How to save an equipped tool upon leaving

im trying to save a player’s equipped tool but i can’t even detect if a player has an equipped tool when they leave in the first place


	local Tool = Player.Character:FindFirstChildOfClass("Tool")
	if Tool then
		print("Tool found inside character.")

it doesnt print anything, but it does error “attempt to index nil with ‘FindFirstChildOfClass’”

When the player equips the tool, store it in a table on the server and save that when the player leaves. The tool gets deleted with the player before you can save it.

The way I check whether or not player is holding a tool on the server is like this:

local function checkTools(player)
	for i,v in pairs(player.Character:GetChildren()) do
		if v:IsA("Tool") then
			return v

You could set up a datastore function to store the output of this function when a player leaves the server.

Maybe the issue is that by the time the player exit event fires, the character has already been destroyed. Perhaps you could try this:

  • Player’s character fires the removing event:
  • Add this to a table / dictionary , The key is the player, the value is a table consisting of the tool and a character added connection
  • if the character added connection fires and the character respawns, clear the player’s index on the table
  • if the player leaves, you have the tool and you can just clear the table on the players index

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