Outriders Latest Patch Attempts to Fix Massive Multiplayer Issues

New patch for Outriders now available

By Grayshadow, Posted 09 Apr 2021

Despite Outriders massive commercial success the game multiplayer issues are infamous. With this being the second recent Square Enix title to face massive online issues, the first being Marvel's Avengers that has had multiple novel-long patches to resolve its issues.

Today a new patch is available attempting to fix a lot of problems gamers have been facing. Reading through the list you'll wonder how this game was greenlit to go public.

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Reading through the list many will wonder why this game was released online only.

First Patch:

EDIT - 09.04.2021 - 19:05 UTC

A new patch for PC and PlayStation Platforms will be rolling out over the next few hours.

We're a little bit delayed on the Xbox version of this patch, but the Xbox team are being incredibly supportive in helping us get it ready as soon as we can.

We are hoping to have this patch ready for Xbox very soon and will update you the moment we have news.


This is our first big patch for the main Outriders game.

The deployment of this patch is currently scheduled for next week, as we are using this week to identify as many severe issues as possible, fix them and then thoroughly test the changes across all platforms. Submission through platform holders adds on a little bit of time as well, which is why we are not able to deploy this patch any earlier.

We are doing our utmost to deliver you a stable patch as soon as possible and we are continually looking at ways to bring the patch release day earlier. This is why we are not yet committing to a patch release date, as we may still be able to release the patch before such a date.

We will let you know as soon as we have a confirmed release schedule, so please do keep an eye on our social channels and in particular our Twitter.

First Patch - Patch Notes:

PC & Console Platforms:

Once platforms have been updated to the same patch version, cross-play across platforms will become viable again

EDIT: 09.04.21 - 19:05 UTC

With the release of this patch, Crossplay between PlayStation and PC is now possible.

Crossplay between Xbox and PC/PlayStation has been temporarily disabled until the Xbox patch has released.

Crossplay between consoles and PC will be fully restored once the Xbox patch has gone live.


Overall stability improvements for the matchmaking service

Crash Fixes

Will Fix a multiplayer crash that could result in client players having their inventory wiped

Will fix the crash when completing the "A Bad Day" side quest.

Will fix the crash that occurs in No Man's Land when your language is set to Spanish (Yes, we know. Video game code is a magical thing).

Will fix crash on launch issues

Will include many more "random" crash fixes

We are confident that these fixes will address the majority of crashes reported, as there are only a handful of root causes but the crashes they generate appear in a number of places.

Will fix the HUD disappearing in certain cases

Will fix bugs that interfere with players re-spawning in multiplayer Expeditions

Will fix bugs with players getting stuck on geometry (including when using Gravity Leap) or falling out of the world.

Will change the default matchmaking setting from "Open" to "Closed".

You will still be able to manually change this setting to "Open" through your game settings

This change will prevent players from joining games where the host didn't intend to play in multiplayer. It will also cut down on AFK lobbies

This will also help improve matchmaking times, as the queues will be less likely to be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of constant matchmaking requests generated by "open" games.

Many other minor fixes and improvements

PC Specific:

Will Fix a performance issue where GPU is not being fully utilized. This should help with stuttering and DX11/12 issues

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Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): Square Enix
Developer(s): People Can Fly
Genres: Third-Person Shooter
Themes: Role-Playing, Science-Fiction, Adventure
Release Date: 2020-04-01

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