Update vom 11. April 2021: We were happy too soon: After the developers of People Can Fly assumed that the new patch would reduce the risk of an inventory wipe for outriders, the glitch is back, according to numerous players’ voices – and apparently more aggressive than ever.
Among other things, there are numerous posts on Reddit from unhappy fans who still lose their loot or even a second time due to this glitch: Legendary weapons or armor are not safe from the game error, which is currently causing enormous frustration in the gaming community.
Player frustration: Wolphoenix
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Developers promise an early solution: At this point in time, the problem with the inventory bug and lost loot of Outriders has not yet been resolved. The People Can Fly employees promise, howeverthat fixing the error is currently “the highest priority” for you. For more information, fans should keep an eye on the developers’ official Reddit channel. At the moment it remains to be seen when a fix for the glitch will finally hit.
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Affected players should get their loot back: Furthermore, it is still in the room that the developers of Outriders want to bring back lost armor and weapons – even if there is a catch. How People Can Fly already on Reddit explained, only the strongest or most valuable (i.e. epic and legendary) items are restored. It is also possible that returned items do not have the same values as those that were lost.
All information about the big patch, what changes in the Trickster and Technomancer classes and what other changes the update brings with it, can be found in our detailed report on the subject:
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Original message: A particularly nasty bug haunts Outriders right now: Numerous players report that their inventory is suddenly empty. The missing equipment cannot be restored either – and you may lose many hours of farm.
In a grind-heavy loot shooter like Outriders, such a mistake is hard to forgive, after all, your equipment is one of the most important things in the game. No wonder that the anger of the players is currently unloading on Reddit and Co.
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We summarize what is known about the error so far and how the developers intend to solve the problem.
What is known about the inventory wipe bug?
What exactly is the bug doing? The mistake deletes your inventory, most of the time all your equipment is gone. It is particularly annoying that the item warehouse is also affected for many players. So it doesn’t necessarily help to put your legendary items in the stash.
Who is affected? Inventory bug reports come from all platforms, including PC and consoles. It can affect players of all levels and world levels.
When does it occur? According to an official statement from the developers, this is not yet exactly known. From the reports of those affected, however, it can be deduced that it is related to connection errors. For example, if Outriders crashes while you are joining another player, your inventory will not load properly and may disappear as a result. Most often the bug seems to occur in co-op mode, but there have also been reports of solo players standing in front of their almost naked Outrider after launch.
Is there a fix or workaround? Unfortunately, we have only bad news here. So far there is no known solution for the bug, your deleted inventory has disappeared for the time being. In Outriders you cannot load any previous saved games either, as it only runs via an online connection and autosave. Editor Peter has a clear opinion on this:
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The good news is that the developers are working on the bug. They also promise that the items can be restored, either via individual customer support or via a backend restore. However, no details about the implementation or the schedule are known yet.
Other known bugs: Outriders is struggling with serious technical problems, among other things the servers keep falling to their knees. Another bug isn’t quite as annoying as missing loot, but it’s still annoying: Sometimes your HUD disappears. You can find the solution to this error in the linked article.
Have you already been affected by the inventory wipe? If so, when and how exactly did the bug occur? Let us know in the comments!