Outriders update will give every class a skill power boost

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Outriders will be buffing all four of its player classes in an upcoming title update, developer People Can Fly have confirmed. The game was released on April 1st, 2021, for PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Google Stadia with online cross-play supported.


The Polish studio, also known for its work on BulletStorm and Gears of War: Judgment, announced that each class will receive a power boost to a handful of their skills. These balance changes are no doubt a result of player feedback and Outriders gameplay data collected in the weeks and months after launch.

Hopefully, the new Outriders update will make more class skills viable, allowing players to experiment with different skill loadouts. Here’s everything we know so far.


We’re currently looking to buff a few skills for all four classes. Some of these changes will require bespoke codework though as the changes are not just to their numbers but also to the way they function.

To that end, we will likely roll these balancing changes into one of our upcoming patches. We’re aiming to buff each class in unison and are avoiding split-buffing, which is why we need a bit more time to bundle these changes collectively for a patch.

Patch News

Our next patch requires a little more time for us to ensure its stability, especially following the past week’s successful patch. We are in the testing phase currently and will have more information to share on this soon. Thank you for your patience on this!

People Can Fly are still investigating problems the Outriders player community are reporting. To see if they’re currently addressing a bug or glitch you’ve encountered, you can view their updated list of known issues.

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Outriders features four playable classes: the Pyromancer, Devastator, Technomancer, and Trickster, each with their own unique skills.

One frustrating bug players encountered soon after the game launched saw their inventories wiped with precious weapons, armour, and items, going missing, including Legendary tier gear. A recent patch has remedied the issue with compensation for those affected.

Still, there’s a good game there. In our Outriders review, Jim said:

“Outriders juggles some truly captivating ideas for the looter shooter genre, yet fails to deftly execute them. While it succeeds in combining traditional third person shooting with rewarding dungeon crawling, its messy matchmaking, repetitive mission design, and a dull sci-fi story hold People Can Fly back from delivering to their fullest potential.”

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