So when you raise your axe by pressing space the hitbox is on the right where the axe looks like it is hitting. I don't know if this is a bug or if it's meant to do this, but it doesn't hurt to report it.
- Legacy ID
- Equip and axe
- Raise it by pressing space
- Try to hit something.
I have this problem as well. A simple fix is to hit the space bar which toggles raising your weapon. The ax and other weapons will swing normally if they are in the lowered position. This can be very annoying, because to have your flashlight shine straight ahead you need it raised, but your ax will not swing forward in this position.
This problem is fixed by setting a button to ready / unready weapons. I use 3rd mouse button to set for this initiative.
The issue is there are 2 stage of readiness .. holding weapon in hands and actually "prepared holding", there is also using right mouse for sight view.
It would be nicce however if you didn't have a separate button to "undo" the left click "nofire" prep stage. Or simply remove the capability from the mouse at all because it does cause problems.
You can also "glitch yourself out of this by switching weapons from melee to ranged fire. But it's fickle. Like a "glitch" fixing a poorly designed keyboard/mouse mapping issue.