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Plate carrier doubles in weight when drenched (1.09)
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It seems like the water weight gain system is just a static multiplier on total weight. My plate carrier (contents: glock with ammo in holster, 3 grenades, various other stuff filling the other slots) got drenched in rain, and its weight in the details tooltip was 28kg. IIRC, without water, the weight is something like 14-16kg? The plate carrier is obviously not capable of retaining 12 liters of water; the max water content of it should be FAR lower, maybe 1-2 kg. 2x weight sounds about right for clothing, but for stuff like the plate carrier where most of the mass isn't absorbent, this is way off.


Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Operating System Version
Steps To Reproduce
  • Wear full plate carrier, most slots occupied
  • Stand in rain for a while
  • Watch as the weight climbs to ~30kg

Event Timeline

The plate carrier by itself with no attachments weighs 24kg when drenched.

This appears to be fixed in 1.10; I haven't seen a plate carrier get to the same high weight in rain. That said, the amount of mass growth is probably still a bit too much; the Cordura or similar material in a plate carrier like that shouldn't absorb more than 2L of water maximum.