EDIT: So it seems from peoples’ experiences that sometimes as monster you spawn as an invisible entity that can scare off birds, and players often decide to troll around with it leading to hackusations such as mine :3
I have had a couple of hunt games online where from the start of the game the monster is scaring birds all over the map, leaving no tracks behind. It’s happened on Orbital Drill and Armoury with two different monster players, and their velocity as suggested by the trail of birds scattering is ridiculously high, while the monster itself is nowhere to be seen. I am not sure if this is a glitch or a hack.
In the Orbitral Drill game I even cut ahead of the previous bird site only to see birds scattering in front of my eyes, no monster to be seen anywhere near, including a lack of tracks or the sound of footsteps. Birds then set off a significant distance away in seconds, again with no monster tracks left between.
When it happened in Armoury the birds scares were happening within seconds on far opposite sides of the map. A teammate suggested a Kraken could do this with skilled lightning strike placements, but upon later testing in singleplayer I found only a monster’s physical presence will scare off birds.
I did notice in one of these two games that I could not see what monster had been chosen in the hunter/monster reveal screen. Instead there was some technical error displayed where the chosen’s monster’s name should have been.
Has anybody else experienced this and does anybody have an idea what is causing this strange phenomena?