Sequencer enters game mode as soon as i render

Hi, I have a sequencer set up with a character moving on top of another using transform keyframes. As soon as i hit render, the position of the main character (a metahuman) suddenly moves into a different position.

I believe i can recreate the same error by hitting the play button.

It’s not a game it’s just a cinematic. I don’t need any game functionality.

2 questions:

  1. Why would hitting play make my main character move anyway?
  2. How do i set it to render exactly what’s on the viewport and not what’s in game mode?