Strange tool switching function bug

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  • I have had a strange bug several times now where 1 tool begins to function like a different tool - for example a pickaxe begins to function as a rake. The tool makes the different tool sound - for example hitting stone with a pickaxe makes the sound that a rake should make hitting stone, not the pick axe sound. The function is also swapped, the material actually increases in size as if I am right click raking it, rather than getting destroyed by the pick axe. I have had the same issue with a sythe as well.


    Leaving and re-entering a server does not fix the issue, but closing and re-opening the game does fix it.


    Sorry I don't have any better details to give!

  • I can confirm this happens sometimes, but unfortunately I wasn't able to reproduce it yet :/ If it happens again, please send a report about this (just open the console and type "report", then add some information about this like "pickaxe suddenly functions as rake") - maybe this helps us to find out what causes this issue ;)

  • Thanks Juggernaut ! But were the reports really about this issue (e.g. pickaxe suddenly acting as rake)? If I understood the reports correctly, the user lost his tool for no apparent reason :wat:

    Yes (pickaxe/rake), happened in game while I was logged in with her. I had her log off and back in and it rectified itself. Told her to submit a report ... and to submit another report if it happened again which she said it did. I suspect it was lag related, her internet was acting up (high ping) when it happened. I also suspect it's a client side issue, I didn't notice the problem while looking at her character, switching back and forth, even trying it myself to see if I had the problem which I never have.

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  • I can confirm this happens sometimes, but unfortunately I wasn't able to reproduce it yet :/ If it happens again, please send a report about this (just open the console and type "report", then add some information about this like "pickaxe suddenly functions as rake") - maybe this helps us to find out what causes this issue ;)

    Thanks, I have just sent in a report. My steel axe is functioning as a rake.

  • Thanks for the reports! Is there a specific situation when this happens? I guess this always happens after changing the tool, is that correct?


    Is the only way to fix this to quit the game (or reconnect to the server)? What happens if you drop the particular item and pick it up again, is it still acting weird then?

    So far it looks like it only happens in multiplayer?

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