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Outriders Patch Brings Region-Based Matchmaking to Improve Connections

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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A recent update for Outriders has brought about region-based matchmaking to improve connections, plus several other updates. Read on for more details.

The big highlights for this update are as follows:

  • Implemented a block that prevents players from kicking other players towards the end of an Expeditions session.
  • Implemented Region Based Matchmaking to improve the quality of multiplayer connections.
  • Updated the login signing in text to better reflect the current signing in process step.
  • Fixed crash and memory leak issues.

That matchmaking update should hopefully resolve connectivity issues if you’ve encountered them during your time playing Outriders. The remainder of the update touches on progress towards known issues, in addition to testing Legendary drop rate changes to “make them less frustrating.”

Additionally, People Can Fly noted they’re working on the Stadia version of the game with some fixes and stability updates planned. Buffs are also being tested and will be shared once the team has additional information.

If you missed it, you can read our full review of Outriders here. Moreover, if you’re playing on PC and own an RTX card, you can take advantage of DLSS implementation. Read and watch our DLSS tech analysis here.

Late last month, the team at People Can Fly outlined balancing and discussed what was next. They noted,

“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.”


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.