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Level Reset on Repossession of Remote Character


I'm experiencing some odd behaviour in my project. I'm trying to make a simple multiplayer project based on the third person example in which players are able to walk around on foot and get in and out of vehicles.

So far everything works great, but when remote players exit a car and repossess their third person character pawn, the client locks up momentarily and the level resets. I've gone through my blueprints and I cannot find anything that should be causing this odd behaviour.

This does not occur if I play in single player mode, or if you play as the server rather than using a dedicated.

Has anyone else experienced anything like this?

tl;dr: When switching possession back to the default third person example pawn, clients lock up for a couple seconds and and the level resets


Here, when the player presses the action key, it searches for any nearby vehicles, and asks the server to enter it, or if they're already possessing a car, it repossesses the players character: alt text

The server then switches possession from the player's character to the vehicle: alt text

Here, the player is already in a vehicle and has asked the server to go back to the character. Currently, it re-positions the character actor 200 units above the vehicle, which in my case puts the player on the roof of the car. alt text

Here's a video demonstrating my problem: link text

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asked Jun 13 '14 at 06:27 PM in Using UE4

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avatar image Ben Halliday STAFF Jun 13 '14 at 07:59 PM

Hey Inteoix,

Can you show us what you're you're doing to switch from possession of the car to possession of the pawn? If we can see this in action it may help us narrow down the cause of the problem. Thanks!

Ben Halliday

avatar image Inteoix Jun 13 '14 at 11:00 PM

Hi Ben! I've edited my original post and added my blueprints controlling my player/car interaction. They're pretty simple with no server sides checks, so hopefully it'll be pretty easy to understand. :)

Edit: I have recorded and uploaded a video on youtube of what is occurring

avatar image Inteoix Jun 14 '14 at 04:11 AM

Okay, I've made some progress. I'm not actually being teleported. For some reason, when I transfer possession back to the character it is resetting the level.

I've been using start from camera location for testing but once it resets, it's spawning my default character at the player start which is, you guessed it, underground. Derp.

But what is causing the level to reset? This is very odd.

avatar image Inteoix Jun 14 '14 at 08:55 PM

I summon, ye, Ben Halliday! Please help ;~;

avatar image Ben Halliday STAFF Jun 14 '14 at 09:21 PM

Hey Inteoix,

I'm looking into this currently, but we may need to wait until some of our developers come in on Monday to get a good response. Thanks for your patience!


avatar image Inteoix Jun 18 '14 at 07:18 PM

Hey, still no luck? I'm still baffled and have no idea what's causing this.

avatar image [Epic] John Pollard STAFF Jul 09 '14 at 07:56 PM

Hey Inteoix,

Would you happen to have the server and client logs when this occurs?

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Hey Inteoix,

We haven't heard back from you in awhile, so I'm marking this post as resolved for tracking purposes. Please let us know if this is still occurring for you, and if so, please take a look at John Pollard's request above. Thanks!

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answered Aug 06 '14 at 09:35 PM

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