This Metal Gear Solid Nut Punch Is A Thing Of Beauty

Take a second really quick and think: what’s the hardest you’ve ever taken a shot to the nuts? No matter what your answer, we doubt it’ll match up to the fate of this poor dumb guard in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, who gets a rocket-propelled fist to the yarbles that makes his head spin – literally.

So what’s happening here? The video, by YouTube user a7159660, depicts Solid Snake using his Rocket Fist upgrade, one of the many ways he can trick out his prosthetic arm, to jab a hostile guard in the groin. The upgrade is one of the best in the game, as it instantly knocks foes unconscious and can be steered in mid-air, letting it take out enemies non-lethally from a distance. Typically, soldiers hit with it simply crumple to the ground silently, but obviously we have a little glitch action happening here.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain certainly has its share of bugs, some of which are worse than others. Many of them revolve around the physics engine used for human bodies – characters can find themselves twisted into bizarre contortions without warning. What’s happening here is it looks like the game is trying to process the impact of the fist by turning the poor unfortunate victim around while still having them look at the player.

The result is a dance of sheer pain that perfectly visualizes the agony of taking a rocket-powered punch to your boys. Well played, a7159660. Use your power wisely.