My male character has become a female and the joined players female character has become a male.
Hosting with PS5, Joined player uses PS4 pro. Playing online (obviously),
Interface: Crosshair and Item highlighting = on.
Gameplay: Tutorial = On, Auto Walk = Off, Camera View Mode = First Person.
Animals: Wildlife = Default.
Environment: Volumetric Cloud = On.
Hosting Private Session.
Set Difficulty = Normal
Gender Selection = Originally Male (host) & Female (joined player). Suddenly swapped.
World = Existing day 25
Permadeth = Off
Wildlife = Default
Steps / Issue
I have 4 online saves with different people that I play (1 per slot) with and the darndest thing happened. I had been playing with a friend on slot1 and the next day I went to play with a different friend on slot2, which I do on a regular bases (swapping slots to continue a progress with specific people that I play with).
When I loaded in yesterday, I was no longer a male character (which I had been from the start). I thought, that’s odd, something must have gone wrong today since I never play as a female. When the joined player came in, they were no longer a female character, but a male. My confusion hightened and so did the joined player seeing themselves as a male in the invite screen. She asked, “did they change anything, looks like I’m standing on the wrong side or something”. I said no, I think you’re a man and I’m a woman.
I said, well I can’t explain it, but we seem to have swapped genders, I think something went wrong, but maybe when we load in, we’ll be ourselves again. However, to our dismay, she was a man and I was a female. Really odd since we voicechat while we play and you’re looking at a man speaking in a womens voice and vice versa, but we thought, whatever.
For a brief moment, I thought to myself, “did I load the wrong save?” But I had not, since all our items and the watercraft we built were fine and where we had left them and our inventory was correct, even the base was correct. Just our Genders had swapped. I quickly said, well, lets quit and start over, so I closed the game and reloaded only to find that nothing had changed. I even tried loading a different slot and then coming back and there was no change still.
That I know of, there’s no way to change your Gender mid game (only when you’re first setting things up), so I don’t know how we’re having this gender identity crysis on our 25th day aniversary of survival.
Is there anything anyone can do to help us remedy this issue? It only seems to have affected slot2 of my online saves. As intersting a dynamic as this throws into my gameplay, I don’t like a different gender being forced upon me against my will.
Your attention is appreciated.