Outriders players affected by inventory wipes will get better items restored

Combat in Outriders
Combat in Outriders (Image credit: Square Enix)

What you need to know

  • Outriders players have suffered a bug that completely wiped their inventories and weapon stashes.
  • Square Enix has now confirmed that weapons that are restored will have the same, if not better stats with God Roll values.
  • The developer still does not have an ETA on when the inventory restoration will take place.

Outriders has had a rocky launch on Xbox Game Pass. The co-op shooter was first plagued by server issues before a more insidious bug reared its ugly head. After players discovered their inventories completely wiped of their hard-earned items, People Can Fly promised it was working on a fix. It looks as if that fix is imminent and will include items with equal or better stats than those you lost.

According to a post on Reddit from Square Enix, those affected by the bug will receive weapons with the "same attribute combinations but with God Roll values." Even better, all of these items will be granted at the character's highest available equip level, taking World Tiers and Challenge Tiers into consideration.

Most players who have found themselves hit by the inventory wipe also discovered that they haven't been able to play the game at all with that character due to an invalid inventory being registered. These people will receive all equipped items at the time of the inventory wipe, all legendary items, and their previous 20 non-legendary items, with first prioritization based on rarity.

Accolade levels will also be recovered if a player reached the final tier of said Accolade, though Square Enix said that interim tiers and progress cannot be restored.

The studio was hoping to give an ETA as to when this restoration process will take place, but given the scale of everything it needs a little more time. Rest assured that this is the team's highest priority and they hope to roll it out as soon as possible.

If you're able to look past some of its issues and bugs, many have found Outriders to be one of the best Xbox Game Pass games to come to the service.

Jennifer Locke

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life, and is very happy Xbox is growing a stronger first-party portfolio. You can find her obsessing over Star Wars and other geeky things on Twitter @JenLocke95.