Outriders' crossplay is fixed, but inventory wipes remain

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Due to a desynchronization between the code for the PC and console versions of Outriders, the looter-shooter's crossplay hasn't been working for over a week. That's been fixed now, according to the official Outriders Twitter account. It's not all good news, however. The bug that's been causing some players to lose their entire inventories after a crash has continued, even after this week's patch.

The patch, which also nerfed the trickster and technomancer classes, was intended to greatly reduce the frequency of inventory wipes. But as publisher Square Enix noted in a post-launch dev news update, "Since the recent patch we have seen an increase in reports of this issue". Fixing this bug is apparently "our top priority and will remain so until fixed."

Anyone who suffers an inventory wipe will have some of their loot restored in a planned "mass restoration event" on a date to be confirmed, though their stats may differ and only the most valuable items will be recoverable: "We will be unlikely to restore an inventory full of blue gear."

If you'd like to play with friends on consoles, here's how to enable Outriders' crossplay.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.