Disabling LoadCharacterAppearance Crashes Game on Playtest 100% of the Time

Reproduction Steps

Step 1. Load studio
Step 2. Disable LoadCharacterAppearance
Step 3. Play Solo
Step 4. Crash

Expected Behavior

The game to not crash whenever LoadCharacterAppearance is disabled.

Actual Behavior

The game crashes whenever LoadCharacterAppearance is disabled.


Placing a StarterCharacter into StarterPlayer works fine and has similar behavior, however LoadCharacterAppearance was simpler as this was just a toggle.

Issue Area: Studio
Issue Type: Crashing
Impact: Moderate
Frequency: Constantly
Date First Experienced: 2022-10-21
Date Last Experienced: 2022-10-22


Are you by chance using the beta feature “Strafing Animations”


This fixed it for me, and I was having the same issue. Much obliged

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Having the same issue, I disable LoadCharacterAppearence in most of my games since they have custom loadouts and it just kept crashing.

Thanks this fixed it

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Thanks for your feedback!
The fix for this will go live with the next release.
For now, if you need to disable StarterPlayer.LoadCharacterAppearance, you must not have the Strafing Animations beta feature enabled.


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This was fixed! Thanks @preacher_online

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