Authoritative Turn-Based Game - Waiting for animations

Hello all,

I’ll quickly outline a scenario. In a turn-based MOBA game, a player moves to a new position and ends their turn. This sends the new position to the server to be validated and broadcast out to everyone. At this point everyone’s client receives the update and animations are happening to make the character move to that position. But while this is ongoing in the client, the match keeps ticking. I’ll add that players have a set decision/action time so the authoritative server also ticks that down when it’s someone’s turn.

The question is: How would one go about configuring the match loop to account for those animations before moving the turn to the next player, ticking down their decision time and letting everyone know that a new player has their turn?

Many thanks,