I wanted to test a theory about bugged Combat Recon mode in Tier III (rank 8-9 ships equipped). I was using the Archon destroyer (rank 8 Jericho).
I attacked and killed the enemy Captain, when timer was still showing 1 second or 0 seconds, until his re-spawn period would end. That would cause his team to lose their ships permanently.
Sadly, I did not record this, but I know that I killed the Captain less than 1 second, before his re-spawn invulnerability ran out.
Captain got killed and we got the message: Enemy Captain has been eliminated…
It is currently unknown what happens, if you self-destruct during that time as well.
I am providing you with logs, in case if you spot any bugs, because Captain should still retain his invulnerability, because it was killed a moment, before it would end.
Logs (check the time stamps - PvP match - Combat Recon - around 15:08 onward or 3:08 PM onward) +1 GMT