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Items temporarily disappearing when dropped on the ground.
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Whenever I drop an item on the ground, by dragging it from my inventory into the vicinity, it vanishes completely from view in the world and in the UI for about a minute or two and then it reappears where it was dropped. This happened to me inside and outside in various locations.


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Steps To Reproduce

Drag an item from anywhere in your inventory on to the floor.

Additional Information

It appears to be falling through the floor. If I drop an item from the first floor of a building, it will appear floating in the air on the ground floor. Then sometime later it pops back up. I think I had a similar thing happen when I dragged something from the vicinity and immediately put it back in the vicinity, but I'm not sure if this was the same deal.

Event Timeline

Redtama edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Dec 19 2013, 2:29 AM
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Redtama set Category to category:items.
Redtama set Reproducibility to Always.
Redtama set Severity to None.
Redtama set Resolution to Duplicate.
Redtama set Legacy ID to 116670997.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM

Happens to me a lot, latest item I lost was a whole medikit, I just wanted to take a look inside to see if there are any bloodtests and, bam, it`s gone.

fluxley added a subscriber: fluxley.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM

Happened twice last night, with a first aid kit and a protector case, moving away from the area and back again brought the items back both times.

Locations where the store in stary sobor and the military building far north of the NWAF.

3nvy added a subscriber: 3nvy.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM
3nvy added a comment.Dec 19 2013, 1:10 PM

Did you check your desync? That happen to me too, when i was having 100k desync lol

Orich added a subscriber: Orich.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM
Orich added a comment.Dec 19 2013, 3:20 PM

This can happen in barns if you make certain items (like bloodbag + IV kit) on the 2nd wooden floor either side ... it will drop through the floor or just disappear.

Naed added a subscriber: Naed.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM
Naed added a comment.Dec 19 2013, 4:51 PM

This has happened to me multiple times on Windows 8 64 bit as well

Have had the same problem

Saw a fresh spawn at balota and wanted to give him my handgun, but it disappeared. Then same thing with a hatcet

Also confirmed. Happened to me with a backpack and a pair of pants.

marsk added a subscriber: marsk.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM

The same problem. But I think some days ago it wasn't happenig.

Same thing.. wish iknew it returned after time.. damnit.

GIJoe added a subscriber: GIJoe.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM

happens to me too.
Just to let you know, instead of dropping medikit/ammo box etc on the ground, just put it in your hands and you will be able to take anything inside without put it on the ground.

I'm finding it really hard to put things in people's back packs, the symbol isn't coming up an would make trading so much easier.

I've noticed fruit and Soda Pop drinks spawn instantly when you drop them but everything else takes about 10-12 seconds to appear on the floor.

Rusk added a subscriber: Rusk.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM
Rusk added a comment.Dec 22 2013, 9:37 AM

Lost a battery to this. Mostly they just appear on the ground after a while but when doing it in front of the camo building in Kabanino the item (battery) never appeared.

Akael added a subscriber: Akael.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM
Akael added a comment.Dec 22 2013, 4:19 PM

I found that if I was putting the ammo or first aid boxes on the floor it would take 20 seconds to appear each time, seems consistent. I put them into hands now as it's faster, though you can only see the first 6 slots.

Happens to me also with alot of different items. Have tested with all ammo, various cans of food, soda's, canteens, first aid kits and random other items.

Joker added a subscriber: Joker.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM
Joker added a comment.Dec 23 2013, 2:22 AM

This is due to the server desyncing itself, not so much the individual player desyncing. This mostly happens on lower-end servers that cannot properly keep up and process data with the number of players on at the moment, or which have been running for too long without a restart.

This is something that has existed since the mod on Arma 2. It isn't so much a bug as it is just unoptimized servers.

Happens to me too, but I guess there is a connection between the quality of the item and the time it takes to appear. I drop my prestine case -> it instant appears on the ground. I drop a badly damaged one -> it takes about 30 sec. to appear on the ground.

Unknown Object (User) added a subscriber: Unknown Object (User).May 8 2016, 2:34 PM
Unknown Object (User) added a comment.Dec 23 2013, 4:21 PM

Just happened to me. Dropped a helmet and couldn't find it, so I went out of the house and back in, and it was there.

Bohemia added a subscriber: Bohemia.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM

Delay of around 1-2 minutes. Same.

This seems to happen with ALL objects, containers, weapons, food, ammo. I think it's just a server performance issue.

Pretty serious though

sandsou added a subscriber: sandsou.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM

Sometimes it will never appear. I got my cooking pot, gas stove and gas canister bugged once when I put them on the ground floor inside a 2-stories high orange house, and can never find them.

noisex added a subscriber: noisex.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM

It happens everytime, I've always thought about lag.

app0815 added a subscriber: app0815.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM

that is a server issue I believe

Happen to me inside of a building and would only happen inside buildings, Particularly ones that are above ground level.

icedon added a subscriber: icedon.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM
icedon added a comment.Jan 3 2014, 2:28 PM

Seems to be desyn or lag - On good servers (or servers with less population) items appears directly on the ground.

WARPIG added a subscriber: WARPIG.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM
momo91 added a subscriber: momo91.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM
momo91 added a comment.Feb 6 2014, 8:34 PM

this has happened to me with many items including full ammo boxes

Snow added a comment.Jan 21 2014, 4:51 PM

Confirmed. Does seem to happen randomly, doesn't matter if i'm playing on a high population or low population server. Happens inside buildings but also outside on the ground. When i'm on the first floor of a building, I can see it just below the ceiling on the ground floor. After some time(1-2 minutes) the item reappears above the ceiling/ground.

Juljan added a subscriber: Juljan.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM

Confirmed. I already lost several items while dropping them on the ground in some buildings. They never reappeared on the ceiling.

I had this happen last night in a jail building. Placed a ammo box on the floor between the upstairs bunks. It "disappeared". I went down to the ground floor and the ammo box was there. I have also had items disappear on the ground floor of barns.

TripX7 added a subscriber: TripX7.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM

Can confirm. Sometimes I drop things and they never reappear. In the firehouse for example, objects i drop on the second floor will reappear on the first.

Kira added a subscriber: Kira.May 8 2016, 2:34 PM
Kira added a comment.Feb 24 2014, 11:02 AM


This is a duplicate report, please refer to: #1074 for further information and development.

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