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How Do Bullets Work In Video Games?

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Bullets are in TONS of your favorite games, but you'd probably be pretty surprised to learn how they work... Join Gameranx as we answer the question "how do bullets work in games?" ★Subscribe for more: https://www.youtube.com/user/gameranxTV Credit (3:32): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmHSEVCQvxE
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JacksTip (6 days ago)
I am Counter Strike fan and will likely buy all the new counter strikes as they release them every god knows how long... still I dont care about hte periods in between lol
True Comedy (8 days ago)
WoT is different😉
Lonewolf (19 days ago)
Can I just say overwatch is mostly hitscan so stop moaning about it
Perez Right here (27 days ago)
pubg bullet system is shit...just saying. i saw a bunch of funny videos of players dying or killing because this shitty system/bug bullets.
skyeyemx music (1 month ago)
One of my favourite shooters is a game called War Thunder. In that game, bullets (or shells, considering oftentimes you're firing from a tank) have actual travel time, curve with gravity, are blown by wind (though wind is normally disabled in multiplayer maps), and have slight innate inaccuracy. All of which are taken from historical sources detailing the shell's muzzle velocity, effective range, etc. Pretty standard for sim sshooters, _but..._ Shells also have an armour penetration value. Upon hitting an enemy tank, the game identifies the enemy tank's armour type (cast steel, rolled steel, wood, etc), the angle of impact, the type of shell (solid, balistic capped, composite, sabot, hollow charge, etc), and calculates speed and mass to return a value of whether or not the shell penetrated that tank's armour, all the data again taken from historical sources. And once the shell is _inside_ the enemy tank, the game _again_ calculates what the shell would do. For example, a solid penetrator such as those common on British cannons will often penetrate, cause many steel fragments to enter the inside of the tank due to kinetic energy (each of the hundreds of fragments being raycasted and capable of doing damage to crew and tank interior), and then the shot might just pop out the other side. However, an armour-piercing high explosive shell such as those common on German and Russian vehicles, might enter and cause fragmentation, and _explode_ within the tank, causing immense damage. Meanwhile a thin, high-density sabot such as those common on modern-day vehicles will often simply penetrate, hit whatever it hits inside the tank, and pop out, with little fragmentation. Put short, that game does projectile simulation to an extreme which I've never seen before or since in any other game.
Emily Peters (1 month ago)
i want a paint ball game that works has good physic and has a decent single player campaign to train the player
Patrick M (1 month ago)
0:38 Motherfucker 😂😂
The kaiser (1 month ago)
You did not just show a fully intact cartridge flying through the air
Daniel Wellington (1 month ago)
Write some code for us won't you...
Sunny wutup (1 month ago)
how do bullets work in games: incorectly
cachey44 (1 month ago)
It just works
The Rockstar Gamer (2 months ago)
Sniper bullets come out of the scope
Kyle Valentine (2 months ago)
Fortnite has physical bullets
Xun's Weird Channel (3 months ago)
PUBG is not
Gabriel Nogueron (3 months ago)
And then you have fortnite
VX Dream Cancel (3 months ago)
So can Ray casting be in any game not just a shooter or is it the most effective in shooters only?
VX Dream Cancel (3 months ago)
Is a projective almost like a path and trigger?
Bleakmountain50 (3 months ago)
I can sum this all up real fast. Raycasts. Guns use raycasts in games
KILLER_GR (3 months ago)
lol what's the song in the end
Dyl Sums (3 months ago)
0:41 is that guy punching a horses ass!?
Ehliot harlo vheyrier (3 months ago)
A realistic game might be about creating more realistic situations rather than having perfect physics behind it. CS:GO has a way of simulating weather conditions : it just makes the line that the bullet will follow be randomly angled away from the line you aim at. then if in real life in a certain situation you would have a 1/3 chance to headshot somebody because of the impredictability of the weather, of the shaking of your hands, and other unknown factors, the situation does not change if you just make it so that you have a 1/3 chance to hit a headshot in the same conditions. meaning the choices you make influence the situation realisticly, making gameplay realistic. (but in cs:go competitive gameplay, and not realistic gameplay, is the point)
Handsonaheine 0-0 (3 months ago)
wait whats up with leading shots IM NOT KIDDING
ORO 0147 (3 months ago)
Most people who disliked this are retarded.
Henry Marckisotto (3 months ago)
The picture of the falcon at 1:04 was priceless. Thanks for the video Gameranx!
Claude Speed (3 months ago)
Maths like every game and everything in games
TwistyCircuit (3 months ago)
Arrows are wayyyy more detailed in video games
Durge75 (3 months ago)
I'm curious as to what happens to an AI after the NPC it inhabits dies.
BigJMC9 (3 months ago)
Oh, crap I gotta update my game to projectile based then ray cast based.
MrSoldier (3 months ago)
tl;dr bullets are lasers and come your face shells come from gun
Alwas Danyal (3 months ago)
I remember seeing bullet shadows in I.G.I 2
jazzy means gaming (3 months ago)
Make a video about how ragdoll physics work in video games
Beginerkk (3 months ago)
What game had that girl in the fish nets
Robert Griffiths (3 months ago)
What is this game theory
LeztGG (3 months ago)
like a laser, or a virtual projectile in a nutshell
DeenanTheKemon I (4 months ago)
The bullet spray in FarCry5 is totally ridiculous lol.. Incredible game overall, but those bullet physics are waaaay f*cked.
Oropher420 (4 months ago)
I never really cared about games with gun physics unless it’s Battlefield or a super realistic simulator you would find on a PC where Bullet deviation, drop, and travel has affect in the game
Thomas Everett (4 months ago)
What game is that at the very end of the video?
AvarionUK (4 months ago)
Click like if you came here because of the CPU vs GPU video.
Josh Muszka (4 months ago)
What is the game at 0:08 called?
Gennie (4 months ago)
Super hot
hurktang (4 months ago)
Nothing stop us to make a raycast to curve in space to account for gravity and wind.
yesfredfred burger (5 months ago)
WAKE UP, AMERICA!
Default (5 months ago)
3:47 what game?
Ariël Truter (5 months ago)
I prefer new shooters becuase it gives it a more thrilling aspect like say if you hit somebody from across the map in a old shooter where it acts like a laser beam its not nearly as exiting as when you land a shot in modern games that calulates the bullets tegectory
LK (5 months ago)
Goldeneye multiplayer was awesome back in the day. Glad I didn’t grow up with online multiplayer. Online gaming’s a helluva drug.
Flancito (5 months ago)
So. We keep using raycast but with new calculations or is it a totally diferent method ... I didn`t get the final idea of that. Very nice video
The Broham Nation (7 months ago)
Well, tomorrow is today. Escape from Tarkov uses real, full bullet physics rendering the bullet. So everything is taken into account. When the full dynamic weather system is implemented, or rather, added back in it will make some people rage. (It's still in Closed Beta)
Sheepy Dude (7 months ago)
I like money
AcrioAlarius (7 months ago)
1:04 he's the cutest! :3
Sanjay Budaniya (8 months ago)
how do the bullets in PUBG work?
Broken Wave (8 months ago)
I love how sometimes you say "gemes" instead of "games"...its cute.
Dustin Miller (8 months ago)
its these kind of videos that make me love this channel!
Nikhil Kapoor (8 months ago)
Background music anybody?
Evol Punk (9 months ago)
1:03
OxiClean (9 months ago)
Unreal/Quake veteran here, long live hitscan!
thefanification 2 (9 months ago)
that was one of the things i liked about the stalker series, you had bullet drop and lower powered rounds would more easily bounce off lesser armor angles and was realistic enough that it was easier to play on the hardest difficulty because noone was a bullet sponge, the bullets did realistic damage
Sudipto Mondal (9 months ago)
I still like max payne 1 & 2, GTA San Andreas, Uncharted 1,2,3 shooting and I absolutely hate the shooting mechanism of GTA 5 AND MAX PAYNE 3
Lawrence Han (10 months ago)
I see bullets as yellowish (sometimes white) lines.
SamathyTheManathy (10 months ago)
What was the game at https://youtu.be/nI2mlnKEKTQ?t=402 ?
Random Comment (10 months ago)
Anna from overwatch does a good job of distinguishing the 2
CRONDOR Gaming (10 months ago)
You can’t die if your near death at all times
steweygrrr (10 months ago)
*Does not want to be near death at all times. *Is a literal bird of prey *mfw cannot into brain
David Thomas (1 year ago)
The onCollision method was the only method I thought existed until this video. Thank you for giving me a glimpse into the past and maybe into the future of my classes for game development.
The Greek (1 year ago)
HITSCAN= COD NOOB PROJECTILE = BF skill
how about battlefield 1
The Wanderer (1 year ago)
This is something ive always been curious about
Beavis (1 year ago)
Bullets bend around corners in Call of Duty.
Kerri Andrew (1 year ago)
So much better than pewdiepie
The Alternate Agency (1 year ago)
NERDS!! It was a joke guys dont kill me
XxShadow1065 (1 year ago)
Lmao that would be hard as hell
ok one thing.i played a lot of fps never saw a bullet flying. only a the shell falling. i recorded it then slow down. no bullet. what the fuck are you rambling
Jonathan Shaw (1 year ago)
What's the music at 5:40?
Smarre (1 year ago)
what's the song called at the end?
MisterUkuboy (1 year ago)
I prefer playing Golden Eye on N64 to playing CoD on a PS4.
The Joker (1 year ago)
They work very nice :) -.-
Javian Brown (1 year ago)
Would good video game snipers make good real snipers?
Peery Oxide (1 year ago)
older shoooooooooooooooooooootersssssssssssss
Jason Brophy (1 year ago)
I always hate it how and Halo the sniper rifle with instantaneous there was no lead time whatsoever
IronMiner YT (1 year ago)
what game is that in 0:36
Darkness (1 year ago)
What about battlefield 1?
mohammed sadam (1 year ago)
U should check World of tanks its good for this discussion spically that it have many verities like penetration which can drop down by distance and so many things in my opinion thats the most game i have seen pays much attention to that stuff #no_cap_kill_all
Austin Pastal (1 year ago)
The bullet animation in your video is wrong
juozas Zutautas (1 year ago)
I like new shooters more than old one´s. Nice video by the way...
Grammar Nazi (1 year ago)
Just try to hit anyone with a sniper rifle in PlanetSide 2 without taking into account bullet speed/drop.
Atroow (1 year ago)
*_Shows Fire_* *_Dislikes Unsubs_*
Fooler Cz (1 year ago)
what game is on 0:36?
Austin Truong (1 year ago)
Game at 1:20 please
Symptom3 • (1 year ago)
Best intro ever
scoachmonkey (1 year ago)
I learned something. Thank you. it would be nice to see several of modern game titles that use which type of bullet process. Maybe in another video??
iBrrayts HD (1 year ago)
2:45 im not being rude or anything but you sayed that weather cannot stop a bullet from a kill and when u pull trigger the person you're aiming at is dead and cannot dodge bullets.. But how about in battlefield when ur shooting at long range it's like in real life bullets do not go straight but they go left or right so you need to shoot at perfect time to get that kill. Love ur channel √
in real life i think if u r shooting in direction North to South for example then ur bullet should be going slightly left becouse the whole damn planet is rotating towards East. I'm talking about long sniper shota of course.
hazy_thoughts (1 year ago)
Gemini jetforce was the first game I played to where the bullets were projectiles not lasers
TheUltimate 420 (1 year ago)
newer shooters, like battlefield
Terrance Jordan (1 year ago)
these videos are even better after smoking weed
vigi4 (1 year ago)
Coooolll
Assassin Sword (1 year ago)
new
someone unknown (1 year ago)
What was the game in last?..
Felix Hartmann (1 year ago)
0:36 what game??xD
javier mendoza (1 year ago)
what is the song in the end
Everything (1 year ago)
your falcon and im eagle
Lunatic_Goat (1 year ago)
i like old shooters mainly because of halo and half life, however the new doom is my favorite fps

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