Outriders Inventory Wipe Glitch: Everything You Need to Know
By Jack O'Dwyer
The Outriders Inventory Wipe glitch has been at the forefront of issues plaguing new and old players, alike.
There's nothing worse than losing all your items in a game where progress is centered around no only how you wield you gear, but how your gear buffs you in return. A good item can make or break a player's build. So, it only follows that a bug like this one would be nothing short of devastating.
Here's everything there is to know about the Outriders Inventory Wipe glitch and what's being done about it as of the patch release on April 10.
Outriders Inventory Wipe Glitch
Right off the bat—there's no way for players to individually fix the issue when it occurs. It stems from an error that flags once the game crashes during a live multiplayer session. There is currently no explanation as to exactly why this keeps happening. We assume, if there was, the issue likely would have been fixed by now.
While People Can Fly (PCF) has mostly ironed out the bugs with multiplayer crossplay as of the latest patch, the inventory wipe still remains. In fact, according to player reports, the update actually might have made it worse.
"Since the recent patch we have seen an increase in reports of this issue," Square Enix wrote on the game's live Reddit mega-thread of problems, "...resolving the inventory wipe is our top priority and will remain so until fixed."
Here's hoping this is a "worse before it gets better" situation.
Fortunately, PCF is working hard on a fix and a full inventory restoration for affected players. Those looking to help by offering their own anecdote of the situation can do so on the associated "Inventory Wipe Gather Thread" post in the Outriders subreddit.
Several other issues were resolved with the last patch, as well, including problems with the HUD, players getting stuck, other unrelated crashes, and more. The patch notes can be found on the Post Launch Dev Updates post in the Outriders subreddit. Players can check the status of the game before logging in by checking the official status site.