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When looking at another player or your character in third person, certain angles will cause weapon attachments to become invisible or flicker in and out. {F28091} {F28092} {F28093} {F28094}


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Steps To Reproduce

1 Enter third person with a modified weapon.

2 Pan camera around character at a steady pace to observe attachments becoming invisible and visible again.

Additional Information

Also applies to main menu character screen.

Was tested on M4 and Mosin attachments.

Event Timeline

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would you be able to get me screenshots/videos please of this happening?

This also happens with the gun holster w/ pistol. At certain x angles the gun will vanish/reappear.

Can confirm this graphical issue. Noticed on self when in third person with M4, bipod, scope & picatinny hand guard and stock.

All attachments shimmer for lack of a better word in and out of view. Leaving the person with a weapon without any attachments at all for that split second or two.

Weapon and its attachments are fully functional at all times. Seems only to be graphical.

I had this happen to me with M4 (ACOG, MP handguard) after changing stances from standing (visible attachments when alt-rotating view 3rd person) to crouched (attachments disappeared). Attachments reappeared when weapon was put away and re-drawn for both standing and crouched. Will try to reproduce and take a screenshot.

Purely a graphical issue. File was too large to upload on here so I put it on youtube. Only 23 seconds long. It shows how it ONLY happens on one side of the character. I was the only one who could see the issue. My friends were very close to me and it was not happening as they looked at my gun. Video of it occurring.

My system is all AMD(CPU and GPU) Windows 7 64 bit.

ggdylan added a subscriber: ggdylan.May 8 2016, 1:53 PM

Matt, just pan the camera around your character..

Can confirm issue when panning to right hand side of character

Confirmed. Sometimes it appears and sometimes - dispappears. Maybe because of the light system?

gertona added a subscriber: gertona.May 8 2016, 1:53 PM

It seems like the same issue as the one that makes building textures disappear, it behaves in the same way at least.
For me the issue also happens in first person.
Will try to get a video of it later if i can.

There's a pretty good screenshot of it. That was an M4 with stock, red dot, and mag loaded. It also occurs on the Mosin as well. It seems to happen when you freelook in 3rd person to the far right and occasionally the left.

PongoZ added a subscriber: PongoZ.May 8 2016, 1:53 PM

Mine was fine in the newest version until I added a suppressor, it was nearly transparent and didn't seem correctly attached to the end of the barrel

ThomQ added a subscriber: ThomQ.May 8 2016, 1:53 PM
ThomQ added a comment.Dec 21 2013, 4:52 AM

I can confirm, had the same issue. Same angle also as Smokeshow's youtube video.

wSadek added a subscriber: wSadek.May 8 2016, 1:53 PM

Confirmed, happening sometimes when looking at a right angle.

Confirmed, 0.30.113860.

Confirmed for me as well, certain angles in 3rd person and starts screen.

Bohemia added a subscriber: Bohemia.May 8 2016, 1:53 PM

same here....matt you can see this already for the best example at the youtube video above...sometimes it's really annoying. It happens in main menu too

For me only occurs on servers with pin 200+

app0815 added a subscriber: app0815.May 8 2016, 1:53 PM

buddy noticed this on my bipod attached to a mosin while I was opening and closing the bipod. don't know if opening/closing it caused it but he noticed it at that point.

Optics not showing on the mosin in 3rd person

I found that when you have the bipod and bayonet attached to the mosin and you carry it on your back, panning the camera around in 3rd person view causes those attachments to flicker and dissapear.


Just closed my report for this:

I struggle to understand why Matt Lightfoot would need more information on this issue, all you need to do is have attachments on your weapon and pan around your character in third person with alt-view, it happens 100% of the time no matter what.

Grumpy added a subscriber: Grumpy.May 8 2016, 1:53 PM

I have sometimes seen the texture on buildings flicker in game (switching between levels of detail I suppose), maybe it is related?

Bates added a subscriber: Bates.May 8 2016, 1:53 PM

I can confirm this graphical glitch also. When holding alt (or whatever your 'free look' camera key is) you can pan around your character and sometimes if positioned correctly the attachments on your gun will appear to flicker and then fade to invisible. They are however still present on the gun and reappear when moving again.

I also get this bug. On another player with Mosin rifle and PU scope. Scope disappears at some angles whe viewed from 3rd person. (but didn't recorded it. )

I get complete disappearance of a gun of another player. And also other animation related bugs.

Here is a video:
Disappeared gun is at the end of the video.

+1 for bipod is invisible on m4

Another video just for confirmation:

Also what Switch296 wrote:
«I struggle to understand why Matt Lightfoot would need more information on this issue, all you need to do is have attachments on your weapon and pan around your character in third person with alt-view, it happens 100% of the time no matter what.»
All my friends, on different systems, with different drivers, different OS, different rendering settings etc. get the same bug.

Maybe its already enough info. Give them time, its vacation, Christmas and tons of reports going on. And this is not serious issue affecting gameplay.

confirmed by me, got same issue in 3rd person mode. It depends on char orientation in the world.

Confirmed, uploaded a couple screenshots. No mods taken a few seconds before full mods while 3rd person freelooking and walking up a hill.

iF4G added a subscriber: iF4G.May 8 2016, 1:53 PM
iF4G added a comment.Dec 26 2013, 10:45 PM

some times the scope(confirmed with the M68 CCO Scope) disappears , happened multiple times when aiming and walking through the hangar

Can confirm the same thing happens with me.

Simsung added a subscriber: Simsung.May 8 2016, 1:53 PM

It is only a visual bug, but I can confirm that it happens. If I get a chance I'll get some screenshots too.

It mainly happens while turning the camera around, it shows up under certain angles and dissapears at others.

I can also confirm this. I also see this happen while the weapon is on my back.

It also happens with the holo aimpoint on fnx45

Same happens for me in the intro screen(where your glorious survivor basks in maximum lense flare).
Seems rather random. Eiter I get an M4 with all attachments intact OR an M4 with attachments flickering when I turn my survivor OR just an M4 with nothing attached.

And by nothing attached I mean nothing but the base weapon model: no sights, no magazines, no flashlight, no bipod, no grip or stock.

mintme added a subscriber: mintme.May 8 2016, 1:53 PM

yeah got this issue too.

confirmed, my friend loader keep appearing and disappearing. Look like glitched texture.

happened in rockets livestream, dean did say they know why its happening and will fix it

WARPIG added a subscriber: WARPIG.May 8 2016, 1:53 PM

Confirmed. Sometimes it happens on the main screen too.

Confirmed for me and 2 others.

icedon added a subscriber: icedon.May 8 2016, 1:53 PM
icedon added a comment.Jan 3 2014, 2:29 PM

Happens here, too.

Phugoid added a subscriber: Phugoid.May 8 2016, 1:53 PM

Why is this under "need more info"? I heard Rocket state that the dev team already know why this is happening.

Same issue here. Soon as you mod a weapon. Pan around player. Mods on rifle will disappear.

One of the most annoying bugs in the game, puts me off playing 3rd person servers all together.


Rene added subscribers: Matt, Rene.May 8 2016, 1:53 PM
Rene added a comment.May 19 2014, 4:19 PM

@Matt: It could have something to do with painting the m4 parts. I encountered it several times so I avoid painting it now. I fixed it temporary by verifying the steamcache of DayZ. But it came back later.

Most of it is in the video I linked. If you need timestamps of painting the parts, trying another m4, etc. Let me know. It will take me 15 minutes to do, but I'll do it if needed.

Happened with AKM. Certain gun parts would become invisible when looking in a certain angle, and the PSO-1 scope sometimes duplicates and becomes huge. Uploaded a screenshot of the PSO-1:

The Ticket has the status "need more info" since december. An Update would be nice.

I have not seen this happen on my character for a long time. I believe it to be resolved.

Sometimes I can't see what attachments other people have on their guns but the do not flick on and off like what used to happen you rotate the camera around your character in third person.

I don't know when this happens exactly, but it does happen a lot to me and my friends. You can just relog and they will see your weapon's attachments again, but unless you do that, THEY WONT BE ABLE TO HEAR YOU SHOOTING. It happened to me not to hear people shooting because their attachments were invisible. I ran straight at them and got killed.

cs_wolf added a subscriber: cs_wolf.May 8 2016, 1:53 PM