Input lag and glitches

Issue Description:
I’ve had this issue since day 1 where it seems as though I’m having some sort of input lag or some other issue where when I click a button to do something it doesn’t seem to work or it works momentarily and then cancels. For instance, when I left click to attack with some guns it will play the firing animation for a moment and then not actually fire, or when I hit Q to swap weapons it either just doesn’t swap, or swaps the weapon for a split second before switching back to what I was using. Other examples include hitting my mouse 5 button to rev up my chainsword or power a power weapon, and it will play the sound and animation but then not actually activate. I’ve also had this with push attacks where I will push but then it freezes and cancels the attack.

Steps to Reproduce:
Unsure, it’s consistent through out all missions and happens sporadically.


Player ID:
[Steam ID/Steam Profile URL/GamerTag]

Reproduction Rate:
Common (<50%)

Upload Console Log:
console-2022-11-22-15.25.47-b6fe5bf3-6325-489a-a48f-18276cdd3052.log (414.0 KB)


Update, this seems to be server related to some extent, I’ve noticed that I don’t have any of these issues during the prologue or in the Psykhanium.

Just another update, this is still happening but I have a video showing it from a match I did earlier, hopefully that will help more.

00:06, try to activate the Thunder Hammer, it cancels
00:10, try crouching, it cancels
00:24, try swapping weapons, it cancels
00:40, try swapping weapons, it cancels
01:10, try sprinting, it cancels
01:19, try activating thunder hammer, it cancels
01:40, try sprinting, it cancels
01:49, gun continues fire animation after done firing
01:54, try swapping weapons, it cancels

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Could you also provide your user_settings.config file and your launcher_log?

You may find these by doing the following:

  1. Press the Windows key + R
  2. Enter %appdata% within the search input and select ‘OK’
  3. Navigate to AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide\console_logs

Also, are you on wifi?
Any idea if your connection suffers from packet loss?

Here is my config file
user_settings.config (3.3 KB)
Here is the launcher log
darktide_launcher.log (105.8 KB)
Here is the console log of when I last played just in case you need that as well
console-2022-11-25-05.19.23-aaf4cae7-c1b6-4466-818f-615d5941a454.log (19.6 KB)

I am using wifi and have a download speed of roughly 150+ mbps and upload speed of around 10 mbps.
As for packet loss when I test it against google’s servers I have none. I don’t know if there is a way to test it to your servers specifically though.

I have died multiple times due to not switching to the sword when hitting Q or having the weapon switch to the sword and then back to the gun after a single press of the Q button.

I have also seen the problem with it not activating the power sword after hitting the custom bind for the action.

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Yeah, I got the same problem. It’s super annoying and makes any weapon that needs precision fire like the hellbore or the revolver nigh unusable. The worst of them was the revolver which only has 5 shots or so, shooting nearly 12 times.

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