Alright, I believe I've completely figured out how someone will corrupt their player data. Actually having it done to me has made me realize that I shouldn't have been doing what I was doing at the time.
Most of it is due to impatience. A lot of times when the match ends, I sometimes forget to leave before the next match starts loading, so I'm stuck in the waiting screen. I figured out if you decide to turn off your console before the next match starts loading, you could corrupt your data.
Also, this should be obvious, but any time that the game is saving, and you turn it off before the save is complete, the data may become corrupted.
You know, when you all played your PlayStation, and the game always said "Saving, Do not touch the Power button or remove the Memory card." Yeah, there was a reason for that.
So, Let's go over what we've learned today:
- Do not turn off your console while a match is loading
- Do not turn off your console before your progress is saved
- Do not touch your memory card(your hard drive is just a giant memory card that can hold more than just save data). It's better if you just don't touch it at all.
Hope this clears things up, if they haven't been cleared up already. So yes, stop complaining that it's Epic's fault and try to remember what you were doing before your data became corrupted. This has been a part of gaming since the dawn of memory cards, and it's only now that they don't put the warning in the largest font possible that people start blaming the company for their corrupted data(go figure).
And don't forget to back up your data on a flash drive or cloud drive every now and then.