Instant death in Hard? What happened?

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FNG / Fresh Meat
Jan 11, 2021
I was playing Level 25 Berserker and usually something that hits me (even FPs) only take like maybe 20 damage. And with my healing and resistance I can take quite a few hits before dying. But every now and then, I die instantly from something: 100 health to 0 with no time to react.
On hard mode, what can possibly hurt me so bad? Today I was rushing up to heavy attack an FP among a group of zed and this happened, and I have no idea what happened. The only thing I can think of is those rocket guys, but usually a rocket only hurts me for 25 or so. Maybe it hit me in the head?