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Ladder glitch in firehouses still works
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when (inside) on the second(?) floor of any firehouse tower, you are able to get on the ladder that is on the outside of the tower, which allows you to get on the roof without having to go back downstairs then climbing up the ladder(s). {F28238}


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Steps To Reproduce
  1. go into firehouse
  2. climb stairs up to second(?) floor
  3. look around the room until you get a prompt to climb up/down a ladder
  4. press the interact key

Event Timeline

ofudge edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Dec 17 2013, 10:54 AM
ofudge set Category to category:environment.
ofudge set Reproducibility to Always.
ofudge set Severity to None.
ofudge set Resolution to Open.
ofudge set Legacy ID to 792362430.May 8 2016, 2:07 PM
ofudge edited a custom field.

confirmed. please fix this. it's a game-breaking issue (as f.e. ghosting)

Giorgiu added a subscriber: Giorgiu.May 8 2016, 2:07 PM

this bug also appears in elevator shafts in tall buildings, you can start climbing the ladder while standing in the hall
posible fix could be implementing some line-of-sight check?

jepp73 added a subscriber: jepp73.May 8 2016, 2:07 PM

Fixing this would make the game much more realistic, and it would be awesome to chase someone up the tower and they can't escape, but with this ladder bug they can just climb

Also works in light houses. You can grab the ladder from outside if you are on top of the light house.

Simofie added a subscriber: Simofie.May 8 2016, 2:07 PM

I personally would like to see the line of sight option implemented, but with an additional twist, clipping through open windows etc. What I mean by this is it makes compelte sense to climb a lader outside of a window if you can see it by simply opening the window and climbing out. Rather then try to implement additional animations and interactive functionality, if player can directly target a hitbox of a ladder with line of sight, and the distance is something like 1.5 meters away, then they should get the climb option. This will allow for inside the firehouse tower ladder climbing, but you must be able to look out the window at the ladder, aim through open air at the ladder pipe (hitbox) and then be close enough to interact with it.

How about this:

Insted of just removing the bug, add one of those windows that you can climb through!
This way players can still get on top of the roof but wont have to use a glitch to get there.

I can also confirm ~0000813 and ~0002433

pulseh added a subscriber: pulseh.May 8 2016, 2:07 PM
Spencer added a subscriber: Spencer.May 8 2016, 2:07 PM

Has been an issue since the mod and still exists.

woosh11 added a subscriber: woosh11.May 8 2016, 2:07 PM

Grabbing ladders through walls, activating doors through floors, flashlights shining through walls, and zombies running through walls/closed doors are all game breaking glitches and must be remedied before this game can be taken seriously.

Rusk added a subscriber: Rusk.May 8 2016, 2:07 PM
Rusk added a comment.Dec 22 2013, 9:28 AM

I fear that particular ladder glitch is part of a much bigger picture and is based on how you interact with objects in the world. So I strongly vote for fixing this but at the same time would ask everybody to be patient because I am fairly certain this ones going to take a while.

As much as I would hate to see it go... Yes it still very much works.

Bohemia added a subscriber: Bohemia.May 8 2016, 2:07 PM

I can confirm that in apartment buildings in Berezino I have gotten the 'climb up' arrow while in the next room over and looking at the ladder. Seems like this bug and the one for opening doors through the floor of second floor buildings might be connected. No line of sight check on interactions.

well I don't think it is a bad glitch. Because it happens to be right next to a window. so until you can smash out the window and climb through. I want it to stay. and let's be honest. dayz does not have the gratest movement controls. you get stopped by a chest high fence or something.

Jamie: you can get through solid walls, it's "fine" that there are windows in firestation, but lighthouse and apartment house are bugged in exactly same way, this should be fixed, maybe priority is not so high, but it really should be fixed.

no i haven't seen the ones in apart buildings. purely for the fact i have a lot of bad luck with vsynching out of them. or they despawn below me. but anyway the one in the fire station makes sense and i would like to see it stay. the other ones may be reasonable. like you went around the corner and got on. i haven't seen it. i don't think it is high priority

Seems to be any ladder/door you can interact with. Proximity check seems to be 2-dimensional. Can be fun to be on the 2nd+ floor and opening doors on ground floor.

Can confirm this works.
In my case I could climb one of the outside ladders from inside the hospital building.
On the screenshot I attached you can see the "climb up" icon and it allows you to climb the outside ladder.

ok the fire station one is reasonable. but i did merge up a whole floor in the office block. so needs tweaking. a lot since your character is usually suicidle with ladders.

dsmokey added a subscriber: dsmokey.May 8 2016, 2:07 PM

I think this bug should be put toghether with the door opening on top of stairs of doors downstairs, baisicaly the objects have response areas in wrong places. To be hones any door and ladder can be used in the same way as long as you point in the direction of the item in its area.

"I personally would like to see the line of sight option implemented, but with an additional twist, clipping through open windows etc. What I mean by this is it makes compelte sense to climb a lader outside of a window if you can see it by simply opening the window and climbing ou" from simofile few posts before

I agree this would be an awesome idea, if they do go this way they should make sure all these escapes should be vunrable from enemy fire from above.

no i think they need to completely redo ladders because the last time i got on one it made me run off the edge to my death. On the up side they moved the spawn

ohlawd added a subscriber: ohlawd.May 8 2016, 2:07 PM
ohlawd added a comment.Jan 5 2014, 8:02 PM

Yeah, really, this bug has been around since the early dayz mod, and its still in the dayz mod, now it carried over to the SA. Surely its an easy fix. Ladders are garbage

It's been in since arma. some interaction problems have been put into the stand alone and do need fixing. but the one thing i hate about the standalone is how you move and interact with the environment. the firehouse ladder glitch should stay until you can climb out windows and actually jump.

Not solved in
Re-design this building!

poop added a subscriber: poop.May 8 2016, 2:07 PM
poop added a comment.Feb 15 2014, 4:13 AM

This is a classic bug from the mod. I've gotten out of a couple deaths I can think of by going up the tower and getting the ladder.

Definitely a lame bug.

This is classic bug from the ArmA 2. But if DayZ used map of Chernarus, Rocket's team must solve map problems.

Has parent #0000200

NIKSU added a subscriber: NIKSU.May 8 2016, 2:07 PM

Hello everyone,

Thanks for sending in all your feedback regarding this issue! The devs are aware of the issue and are currently working on a fix.

Please feel free to monitor this issue for further updates.



Daerst added a subscriber: Daerst.May 8 2016, 2:07 PM

0.51 still has this.

.52 still has this, able to do from inside floors.

SkyGuy added a subscriber: SkyGuy.May 8 2016, 2:07 PM
SkyGuy added a comment.Mar 2 2015, 6:47 PM

This glitch has gotten me killed once or twice, it needs to go.

when and how are you going to tackle this issue?

related to #0004813

Works on both ladders too. Also works in the school or anywhere else there is a ladder.