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  1. The game stops responding. Only the char is running. Unable to change items, open doors etc
  2. reconnect (wait 60 to 300 sec.)
  3. 1 min please wait. In this time Zombies hit you bloody because you are ingame but can't do anything. You are only see "please wait"
  4. you are ingame, you can only run. Then all becomes 5, 6, 7 times gray, you get damage then you see the Zombies. Kill them.
  5. game not responding (starting at 1))
  6. ingame, game minimize (see attachment)


Legacy ID
Game Freezes
Steps To Reproduce

Spend more than 5min ingame on any server.

Additional Information

In addition, you've put INSANE amounts of zombies coming to your location even if you kill a zombie with an axe. Zombies SPRINT as fast as you and hit you (so you can't outrun them anymore) and this makes safely logging out IMPOSSIBLE.
Also, you DIDN'T FIX the zombies coming trough walls bug. Now they appear from the floors and damage you without you being able to damage them. You RUINED the game with the last update. It was boring before. Now it's just unplayable.

Event Timeline

Palikucha edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
Palikucha set Category to Game Freezes.
Palikucha set Reproducibility to Always.
Palikucha set Severity to None.
Palikucha set Resolution to Duplicate.
Palikucha set Legacy ID to 3784341616.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM
R834 added a subscriber: R834.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM
R834 added a comment.Mar 19 2014, 10:45 PM

Please try to reproduce this issue on the latest experimental build.

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despise added a subscriber: despise.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM

I can confirm the above. We are a team of 6 people and all of us keep losing sessions and a couple of min to log in with wait for host and ages to load a weapon. We have a multiplayer server and when i complied to them they changed my server to different host but still the same fault.

Edit --- multiplay is the server host even :)

For me its just -session lost-, Im playing few minutes then every interaction stops working a then session lost message.Or -waiting for host- - forever, which is not so cruel because i dont have to vait 300sec if i want to see session lost mesage again.

Bohemia added a subscriber: Bohemia.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM

hey, you copied my description ;)

Rich678 added a subscriber: Rich678.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM

I see same thing - play for a few minutes, then cannot open doors, etc., then
"session lost".

I confirm this problem. Game is unplayable. Massive lag joining servers and it is impossible to kill a zombie.

Same issues as those above.
Seems like the server side bug fixing might got us some sort of other bug also.
I will not make any report/ feedback as this is reported already so many times.

Thanks Devs!

EDIT: Now today I finally got in and played for almost 4 hours straight until the server restarted, then I could not get in again and got the 'Wait for Host' message. Seem to be a bit random this issue, at least for me atm.

fr3nchy added a subscriber: fr3nchy.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM

I just logged into a server, nothing is responding, ( ping and desync show 0 all across)
I hear zombie noises, but cannot see them, this goes for about a min, then ,my screen becomes blurry, Im bleeding, My clothes are damp with blood, next thing I know is im unconscious.. I was healthy energized and hydrated so Im hoping to come back

Session Lost======================.............................

They would fuck it up again for the 10th time.

@ nerobp: yeah, I did because dev's need to see that this issue is happening to everyone with no exceptions. I did add my own flavor to the "note" part of my bug report.

@ moderator: will do next time. Now, how about a fix at least for the "session lost" issue?

Sidu added a subscriber: Sidu.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM
Sidu added a comment.Mar 20 2014, 2:36 PM

Have problem with connecting to server. All the time wainting for host, when I already connect to the server after 10 min I get session lost.

Loobiz added a subscriber: Loobiz.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM

I dont have ANY of this problems. Also what i've see is zombies are way more easy to dodge.. wtf. Are we playing different games?

PD. Only problem i have is higher ping than usual.

Screed added a subscriber: Screed.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM

I'm also having a similar issue since updating the game. Now whenever I join a server it sits a "Please Wait" for ~ 3 mins then I either get kicked from game due to client inactivity or when I finally do load in things just do not respond to my characters interactions. Can't interact with doors or inventory.

I check my ping and sync and ping is in the 30-40's and sync is at zero.

Bohemia always has to fuck up something..

Same issues here. With 0.37 everything runs really smooth. After the patch 0.42, my whole group (6person) needs a long time to connect. And finally when we are ingame, we cant open dors, cant take any Items or even can´t use our guns to defend. 2 of us get hit by an zombie and we are not able to bandage them. Both die instead of the bleeding.

This sucks very much

Ingal added a subscriber: Ingal.May 8 2016, 5:35 PM
Ingal added a comment.Mar 20 2014, 5:41 PM


A squad of 4 all experiencing the same issues.

  1. Random disconnects (Some were due to battle eye)
  2. Waiting for host (Never able to join server)
  3. Lag teleporting
  4. Running on coast, leg breaks and die instantly.
  5. Losing character on server disconnects.
  6. Some zombie spawns are less than 10 seconds.

I wish the patch would of been held till it was stable. I convinced a friend to buy the game last night and he was not very impressed after seeing all the issues. This kinda sucks since this is his first experience with the game.

Confirm massive lag joining servers and other connection issues.

R834 added a comment.Mar 20 2014, 7:07 PM


This issue is pretty much identical to #9944 so I'm closing it as duplicate.

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