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Star Wars: Battlefront is currently suffering from a bug that causes a player to be invulnerable to harm.
The exact cause of this glitch is unknown. The most popular theory is that it's caused by crashing a ship. It must be slightly more complicated than that, though, because I crash ships all the time and haven't encountered the bug yet. Some videos of the glitch suggest it's just a random occurrence on respawn.
Once the glitch has been triggered, the player in question can't be killed by anything. Their health just simply doesn't move. This video shows an invulnerable player steamrolling everyone. His health bar isn't visible in the video but he's clearly taking more damage than he ought to be able to survive. At around the three-minute mark, he gets shot up by multiple enemies while charging into a hangar but manages to emerge victorious. He ends up with 67 kills and 3 deaths:
The glitch isn't limited to Hoth, either. This video shows a player punching and shooter an enemy repeatedly to no avail on Tatooine:
What makes the bug especially annoying is the fact that it's not new. Players encountered this issue during the big beta test for Battlefront in October. Here's footage of a Rebel soldier taking AT-AT shots to the face. Eventually he just starts waving at the frustrated walker pilot:
DICE doesn't appear to have commented publicly on the bug yet. I hope they're able to address it soon, though. This issue is seriously damaging to any match where it happens. Plus, it doesn't seem like players have figured out the exact method for triggering the glitch but once they do, we're just going to see more and more of it.
Star Wars: Battlefront launched worldwide last week on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read more about the game in our review.