If you’re having trouble connecting or staying in an Outriders game, it’s not just you, and the issue requires a major break to be resolved. Developer People Can Fly has acknowledged that the game has server issues, and because it requires an online connection in all modes, it means that solo players can not enjoy it right now.
We continue to investigate the server issues.
Some players may return online, but this is not guaranteed.
We will update you here when the problem is finally solved! https://t.co/cdXYMLGeeP
̵1; Outriders (@Outriders) April 2, 2021
In a follow-up tweet, People Can Fly said that some players could continue playing, but it was not “guaranteed” yet. The issues are still being addressed at this time. The official status page shows a “big mistake” that affects the game’s core components. Later, the team said that it deliberately took all servers disconnected for a short period of time to solve problems and solve them properly.
We are about to make the mother of all turn-it-off-and-on-agains.
This will take all the servers offline for a short duration. Complete crash will allow us to rebuild and restore server infrastructure to bring it back to a healthy and stable state. https://t.co/EgPgcKu1Io
– Outriders (@Outriders) April 2, 2021
The recent server issues have affected some of us here at GameSpot, although we were finally able to get in after a bit of perseverance. Other problems since the game’s launch on April 1 include getting stuck on the login screen – which can be solved by waiting a few minutes – as well as broken cross games. The latter function currently works between different consoles, but not between PC and consoles.
For Xbox Game Pass subscribers, these issues may be a little easier to stomach, since the game was included for free with the service. In GameSpot’s Outriders review, Phil Hornshaw praises the way the game is built on elements from other role-playing shooters, as well as the balance between seriousness and humor.
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