Outriders: All information about the free demo of the RPG shooter - time, download, platforms

 The loot shooter Outriders will get a free demo version in February in which you can play the story. OkayGotcha summarizes all information about the release, the platforms and content for you.

What is Outriders? It's a third-person shooter with a dark sci-fi setting. Behind the game is the developer People Can Fly and publisher Square Enix.

You can either go out alone or in a group with a maximum of three players. Outriders describes itself as a full-fledged RPG with a story campaign and compares itself to games like Diablo 3.

On missions you collect equipment, level up your character and become more and more powerful. There are four different classes in total. Each has a talent tree with three paths and 8 special skills available. 

These are the different classes: 

  • Devastator
  • Trickster
  • Pyromancer
  • Technomancer

You can find everything about the classes here on OkayGotcha: Everything we know so far about the 4 character classes of Outriders - gameplay and skills.

When does Outriders appear? After a postponement , the official release is set for April 1, 2021. Then Outriders will appear for PC (Epic Games Store and Steam), Google Stadia, Xbox Series X, S and One, PS5 and PS4. Before that, there is a free demo in which you can test the loot shooter.

The launch trailer for the demo:

All information about the demo start, platforms and download

When does the Outriders demo come out?

The demo has been available since February 25, 2021.

When does the download start?

The demo will be available on February 25 from 6:00 p.m. on the respective stores of the platforms.

On which platforms does the demo appear?

The demo will officially appear on PC on Steam and on NVIDIA GeForce Now, the Xbox Series X, S and One, as well as PS4 and PS5. The Epic Games Store and Google Stadia are excluded.

How much storage space does the download require?

The demo needs at least 24 GB of storage space on the PC and at least 22 GB on consoles.

Is there a preload for outriders?

No, the download doesn't start until the beta starts at 6:00 p.m.

Is the demo free?

Yes, the demo is free. However, according to Square Enix, you must create a Square Enix account to participate. You can find the registration on the official website . But it seems that no additional registration is necessary.

What's in the demo?

Players will be able to allude to the first few hours of the main story. You will meet your first rival. Then you can continue to explore the area in a side mission. The progress can then be transferred to the main game. You can collect loot, play your characters up to level 7 and get to World Tier 5.

How does the multiplayer work?

Except for the prologue, the entire demo can be played in co-op. There is a matchmaking function, or you can play directly with friends.

How much game time does the demo offer?

Depending on how much time you invest after completing the missions and which classes you are testing, the scope can range from 2 to 3 hours to more than 12 hours.

Which classes are playable in the demo?

You can try out all four character classes in the demo. On OkayGotcha you can find a summary of the 4 character classes - gameplay and skills

How many chars can I play in the demo?

In the demo as well as in the main game you have six character slots.

Do I need PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold?

You need an Xbox Gold Membership. A PS Plus subscription is probably not necessary, but without a subscription you have to verify your age.

Is there crossplay?

A crossplay function is confirmed in the finished game. There is also crossplay in the demo, but in a kind of beta phase. You have to activate the function manually.

How many years old is Outriders approved?

The shooter is pretty brutal. Therefore, Outriders has a USK approval from the age of 18.

There are also the first opinions on Outriders. The first players criticize that the motion blur setting can lead to seasickness and motion sickness. With a trick you can deactivate motion blur on the PC.

The system requirements of Outriders

The developers have already announced what your PC needs to be able to play Outriders smoothly:

Minimum requirements for 720p / 60fps

  • Requires 64-bit processor and operating system
  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel I5-3470 / AMD FX-8350
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750ti / AMD Radeon R9 270x
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 70 GB of available space

Recommended hardware for 1080p / 60fps

  • Requires 64-bit processor and operating system
  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i7-7700 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • RAM: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 70 GB of available space

In the video, People Can Fly presented the PC features in detail:

General, interesting information about Outriders

That's how many hours the full game should keep you busy: Outriders has a story campaign that, according to the official website , will offer around 30 hours of game time, provided you concentrate on a single character and fully concentrate on the story.

If you do side missions and also play other classes, the scope should double, i.e. around 60 hours.

Then you can expect extensive endgame content with expeditions and 15 levels of difficulty (World Tiers) , which should keep you happy.

This is roughly what the story is about: The earth is destroyed and the last remainder of humanity has found refuge on the planet Enoch. Your task is to find the origin of a mysterious signal.

It was this signal that brought people to this planet in the first place. Apparently they see the salvation of our species in this. However, there are a number of dangers on Enoch, both from humans and from nasty creatures that you have to fight against. Much more is currently not known.

You can watch the story trailer here:

This is what distinguishes Outriders from Anthem and Co: In contrast to other well-known loot shooters such as Anthem, The Division 2 or Destiny 2, Outriders is not a life service game. This means that there will be no season or battle pass. Outriders is not designed to last “infinitely” like the titles above.

Outriders should come “ready” on the market. Although DLCs were not categorically excluded, the developers emphasize that they have no fixed content plans for the future. The focus is on story, loot, PvE and co-op combat.

Are you going to try the Outriders demo? Or are you not interested in another loot shooter?

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