I have four weapons equipped at the moment: wrench, pistol, machine gun, and shotgun. Now I've killed the first Rosie Big Daddy, and it dropped its Rivet Gun. When I point at the Rivet Gun as in the screenshot its name is displayed suggesting it's a recognized object that might possibly be looted, and from what I've read that should be the case.

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However, when I press E (or any other key) nothing seems to happen, as if I can't interact with this object at all.

What's going on? Can I actually loot this item now? Do I have too many (4) weapons equipped at the same time? Can I drop some to pick up this one?

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Wiki says:

Because of its massive size and weight, the Rivet Gun cannot be wielded by a human such as Jack.

Perhaps you looted it already and just didn't notice? Or do you have to unlock U-Invents before you can loot it, since its primary items are crafting components?

Wiki says:

Starting with Arcadia, the player begins finding various new items when looting and searching, as well as finding the first U-Invent machine for using these items.

I assume the phenomenon you experienced is what it's trying to say. "Certain new container types and loot are unlocked."

  • Oh alright, I don't know how I missed that part. I thought I could pick up and use the actual gun. Guess not.
    – yannbane
    Commented May 23, 2021 at 8:51
  • @yannbane I recently started playing and I couldn't pick up the rivet gun.
    – n00dles
    Commented May 26, 2021 at 13:59

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