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:
"Beauty!"
"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 Director.png Associated item Description
The Sniper puts his arms out and forms a square with his fingers, mimicking a camera lens.
Sniper taunt laugh.png Associated item Description
The Sniper points and laughs.
Sniper highFiveSuccessFull.png Associated item Description
The Sniper gives a high five.
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.
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
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!"
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!"
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!"
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 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?"
Kazotsky Kick Sniper.png Associated item Description
The Sniper will bend his knees and kick from while swinging his arms.
Burstchester Sniper.png Associated item Description
The Sniper will look surprised at the alien and nervously pat his chest and shiver when it vanishes.
Zoomin' Broom Sniper.png Associated item Description
The Sniper pulls out a witch's broom and proceeds to ride it and hover above the ground.
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!"
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]

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)

  • Added Schadenfreude taunt.

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

  • Added Shred Alert taunt.

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

  • Added Most Wanted and Killer Solo

July 2, 2015 Patch (Gun Mettle Update)

  • The Kazotsky Kick was added to the game.

October 6, 2015 Patch (Invasion Community Update)

  • The Burstchester was added to the game.

October 28, 2015 Patch (Scream Fortress 2015)

  • The Zoomin' Broom was added to the game.

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)

  • Added Mannrobics taunt.

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.

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.