Developer People Can Fly has been having a mixed time with the launch of their hit shooter, Outriders. The game was plagued with launch issues from the beginning. Outriders players found a variety of issues on launch, and it hasn’t been entirely stable since then. There were server problems all over the place, with players reporting a variety of issues. The biggest problems were two-fold. One issue was that patches had broken the key crossplay features. The buggy crossplay feature had to be turned off during the game’s launch, but a new Outriders patch restored it on PC and consoles.
The other major issue was much more ruinous, as players were losing a bunch of game progress. The recent patches and server issues had caused a problem that the developers had to rollback. The issue was widespread, prompting a full server reset. Basically, it meant that any player who got hit by the inventory bug would have their progress wiped up to a certain point.
The pulldown of the servers caused some chaos. Those playing the game came back to find that many of their items were lost. The issue is ongoing, but the team behind the game is putting a plan on the docket to fix things. The process to patch the lost items isn’t perfect though. The developer did say that their patches had fixed the issue, but that “restored items may not have the exact same stats as the lost items,” although the stats will be only partially comparable. This did leave a major problem behind. When the team took the servers offline, some users lost out.
The fixes will not make it so the items acquired during the downtime will be restored as it “will not be possible for items that were acquired but where the game connection was terminated before an autosave could complete,” to be brought back.
The game is out now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, and Stadia.