People Can Fly has announced that players who lost their items due to the game’s now-patched inventory wipe glitch will get a pretty nice reward to make up for the inconvenience.On Reddit, a spokesperson explained that items previously wiped will be returned with “the same attribute combinations but with God Roll values. This means that these items will be at least the same if not better quality than the originally lost items.”
On top of that, those items will be returned at your character’s highest possible equip level, and takes your World Tier and Challenge Tier into consideration, meaning you won’t be given back a weapon that’s immediately out-of-date for your progress.
For those who lost items and whose characters were made unplayable in the process, all lost legendaries, all lost equipped items, and 20 other items (ordered by rarity) will be restored. Completed Accolades will also be restored.
There’s currently no date on when the restoration will take place, but the developer says “we are working to an ‘ASAP’ schedule and fully understand how disappointing it is to not yet have your items back today.”
Outriders has released an inventory wipe prevention patch on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, and also confirmed that the item restoration process is still a top priority and will be the full focus when this patch proves to be successful.
Announced by Square Enix, this new patch should prevent any future players from having their inventory wiped, and Square will be monitoring the situation over the weekend to ensure the patch actually works before fully focusing on the restoration process.When you install the patch, there may be multiplayer connectivity issues followed by inventory items being momentarily invisible. This is all part of the “three-step inventory safeguarding measures” and can be resolved by waiting a few moments and restarting your game. This issue will be addressed in a future patch.
If you still find yourself with your inventory wiped after installing this patch, be sure to report the problem to Outriders’ Edge Case sub-thread.
Once this patch has proved to be effective in the wild, Outriders will share the timeline for the upcoming Inventory Restoration process. This restoration process will be run “via our server database and does not require a patch to be implemented.”This bug is another example of Outriders’ rocky launch, but also an example of Square Enix and People Can Fly’s transparency, excellent communication, and prompt fixes to the issues that arise.
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