Sniper taunts

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The Sniper

Taunts are character-specific animations that can be manually triggered in-game. The Sniper has several taunts, all of which are listed below with applicable voicelines and a description of the animation. This does not include voice responses or voice commands.

Primary

Snipertaunt1.PNG Associated items Description
The Sniper waves with a cocky smile and says:
"Dooly!"
"Thanks for standin' still, wanker!"
"There ya go!"
"Wave goodbye ta yer head, wanker!"
"G'day!"
Snipertaunt4.PNG Associated items DescriptionKill Icon
Main article: Skewer

The Sniper removes the arrow from his bow, twirls it behind him, then stabs it forward fiercely while holding it for about a second, before bringing the arrow back to his bow again, killing the victim. While thrusting the arrow, the Sniper says:

"Stab, stab, stab!"
  • Killicon skewer.png

Secondary

Snipertaunt2.PNG Associated items Description
The Sniper jumps, kicking his heels together, punches the air upon landing and yells:
"Yaaaagh!"
"God Save the Queen!"

Melee

Snipertaunt3.PNG Associated items Description
The Sniper takes off his hat, holds it across his chest with a solemn expression and mumbles:
"Y'got blood on my knife, mate." (except for Saxxy)
"You'd best keep lyin' down."
"That funeral ain't gonna be open casket."
"A little of the ol' chop chop."

Action

Sniper-exclusive

Taunt Didgeridrongo.png Associated item Description
The Sniper will pull out a didgeridoo and spin it in his hand before sitting down and playing a tune, which will continue until the player taunts again or jumps. The Sniper will then stand up and compliment his performance.

Intro

"Let's play!"
"All right ya wankers!"
"Let's make some bloody magic!"
"Let's do this!
"Let's go!

Outro

"Heh heh heh! That'll do!"
"Hah ha hah! Brilliant!"
"Ha ha ha ha, bloody brilliant!"
"That was a rip-snorter!"
"Sniping's a good job, mate!"

Associated sound effects

[sitting down]
[standing up]
[end of didgeridoo music]
Taunt I See You.png Associated item Description
The Sniper will point two fingers towards his eyes, then points his finger outwards in the gesture of pointing at someone while saying:
"I see you, mate."
"I see you, ya mongrel."
"Gotcha."
"Boom. Headshot"
"Headshot."
Killer Solo.png Associated item Description
The Sniper will take out a saxophone and starts to play one of the tunes below:
First tune
Second tune
Third tune
Fourth tune
Fifth tune
(All the tunes are based on "Seduce Me!")
Most Wanted.png Associated item Description
The Sniper will take out a pad and a pen while saying:
"That will do!"
"Well, Happy Australia Day to me."
"That'll bloody do!"
"Ripper you little."
"Piece of piss."
"Gotcha!"
"Boom, head shot!"
"Head shot."
"Gotcha!"
"Aces!"
"Bonza!"
"Rippah!"
"Yes!"
"Ha!"
"Too right!"
"Ain't that something."
"Good as gol', mate!"

Then after crossing a name on the pad, he will laugh in several different ways:

Evil Laughter 1
Evil Laughter 2
Laugh
Short laugh
Laugh 2
Short laugh 2
Short laugh 3

All-Class

Burstchester Sniper.png Associated item Description
A Bread monster will partially come out of the Sniper's chest. He looks at it in shock until the monster goes back inside, and then checks his chest and stomach before shivering.
Conga Sniper.png Associated item Description
The Sniper bounces in rhythm to the Latin beats and points both of his index fingers to the sky while occasionally kicking his feet out while saying:

Initiating a Conga line

"Whoo hoo, ha ha ha!"
"Ha ha ha hah! Conga!"
"COOOOOOON-GA!"

Dancing to the Conga

"He hee!"
"Yah, look at me go, ha ha ha ha!"
"It's conga time in Oz!" (slang for Australia)
"Ooh, ooh ooh, ah!"
"Ooh ooh, umph ah!"
"Ay ee oom oom omph ah!"
"Look at me conga!"
"Ha hah!"
"Come on ya pikers!"
"All right!"
"All right ya wankers!"
"Wha hoo, whoo whoo, ha ha ha ha ha hah!"
"Headshot conga!"
The player will continuously move forward during this taunt, only being able to turn left and right.
Sniper Director.png Associated item Description
The Sniper puts his arms out and forms a square with his fingers, mimicking a camera lens.
Flippin Awesome Sniper.png Associated item Description
The Sniper will bend down a bit and interlock a few of his fingers to form a platform for another player to flip off of.

Preparing to flip

"Who wants a flippin'?"
"Who wants a flippin'?"
"Step right up!"
"I'll flip ya!"
"I'll flip ya!!"

Flipping another player

"Up you go!"
"Ughh!"
"Huhyeah!"
"Ha haa!"
"Huyeah gah!"
"Huyeah!"
"Nuyeah!"
"Huah!"
"Wanker!"

Being flipped

"And a little something extra!"
"Hah ha ha!"

After flipping

"Ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
"Ha ha ha ha, wanker!"
"Ha ha ha ha, bloody brilliant!"
"Ha hah! Ha ha ha hah!"
"Ugh! Ha ha hah ha ha ha ha!"
"Cheers, mate!"
"Heh, heh, heh! Cheers, mate!"
"Ha ha ha! No worries!"
"Ha ha ha! Well done!"
"Heh heh heh! That'll do!"
"That'll do!"
"Hah ha hah! Brilliant!"
"Brilliant!"
"Hee hee! Good on ya!"
"Good on ya!"
"Have a good one!"
Sniper highFiveSuccessFull.png Associated item Description
The Sniper gives a little slap and a kick in the air before raising his hand while saying:
"Okay, mate!"
He then slightly bends his knees and calls the other player over to him with his fingers before slapping their hand. He then does a little punch in excitement of the successful high five.
Kazotsky Kick Sniper.png Associated item Description
The Sniper will bend his knees and kick forward while swinging his arms back and forth. Eventually he claps once, cracks his fingers, and shakes his hands on his sides.
Mannrobics Sniper.png Associated item Description
The Sniper will go through an aerobics routine with the option of a class-specific animation.
"Eh! Heh heh heh heh heh!"
"Eh! Ah hah hah!"
"Eh! Heh heh heh! Hah hah hoh! Ooh! Mmmph!"
"Hah hah hah hah! Ah ha ha ha!"
"Eh! Yeaaaah!"
"Oh! Herr, herr, omph!"
"Heh heh heh heh! Ha ha ha ha! Hah hah, ha ha ha!"
"Ha ha ha ha!"
"Ha ha ha!"
"Oh! Hoh ha ha ha ha!"
"Oh herr! Ha ha ha ha!"
"A little thundah! A little thundah from Down Under!"
"Hah! Put that in a jar and bottle it!"
"You make it look easy! Hah!"
The player can freely move around, albeit slowly, during this taunt.
Sniper rock paper scissors.png Associated item Description
The Sniper engages in an intense battle of Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Initiating a throw

"Rock, paper, scissors!"
"Let's play!"
"Let's throw 'em!"
"Let's throw 'em!"
"Who wants a throw?"
"Give us a throw!"

Starting the throw

"One!"
"Two!"
"Three!"
"On three!"

Win

"Ah ha ha ha!"
"That was a rip-snorter!"
"Yes!"

(Condition-specific)

"Rock beats scissors!"
"Scissors cuts paper!"

Loss

"Bah."
"Aaah!"
"Bloody, stupid game!"
"You sneaky rat-bag!"
"Bah! Who needs it?"
Sniper taunt laugh.png Associated item Description
The Sniper points and laughs.
Second Rate Sorcery Sniper.png Associated item Description
The Sniper takes out a staff with a skull on its top and a tag reading "99¢". He attempts to cast a Super Jump spell, fails to create anything but green sparkles, and then reacts before putting the wand away or destroying it.
Sniper Shred Alert taunt.png Associated item Description
The Sniper summons a guitar and plays an intense solo as flames and lightning spout from behind.
Skullcracker Sniper.png Associated item Description
The Sniper will reach a hand out and tap his hat with the other hand while saying:

Initiating a head butt

"Heh heh heh, right here!"
"Free head-buttin'! Courtesy of my face!"
"Come on! My head against your head!"
"Let's do this!
"Let's go!
"Let's go!
"Come on, mate!
"Let's go, mate!
"Let's go, mate!
"I haven't got all bloody day!

Head-butting

"Heyeah, ough!"
"Heyeah, HEADSHOT! Oy."
"AUUUUS-TRALIA!"

After a head butt

"Cheers mate!"
"Crikey!"
(laughing) "Blimey!"
"Hooly dooley!"
Square Dance Sniper.png Associated item Description
The Sniper will swing his partner 'round and 'round while saying:

Starting a dance

"Let's dance!"
"Let's dance, mate!"
"Do-si-do time!"
"Heheh, let's dance, lads!"
"Who's up for a dance?"

During the dance

"Ha haa!"
"Ho ho ho, ah hah ha ha ha ha!"
"Do-si-do, yes, he ha ha!"
"Oh, look at my happy feet!"
"Happy feet, happy feet!"
"Ha ha ha ha ha ha!"

Dance's end

"Aaaand, cheers!"
"Aaaand, brilliant!"
Victory Lap Sniper.png Associated item Description
The Sniper jumps into a team-colored bumper car similar to the ones seen in Carnival of Carnage. Pressing MOUSE1 will make him honk the car's horn. The player can freely move around, albeit slowly, during this taunt.
150x150px Associated item Description
A wooden cutout of a Yeti appears in front of the Sniper. He looks at it from head to toe, holds his hand close to the cutout Yeti's head for a moment, and hits it with just his finger, which destroys the entire cutout. He then slaps his hands one against the other in a cleaning fashion.

Before hitting the cutout

"Steady, steady..."

After hitting the cutout

"Now that's how it's done!"
Sniper yetismash.png Associated item Description
The Sniper turns into a Yeti, beats his chest while roaring, and slams the ground with his fist; he then turns back to normal and stands back up while laughing or saying "Holy dooley".
Zoomin' Broom Sniper.png Associated item Description
The Sniper pulls out a witch's broom and proceeds to ride it, hovering above the ground. The player can freely move around, albeit slowly, during this taunt.

Update history

May 21, 2009 Patch (Sniper vs. Spy Update)
  • [Undocumented] Added a taunt used by the Huntsman.

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added an unused "high-five" taunt.

May 5, 2011 Patch (Replay Update)

  • Added Director's Vision taunt.
  • [Undocumented] Added a voice response for the Skewer taunt.

June 8, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added laughing animations.

June 23, 2011 Patch (Über Update)

October 13, 2011 Patch (Manniversary Update & Sale)

  • Taunting with a Saxxy no longer play lines that reference a knife
  • Added High Five! taunt.

February 18, 2013 Patch

June 18, 2014 Patch (Love & War Update)

December 8, 2014 Patch (End of the Line Update)

  • Fixed The Swagman's Swatter not being held by the Sniper during the melee taunt
  • Fixed The Swagman's Swatter not being held by the Sniper for lower LOD settings during the melee taunt.

March 12, 2015 Patch

July 2, 2015 Patch (Gun Mettle Update)

October 6, 2015 Patch (Invasion Community Update)

October 28, 2015 Patch (Scream Fortress 2015)

November 3, 2015 Patch

  • Updated taunts to prevent movement during the pre-round period when players are frozen

December 17, 2015 Patch (Tough Break Update)

May 31, 2016 Patch

  • Updated several hats to fix the Sniper not removing the hats while taunting

July 7, 2016 Patch #1 (Meet Your Match Update)

  • Updated several hats to fix the Sniper not removing them while taunting.

September 12, 2016 Patch

  • Fixed a bug related to the Sniper's zoom and taunting.

October 21, 2016 Patch (Scream Fortress 2016)

December 21, 2016 Patch (Smissmas 2016)

October 20, 2017 Patch #1 (Jungle Inferno Update)

Bugs

  • When taunting with a melee weapon, certain hats may not be taken off, but will instead remain on the Sniper's head.
  • Sometimes no mouth animation is shown when taunting with the SMG.