31 Mar 2021 4:37 PM +00:00

How to Preload Outriders on Xbox Game Pass

While Outriders is a brand new, AAA shooter, Xbox Game Pass subscribers can download it at no extra cost.

However, it'd be nice to get the game preloaded so that you can jump in as soon as it's out and the servers are live on April 1.

If you're an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, there's no way to preload Outriders on your console - not without buying the game at least.

However, there's a way around it, but it requires a little bit of work.

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How to Preload Outriders on Xbox Game Pass

What you need to do first is download the Xbox app for your mobile device. Make sure it's the full Xbox official app, and not the Game Pass specific one.

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Sign into the account you'd like to play Outriders on and look for the game using the search function.

Once you've opened up the game's page, you should see the page below.

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Then, select the 'Download to Console' option and select the system you'd like to download it to, provided you've tied the console to your app.

That should allow you to preload it on your system of choice so that you can jump in and play once it goes live.

Talking of unlock times, you'll be able to play Outriders at the following times.

Unlock Times

PlayStation & Xbox Consoles

  • 9pm PT on March 31
  • Midnight ET on April 1
  • Midnight BST on April 1

PC & Epic Games Store

  • 9am PT on April 1
  • 12pm ET on April 1
  • 5pm BST on April 1

Download Size

Below, we've listed the download sizes for Outriders on all consoles. We're still waiting for the PC file size, but it'll likely be around the same size as those on the next-gen consoles.

  • PS5: 46GB
  • PS4: 67GB
  • Xbox One: 60GB
  • Xbox Series X/S: 47GB
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