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Outriders Discusses Balancing, Next Patch, Known Issues

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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The most recent Dev News post from Outriders devs, People Can Fly, discusses balancing, the next patch, and known issues with the community.

Balancing was a major topic in this post with the community manager admitting to have written a 3400 word draft explaining balancing. However, as the Reddit post notes, issues regarding the infamous and ongoing inventory restoration and damage migration problems rendered that draft “out of touch.”

However, a brief glimpse into balancing discussion was provided,

“Regarding further balancing, we first want to see how things shake up regarding our latest patch, since damage mitigation issues or malfunctioning mods could push the meta in certain directions... not because something is unbalanced, but because players might not have been finding certain aspects of play reliable enough to use consistently. And yes, we'd want to focus primarily on buffs, not nerfs.”

Regarding the next patch, it’s currently in testing. Patch notes aren’t available just yet, but be on the lookout as they may be shared soon ish. A Player appreciation package was also touched upon in that more news will be shared once a confirmed live date is determined.

Known issues were listed and included trolls booting players at the end of Expeditions, sign-in problems, connectivity issues during multiplayer, crashes, and memory leaks. A giant list of bugs was also included. You can read the full post here.

Outriders had quite a rocky launch plagued by sign-in problems, server stability issues, and more. The PC version wasn’t too great either. Read our full review here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.