My name is (sno) in-game and yes I am the so called de-syncher/hacker/whatever u think I am or want me to be.
Months ago I made a bug report and made a video with a few friends, in hopes that in due time this issue would be fixed. To no avail the problem still persists months after making my video, multiple forum posts submitting bug reports etc.
I will explain in detail how the glitch works, how I have learned to control it and possibly how it can be fixed.
Let’s go back months ago when I first found out about it. I had just bought the game and I was running around farming some wood. When all of a sudden my screen got really dark for a few seconds and then it went back to normal. I didn’t know it at the time but that little indicator was a sign I had just desynched from the server. So I kept running around and trying to farm materials but I couldn’t everytime I hit the materials with my rock I didn’t get anything. Then out of nowhere I was dying to something, my hp was dropping. After about an hour or so I realized that my body was left behind somewhere, out in the open. Before long I started to understand that about every 10 minutes or so It would happen, sometimes my game would get laggy, I would open my console and it was full of red text. I proceeded to play as normally as I could, in hopes that it would be patched and I could actually play the game. So everytime the screen would flash dark/light or get laggy I’d just restart the game and continue playing.
I stopped playing after a while until the game moved to steam. In hopes that it had finally been fixed, but still to no avail it had not been. Even after making my video months prior posting on the forums, bug reports, etc. They had done nothing. When the game moved to steam the flashing of the screen stopped, the error in console stopped. So I had no way of knowing when or how I desynched other than someone saying, “Hey you stopped moving dude”. But I did figure out a way to control it. Every minute or so I would throw a rock on the ground if the rock landed in front of me I would know I wasn’t desynched, and I would pick it back up and continue on. If I threw a rock and I didn’t see it I would know I was desynched somewhere else and would have to re-log. I got really tired of doing this as you could imagine, The act of restarting my game every time I desynched was annoying.
Soon after this I figured the only way for them to actually do something about this bug would be for me to exploit it to it’s full potential. Obviously posting and making videos was not enough. I figured out that I could kill people invisible and they could not see me or hurt me, unless they knew where I was desynched. I realized that if I had a partner We could raid someone’s house i could use explosives invisible, but could not loot chests or someone’s drop. The only way I could pick up items is if someone manually dropped them. So what I would do is have someone loot the gear, throw it on the ground and pick it up (invisible) the gear would be transfered to my desynched body safely back in my base. The tricky part about the glitch is that i only have a certain range from my original body. I can only go so far in a 360 degree’s radius. (It’s not like I can run around the entire map invisible). So if at any time someone raided my house. I would patiently wait inside until I desynched, go outside and massacre them all invisible. I’ve raided over 30 houses in the past week with 1 other person I will not reveal his name. I am the richest person on the server I have over 70 m4’s 50 explosive charges, 25 sets of kevlar the list goes on.
To be very honest, I wish I could play the game normally, I do not enjoy desnyching and killing people invisible. It is the only way I can actually play the game. So I’ve learned how to control it.