Outriders gifting objects to gamers as apology for launch woes


Individuals Can Fly’s new third-person looter shooter Outriders had a tough begin to life when it launched final week, with efficiency points on PC and a good quantity of server downtime. To make up for the frustration brought on by the launch fuss, they’re gifting gamers an “appreciation bundle”, which is able to include issues like a legendary weapon and different goodies. They’ve additionally revealed a number of the fixes coming within the recreation’s first massive patch, which is scheduled for subsequent week.

Outriders was in fairly tough form for just a few days after it got here out, affected by a raft of points like gamers getting caught in an countless sign up loop, inventories being wiped for no motive, and PC and console gamers getting disconnected from crossplay matches – that one received so unhealthy the devs needed to flip off PC and console matchmaking.

To apologise for the issues and thank gamers for his or her persistence, the builders are providing an “appreciation bundle” to anybody who performed between March 31st and April 11th. Gamers who do not match into that timescale however have been affected by the stock wipe bug can even get the presents. They do not say precisely when these packages will exit, however this is what’s included:

“Your highest levelled character will obtain:

  • A degree applicable legendary weapon
  • A degree applicable quantity of Titanium
  • The emote ‘Frustration’, which is in any other case unobtainable at this second in time. The irony right here was not intentional however is becoming.”

As for Outriders’ first massive patch, there is no precise date for it, however the devs say it’s going to arrive subsequent week. It will repair a number of crash points, comparable to launch crashes, particular quest crashes, and a crash that may trigger stock wipes. There’ll even be “general stability enhancements” for matchmaking, and as soon as the replace goes out, cross-platform play can be accessible once more. One other bug they plan on sorting is one which causes your HUD to vanish. There’s a workaround for this already in the event you’re fighting it, which Ollie outlines on this Outriders information.

Just a few extra modifications and enhancements are coming too, test them out in the patch notes right here.

If you happen to have been affected by the stock wipe bug, Individuals Can Fly wish to restore your accounts on a particular day within the coming weeks (although that date continues to be TBC). It’s going to solely restore your most dear gear, epic and legendary objects, and it will not exchange something in your stock that you have collected since.

“After engaged on Outriders for greater than 5 years, we have been as disillusioned as you that the launch weekend didn’t go as deliberate,” the devs say on Reddit. “We want to thank everybody within the Outriders neighborhood to your persistence, help and help.”

Regardless of its points, Ed reckons Outriders is fairly alright. Not good, thoughts you, however actually not unhealthy both: “It is a staple dish that neither excites nor disappoints. A Dolmio bolognese combination that borrows from the previous to offer a mean meal when wanted. Typically, it’s elevated to good if you end up significantly hungry.”


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