First Outriders patch update goes live on PlayStation soon, restores cross-play with PC

by Jeremy

Outriders are the latest game to capture the attention of gamers, especially fans of the popular looter shooter genre. Yesterday, Outriders studio People Can Fly released their launch week dev update for Outriders, outlining its plans to improve Outriders in the coming weeks. In the dev update, People Can Fly promised that the first big Outriders patch update would arrive sometime next week.First Outriders patch update goes live on PlayStation soon, restores cross-play with PC

Today, People Can Fly is delivering on its promises even earlier than initially promised and is currently releasing the first patch update for Outriders. At least the patch update is going live in the next few hours for Outriders on PS5, PS4, and PC. Xbox console players will have to wait a little longer to get the Outriders patch update (although the Outriders team promises they’re working closely with Xbox to make it happen).

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The first patch update focuses primarily on stability improvements and patching several significant crashing issues that have affected Outriders since launch. Still, there are plenty of bug fixes and general improvements throughout the game. Outriders also plan future patch updates, so this is far from the first.

Notably, the first patch update for Outriders is also striving to fix the cross-play issues between consoles and PC. The patch update only restored cross-play between PlayStation and PC (and Xbox cross-play has been disabled entirely). However, once the Xbox patch goes live, all platforms should play with each other through cross-play like normal. Outriders isn’t a perfect game, but it can still provide fun and entertainment to fans of this genre for countless hours. If you’re a fan of co-op looter shooters that focus on fast-paced combat and powerful abilities, Outriders may be on your list of best games for PS5.

The full changelog for the first Outriders patch update includes the following:


  • Once platforms have been updated to the same patch version, cross-play across platforms will become viable again.
    • With the release of this patch, cross-play between PlayStation and PC is now possible.
    • Cross-play between Xbox and PC / PlayStation has been temporarily disabled until the Xbox patch has been released.
    • Cross-play between consoles and PC will be fully restored once the Xbox patch has gone live.

Bug fixes

PC & console platforms

  • 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 improve the impact 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 impacts generally appear in several places.
  • Will fix the HUD disappearing in some instances.
  • Will fix bugs that interfere with players re-spawning in multiplayer Expeditions.
  • It will fix bugs with players getting stuck on geometry (including Gravity Leap) or falling out of the world.
  • Will change the default matchmaking setting from “Open” to “Closed.”
    • You can still 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


  • Will Fix a performance issue where GPU is not being fully utilized. This should help with stuttering and DX11/12 matters.

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