I've been messing around on Normal mode just to play through the story without leveling past my gear too far (currently a lvl 57 Mechromancer). I've been having fun repeatedly killing Voracidous the Invincible (lvl 30), to see if I can find a legendary class mod (even if it's low level, I just kind of want one because it's shiny).
Every once in a while, Voracidous knocks me backwards and I immediately respawn. I do not take much damage, I do not fall off a cliff, and I do not enter FFYL mode. Even more odd is the fact that as a Mechromancer, I do not even lose my Anarchy stacks which would normally happen upon death. This is apparently a thing that can happen in certain cases when falling off a map, but the battle is kind of in a pit, which would preclude that from happening, unless there's an invisible cliff I'm getting knocked off of.
Is this a known bug that I'm encountering, or am I doing something wrong that causes this?
It's definitely not real damage that I'm taking, since I'm way too overleved to actually be fighting this enemy, it's just for fun and quick farming for low leveled rare items.
After my third or fourth time of this happening over the past few days, my current working theory is that I am getting knocked backwards out of the gate before it closes but after I first attack. I will test this.