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  1. Minecraft (Bedrock codebase)
  2. MCPE-48370

Partial Item Despawn After Death



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: Beta, Beta, Beta, Beta, Beta, 1.12.0, 1.14.30 Hotfix, 1.14.60 Hotfix, 1.16.0, 1.16.1, 1.16.10, 1.16.21, 1.16.20, 1.16.50 Hotfix (iOS), 1.16.40 Hotfix, 1.16.61 (PS4), 1.16.100
    • Fix Version/s: 1.16.100
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      Updated description by [Mod] GoldenHelmet

      Expected Results:

      When a player dies, its items drop at the place of death and can be found by returning to that position (before the 5-minute timer runs out).

      Observed Results:

      When a player dies in certain circumstances, some of its items seem to disappear.

      Steps to reproduce:

      Following are 3 parallel sets of reproduction steps for 3 circumstances that lead to the removal of some of a player's items from the place of death.

      Case A: death while suffocating inside solid blocks

      1. Construct a 1 x 2 x 1 roofed chamber out of solid blocks. Set up a piston on one side that can push the wall in at head level. Connect the piston to a button that is accessible within the chamber.
      2. Equip armor and an offhand item, and put some items in your inventory.
      3. Enter the chamber.
      4. Push the button and wait to suffocate.
      5. Respawn and inspect the place of death. The inventory items will be in the air block where your feet were. The equipped items will be on top of the roof of the chamber.

      Demostration of Case A: Suffocate head in block.mp4

      Case B: death while swimming

      1. Construct a water-filled room with a solid block roof of any thickness.
      2. Equip armor and an offhand item, and put some items in your inventory.
      3. Swim in the block just below the ceiling, and note whether you are facing upward into the ceiling or not.
      4. Die in whatever way you wish.
      5. Respawn and inspect the place of death. If you were facing upward into the ceiling in steps (3)-(4), all of your items will be on the roof. If you were not facing upward, the equipped items will be on top of the roof, and the inventory items will be in the water-filled room.

      Demonstration of Case B, facing upward: Drown facing up into ceiling.mp4

       Demostration of Case B, not facing upward: Drown under ceiling.mp4 Drown 2.mp4

      Case C: death from falling

      1. Construct a platform 1 or 2 blocks thick, several blocks above the ground.
      2. Equip armor and an offhand item, and put some items in your inventory.
      3. Fly or teleport up very high above the platform.
      4. Fall to your death on the platform.
      5. Respawn and inspect the place of death. The equipped items will be on the platform you landed on. The inventory items may be on ground below the platform.
      6. If all items are on the platform, repeat these steps. Inventory items are more likely to fall below the platform when client-server latency is higher (such as when falling from greater elevation and therefore faster, or in a multiplayer game).

      Demonstration of Case C: Items glitch straight down.mp4 Items glitch then spread.mp4


      All 3 cases depend on equipped items and inventory items dropping in different places when a player dies. Inventory items drop at the player’s position, in the same block as its feet (or head when swimming). Equipped items drop at +2Y (the block above the player’s head when standing). I’ll call this “split drops.”

      Case A is a consequence of split drops, and the normal behavior of items in solid blocks.

      Case B is a consequence of split drops, the normal behavior of items in solid blocks, and MCPE-31896.

      Case C is a consequence of split drops and the way the player death algorithm handles client-server latency. It appears that the server determines player death, but the client determines player position for item drops. Upon death from falling, items drop as if the player was positioned anywhere from 3 blocks below to 5 or more blocks above the place of impact. (May relate to MCPE-65094)

      Original Description:

      So I died by drowning. I respawned at the world spawn, and returned to my base in a short amount of time (less than 2 minutes). I then slept to pass the night, and within another minute I was back at the location where I died, however the only item floating on the surface was an iron pickaxe. All of my other items seemed to disappear. I certainly made it back to my items within 5 minutes, and there was still an item left. What happened here? Seed is -1403231618 and the coordinates where this happened are 404, 73, 852.


      Edit 3/7/2020: Unfortunately I don't remember much else from what happened during this incident. I hadn't been playing for more than 40 minutes. I also likely was pushing up against a sand block when I died, as I was trying to get to the surface along the edge of the shore but died pretty far under the water. I don't think I had armor yet, just basic items you can collect quickly in the beginning of the game. I'm thinking shovel, sword, maybe some food, wood, a map, etc. Listed cause of death was drowning. 



      Call for more information

      If you have had this problem, we'd be grateful for your details. Tell us what kind of damage caused your death, whether and what kind of items (armor, tools, weapons, other) were dropped and lost, and what the chat listed as your cause of death. Also, if you can remember, how recently were the disappearing items crafted?


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        6. Drown 1.mp4
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        7. Drown 2.mp4
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        8. Drown facing up into ceiling.mp4
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        9. Drown under ceiling.mp4
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        10. Items glitch straight down.mp4
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        11. Items glitch then spread.mp4
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        12. Items spread (expected).mp4
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        13. Items way above impact location.mp4
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        14. Suffocate head in block.mp4
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        15. The fall.mp4
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        16. The stuff.mp4
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