I am not sure, and that means it was working anyway you dit it.
You now talk about 4-5 seconds, but I heard about 9 seconds from some other guy, so …
this was useless most of the time, but there were special situations:
- it lets a soldier have a crate on top of the building on ark.
- lets engineers have crates in quarry. I would use it near third cell.
it’s mostly useful when gdf defending.
This is old news for old players, and I would be very surprised if you found about it just now. Not sure what you are trying to know with your question.
Because nobody ever called it cheating before. And the fact that you suggested it in that way, makes me wonder about who was behind the strange villa behavior.