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https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/653550/

Energy Overload Horribly Bugged?

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Does anyone have energy overload lock as in not being able to shoot at all OR Lock on heavy attack ? It's suck a great skill but it is so bugged and terribly annoying. This has gone on for quite some time now but it seems to be happening much more frequently now.


Edited by ZOS_Icy on February 11, 2024 7:06PM
  • Leon119
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    yep, you need to time the attacks right or that happens. dont just spam the left click
  • RoyJade
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    How much ultimate do you have when it's happen ? If you don't have enough ultimate to use a light or heavy attack, you can't shoot and the game don't toggle of the ultimate by himself, you have to do it manually.
  • Khaos_Bane
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    Do you know if this intended or if ZoS has acknowledged it ?


    Thanks for any info
  • Ezareth
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    Yes it happens all the time when you spam the light attack key. The best way to fix it is to snap a quick block and then it will be normal again.

    It has definitely gotten worse (along with a host of other combat bugs).
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  • Khaos_Bane
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    RoyJade wrote: »
    How much ultimate do you have when it's happen ? If you don't have enough ultimate to use a light or heavy attack, you can't shoot and the game don't toggle of the ultimate by himself, you have to do it manually.

    Plenty of ultimate and I do recall the game popping out of the overload bar when I run out of ultimate.

    Edited by Khaos_Bane on December 16, 2015 7:43PM
  • RoyJade
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    So it's this old bug, sorry for you :(
    As Leon say, don't spam the attack and block when it's happen, it will fix it temporally.
  • vladimilianoub17_ESO1
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    Khaos_Bane wrote: »
    Does anyone have energy overload lock as in not being able to shoot at all OR Lock on heavy attack ? It's suck a great skill but it is so bugged and terribly annoying. This has gone on for quite some time now but it seems to be happening much more frequently now.


    Finally someone that have the same bug.Happens to me when light clicking what the toon does is it stop shooting the lightning bolts and do nothing or it suddenly start doing heavy attack even if im not holding the button.Its so frustrating having this good skill that does a lot of damage but because of this bug you may end up doing crappy damage.Fix it ZOS
  • Peel_Ya_Cap_517
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    Yes, this happens to everyone

    If it locks into doing your un-animated heavy attack, you have to press both triggers (on xbox) to make it stop
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  • fastolfv_ESO
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    the speed of clicking doesnt actually help, i can click slower than the actual light attack speed and still randomrly get locked in heavy attack or stutter and cant attack. This bug has been around FOREVER
  • Khaos_Bane
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    the speed of clicking doesnt actually help, i can click slower than the actual light attack speed and still randomrly get locked in heavy attack or stutter and cant attack. This bug has been around FOREVER

    Agreed. I tested this last night and it seems random.

  • AzraelKrieg
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    Not limited to Energy Overload I'm afraid. Seems to affect bows and staves as well.
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  • Samphaa
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    If you are light attacking move your character forward when you shoot and backwards just after he's shot, keep moving backwards and forwards as you shoot and it'll be fine, if you just stand there it doesn't work properly, if you get stuck in a heavy animation just block and go back to light attacking.
  • cosmic_niklas_93b16_ESO
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    Khaos_Bane wrote: »
    Does anyone have energy overload lock as in not being able to shoot at all OR Lock on heavy attack ? It's suck a great skill but it is so bugged and terribly annoying. This has gone on for quite some time now but it seems to be happening much more frequently now.


    I have the issue where I can't even use my overload at all with 1k ultimate, he does the animation, but nothing happens, I have to reloadui for it to get fixed.
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  • Lithium Flower
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    Happens all the time and extremely frustrating.
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  • Khaos_Bane
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    Samphaa wrote: »
    If you are light attacking move your character forward when you shoot and backwards just after he's shot, keep moving backwards and forwards as you shoot and it'll be fine, if you just stand there it doesn't work properly, if you get stuck in a heavy animation just block and go back to light attacking.

    I will give this a try, thanks. I'm surprised it has been broken so long.

  • Yolokin_Swagonborn
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    Also overload doesn't scale to stamina like it should. This ability has been clunky since launch and is in need of an overhaul.
  • raasdal
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    Overload has been bugged since as long as i can remember. These are the bugs i know of;

    You will occasionaly go into Overload mode, but your animation will not follow. So you will still be wielding your regular weapon - but shooting the Overload attacks.

    The most well know is the heavy attack. As far as i recall, this was a bug related to the sensitivity of the Hard Attack on Overload. Has never been fixed. If you get stuck in Hard Attack with Overload you need to Bash/Interrupt to cancel it.
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  • daemonios
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    Also overload doesn't scale to stamina like it should. This ability has been clunky since launch and is in need of an overhaul.

    No no no no. Don't ask for a revamp! You know that means a nerf :)

    That said, I do wish they fix the light attack not going off and the getting stuck in heavy attack bugs. I've also read that power overload morph is bugged and is giving LESS damage instead of more, but I haven't bothered to respec my morphs to check this out.
    Edited by daemonios on December 17, 2015 12:20PM
  • Pitka
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    5 years later and it's still bugged...
  • phoenixkungfu
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    Over loads the most bug skill in the game. With the lest useful morph in gameplay. O here's two more meter of low range heavy attack or 1k extra magic return.Always has been always will be. Its design flaw to make pay to win dlc classes look more appealing.
  • KapiteinBoterham
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    9 years later and still bugged...
  • ZOS_Icy
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    Greetings,

    We have gone ahead and closed this thread down since it is rather old. Please keep in mind that sometimes it is better to create a new topic, instead of replying in one that was posted a while ago.

    Thanks for your understanding.
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