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"Ability in Use" Bug: Disables All Abilities, Transference, and More

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I also seem to get this issue where abilities become locked and cannot be used, for me i only seem to get it whilst on the Plains. 
Mostly happens when im eidolon hunting and have had it happen multiple times a run constantly, basically have to die and revive to fix it.
 

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Bump.

Just had this happen to me while fighting the eidolons with clanmates.

All four abilities do not work, though the submenu in the lower right correctly shows which ability is selected.

Transference doesn't work at all, you cannot enter void mode.

You cannot roll either; you can crouch, sprint and bulletjump, but rolling is disabled.

Melee doesn't work. You can press the melee key, and you will swap to the melee weapon without attacking, and further button presses do nothing. Shooting and zooming still works.

This isn't the first time this has happened. The first few times I thought it was a fluke, or a unique mechanic.

I can nearly guarantee that this is a host/client issue. This has literally never happened to me while playing solo, it only happens when I play with friends and I'm not the host.

EDIT: Can confirm, death was the only way to fix it. Fully dead, being revived by teammates does not fix the issue.

Edited by Totorochan
found fix: death
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Can we please fix this DE? Happened to me twice today during eidolons. 

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Just had this happen in one of the new Grineer galleon (vs Infested) Disruption missions. Early on into the match (round 2 or 3 ish) it kicked in. Warframe abilities unusable, unable to use Transferrence, and - fascinatingly enough - I couldn't use melee attacks (not even airborne-ground slams worked). Managed to blast my way to round 9 with guns only.

Lobbed myself into numerous pits, but it didn't reset. When it happens during Eidolon hunts, I usually either jump into water, or mount-then-dismount either Archwing or K-Drive. If one doesn't work, the other usually does. Dying is a last resort, but that's risky, given the prevalence of the issue, and the limited number of respawns.

Trying /unstuck has never fixed this issue. I think we need a new sort of "force respawn" command - just completely reset our Warframe's state (with the obvious exceptions of health, shields, energy and ammo).

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Yes, happening a lot during Eidolon hunts. Almost every hunt I've been on since the update - if it didn't happen to me, it happened to someone else in the group, and we'd have to tell them to die & revive to fix it.

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Omg, I have the same problem. I thought i was just me.

I hope the support team is working on a hotfix soon.

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1 minute ago, DYEMOND said:

Omg, I have the same problem. I thought i was just me.

I hope the support team is working on a hotfix soon.

Well the fact that they haven't even acknowledged it despite the bug being known for almost 2 years speaks volumes. I wouldn't expect a fix, especially when there is a workaround: don't die.

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As a client, k-drive and transference at the same time can cause "Ability in use".

1. Client get on k-drive. Due to network lag, it does not get on k-drive yet.
2. Client use transference. The game immediately go into "Ability in use" mode.
3. Client received a network command to use k-drive.
4. Client never got a network command that transference is done. Get off k-drive and try to use ability. "Ability in use" forever, until fall down map or go to Cetus gate. I guess the host side received command to use k-drive first, and then rejected transference while on k-drive.

Edit: I now realized this is one of the same bug that I replied on March 1 on this same topic. That is 6 months without a fix to this bug.

 

Edited by sam686

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I can confirm that this bug is still in the game and extraordinary annoying / game breaking.
When it happen you can no longer use any Warframe ability, you can not use Transference, Melee stops working, you can no longer dodge roll or aim glide.

Pressing escape to open up the menu does not fix it.
Jumping out of bounds ( off the map ) does not fix it.
Getting downed and revived does not fix it.
Only way to fix this as of now is to die, something not that fun to do  especially during example Arbitration, where you would be either in column
A: A huge detriment to your team by not being able to use any of the previously mentioned tools, or
B: Force them to waste time and added risk reviving you.

This of course only temporary fixing it until the bug re-occurs.
Would be great if it could be fixed as of now not only is this bug severely diminishing the use of Transference, but also all tools provided by it, be it amps, Arcanes or Focus School

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I just got this bug today, went to go look it up for a fix. Seem's they dont much care to fix it. 

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Just had this happen in a Tridolon.  Observations:

Abilities 1-5 locked out.  Ability icons were still highlighted with a button press.

Dodge roll did not work.  Archwing launcher and gearwheel items were ok.  Shift-dash in archwing did not work.

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