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Are grabs bugged?

rayoxiumrayoxium Member Posts: 112

Today I wanted to work on getting my achievements, which includes the grab survivors on gens achievement. I played spirit with prayer beads and every time I would go for the grab, it would play the beginning animation of my grab but then it would cancel and count as a normal hit. Even when I try to grab when I'm pig coming out of stealth.

I've tried different methods of grabs too, like waiting a second after coming out of haunting versus doing it immediately. It just won't work for me, I don't know what I'm doing wrong.


  • NullSp3cNullSp3c Member Posts: 765

    It happens to me a lot too and I THINK that it is a bug. It happens to me even on the unhooker sometimes. It is a very important mechanic and making it work would be very appreciated. Strangely, I don't have any problems grabbing survivors when they vault.

  • rayoxiumrayoxium Member Posts: 112

    That's nice to know, I thought I've been doing it wrong and am getting very frustrated. On nurse its the worst. If she blinks into a "grab," it'll force the blood wipe animation and the fatigue after that it's awful

  • prettyfprettyf Member Posts: 442

    for ms this always happend when survivors cancel their actions faster than my grab but cause of pingrate it didn't just showed me that very short of time,

    but doctor rapid m1 grab could be bugged

  • purebalance7purebalance7 Member Posts: 90

    I've gotten stuck in the animation permanently as doctor so many times

  • PolarBearPolarBear Member Posts: 1,899

    Isn't it just latency? You go for the grab but the survivor reacts to it before you actually get the grab and their action of letting go of the generator overrides your grab.

  • LaakeriLaakeri Member Posts: 835

    Grabs been bugged for like a past year. One day they get fixed, one day...

  • HazeHoundHazeHound Member Posts: 814

    Like people said, grabs are and were bugged. I had multiple instances of grab animation going into hit animation because reasons. Don't let it get to you just keep trying.

  • MiloMilo Member Posts: 7,080

    Yes and No? Idk i had succesfull 4 grabs as GF yesterday

  • JdsgamesJdsgames Member Posts: 1,109
    edited July 2019

    @Peanits that isn't exactly true. I have had times were it would do the grab and just not do anything. If the grab was on the killer's side but not on the survivor's end it should at least determine that if the swing had occurred not the pull it would be an instant hit. I have had it where they just walk away from it uninjured. However, if you are pulled on the killer's side with latency the survivor didn't get off in time.

  • DrDeepwoundDrDeepwound Member Posts: 2,557

    yes, seems so, this happens to all of us. I get the animation of a grab then bam it doesnt grab. I am on fiber and never experience anything else that can be attributed to lag or latency. The grab bug seems to be the only thing, so not sure if it is on my end as killer.

  • JesyaJesya Member Posts: 1,101

    it certainly feels bugged when you halfway pull someone off a gen then it changes to a smack.

  • DrDeepwoundDrDeepwound Member Posts: 2,557

    The reason I say its a bug and not latency on my end is because you can not experience anything else in the match that is lag or latency, but the grab will be. Rest of the match, every hit, every chase is fine, yet the grab wasnt?

  • PolarBearPolarBear Member Posts: 1,899

    Dog, you can't say something isn't true when a community manager says it is. It is exactly latency. If the grab fails you instead hit and it may or may not hit the survivor. For the grab to be successful the survivor still has to be on the gen on their client when the grab occurs.

  • JdsgamesJdsgames Member Posts: 1,109
    edited July 2019

    @PolarBear dog do you know how many bugs have occurred in this game were it would seem natural to find out it was defective later? Or for any programming for that matter. I simply gave a case it doesn't work as intended and I am saying it definitely seems off from what they described. He says it would change to a hit, however, I rarely see this occur. I generally get the stuck hand at a grab and everything will just cancel. Therefore dog just because it sounds legit doesn't mean it isn't defective. By the logic instead of the grab it should have just quick swung or at least guaranteed damage. The fact that it freezes and doesn't perform the hit or do damage is just invalid.

  • Spaceman94Spaceman94 Member Posts: 164

    In my experience it's definitely a bug and not latency.

  • KilmeranKilmeran Member Posts: 3,139
    edited July 2019

    @PolarBear Sure you can, they aren't infallible. Hell, I've proven them wrong about game issue in other games over my life time.

    Just here on these forums, when the Legion changes were announced, Peanits came here and stated that a missed swing does NOT deplete his power bar. Hmmmm, seems that wasn't true, and the Community Manager stated that it was.

  • PolarBearPolarBear Member Posts: 1,899

    @Kilmeran Yeah I do remember that as well.

    @Jdsgames Sorry for being so hostile. Whenever this does happen to me, it always does a swing for me. I've never had it just completely cancel all actions so I can't confirm or deny anything :/

  • bendermacbendermac Member Posts: 772

    It's sometimes very bugged. I got grabs where they actually pulled them almost to the point of getting put on shoulders and then they got of. I've a low ping, high up/down wired connection. It's not my end and don't think it's on the players end either. The game is just buggy by a lot

  • JdsgamesJdsgames Member Posts: 1,109

    @PolarBear we cool. The dog part just seemed rude. Hence me using the word LOL

  • DaS_onlyDaS_only Member Posts: 656

    @Peanits but that doesn't make sense for me for 2 reason:

    1) as killer I'm the host, so l couldn't care less about lateny in that case

    2) it was never an issue before the spirit update. Since spirit u get so often robbed by the game denying you grab, it's really frustating. And with Nurse u get double fatigue. Never an issue before, but since spirit it is. So I think the devs made some changes in the code regarding this, or its just simply a bug

  • GuertenaGuertena Member Posts: 391

    it's not a bug, the survivor just left the action in the same time you press the button, causing on a "grab/hit" action, but just count as a hit. the easy way of getting this achievement is playing michael, amanda or danny

    michael: stay at level 1 with monitor & abuse and any mirror add-on, just grab and jumpscare someone

    amanda: you'll have no terror radius for some seconds if you get up, so go behind someone doing a gen, get off the crouch mode and grab him

    danny: just active the skill and go behind someone doing a gen and grab him off

  • ABannedCatABannedCat Member Posts: 2,529

    How exactly does that work when the killer is the host? They are not supposed to have any latency....

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