In the single-player campaign of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, “War is hell” is emphasized. However, in a multiplayer match, “War is hell” leads to bad helicopter takeoffs and funny accidents.
A Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 player shared a clip of the bad timing and nearly impossible-to-recreate series of events that led to their helicopter exploding in midair because of tank treads.
Normally, you can’t run over a helicopter in the air with a tank, but one player did it by a strange accident of physics and bad timing.
Ground War is a large-scale team-based mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that lets two teams of up to 32 players fight over control of objectives while using vehicles.
Player-controlled vehicles aren’t always a part of the Call of Duty series, but as Ground War matches get bigger and more complex, vehicles become more important.
There are some bugs and glitches in Modern Warfare 2, but a tank landing on a helicopter is just physics working as it should.
A Reddit user named Obscure19 posted a video of themselves getting into a helicopter and getting ready to take off, but they were hit by another friendly helicopter on the way up.
Unfortunately, a small bump from the other helicopter’s rotor blades kept Obscure19 in the landing zone of an M1-Abrams tank that had been dropped from the air.
Even though it’s not the same as a bug making a Modern Warfare 2 match with only a.50 GS, no one expects the airborne tank to get a team kill, no matter how badly timed the whole series of events was.
In Modern Warfare 2, helicopters can be used to do a lot of damage, and a good pilot on one team can turn the match around if they get lucky.
Some Modern Warfare 2 pilots choose to kill with just the rotor blades, but most players will get their squad mates in the air and fire on them to stop them.
Obscure19’s highlight clip shows that vehicles can lead to all kinds of unintentional kills, whether they are on the other team or on the player’s own team.
People quickly pointed out in comments under Obscure19’s video, which has more than 2,000 upvotes, that there was nothing Obscure19 could have done to stop this outcome once it was set in motion.
In Modern Warfare 2, the “COD Timing” deaths that have been a part of the series since the beginning are still there.
Sometimes, the universe just decides that the way things are going to play out means that a player will die.
The players of Modern Warfare 2 are quick to point out that this kind of death happens most often in Ground War, where there are 64 players, vehicles, and killstreaks, and no amount of skill can stop every death.