If riding as a gunner in a vehicle and holding down your zoom in button while not in optics, if you then hit your optics button, you will be locked to full zoom and be unable to zoom out. This bug was present in Arma 2 as well.
- Legacy ID
Get in vehicle as gunner.
Endure that you are no in your optics.
Hold your zoom button (Rmb in default) and continue to hold.
Press your button to go into optics.
Release zoom button.
At this point you will be able to switch out of optics, but unable to zoom out until disconnecting from the server and reconnecting.
I've had this problem, but have been unable to find a way to stop the stuck zoom. Changing to a new vehicle will fix it but that's not always an option.
Definite steps to reproduce this issue:
- get into hunter OR IFRIT with hmg or gmg,
- move to gunner position.
- while holding "lock or zoom" (right click or bound to any other key), activate the gun camera.
You will need to bind "lock or zoom" or "optics" in a way that allows you to press "optics" while already holding "lock or zoom".
observe that gun cam is now zoomed in completely and can not be zoomed out.
This issue has been around since Arma 1.
It affects all vehicle positions that allow the zoom to be smoothly increased/decreased (and the zoom holds at that level). Positions with stepped zoom levels are not affected.
I can confirm that this is still an issue. Even if "zoom temporary" is mapped to other keys, pressing Zoom Temporary immediately after pressing the key to enter the gun camera/sight will cause a state of being permanently zoomed all the way in.
I know of a few other people that also have this issue.
This is always reproducible. Even in single player with no mods.
I was stucked in different zoom positions in my last multiplayer games...
seemed random when it happens.
after some tries i could get out again.
first i thought it was connection and server issues, but my connection is ok, and the eutw servers are good too.
I repeated myself here https://feedback.bistudio.com/T126258
More details. The optical sight is jammed at maximum resolution. Occurs with some optical sights on turrets and cars, where there is a smooth zoom.
This happens when the 3D view is turned on + the "temporary zoom" key is clamped and the "optics" key is pressed.
After the optical sight is stuck at maximum magnification, it is impossible to return the functionality of changing the multiplicity on the optical sight, in the equipment where it happened.
Steps To Reproduce
editor create a hunter (strider) with a machine gun (grenade launcher), or any stationary turret .... sit in the place of the arrow turn on the view from the third person press and hold the key - "temporary increase" press the key - "optical sight" try changing the magnification of the optical sight (+ \ -)