For example, yesterday I was in Omaha beach map using a sniper rifle. Some of the people I was shooting at on the beach only had their heads exposed. After I shot them, the crosshairs lit up meaning it was a hit, but the person didnt die.
I am asking for help to understand what is going on. I would not like opinions.
1. my pc made an error ? 2. the server made an error ? 3. due to lag my pc thought i scored a hit ? 4. due to lag the server thought i scored a hit ? 5. the information never made it to the others persons pc ?
What exactly is going on ?
Im sure its just your lag with the server. Sure when u shot it was at his head, but by the time it got there from the lag he moved somewhere else and it missed him. This happens alot. Thats why many people always use a technique that when you are shooting someone, you lead them. Your predict what way they are going to go, or the way that they are going, and shhot a little in front of them so the lag does not interfere with you hitting him. This way all your bullets should hit him ... hopefully
9 times out of 10 its some type of lagg, theres times that I am lying down and it appears as if I am out of range just slightly but the other person shooting at me still is able to score the kill. Perhaps your shot hit them in the shoulder or something, who knows:confused:
The people I was shooting at were snipers. They were sitting in the same position. Even after I got killed , they were still in the same spot when I re-spawned. I am familiar with leading targets, but I do not believe this type of problem is caused by that.
Or if someone can suggest where I can read up on this issue. What tells my crosshair to light up ? The game server or my pc ? What pc is responsible for calculating damage ?
I don't think your going to find anymore help than that here, perhaps if you are that annoyed by it you should contact EA
Is a hit in the head a guarenteed kill? (It would be realistic in a way, the bullet could just scrape the target or his helmet might deflect it)
If not that, it is most likely lag. Yes they were in the same spot but was he moving at all?...a split second of lag can create a lot of difference in where your bullet hits. You might have a lag of say...50ms, but it might take the target 50ms to move up and expose his shoulder.