01 Apr 2021 2:15 PM +00:00

Outriders Release Day Countdown

Outriders, the new multiplayer shooter from Square Enix, is finally out after a few delays.

Before you jump in, we've got all the information you need to know on the game, from how to claim your preorder bonuses through to whether you can play on your own.

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Outriders Out Now

Square Enix and People Can Fly's sci-fi shooter is out today, so you can jump in on all platforms.

We'll be adding some guides on game as we make our way through it ourselves, but we have all the basics down below.

Release Date

Outriders will launch on April 1, having initially been due to release back in December.

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Platforms

The game will come to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Google Stadia, and Microsoft Windows - all on the same day.

Trailer

Below, you can check out the most recent trailer for Outriders, which coincided with the demo's release.

We'll add in the launch trailer if and when it's released.

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Preload & Unlock Times

As confirmed by Square Enix over on Reddit, you can preload Outriders now.

As for when the game will unlock, we've got the times you need to know below.

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
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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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Day One Patch

Square Enix has said that they hope to integrate the Outriders Day One patch into the full game before it's out, but there's a possibility that you'll need to download it separately on April 1.

The day one patch, whether it's on day one or before, includes the following:

  • Many bug fixes and improvements, with a particular focus on the latter sections of the game.
  • Performance improvements for pacing/stuttering that was observed during the demo
  • Camera Smoothing improvements for cutscenes and dialogues. This should reduce the camera shake that some players are struggling with
  • Cutscenes/dialogues frame rate improvements
  • PC cutscenes will have the option to choose from 30, 60, 90 and 120fps
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Pre-Order Bonuses

Players who pre-order the game will get access to the Hell’s Rangers Gear Pack, which includes the following:

  • The Hell’s Rangers Arsenal of 11 unique Guns
  • The Hell’s Rangers Truck Mods and Decals
  • Hell’s Rangers Male and Female Gear Sets

You should be able to redeem a code for the content in your store of choice.

You'll either be sent the code by the retailer you bought the game from, or it'll be in the game's box.

If you pre-ordered Outriders digitally, the free content should be in your account already once the game downloads and you'll be able to equip it after reaching level 10 and heading to your Stash.

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Xbox Game Pass

It's worth noting that Outriders will be free to Xbox Game Pass subscribers from release on April 1.

The full game will be playable for no extra charge if you're signed up to the service.

However, you will not be able to play Outriders via Game Pass on PC. You'll have to play via an Xbox console or compatible mobile device.

Single-Player vs. Multiplayer

Finally, you can play Outriders in both single and multiplayer.

It'll likely be more enjoyable with friends by your side, but you can run through all of the same content on your own if you're like to.

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