Sometimes in the multiplayer of Modern Warfare 3 a kill is hard fought and well earned, forcing the dueling combatants to use both their knowledge of the terrain and mastery of their arsenal to reign supreme. And other times…well other times a knife you threw across the map just happens to get a kill some 30 seconds after being thrown.
That was the case with this Modern Warfare 3 GR Pick, which features perhaps the luckiest knife kill seen in the Call of Duty series. Since the advent of the tomahawk in Black Ops, players have been blindly tossing sharp objects into the air in the hopes of getting a kill, but more often than not the attempt came back with no reward. This was not one of those times.
As you’ll see in the video below, a Modern Warfare 3 player blindly tosses a throwing knife in the air in the hopes of coming away with a plus one in the kill column, but what they ended up with is a throwing knife which first lands on an escort airdrop, dances for a little bit, and then falls upon an unlucky opponent who was trying to claim part of the escort airdrop’s bounty.
Playing out like the “ring scene” from Woody Allen’s Match Point, this knife almost seems like it took on a mind of its own, and was determined to hit its mark. See for yourself in the video below:
Now before any gamers start claiming that all Modern Warfare 3 kills are lucky kills, this is clearly a series of events that worked in one player’s favor. Typically a situation like this wouldn’t happen, and it in no way reflects on the quality of the game Infinity Ward put together. Quite simply, it was a lucky kill that we can all laugh at.
With Modern Warfare 3 logging thousands upon thousands of players every day, and Call of Duty Elite adding additional recording and game sharing capabilities, one has to expect some lucky gamer to outdo this knife kill. But still, for what it is, this confluence of events is pretty impressive.
Have you experienced a kill/death that was luckier than this knife throw? Has the throwing knife become the new magical killing device like the tomahawk?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is out now for the PS3, PC, and Xbox 360.