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My game keeps kickingy friend and I off the server randomly. It will also cause us to revert randomly back to the beginning of the game. We loses forges, work bench’s, food, added building pieces. Items that were destroyed at beginning of finding house are back in their place. It’s happened 4 different times and I’m tired of all of it. PLS FIX THIS ISSUE!!

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Hi Armystrong1986,


I am sorry to hear that this issue has effected your save. This is known as an MD5 error. This error occurs when the game fails to load and area correctly and reverts the area to the Day1 default state.


This is an issue the team are aware of and are working to resolve the remaining triggers for the MD5 error (having fixed a good number in previous patches already) The most common version of the error that is reported is after a crash. As you mentioned multiple crashes, I assume you are playing on XB1? If you are on PS4, please let me know and something else could be causing this issue to occur.


Unfortunately on XB1 there is no way to backup saves (PS4 has a usb option and their cloud doesn't sync like XB1 does), however there are some things you can do to help avoid MD5 errors while the team continues to work on them. Below is the information I have gathered on things that help players avoid these issues.


- Crash indicators: There are a number of indicators your might spot that a crash is coming. A menu flickering / not displaying. Animals not spawning correctly. A sudden extreme change in weather. - Shutting down immediately and clearing the cache of the console by unplugging for 5 mins and rebooting may help prevent crashes that lead to MD5 errors, however if not done quickly they can still occur.


- Timing: If you know how long it takes, some players time and hard reset their console without a crash trigger occuring.


- Crash Factors: Some things may cause whatever is generating the crashes to build up faster. This can include large amounts of the map explored in a single session, or large modifications made. While I'm not saying to avoid these, as they are at the core of Gameplay, it is worth noting it make have an effect when watching for crashes. Player Ignoringmywife1 mentioned a friend of theirs has avoided MD5 errors by not digging within a few blocks of their chosen base.


- MD5 workaround: If you do experience a crash, there is a chance it will trigger an MD5 error. Aside from keeping items spread out (detailed below) players have found a way to roll back a little on XB1 to avoid the MD5. It should be noted this is not an official workaround so caution is advised when using it. A lot of players have reported success with it however if followed quickly and exactly after a crash https://7daystodie.com/forums/showthread.php?69218-Possible-work-around-and-or-solution-to-md5-crashes(base-wipes-resets)


- Storage and Crafting clusters: Separating out crafting stations and storage has worked for some. Multiple chests in the same area would count as a cluster, and keeping storage together near craft-stations seems to increase the chances of the area wipe for some players. It is also worth noting that players find that stations that are currently crafting / cooking when a crash occurs may be more likely to be hit. - This seems to be the most common form of MD5 error at the moment. If you have other focal points that are more common, please let me know and I will pass this information onto the team.


I understand that the workarounds are not ideal for players, but they have proven effective for some while waiting on a fix to be released. Currently the team are working on upgrading the game engine to Unity 2017, which should help them fix some of the more persistent bugs still in the game. They confirmed this upgrade a few weeks ago in this announcement: https://7daystodie.com/forums/showth...-from-the-Team


I hope that information helps. If you have any further questions I will do my best to answer them.


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