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.
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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.

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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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