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Sometimes you lose control of your character and just keep running
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Sometimes after changing in or out of combat stance, checking gear and starting running you can't stop from running or control your character and his actions by any means.


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Steps To Reproduce

Repro steps by Psychobastard, copied from report #0004374:

  1. lower your primary weapon
  2. start to go (press "w")
  3. switch during your run/walk to optical sight (press RMB)
  4. switch back to normal sight (press again RMB)
  5. release all keys
Additional Information

The relation between the bug and actions told before are unclear except for the fact that is has to do something with changing into and out of combat stance.

Happened to me a couple of times in multiplayer.

From Psychobastard's report (#0004374): The problem only occurs if you had the primary weapon in your hands. All work fine with handgun or secondary weapon.

Event Timeline

Migeman edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Mar 9 2013, 1:51 AM
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Migeman set Category to Anims.
Migeman set Reproducibility to Sometimes.
Migeman set Severity to Major.
Migeman set Resolution to Open.
Migeman set Legacy ID to 3516611542.May 7 2016, 11:52 AM

Any takers to do a search on how many times this same issue has been reported so far?

Again, please search the tracker before reporting. Read the "HOW TO GUIDE"!

Indeed. Happened to me three times in-a-row yesterday while playing the infantry showcase.

greglo added a subscriber: greglo.May 7 2016, 11:52 AM

I've managed to reproduce it using the weapon lowered optics. Pressing step over is the only way to stop it I think. See mine here:

Welcome to the search function, greglo.

manana added a subscriber: manana.May 7 2016, 11:52 AM

This seems to happen to me when I lower my weapon(2x ctrl for me). The only way I can stop it is by switching my gun to pistol however as soon as I switch it just switches back and I stop moving.

Yes, I've reproduced it Manana, see my link just above.

Almost always happend to me atleast once every battle. Really a problem when I become stuck running right into the enemy.

Crip added a subscriber: Crip.May 7 2016, 11:52 AM
Crip added a comment.Mar 10 2013, 6:42 AM

I think it is checking gear and then running.

I've heard that it might be possible to stop the running by pressing the vault button but not 100% sure this works all the time

Crip added a comment.Mar 10 2013, 11:41 AM

To stop it, just upholsterer your pistol. At the time I was trying to do the 'crab walk' from ARMA II. When you crouch, lower your gun and look down in third person and I stood back up and it started running, all I could do was control direction.

  • You can also use the Salute to stop it.
Losty added a subscriber: Losty.May 7 2016, 11:52 AM

It's happened to me too, a loss of player control with continuous movement. One can recreate it by lowering a rifle (2x LCtrl) and then by attempting to view through its scope while running. Changing to a pistol stops it.

ogudak added a subscriber: ogudak.May 7 2016, 11:52 AM

I can recreate this.

1.double tap control to lower your weapon.

  1. push right mouse button as if to zoom in on your gun.
  1. you will now be auto-walking.

the only way i've found to break it is by pushing "V", or vaulting.

I merged some info from a duplicate report in here.

Dupe of #739