Getting damage inside a cave from a sandstorm

Game mode: [PvE: Online private )]
Type of issue: [ Bug]
Server type: [ PvE]
Region: [America)

I was deep inside the Jawbone cave when there was a sandstorm outside and I was getting damage from the sandstorm. I had to put my sandstorm mask to stop the damage.

Please provide a step-by-step process of how the bug can be reproduced. The more details you provide us with the easier it will be for us to find and fix the bug:

  1. Go inside the jawbone cave and have the sandstorm indicating it’s happening.

The sandstorm damage in caves and underwater in rivers and lakes has been the “intended behavior” for a long, long time now. According to the in-game lore, the sandstorm is not a natural phenomenon, but a magical one, guided by a spirit, and searching for fragments of a certain in-game artifact. I don’t want to go deeper into those details, to avoid spoiling the lore for those who prefer to find it themselves.

However, it would be good to have a confirmation of whether it’s a bug for specific dungeons, such as the silver mine and the Sunken City.

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I can hide in a 1x1 box and be protected, but not deep in a cave… something should be tweaked there, lol.

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Meh, Lore reason is bs…Its just broken game mechanic that needs fixing badly.


You need to have shelter icon active to avoid the sandstorm, otherwise game does not register you being in cave, but you can survive hiding behid a rock if you manage to get 80+ shelter rating

And no underwater should protect you, just nobody fixed that

I did have the icon shelter but stilltook damage. I had to put my mask on. Yes I notice that. You go underwater and you still take damage.

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