Not sure if anyone else has had this happen to them, but when doing the stf's, everyone loses team and you cannot claim any option rewards!!
This has happened a number of times in pugs and private matches, and is not limited to all feds or mixed factions.
Do not see any point in reporting it as a bug as they never get any response, so I am here....
you actually can claim your rewards at the end of the mission. The only time I've seen you can't is if you rolled for it before you 'lost' your team. Afterwards they seem to be rewarding individually again
You cannot willingly disband from the automatic team created at the start of an STF though. Only if you are struck by this bug prior to completing the optional, re-team, and then disband in hopes of scoring the loot for yourself.
Teams always disband towards the end of the STF because this bug happens on virtually every STF now. It's not anyone trying to scam you, except maybe Cryptic trying to scam you of a good gaming experience.
have any of the devs indicated that they are aware of this issue? It's terribly annoying to be without a team during bossfights... especially in infected when someone drops in the plasma and you can't find them...
"OK, you managed to do the whole map by teamwork and cooperation... now let's see if you can take out the boss without knowing what your team is doing!"