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Outriders inventory wipe bug continues to ruin players’ games


Even those who haven’t been affected don’t want to continue playing (Pic: People Can Fly)

People Can Fly has patched Outriders but it has failed to remove an awful bug that’s wiping hours’ worth of progress.

Outriders certainly had something of a rough launch. Connection issues prevented many from being able to play the game at first and a nasty bug has been deleting entire inventories.

Developer People Can Fly has been working to fix these issues and, at first, it looked like things had mostly been resolved. The PC and PlayStation 4 versions were patched not too long ago, and a PlayStation 5 patch went up this morning (a patch for the Xbox versions is still in progress).

Unfortunately, it’s been reported that the aforementioned inventory wipe bug has persisted, with many unlucky players claiming that they have lost tens of hours’ worth of progress and grinding.

‘Since the recent patch we have seen an increase in reports of this issue – resolving the inventory wipe is our top priority and will remain so until fixed,’ writes People Can Fly on Reddit.

It reiterates that it intends to restore lost inventories in the future, but not without some caveats. For example, restored items may not have the same stats that they had when they were lost.

Judging by some of the responses on Twitter, players are at a tipping point, with many openly expressing their anger with the situation and others making unfavourable comparisons to Anthem and Cyberpunk 2077 when they launched.

Currently, there’s no timeline for when players can expect the bug to be fixed or for inventories to be restored. Ideally, People Can Fly can get this resolved soon because the longer it’s left like this, the more players it risks losing.

Outriders is available on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Stadia.

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