After a series of launch-day woes for developer People Can Fly’s popular looter-shooter Outriders, it seems a nasty bug that wipes players’ inventories on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S is back again.
Players have taken to social media to decry the insidious bug. Some who have been playing for upwards of 50 hours have lost all of their gear, while others say the bug struck while matchmaking. People Can Fly and publisher Square Enix have not specified what is causing accolades and inventories to get wiped clean.
Senior community manager Toby Palm told players on Reddit that while People Can Fly is dedicated to stabilizing the servers, a fix for the inventory glitch is being considered.
“We’re still figuring out whether the best way would be a one-to-one customer support team method (which may be more accurate but would take much longer and may not be feasible if there are many cases), or whether we are able to (as previously) run a mass-one-off restoration event via our backend,” Palm said.
A rising post on Reddit shows what appears to be a collage of players’ inventories, all emptied of clothing and weapons. This isn’t the first time the glitch has occurred.
The inventory glitch previously affected the Outriders demo. Before its April 1 launch, People Can Fly noted that the inventory glitch would be resolved going forward. However, only Legendaries would be restored.
In other Outriders news, Square Enix has commented on a line in the game that seemingly references the Jan. 6 coup attempt at the US Capitol, calling any similarities “purely coincidental.” A company spokesperson said that the script was written and recorded “a couple of years ago,” with anything happening in Outriders–even that “redneck mob storming DC”–being “entirely fictional and related to the backstory of the game.”
GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.