An Outriders demo arrives on February 25 and today People Can Fly explained what to expect.
The free demo for Outriders is coming to Steam, PS4, and Xbox One. If you want to play it on PS4, you will need a PlayStation Plus subscription. It will also be available on PS5 and Xbox Series X / S.
The demo download size will be 24GB on PC and 22GB minimum on consoles, maybe more after unzipping on both platforms. Preloading is currently not planned for the demo.
Crossplay will be available in the demo, but it will be in beta form and will need to be enabled manually through settings. There is no time limit, either playing or accessing it before launch, and the demo will remain live after release.
In the demo, you can expect to play both the prologue and the opening chapter of the game, which means that the equipment and enemies will be the first variations of the game. The further you advance in the full story of the Outriders, the more equipment and enemies will be powerful.
The demo continues until the showdown with Gauss, the first rival Altered, and some side missions will unlock after defeating Gauss so you can go back and explore the world.
It also includes all four classes and six character slots, allowing you to try out all classes – character levels will be capped at level 7. This will allow you to gain your class’s fourth ability and be able to mix and match active skills. You will also be able to earn two skill points which can be applied to the skill tree. And you can progress to global level 5.
World Tiers are a dynamic difficulty system, so at level 5 your chances of getting higher rarity gear are increased, but the drop chance for Legendary Gear is still extremely low.
Resources will be capped at a certain amount in order to “keep the balance” when you enter the main game. Resources are mainly used in the crafting system, but they can also be exchanged for better equipment from gunsmiths. The crafting system unlocks in the full game once you get past the demo content.
An interesting thing is that you will be able to transfer your progress if you play the main game on the same platform account, but the progress will not transfer between the demo on Steam and the full game on the Epic Store. Don’t expect any trophies or achievements with the demo, but in-game rewards will carry over.
Outriders will be released for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC on April 1.