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When in a vehicle on server restart, character position resets to position you entered the vehicle
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Found a vehicle at the spawn location in Vybor. I entered the vehicle and proceeded to drive around the map, covering a substantial distance. While driving through Severograd, the server restarted (I got the "NO MESSAGE RECEIVED" counter).

I exited the server, and rejoined the same one after it came back online. My character was back at the vehicle spawn point in Vybor.


Legacy ID
Have Not Tried
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Enter vehicle.
  2. Drive vehicle for a distance. Unknown if this issue is distance dependant.
  3. Wait for or trigger a server restart.
  4. Login to same server, character will be at the position you entered the vehicle in.
Additional Information

I haven't tried to reproduce this, could be hard given the rarity of vehicles and the randomness of server restarts.

UPDATE: I can confirm this bug can be reproduced. I just had it happen to me again, this time on a different server.

Original report was on 3PP, and reproduced instance was on FPP, with the same results.

Event Timeline

dayzdayv edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Jan 8 2015, 8:06 PM
dayzdayv edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
dayzdayv set Category to Server.
dayzdayv set Reproducibility to Have Not Tried.
dayzdayv set Severity to None.
dayzdayv set Resolution to Duplicate.
dayzdayv set Legacy ID to 3927210205.May 8 2016, 9:10 PM

And sometimes the vehicle is there too as was in my case a couple of times.

Franzuu added a subscriber: Franzuu.May 8 2016, 9:10 PM

afaik vehicles are not persistent, they do get reset at restart.

It seems one has to get out of the Truck and walk around outside for a certain Amount of Time until the Player Position is saved again. I was driving around with a co-op Friend yesterday for roundabout 3.5 Hours, we got out of the Truck several Times and after the next Reset i logged in at the Place i entered the Truck the last Time.

Same here, it even happened when I was out of the truck in .52 looking for a gas can. Guess I wasn't out of the truck long enough.

Beizs added a subscriber: Beizs.May 8 2016, 9:10 PM
Beizs added a comment.Jan 25 2015, 3:25 PM

Second NiMeRi75's comment. It appears to be an issue with driving the truck not updating the players location - only getting out of the truck will do that.

Does anybody else have information as to whether it happens if you simply log out while in a truck? Didn't think to try that when I had one and don't have the time today to check it.

andy added a comment.Feb 19 2015, 3:45 PM

Hi dayzdayv and thank you for the report!
We are aware of this (#19517) and it has been scheduled for a fix.