So like the title says, my max carry weight gets reduced when I enter my Botherhood of Steel Power Armor. My strength pre-power armor equip is a 7, after I put the power armor on it goes up to a 12.....But my max carry weight actually decrease by a decent amount instead of increasing as it should. My carry weight goes from 480 to 472, THAT'S A WHOLE GUN! Is there some kind of variable that once it hits a threshold it decreases instead of increases?
The only thing I can think of is that if you are wearing a lot of "Pocketed" armor pieces before you start using Power Armor, you would be giving up the extra carrying capacity that the Pocketed mod offers (30 total if you have both arms, both legs, and chest pieces "Pocketed"). But the increase in carrying capacity due to the Power Armor strength upgrade should outweigh that. Perhaps the strength boost from Power Armor doesn't affect encumbrance the same way it would if you were to add a SPECIAL point to strength?
I'd like to add that all legendary mods on armor will not take affect.
At least for me, before power armor I have 11s 5p 11e 8c 8i 3a and 5l. After entering said x01 power armor my stats become 10s 5p 5e 6c 7i 3a 5l.
As you can see my strength was limited to 10 and all other specials went to my defaults: 5 perception, 5 endurance, and 6 charisma. This is strange considering the armor is still "equipped" when in power armor.
The only conclusion I have is that all legendary add-ons from armor are lost upon entering power armor. This could be due to a few things:
- A mod that adds the ability to add legendary perks to power armor causing the player armor to be overridden
- Maybe it technically un-equips all your armor upon entering, even though it still says equipped
- Maybe it's just a bug that they never noticed