Game mode: Server (private)
This is a weird one, but completely reproducible on my private server. This is a G-portal server for Xbox, so there are no mods. This just started happening after the last patch.
I will login, and like clockwork, about 5 minutes later there will be a “sandstorm”. You get the visual and audio effects (most visual changes, roaring wind, etc.) but it’s not actually a sandstorm. There is no damage, and unlike a real sandstorm, it doesn’t actually get darker. So you get this bizarre glare and washed out appearance, but with full lighting in the daytime.
This happens every time on login. And it happens across server restarts, so this isn’t a one-time glitch where something has gone sideways. I’m presuming this is strictly a client-side issue, where it’s getting confused and thinks there’s a sandstorm when there really isn’t one.
I’ve also noticed that now when there are actual sandstorms after this happens, the client won’t show the effects, but will damage you (this, however, is an old bug that has existed since launch, so I’ll mention it but don’t know if the two are related).
Steps on how to reproduce issue:
- Login to server
- Wait for approx. 5 minutes
- Sandstorm effects are shown (wind, visual changes) but no debuff
- Logout, go back to step 1.