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A Taunt is an emote or gesture that players can perform in-game in Blacklight: Retribution.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Taunt info

To see a list of all Taunts in Blacklight: Retribution click here.

Taunts are generally used to make fun of an opposing player or to communicate with teammates who do not use TeamSpeak or any other form of visual or verbal communication. When performed immediately after killing an enemy, taunts grant a small bonus CP.

All taunts can only be purchased with ZCoin.

Default Taunt[edit | edit source]

All players have the Wag taunt when they start the game.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

  • Short: Performing a short taunt after eliminating an opponent rewards 5 CP.
  • Medium: 8 CP
  • Normal: 10 CP
  • Long: When a long emote gets performed right after an enemy has been killed, the performer gets a small reward of 12 CP for taunting his fallen opponent. One example of a long emote is Bow.
  • Extreme: When an "extreme" emote gets performed, you get 15 CP. Extreme emotes are used by Heroes. One such example is Robot Dance by MARS.

Using Taunts[edit | edit source]

Radial Menu to select a Taunt

The standard shortcut to use a taunt in-game is 't'. To select between different taunts that a player has equipped, press and hold 't' to display the taunt selection interface.

This interface consists of a radial menu that lets players select a specific taunt by moving the mouse in the corresponding direction. The newly selected taunt can then be used by pressing the 't' key.

Taunt Variations[edit | edit source]

Within Blacklight: Retribution taunts are categorized by several different keywords.

Mobile[edit | edit source]

Mobile Taunts allow you to move while performing them.

Stationary[edit | edit source]

While a Stationary Taunt is performed, you cannot move or use your weapons.

Melee[edit | edit source]

A Melee Taunt will do damage to opponents right ahead of you when performed.

Digital[edit | edit source]

Some taunts also have a digital version that will add a holographic features to the agent's face while performing the emote.

Hero Emotes[edit | edit source]

Before the Parity Patch, premade heroes had specialized taunts that players cannot acquire otherwise.

Hardsuit Emote[edit | edit source]

While in a Hardsuit, a unique emote can be performed where the Hardsuit will stomp its feet on the ground.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Originally, when Blacklight: Retribution was released there were no taunts that could be purchased with GP. Most were given away for free through events, like War Dog or Troll Face.

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