To address issues around how Arrows work in game we have hotfixed The Long Dark to v1.55 .
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CHANGELIST v1.55 
[ALL] Fixed issue where Arrows could deflect off surfaces incorrectly.
[ALL] Fixed issue where Arrows could be pushed through the ground.
[ALL] Fixed issue where Arrows could become stuck in mid-air.
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