I just crafted my first medkit! I'm so proud! I opened my radial menu to check that it was there like it's supposed to be and it was. I'm the proud owner of a single flare, and a single medkit. Yay me right?

Post this monumental achievement, I noticed that after opening the radial menu I had accidentally selected my flare and am now holding it in my right hand. Now its taking up space on my screen and bothering me. Is there a way to empty my hand of an item? (without using it or dropping it on the ground)

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    I haven't found one. Especially annoying since before you get the medkit, your only possession is a flare and it's easy to mistakenly pop it off and waste it.
    – Dan C
    Oct 9, 2014 at 14:44
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    I've found a workaround, but it's a workaround and not a 'real' solution. After you get the revolver, you can scroll down on your mouse and it will put the flare away and re-equip your revolver. Since the revolver isn't shown on the screen unless your actively aiming at something, this sort of works. (Not sure how you would do this on console)
    – Ender
    Oct 9, 2014 at 15:44
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    @Ender on console you hold B and select revolver from a radial menu.
    – Keith
    Oct 9, 2014 at 15:53

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There's no way to empty your hands, you just have to select something else from the radial menu.

This seems a bit of a design oversight, but it only lasts a level or so before you pick up the revolver and that becomes the default thing in your hands.

It's annoying, but I suspect that they didn't bother with a 'deselect' mechanic because players would only need it for about a level or so, meaning that it would only add confusion.


If you load your last save, then you'll resume with nothing in your hands. So find a save point, save, then load current save. Voila, empty hands.

  • I wish I had more than one upvote to give, this is a great idea.
    – Ender
    Oct 15, 2014 at 0:46

Tap L1 and you put away your selected item

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