How Hitboxes Work in Video Games

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    From Street Fighter to Demon’s Souls you have probably heard or seen some impassioned game enthusiasts ranting about hitboxes but have you ever stopped to think about how they really work?

    While conceptually hitboxes are pretty simple there are some factors when discussing collisions in games that get misconstrued all the time. Especially when it comes to understanding how damage works in a game.

    Further complicating things, terms like hitbox and hurtbox are sometimes used interchangeably and are often even confused with bounding boxes which are generally for detecting physics, not damage.

    Well, don’t worry friend. We are here to help shed a little light on the subject and trade some knowledgeable blows when it comes to understanding how hitboxes work in a video game.

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    [PC Gamer] – How hitboxes work

    https://www.pcgamer.com/how-hitboxes-work/

    [Dinoswarleaf] – CSGO Hitboxes Are Still Off

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pRxvPhetvI

    [Nerdist] – Why using Oddjob is cheating

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqKs9lgKoJo

    [TheoryFighter] – SFV Basics

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaYck1FcCMU

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHg8PZBtVj0

    [KarQ] – Every Overwatch Hitbox

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UsX3nborfA

    [daddu] – Mario 64 hitboxes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLNSw11RQCQ

    [Rekzius] – Cloud’s hitbox in Smash Ultimate

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeNcx4dKPUE

    [RiazorMC] – Super Mario Bros DS Hitboxes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pqMDIWHofE

    [Sea Leaf Dojo] – Hit, Hurt, Collision Box

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    [Amir.] – Dark Souls 3 Hitboxes

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    [The Gaming Merchant] – Apex Legends Hitboxes

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    [plus or minus] – Overwatch Hitboxes – Orthographic Comparison

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