Game mode: Single player (i don’t play MP)
Type of issue: Animations breaks from time to time and the only available fix is death
Server type: x
There was several posts about the “hatchet” issue along the year (here and on steam, all forgotten or locked due to inactivity) when you cannot harvest corpses (you cannot aim downwards and the hatchet miss every time). Is not only the hatchet class, is all the animations - you literally cannot look/aim down. Even using the spear you are limited when attacking (easily missing the target because you cannot proper aim).
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:
Is hard to determine the trigger, but it never happened in early game (in my case), but mid-late is there after 10-30min of gameplay, with or without mods, and the only available fix is death. My only guess is the skinning knife animation breaking all others after some use (because every time i harvest something a bit later the animations are broken - and this explains why it does not happen in early game) or the constant weapon/tools swap (spear, skinning knife, daggers, pick, hatchet and bow in my case) when farming materials.
And add the knockdown from several beasts in this too, is to many things that can be the cause, and the problem is only when you need the hatchet you actually see the issue - using the spear is only noticeable when you manually aim (i never used the lock feature) on alligators or panthers p.ex. (when you need to hit closer to the ground - if its bugged the spear miss easily).
-(1) broken https://i.imgur.com/IU5arbY.jpg (you can’t aim pass this level, all hits miss the corpses);
-(2) normal https://i.imgur.com/HbRWebm.jpg (didn’t get the hit in the ss, but you can see the character looking down, actually aiming to the ground, what is impossible when bugged);
-(1) broken https://i.imgur.com/Gv8WOBC.jpg (this is the maximum you can aim downwards when affected);
-(2) normal https://i.imgur.com/QxCv1PG.jpg (normal behavior, aiming working after i killed the character).
Only available fix is death (reloading does nothing) - meaning early-late game is basically a suicide simulator if you need to gather something (affecting both basic survival and religions - Hoar-Frost Hatchet is almost impossible to use at some point).
EDIT: Just notice that you can actually log in (no actions needed to make it happen) with this bug “active”. Is just random, does not require any action to happen.