Reset to Default causes setting to freeze and become unchangable

I was messing around with FirstPersonExample map, and I got to blueprints of FirstPersonCharacter. I clicked on CharacterMovement(inherited) component in component box on left. Changed some of fun values like Gravity and Jump height and stuff around. That worked, no problem. Then when I pressed Reset to Defaults for those values, it stayed way they were. Visually, it looked like default value, but during play it was all still old value. You could change value in box and try again, but it would still be that value you had right before you pressed Reset to Default. I tried this with other values like Walk Speed, and it works same way. Everything is fine until you press Reset to Default. You can change speed up and down, and this all reflects correctly during play, but once you press Reset to Default, it gets stuck with tha This problem persists through restarting editor. It seems to be saved that way now. I still can’t change it.

I’m on windows 8.1 64 bit, and my unreal editor version is 4.7.2. I just downloaded it today.


So for now, I guess I have a first person shooter where your character moves at a centimeter per second and when he presses jump he flies into air forever because gravity was -7000 when it froze there.

Hi McSchwartz,

Thanks for report! I was able to reproduce this in 4.7.2 as well as our internal build, so I have entered a bug report for developers (UE-11483). I’ll let you know when I see any update on this bug. In meantime, I’m going to see if I can find a workaround for you as well. Thanks!

I figured I should mention, in case you weren’t aware: you can delete Character Movement component and create a new one with Add Component button. This way you only need to replace one component instead of whole project while we figure out what’s happening here.

I couldn’t delete it because it was a root component sadly, but maybe that’s partially cause? I was able to navigate to place to create a new CharacterMovement component, but now I have to install visual studio 2013.

I apologize, it looks like you can no longer delete and replace Character Movement component in 4.7.2. You might just need to create a new Character BP. It’s more work than just replacing Character Movement component, but it’s still better than replacing whole project. I’ll keep you up to date on progress of bug report.

Okay, developers informed me that this is simply a bug with reset button. You can work around this for now by manually setting archetype property back to what it was before you hit reset button, and then continue on from there (never using reset button again).

What exactly do you mean by “manually setting archetype property”? Do you mean in Details tab on right, here?
Setting that number by typing it in still doesn’t resolve problem. Is there anyway to recover from this short of starting a new project?

Not that that’s a problem for me, I hardly made any changes to template project. But just for other people, is it possible to recover from this?

Yea, typing in number and hitting enter (rather than touching arrow button) resets it if you haven’t already used Reset to Default button. Since you have, you’ll first need to enter a different number, compile and save, and then enter default values manually. That should fix it for you. Let us know if it doesn’t!