View Full Version : [XBox1] Invisible to other players in Dark Zone (I Assume)

01-29-2016, 06:43 AM
I joined a friends dark zone session and upon joining he could not see my character in the game, but could see my dot on the radar. I assumed it was something on his end, and proceeded to kill npc's and rogue agents. After a while, I realized that either I was a natural, or my enemies couldn't see me - like my friend earlier. I ran to NPC's and killed them under fire, and then went to a drop point and killed 4 rogue agents using only the pistol and melee. I closed the game session from the Xbox menu, and rejoined on my previous friend, this time he could see me and I was fired on by some rogue agents, so I think that fixed the issue.

I can provide a video capture if necessary.

01-29-2016, 01:32 PM
Its because of the difference in lvl between each character, so technically you get put on different servers in the dark zone

01-29-2016, 01:38 PM

Thanks for reporting this.

Can you please provide that video? Can you also confirm the level difference between you and your friend?


01-29-2016, 04:36 PM
A member of our group also went invisible to us... his level hadn't changed as we were playing with him exclusively in the DZ for hours... he had died and respawned in the Safe House, went out the alley exit to rejoin us and we could see his dot but not his character. Everything appeared normal to him. We asked him to line up infront of us and while he was right in my friends face he shot right through where he should have been.

He ran around with us after and ended up killing a few guys (NPCs and PC).. I don't think the other PCs saw him either... will confirm this with him when he comes online.

Our group was 2 level 7's and 2 level 6's... we were all around DZ level 9-11 when it happened and had been in the same DZ instance for a few hours.

Edit: Not sure if its relevant, but this was in the same session/DZ instance where none of us could interact with ANY lootable chests.

01-31-2016, 06:44 PM
A couple friend and I were killed several times last night by invisible players. It was happening so much at one point we had to exit the dark zone and disband the group to get into another dark zone server. Happened two separate times on two separate servers.

01-31-2016, 09:44 PM

Thanks for reporting this.

Can you please provide that video? Can you also confirm the level difference between you and your friend?


Lastnight me & my friend (Same rank, same level) accidentally discovered we could become invisible by just leaving the party during a dark zone run ... it was a little hit & miss when we tried to perfect the technique (purely for bug submission) but it's 100% possible.

While we only tested this for a few minutes, I was able to shoot my friend and he was unable to see me at any point, I also shot a couple of random people in the dark zone and they all ran around clearly confused & were unable to see me despite me standing in the open.

Disclaimer: We accidentally discovered this bug, and while we did try to replicate it for bug submission, it was not used to gain unfair advantage or spoil other players gameplay.

Video 1:
Here I am invisible, I shoot my friend & I shoot a random person... neither of which appear to be able to see me, and my friend is running around trying to find me and the other guy prior to making the clip was running around confused & ultimately decided to just run away.

Video 2:
Here, I am invisible to my friend & he's trying to melee attack me, however I was receiving no damage - yet I could attack him.

Video 3:
A video from my friends point of view, which involves me being infront of him & shooting him in the face.....while invisible.

Video 4:
This is just a clip of me being killed for the 2nd time in a row by an invisible player at extraction - note there is no you were killed by this person message or any indication that a player had killed me.

Video 4.5
This is my friends view of the previous video - note on his screen it said I was killed by a player.

01-31-2016, 09:53 PM
I'll add my fault report to this rather than starting a new thread, a friend an I experienced Rapid Invisible Death, was puzzled by it a few times. discussed theories perhaps it's sniper rifles with really long range, silencers and high damage, also noticed it hadn't told us who killed us. later on we wanted to test rogue status as it seemed to be different from previous tests (a few shorts from someone didn't mean they were rouge just changed their health bar to red, so attacking back meant we were going rouge). we disbanded our group and I restocked in the gate came out and couldn't see my friend, he said I'm right here and I suddenly lost health apparently he shot me. I captured a couple of videos with xbox record that, and uploaded them to one drive. links are below. you can see the orange dot moving around on the map that's my friend, I take damage and there is no gun shots sounds and no one else nearby I pan the camera around to show that.. sorry about the long gaps of nothing happening but that's me and my friend like o_O wtf?


hope the links are ok, if needed can embed video in post instead.

When we checked forums before couldn't see any mention of it however today there is a few posts popping up about this, my friend and I are both same level/rank, we did find out on our previous visit that a level 7 and a level 8 is a rank mismatch and couldn't join the same darkzone world so leveled up and revisited. I've seen the safe house mentioned a few times, I'm pretty sure during that session I went up the rope entry and out the side ally, while my friend went in and out the front door.

ah, should point out, Blank in the previous post is the friend I'm talking about.

02-01-2016, 12:09 PM

Thanks for reporting this.

Can you please provide that video? Can you also confirm the level difference between you and your friend?


I had this issue as well;

1. My friend had lvl 5 in normal zone and start lvl in DZ (2?) . I was lvl 7/12
2. My other friend lvl 7/12 (same as me) and was invisible. That was resolved by entering the checkpoint in and out.

02-01-2016, 02:06 PM
I have noticed this alot which can be very annoying

ShadyKillas 69
02-01-2016, 05:05 PM
+1 to this as it happened to myself and friends many times.



02-02-2016, 02:08 AM

This was after a manhunt where I first realized that players probably couldn't see me, and I did NPC and PC testing.

02-02-2016, 07:32 AM
Can confirm that I've been killed multiple times by invisibles and have also become invisible when leaving the safe room. My squadmate could see my red dot, but not me. I was also invincible while invisible. After I extracted some items I appear to have turned back to normal. Sorry no vids or screenshots of this.