Saturday, April 10, 2021

Outriders Crossplay is Now Fully Functional Across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC

Outriders has confirmed that crossplay between PlayStation, Xbox, and PC is once again fully functional, and it has also confirmed that it is hard at work on resolving the inventory wiping bug that is plaguing many players and that a restoration event in the near future is set to bring back what was lost. Crossplay was turned off during Outriders' rocky launch, but the latest patch that has now been deployed to all platforms will now allow friends to play together no matter where they choose to play. [ignvideo url=""] As for the inventory wipe bug, this patch was supposed to greatly reduce its occurrence, but it appears that it actually caused an increase in reports. Square Enix shared a note on Reddit, confirming that the team is "investigating it urgently," and that it is planning a one-off mass restoration that will bring back most of the lost gear. While no date was given, it is hoping to take palce in "the coming week(s)," and will be additive to your inventory, meaning nothing will be replaced. [ignvideo url=""] This restoration event will only restore the most valuable tiers of items lost, like Epics and Legendaries, and will most likely not restore an inventory full of blue gear. Furthermore, restored items may not have the exact same stats as those lost, but they should be comparable. Items that were acquired before an autosave could occur will unfortunately not be restored, and any individual restorations that are missed, or occur in the future, will be able to be addressed by Square Enix on "an ad hoc basis." The Accolades Wipe issue is also something the team hopes to address in a similar restoration event or on a one-by-one basis, but these issues are more complicated and will take a bit more time. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="legacyId=20097714&captions=true"] These issues and more have led to the developers awarding any player who tried Outriders in the game's first two weeks a Community Appreciation Package. For more on Outriders, check out our Review in Progress and 19 essential tips and tricks as you get started. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.


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