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At Novy Sobor on DayZ US Southcentral 0-6 (Experimental/Unstable) I was fooling around with a Lead pipe to see how powerful it was versus infected. After killing a second infected I suddenly got attacked by an invisible infected.

I got hit by it and could hear aggro sounds (possibly coming from the dead body). A known workaround is "double tapping" the body of recently killed infected, which indeed fixed the issue.

In the Additional information section I included a video of my fight versus that infected and the issue itself and how I fixed it.


Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Operating System Version
1607 (build 14393.693)
AI Issues
Steps To Reproduce

Have not really tried to make it happen again but I will try and see if it happens again and will try to find some more information.

Additional Information

YouTube video of the issue:

I think the cause is perhaps desync or some form of miscommunication between client and server. I think the client thinks that the infected is dead while the server still sees it as alive.

I might reproduce it multiple times with less powerful weapons. Usually I use my Firefighter axe which is a two to three hit kill and I believe I never encountered this issue with that weapon.

My guess is that it has to do something with damage and/or desync or miscommunication between client and server.

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IMT created this task.Feb 17 2017, 5:31 PM
IMT updated the task description. (Show Details)

I had a run in with an invisible infected on a the most current stable branch servers up near Tisy.

Same exact issue here multiple times while playing on the Experimental build that was pushed to Stable today. Like you said, dealing another blow to the infected's corpse is the workaround.

Oddly enough, this was the build that was supposed to help resolve the issue, but I had never experienced it until last night on Experimental.

Geez changed the task status from New to Acknowledged.Feb 20 2017, 11:49 AM
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Hello IMT and thank you for the report.
We have confirmed the issue and we are working on a fix.

Geez closed this task as Resolved.Mar 8 2017, 12:16 PM
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Hello IMT.
The issue has been fixed internally and should be fixed on Steam soon.