Yeah they're missing in 1.10, I reported it to CDPR with a proper email to their support team and I had a reply to delete and reinstall the game then the patches then the DLCs. I'm waiting for the patch to download again currently so can't say if it'll work but apparently it doesn't from other users. If not I'll reply to the kind technical support staff's email and let them know it didn't work. But I guess I'll see in about and hour if it works or not
Why does everyone assume that it's a bug? It doesn't affect Geralt. It's probably a feature aimed to increase performance by reducing the number of objects that need to be rendered on screen. I don't care if soldiers and bandits don't have them, but major characters should. If it's indeed a feature and not a bug, we should have the option to toggle it on or off. Something like scabbards on everyone/scabbards on major characters only/scabbards off (or only on Geralt).
Good. This seems to affect only the current player model. I just finished the story again and Ciri has the scabbard when I'm controlling her. As soon as the game switches to Geralt she no longer has it. Strangely enough, she had it again when she handed the sword to Geralt in Nilfgaard ending but only in that moment. This is the weirdest bug ever.It's not a design choice, someone from CDPR emailed me back this afternoon to say they're working on a fix