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Character Doesn't Spawn At Player Start


I have a PlayerStart placed in the level, but the Character doesn't spawn at the PlayerStart. It's like the PlayerStart doesn't even exist. Instead the character spawns where the current camera is at in the editor before hitting play in the PIE.

Is there a setting somewhere I'm missing? How can I get the PlayerStart to play as it's supposed to?

My character is set as the default pawn in my GameMode Blueprint and my GameMode override is my GameMode blueprint as well.


Product Version: UE 4.19
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asked Dec 29 '18 at 05:13 PM in C++ Programming

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avatar image Evigmae Dec 29 '18 at 06:28 PM

make sure you are using the game mode you think you are.

make sure you're actually setting the default class

make sure the player start is in a valid location.

Can you show a screenshot of your playerstart in the level?

avatar image DruidMechanics Dec 29 '18 at 07:24 PM

Sure, Here is where my playerstart is, and the gamemode override in world settings.


avatar image Evigmae Dec 29 '18 at 07:45 PM

You should play in "selected viewport", unpossess (F8), and check where the actores are by selecting them on the world outliner.

i would guess the player is actually being spawned at the player start and the the pre-placed camera is taking over the viewport.

also, the camera has an option "Auto activate for player", which might be overriding the camera on your character.

avatar image DruidMechanics Dec 30 '18 at 03:29 PM

So I played in selected viewport and it appears the character isn't being spawned where the player start is. While playing, I took a look at the camera and auto activate for player is checked. However once I hit stop, there is no camera in the scene. Is there a way to turn this off for the default camera or something?

avatar image Evigmae Dec 30 '18 at 04:20 PM

the player controller has this:

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and actors have this:

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have you tried to manually spawn the player at the playerstart instead of letting the game mode do it?

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avatar image DruidMechanics Jan 05 '19 at 08:01 AM

Thank you for your help. The actor has the above checkbox checked, and I created a new player controller and it had the other checkbox you mentioned checked by default. I didn't try to assign it because I assume the default player start has it checked as well.

I tried spawning the character manually in the level blueprint at the location of the PlayerStart and it worked. I'm just not sure why it doesn't otherwise.

It's not a big deal to spawn the character manually. Thank you!

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