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Lag Switch Exploit
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Met a guy who could punch/shoot at us, while lagging by pulling the cable to the router and plug it back in.
Demonstration and Explanation by a guy in this video: (From 09/02/2015 on 0.58 Stable, Server: "DayzTV | Public EU | Restart 3H -")

The guy also said that he is able to open doors and shoot the people through them while losing connection.


Legacy ID
Have Not Tried
Steps To Reproduce
  • Pull Router Cable
  • Punch Guys in the face or shoot at them while losing connection
  • put cable back in

> kill high geared people in desync

Additional Information

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Event Timeline

peroxo edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Sep 2 2015, 11:05 PM
peroxo edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
peroxo set Category to category:glitchabuse.
peroxo set Reproducibility to Have Not Tried.
peroxo set Severity to None.
peroxo set Resolution to Duplicate.
peroxo set Legacy ID to 3263858180.May 8 2016, 11:40 PM

Doesn't actually work, get no message recieved error and none of my actions do anything. This guy was either just on a laggy server or it's staged.

peroxo added a subscriber: peroxo.May 8 2016, 11:40 PM

I recorded the video by myself. My buddy can also confirm this behaviour. He walked further with that guy and he did this trick on and on with random people on the server. Server performance was okay for us two. No lag or desync between us. Just this guy doing this thing.

Got no message received when trying to reproduce resulting in timeout or nothing.

Burlap added a subscriber: Burlap.May 8 2016, 11:40 PM

Can confirm the action in the video happend like shown. He did this with punches, using melee weapons and using bow and arrow.

peroxo added a comment.Sep 3 2015, 2:10 PM

maybe you can't directly pull out the cable but deactivate the internet in the router settings, so that the connection to the router still remains active but no packages are sent to the server. And the router resends them when becoming back active

Geez added a comment.Sep 3 2015, 2:10 PM

Hello peroxo and thank you for the report.
This is an issue we are aware of (#0023915) and it has been scheduled for a fix. Also, please make sure that the ticket is private, next time you are reporting such exploit into the feedback tracker.