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.

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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.”

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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.

For more on Outriders, check out our review-in-progress, the “Appreciation Package” you may be entitled to as a make up for these server issues, and the best tips to excel in the game.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
Source: IGN Video Games All

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