I don’t know if this is a bug or not, but when my hearthlings die away from my settlement, they will drop their loot. But because these items were already mine, other hearthlings will try to go and pick these items, and I can’t stop them from doing this, leading to gamebreaking situations. For instance, some of my footman went to a goblin camp and died, dropping all their items. The new footman and the worker hearthlings keep trying to go and get these items back, getting into the goblin camp and dying on the process.
Steps to reproduce:
- Let a soldier or hearthling with loot die
- The hearthlings will automatically try to get the items
- Since the items are not marked as loot you can’t stop them