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Ballistic helmet regenerating quality
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This has only happened once, but then it's the only time I've been shot in the head.

I was shot wearing a pristine ballistic helmet and went unconscious. When I woke up, I noticed the texture on the helmet had changed, and it displayed as "badly damaged".

Some time later, maybe 15 minutes, while still in the same server session, I realized the helmet texture was back to normal and the status displayed as pristine again.

This may not be 100% related to the helmet, but it's the item I noticed it in, and I dropped everything else that became ruined when I was hit.


Legacy ID
Have Not Tried
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Wear pristine ballistic helmet.
  1. Get shot in the head and survive.
  1. Notice damaged helmet.
  1. Wait a few minutes, check helmet status again.

Event Timeline

JackDant set Category to category:items.
JackDant set Reproducibility to Have Not Tried.
JackDant set Severity to None.
JackDant set Resolution to Duplicate.
JackDant set Legacy ID to 3999820366.May 8 2016, 5:08 PM
JackDant added a subscriber: JackDant.

According to this:

Punching damage fixes helmets. Since I believe I took zombie hits between the helmet being damaged, and noticing the "pristine" status, I think that's what triggers the bug.

sg3 added a subscriber: sg3.May 8 2016, 5:08 PM
sg3 added a comment.Feb 20 2014, 11:27 PM

Can confirm this. Tried it multiple times. Works always.

So you can beat bullet dents out of your ballistic helmet like beating dents out of a fender...? sweet.

Netsec added a subscriber: Netsec.May 8 2016, 5:08 PM

Confirming. Had my badly damaged ballistic helm mysteriously go pristine. Didn't realize it happened when a zombie hit it.

R834 added a subscriber: R834.May 8 2016, 5:08 PM
R834 added a comment.Mar 1 2014, 8:49 PM

This has been reported previously - make sure to search before opening new issues.

Closing as duplicate of #0008259

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