Outriders has enjoyed a largely positive launch on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, but the experience hasn't always been smooth for the new looter shooter. The game currently suffers from a number of issues on Sony's systems, ranging from minor bugs to full-on crashes. Fortunately, Outriders' first big update is set to launch next week, and it promises to fix a bunch of these ongoing problems.
Developer People Can Fly posted the following patch notes:
- Once platforms have been updated to the same patch version, cross-play across platforms will become viable again
- 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
The upcoming patch will also incorporate a range of balance tweaks, which you can read about by clicking through here. All in all, it's sounding like a very thorough update to an already solid release. We gave Outriders a very respectable 7/10 in our full PS5 review.
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