I had a 30 round magazine of 5.56mm ammo attached to my M4A1. I also had another clip of 5.56mm ammo in a 10 round magazine in my inventory. My inventory was also completely full at this point. I was attempting to close a gate when I accidentally hit the reload action. After reloading, I noticed that my 30 round clip had disappeared from my inventory and I had an empty inventory slot (the place where my 10-round clip had occupied).
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- Have Not Tried
- Have a full inventory. A 30 round 5.56mm magazine attached to an M4A1 in your hands. A 10 round 5.56mm magazine in your inventory.
- Reload the weapon
- Look in your surroundings, no magazine is present.
I would agree, except I did stay within the vicinity in order to check if it would show up for quite some time. I understand why it's happening, I just think it should have fallen to the ground instead of vanishing. I stuck around for at least two minutes looking for that clip. So unless there was an incredibly long delay in the item showing up again, I think it would be considered a glitch.
Its because your inventory was full.
When you reloaded you took the 10 round magazine which only requires one square of inventory space, the 30 round magazine takes 2 inventory spaces.
So when you removed the 30 round from your weapon there was no room in your back pack and therefore was dropped on the ground by default.
Combine this with the bug thats causes item drops to take up to a minute to show on your screen and you probably never saw it drop.
Not a glitch itself, just a misunderstanding of the game mechanics.
This has been reported previously - remember to search before opening new issues.
Closing as duplicate of #0000547: Reloading without inventory space destroys clip/magazine
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