Outriders Devs Are Working On Inventory Wipe Fix For Affected Players
If you lost your gear due to a bug, the Outriders team is going to try to restore it.
Outriders encountered server issues in its first few days online and some of the attempts to correct the problem didn't work initially. Now, another issue--inventory wipes--has been affecting some players, causing them to lose the gear they worked so hard to get. The development team is working to prevent this from happening and is also looking to restore the inventories for anyone who experienced a wipe. [Update: a new patch for Outriders is out now that addresses the inventory wipe situation]
IMPORTANT NEWS:— Outriders (@Outriders) April 11, 2021
Earlier today we applied additional preventative measures on to our servers to guard against any Inventory Wipes.
These are reducing the occurrence of this issue, but we are continuing to lock in additional countermeasures.
In a series of posts on Twitter, the Outriders team said it had taken "additional preventative measures" on its servers to prevent future inventory wipes and that it's seeing it happen less frequently. It also recommended force-closing your game and restarting it if you see something is missing, and said it's looking to restore gear for anyone who lost it.
A Reddit thread provides more-detailed information on how gear will be restored. It will take place as a massive one-off restoration at a to-be-determined date, with valuable Epic and Legendary gear getting restored. Any gear you lost that was in a lower tier will probably not be restored, and the items might have slightly different stats.
"While we are trying our hardest to make things right, we unfortunately cannot make guarantees for the specifics of the above or the timeline of this, as we may run into technical difficulties that delay our work," the development team added.
These setbacks certainly have, at times, limited players' ability to enjoy the game, but Outriders has thus far received a positive response for its mix of looting and shooting that seems to understand what makes that formula successful. In GameSpot's Outriders review, Phil Hornshaw praised its use of cover-shooting and fantasy-style powers along with its endgame activities.