When activated through the taunts menu, the character takes joy in the presumed suffering of others for a moment by laughing at them. Each class has a different animation and taunt duration: the Spy has the longest laugh, while the Engineer has the shortest.
The player also performs this taunt when hit by a critical hit from the Holiday Punch, or with an 80% chance when using a weapon taunt during the April Fools' Day event (sometimes ranging from March 31st to April 2nd due to timezones).
For the voice lines of each class, please refer to the respective class taunts pages.
- Schadenfreude is a German term meaning joy derived from the misfortune of others.
- When the Soldier uses the taunt, near the end, you can hear a director quietly say, "And cut".
- The Scout's laugh has a sound effect for him slapping his knee. This can be heard even when he uses the same line for killing multiple enemies in a short time.
Über Update Day 5.