I had a friend lose 2 characters tonight to the inventory wipe. A lvl 18 and a Lvl 24. You can’t even sign in and go buy new gear or anything it just server errors rendering the character useless.
That is a terrible bug.
I think they've just destroyed their game by pushing out a patch on a Friday that destroys a player's inventory in a looter/shooter. They knew it was doing it from the PC players getting the patch and then they went through with rolling it out to PS and Xbox anyway.
The people who are aware of it aren't playing the game until it is fixed. The people who aren't aware of it are playing right up until their inventory is destroyed.