Fallout 76 hackers have been cleaning out player inventories.
According to various reports on Reddit - as confirmed by Bethesda - those who use public servers are being hacked. The hackers are wiping out inventories, with Reddit user TonyQuark saying that "weapons and armour, and other inventory items are not safe."
However, all scrap box items are safe, as are your scrip, caps and access to various locations. With no way to tell what user is utilising the hack, the safest way to keep your items is to avoid public servers.
Currently, the publisher is working on a fix for the hack and are thinking ways they compensate players that have been affected by it.
"We are investigating reports of a PC-only exploit that could be abused by cheaters, which may have resulted in a few players losing items that their characters had equipped," said Bethesda.
"We have been actively working toward a solution for this and have a fix that we are currently evaluating for release today.
"While we’ve determined that only a small number of characters have been negatively affected, we are taking this very seriously and resolving this is currently our top priority."
The publisher continued: "We would like to apologise to those of you who were impacted by this exploit. We want to make this right, and we are currently looking into ways we may be able to compensate you. If you believe you have been affected, please let us know by submitting a ticket to our Customer Support team.
"As mentioned above, this issue only affects PC, and we are currently planning to bring the PC version of the game offline today to release a fix. We will let you know as soon as we are ready to begin maintenance."
In October 2019, Bethesda launched a new subscription service for Fallout 76. It was met with unwanted backlash, fans complained about various bugs and that the promised private worlds were not as secluded as promised.
In Australia, those who purchased the title between November 24th 2018 and June 1st 2019 were offered refunds. It was claimed by the Australian Competition and Consumers Commission that Bethesda's parent company - ZeniMax Media - misled consumers about their refund rights.