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Players in multiplayer cannot board MH-9 skids if a previous player(s) has died/disconnected inside the helicopter
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As far as I have tested, the issue arises in Invade & Annex and KOTH gamemodes. When a player is a shot out of the MH-9 Hummingbird or disconnects whilst inside the chopper, other players cannot use the context action menu to board the vehicle themselves. (The seat taken up is called 'Error: No Unit' This issue has been apparent since the Helicopter DLC update where the shooting from vehicles feature added a second option to get in MH-9 aircraft as 'Get in left/right bench'.

An example of this issue in action:
-I am flying a freshly spawned Hummingbird to base to pickup troops in MP (client ping: 30ms, server FPS: 40, no server desync)

-I pickup all 7 troops in the helo successfully.

-Along the way, one disconnects whilst we are still flying. This players seat is called Error: No Unit and his body is still visible inside the helo.

-I drop off the 6 troops successfully, then fly back to base again.

-Now only 5 troops can get in the helicopter no matter what I do. 2 on left skids, 2 on the inside and 1 in copilot. No players can board the right skids whatsoever. I tested this with players of varying ping from 20-100ms ranges, with no difference.

It appears the dead/disconnected player completely removes the action menu option to get into a vehicle under certain multiplayer circumstances.

The random occurrences of the issue can be fixed/partially fixed in one of two possible ways:

-Destroy the helicopter/use a new helicopter with no dead/DCed player inside. This will allow a full 7 players to board without error.

-Pick-up 4-5 players (usually this number)that have the action menu option to get in the helicopter. Then, sometimes, as a workaround- the helo can be flown and landed in a different spot and one or two players can board. This fix rarely works and I don't see how it affects action menu availability, but it has worked several times in the past.


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Steps To Reproduce

As I have mentioned in the description, this is a very elusive and random bug which occurs under the multiplayer conditions whereby a group of players cannot ALL board an MH-9 aircraft if a player(s) has died or been disconnected while still inside the helo. This means the MH-9 cannot be fully occupied by players during transport.

I have seen this bug myself in both Invade & Annex, Wasteland and King of the Hill gamemodes, which are separately made mission files- which is why I am confident this is an engine bug, somehow caused by the addition of the second action menu option for the Helicopter DLC SFV feature.

Additional Information

I will be adding some video evidence of the issue that both myself and friends have recorded in-game with similar problems with the MH-9 Hummingbird.

Event Timeline

TOMMEH edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Nov 30 2014, 6:17 PM
TOMMEH edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
TOMMEH set Category to Engine.
TOMMEH set Reproducibility to Random.
TOMMEH set Severity to None.
TOMMEH set Resolution to Open.
TOMMEH set Legacy ID to 2750883869.May 7 2016, 7:54 PM