Outriders server connection, crossplay update FIX, early patch notes and workarounds
Outriders is out now on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia.
The looter shooter is the newest game from People Can Fly, the makers of Gears of War: Judgement and Bulletstorm.
However, despite proving popular at launch, Outriders has experienced one or two issues on console and PC.
Servers have been a big issue, especially when it comes to crossplay between PC users and console players.
“In preparing the Day 1 builds for PC and Consoles, we discovered a desynchronization between the PC and Console code,” reads a Square Enix post.
“This results in a backend mismatch which causes players to be kicked out of a multiplayer game that includes both Console and PC players.
In lieu of an official update, developer People Can Fly has released a workaround, telling PC users to play between Steam and Epic Games.
“We have temporarily turned off automatic matchmaking between PC and Consoles. Steam & Epic players can still Crossplay together, either by invite or via matchmaking.
“Should you invite a Console player into your PC game via an invite code (or vice versa), the game will initially connect, but one player will eventually be kicked out of the game. We highly recommend against doing this until we have patched all versions of the game.”
Other major issues include game crashes during certain missions, issues with the UI and HUD disappearing, inventory wipe problems and key items falling through the map.
PC users are also experiencing issues with in-game stuttering and reduced frame rates.
Potential workarounds include selecting the ‘Play Outriders- DirectX11’ launch option when starting the game, or forcing DX11 to run the game via a command line.
Another workaround – and one that worked for me – is to make sure you have the latest NVIDIA Game Ready installed. You can even trying rolling back to a previous driver in case that makes a difference.
If the visuals are on the blurry side, then it’s worth disabling the FPS limiter in the settings menu.
Ahead of the next update, People Can Fly has released a list known issues and early patch notes, which you can see below.
Outriders Known Issues…
Known Crossplay Disconnects Between PC and Console
“A Bad Day” Crash when receiving Quest Reward
Hell’s Rangers Gear appear to reduce its stats while leveling it up (Intentional)