Posting this again, as a new topic because I’ve seen zero response of any sort, and it’s becoming an increasingly frequent problem.
Originally it was The Baby Maker ++. Then I had problems with Ruby’s Wrath. Then it was another gun, and another. Just in the last two hours, I’ve had failure to reload on three different pistols and an SMG running campaign and in Slaughterstar 3000. It seems more frequent when I am not hosting a match but it also happens solo, playing alone, and has caused me deaths even in FFYL mode. It’s happened on every character now. This is not an out of ammo situation. This is not a single character problem. This is not a single weapon or even a single class of weapon. This is not a failure to load due to objects being too close when pressing X (which should never happen but also is an issue). Cycling the weapon does not always resolve the situation. Sometimes they have to be completely unequipped before they will reload and that is not always a viable option without incurring death as a result. Sometimes, jamming X repeatedly will get it to finally reload, and sometimes it doesn’t. I can’t cause it to happen on demand, but it is happening a lot more frequently (as of today). It started around the second week of the Bloody Harvest and hasn’t stopped.
As a “Looter Shooter,” a weapon failing to load is a major issue. You cannot shoot if a weapon will not reload, and subsequently, there will be no loot.
I would post a video of it but the “trim” function on Xbox is crap, has been crap since day one. I have (and others too) reported it to Microsoft for years (it’s still an issue) and it is preventing me from making a manageable file size that would be appropriate to post. But that is another ticket on another site for a different company to deal with, which brings us to -
Secondarily, someone at Gearbox should put a bug in Microsoft’s ear and tell them they need to integrate bug reporting directly from within the game. This would make it so bug reports would originate right from inside the game environment. Gamertag, email associated with the account, screenshots, video, even system version, file dumps, etc could all be “auto included” with the bug reports streamlining the process for gamers and providing much better and much more in-depth information to game companies. It would be a massive quality of life improvement for gamers and there’s little ability for me to state how much of a boon this would be to Gearbox and other gaming companies.
As a note, trying to report this, the effort and time I’ve spent to post this and the subsequent failure trying to get the video I captured even uploaded anyplace world viewable has taken me out of the game for well over an hour. If there was an effective bug reporting method like what I outline above it would take at most minutes and generate potentially actionable information for all parties involved. This lengthy post would not be here and I would probably be a lot more frustration-free and maybe, enjoying the game instead of typing out enough words to nearly qualify as a small article.