Disappearing reapers

I have never experienced this before, not even after fights with multiple tanks and runners where the physics were pushing the games limits. I have had terrible luck with reapers in this world, but I spent roughly and hour and thirty minutes to two hours trying to kill this reaper. He was about to do his final thermobaric blast so I lit him up and killed him myself so I could get the better loot. This was a very tense moment for me because the previous reaper I had killed blew himself up and I got jackshit from it. I had successfully killed him, his falling animation and explosion had played. The exact moment its body had hit the ground, it despawned, it was not popping in and out of existence either, it just disappeared completely. I don’t expect any advice as the game has autosaved by now and im not going to reap the benifits of my labor, but I just want someone to understand my frustration.

TLDR, I grinded my ass off to kill a reaper, just for its body to disappear instantly after I killed it.

disappearing Rivals. i was looking for rivals and 2 are not spawning in Forest Region.

Check the other regions. You could have rivals that has taken a sightseeing tour. I have rivals from forest in the South and marshland rivals that are now in the forest and so on.

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ty i will look around

This same thing happened to me last night. Me and my buddy spent all of our time and ammo to kill the reaper. Then it just suddenly disappeared… we got nothing for it, not even the EXP for defeating it. It was really frustrating and honestly depressing. Had to get off of the game after we tried searching for the body for a solid 20 minutes.

Hopefully there’s a reason this happened so I can avoid doing it again. I saw someone said the reaper will despawn if the region threat level drops too low. So maybe killing it made the level drop too low? Causing it to despawn? Sound ridiculous to me…

Also note, this was my first reaper experience. So I’m not exactly looking forward to the next

Id you mean its body just randomly vanished after it died, it could be the same issue as machines spawning in and out of existence aroubd control Points, it normally reappears after a few seconds or if you return to the area.

Reapers also do not despawn until killed, and the body will remain until you log out of the game so whoever has been saying that reapers despawn when under region level 21 is lying about it.

I’ve seen a couple that disappear for a moment then come right back. But not for the reaper last night. It was just gone. There for a moment, then gone.

And we searched all around the area for it afterwards too. I know the bodies will sometimes get pushed around. But we just saw it straight up disappear.

Edit: we also tried fast traveling back and forth a few times after we couldn’t find it. Still didn’t work