Scorchbeast just toasted me and when I tried to respawn I for the message “Can’t respawn while overencumbered”. There was no point on the map where I could respawn, not even with my team. Is this a bug or am I missing something? Really angry, lost a load of stuff it seems 🙁
A note from Bethesda. In the 4 December patch update this will be fixed.
We’ve resolved an issue affecting players who die while overencumbered that only allowed them to Respawn at Vault 76. Now, overencumbered players will be able to respawn at the nearest discovered Map Marker.
This is understood to be a bug, and a pretty irritating one at that. The first major patch is about to drop on 19 November which addresses bugs and with any luck this will be one of the fixes.
If it happens, leave the game completely and log back in but it likely means all the stuff you dropped on death will not be retrievable.