CS:GO - Knife tactics

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Knifing is the ultimate insult in CS:GO. But you don't want to blow your opportunity by

using the wrong knife combination. To test this I've spawned a load of zombie bots who

will stand still, regardless of what I do to them!

Hmm, this could make it more difficult. First up is the front attack. Not a position

you'd like to be in in a fight, but we've all been there. Using the stronger, secondary

attack it takes two hits. Primary takes 5 hits. You could also do two primary and one

secondary, which- OH FOR GOODNESS SAKE. Ahaa!

Hmm... I have a plan... Yeah! Try escaping from THAT! So once again,

two primary and one secondary. But which of these methods is best? If I play

them at the same time and in slow-motion, you can see. The shortest way to defeat people

from the front is with the two primary and one secondary, closely followed by two secondary

attacks. I don't recommend the 5 primary knife attack option, though it does look hilarious.

Another difference between primary and secondary attack is the range. The weaker knife attack

has a range of 64 units instead of 48 for the secondary. Working this out was the most

boring 10 minutes of my life. In real terms, the 16 unit difference is the equivalent of

one quarter the length of a head-height crate in CS:GO.

That's one fifteenth of a second head-start versus a stationary opponent who's trying

to knife you with the secondary attack, or one 30th of a second if you're both running

towards each other. Actually, that doesn't sound as impressive as I thought it would.

Still, I suppose that every little helps and if you're circling each other Flash-Gordon

style then the advantage will become greater. With that in mind, in a knife fight you'll