[Known Issue] Items, toolbelt and skills error

Issue Summary:
After updating to 2033, players may experience an error in their inventory when all items and their tool belt are missing along with sills resetting to 0. This is appears to only affect some saves and likely those created in 2009 where a player was using a tool belt. Not being able to craft a tool belt is also part of this error.

There is no workaround, however if a player does not save the game, it is possible a fix may prevent the area from occurring when loading a save restoring the inventory and skills. While not ideal we recommend players do not save if this has occurred for them while the team work on a solution.

EDIT: If you have not yet updated your game, check out @alkewper74’s workaround directly below that worked for them. As always, please exercise caution when using workarounds with saves and consider backing up your saves first.

Being aware of this situation before i updated i thought this one while at work today, to do some tests and this did work;
if you disconnect the internet before updating and change game saves and save it. Then reconnect and update. This issue only seems to affect the game save you were on when it first loads. Unfortunatly i did try backing up my game save to usb that i intended it to affect and after restarting that game save it did once again.
I can also add that i did quite and reload the same save that was good after all this and it still didnt make me lose my belts items or skills.So it is just on initial load after the update.

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Thank you for that info alkewper74, I’m glad you managed to avoid it and that’s an interesting workaround if players haven’t updated yet!

So I just had this happen tonight and it’s the new save I just started a few days, to a week after the update. Loaded up my game tonight, on day 22, I had noticed my skills looked funny but I just thought maybe something had updated it and went on. Unfortunately I saved before I realized I no longer had my toolbelt and all the items that were there.

Now while this was frustrating, it made me decide to load up my original save (which I was stuck at the escape boat with not enough gas to get the gyrocopter home) which that save seems to be fine and is pre update. I’ll be sure to check it first thing next time I load though, but long story short I somehow managed to get back to my home island and that save is now alive and kicking again which makes me really happy lol.

Anyways, thanks guys! Stinks, but I’m not that upset about it. Bugs will happen, just glad to help throw some more information towards what’s going on with it.

Oh forgot to add, I meant after the Patch 5 update, pre 6. Forgot to include that.

Thank you for your understanding Desmonddark85 and for taking the time to share details or your experience with the issue. I’m glad to hear your original save is working well for your now!

Ive just loaded my game,first time ive played since the updates,my whole inventory of 9 boxes plus my 4 piece toolbelt is missing,after 320 days on this game.Is there a fix?This game is so frustrating with glitches.

Hi Cyberpunk488,

I’m sorry to hear this issue has affected your inventory too. The team are currently working to resolve this issue. Currently the only options in avoiding this issue are the ones listed in the post above.

Ciao siccome ho problemi di salvataggio (ovvero non sempre mi salva) se il gioco è disconnesso a internet può influire il salvataggio?

Hello as I have problems saving (ie it does not always save me) if the game is disconnected from the internet can it affect the saving?

Hi Clau131313,

As per my last message, which might not have seen when you posted this - please post in english or include a 1:1 translation with your post so moderators can read your post.

Please also be careful when posting off topic, as your question is largely unrelated to topic of this post. I recommend posting a full report of the issue you experienced in the Bug Reports Section and I will do my best to answer any questions you have there.