After only finding open questions but never a dedicated answer, we have to ask:
Is there official support for listen servers in world composition?
Right now we experience mutliple weird bugs when using it that way, and a lot seems to stem from the fact that world composition on the listen server doesn’t consider the client players at all.
- Client players falling through despawned floors when listen server player goes too far away
- PIE/UncookedStandalone Client players not streaming in any levels when joining a PIE/UncookedStandalone session. (Client player only has the persistent level loaded, but never loads tiles or “AlwaysLoaded” streaming levels)
We would have expected the listen server to load tiles as it would for multiple local players (of course, the load issues on the listen server are another topic that would have to be addressed).
But instead, the client players ar enot considers by world composition and live at the mercy of the listen server player being close enough to them.
A dedicated server or loading the whole map always is no option for us.
Other questions on the internet only get the answer refering to the fact that offset origin shifting is not available in mutliplayer, which is not seomething we use in the first place. This question seems to go back to even 4.11.