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Battle Cloak issue - Cannot disengage cloak if damage incurred

natecoznatecoz Member Posts: 3 Arc User
I noticed a potential bug, while in the current version of Star Trek Online for Xbox. I am able to reproduce the bug consistently.

Description:
When a ship with a battle cloak takes damage either while transitioning to a cloaked state, or while cloaked, the cloak button will no longer disengage the cloak. The only way to reset the cloaking state is to incur enough damage to destroy the ship, engage with a dialog that automatically uncloaks the ship, or to abandon a mission, and enter it again.

For example, when flying a scimitar, if I take any sort of damage (such as a DoT on the ship, or damage from a warp core breach nearby) while cloaked, or while attempting to cloak, the cloak button no longer disengages the visual elements of the cloak; furthermore, while cloaked, I cannot attack, to automatically disengage the cloak.

To reproduce the issue:
1. Fly a ship with a battle cloak (this also does not appear to be limited to just Romulan ships)
2. While engaged in combat, or while the ship is sustaining damage from a DoT, engage the battle cloak
3. Wait for the cloak sequence to complete
4. Toggle the cloak again, to attempt to uncloak; the ship will remain cloaked.

I have been able to reproduce the issue on all of the T1-T5 ships that I selected while leveling, the T6 Scimitar class dreadnoughts, and the Cardassian Intel T6 vessels. Based on others' reports, other battle cloaks (such as Klingon, or Federation battle cloaks) may also be affected.

This is related to customer service incident "190315-000653"

Comments

  • veruvas1veruvas1 Member Posts: 20 Arc User
    Unfortunately Battle cloak not working properly is a very well known bug that's been on console since launch day. The only work around is what you already stated, also mashing the cloak button over and over (unreliable), or flying a ship with sensor analysis. Pains me to say this, but over 2 years in now. Don't expect a battle cloak fix anytime soon, if ever. Best bet is to treat battle cloak like regular cloak (never use in combat).
  • veruvas1veruvas1 Member Posts: 20 Arc User
    Also, I don't mean to seem overly negative. Certainly don't want to discourage you or anyone else from playing the game or reporting bugs. I love sto, enjoy it a lot and Cryptic is pretty good about fixing bugs and stuff, at least since I started playing. This is just one of those things that have been in the game so long it's become a feature and a bad joke. New player gets sto, buys a battle cloak ship. New player realizes cloak is broken, reports bug. It is what it is.
    Oh and keep in mind that this isn't just a battle cloak issue. It affects any kind of toggle ability, even threatening stance, so do your research before spending money on a ship, just in case.
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