_rancho_relaxo_chairs_glitch/