The first major patch for Outriders will be available next week, developer People Can Fly revealed in one blog post today. If you’ve been waiting for general solutions related to connectivity and inventory clearing, you still have to wait. But yeah, the coolest class at least gets serious nerfs.
Yes, the Trickster, that crafty class that wields temporary space magic and can teleport across battlefields as if it were a walk in the park, is getting hit. The basic cooldown for Twisted Rounds, the ammo skill that causes bullets to deal exponential damage, jumps from 16 to 25 seconds. Some abilities that can increase the power of Twisted Rounds will also take a hit: three nodes on the Trickster’s hero tree – Disruptive Firepower, Scion of Power, and Outrider Executioner – will reduce their power from 50 percent to 35 percent.
People Can Fly doesn’t just serve the Trickster. The Technomancer will now deal 15 percent additional damage against poisoned enemies (that figure was previously 30 percent). At the same time, the Pyromancer’s Trial of Ashes hero tree node is reduced by the same amount.
Meanwhile, you can no longer receive Legendary weapons by redeeming repeatedly in Historian, Bounty Hunt, and Monster Hunt missions.
“While we understand the satisfaction that this kind of power can bring, it is currently outperforming our wildest expectations, so we need to take it down a notch,” the developer wrote.
People can also fly says there are no plans to include a player-versus-player mode Outriders
Addressed today’s blog post the insidious matter of inventory wipes, where some players log in only to find all their hard-earned gear missing. The good news: a fix is indeed coming in, and it’s likely a “one-time event,” so you don’t have to go through a one-on-one session with a customer service representative. The bad news: People Can Fly says it will likely only be able to recover epic and legendary weapons, and some weapons with different stats could come back from the dead – TBA date when this fix comes out.
A notable absence in today’s notes: the issue of crossplay on the pc consoleDuring the demo, players were able to work together on a variety of platforms, although it wasn’t exactly smooth. You could get into sessions, but players were often left out and sessions sometimes sputtered out completely. Square told Enix Kotaku at that moment Outriders Will have a 1.0 release version of [the] crossplay system at launch. “
After a launch weekend plagued with instability, People Can Fly eliminated crossplay between PC players and console players. (Xbox and PlayStation players can still team up with minimal turbulence.) On Tuesday, People Can Fly said in a tweet that a solution for crossplay on PC console would be combined with “the common patches we are currently testing.” It’s unclear when it will turn back on.
Representatives from Square Enix, the game’s publisher, did not respond to a request for comment from Kotaku in time for publication.
The launch of Outriders has undoubtedly been rocky, with a weekend with connectivity issues to the point where players could not log into the game (despite be fully playable for one playerAs a refuge, People Can Fly offers a legendary weapon and a piece of titanium, the high-tier crafting resource, to anyone who played the game between March 31 and April 11. (If you play outside of that time frame but are troubled by an inventory wipe, you are also eligible.) Those players can also claim the “Frustration” emote.