Throwing Away Your Gun Can Save Your Life In Counter-Strike

Throwing Away Your Gun Can Save Your Life In Counter-Strike

This would have never happened in the older versions of the game.

It’s equal parts frustrating and fascinating: the way guns react to explosions and bullets in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It’s something that I never really grew up with in Counter-Strike 1.6, because the game engine simply didn’t support things like that. (It did have bodies that would backflip after a headshot, however, and it’d be fantastic if that could be brought back somehow.)

But the ragdoll physics comes with some other benefits — namely the ability to save your life. By throwing away your gun. That’s what this player discovered recently, when he threw away his empty silenced M4A1 and managed to deflect a bullet going straight for their head.

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What a fluke. I can only imagine what the Terrorists’ voice chat sounded like immediately after that.


  • Maybe was to wrap the Gif within your article instead of giving us a quarter of the screen that essentially sees nothing.

  • This wouldn’t have happened, but you could still save your life by tossing out a primary with like… one round left in it when duelling up close with someone using a pistol.

  • I once saved my own life throwing my fun away in 1.6 on an anti-eco round, throwing my gun at somebody who didn’t have auto weapon switch disabled 🙂 Good times.

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