When selected from the taunts menu, a rocket launches from the ground behind the Soldier; he jumps high into the air with his legs wide open, lands on the rocket, holds onto it with his left hand while doing a cowboy gesture with his right arm, and proceeds to ride it. Pressingmakes the rocket "jump", after which the Soldier makes another cowboy gesture. The Soldier continuously moves forward during the taunt, but it is possible to steer left and right with the movement keys. When the player ends the taunt, the Soldier jumps off, and the rocket disappears.
The Rocket Jockey was contributed to the Steam Workshop.
- The Rocket Jockey was added to the game.
- Using a voice command after beginning this taunt, but before it starts moving, causes it to not move forward. The player may appear to be able to turn, however other players are unable to see this movement. Allies are unable to move the taunting player, but enemies are still able to push them with knockback.
- This taunt is based on the scene from the movie Dr. Strangelove in which Major Kong rides an atomic bomb like a cowboy.