Outriders throw a lot at you at first. There are a lot of things to juggle between powers, gear, tier levels, stats, and skill trees. That’s where this handy guide comes in. Here are 8 essential tips to help you get started in Outriders.
Tune Your Matchmaking Preference
Alright, let’s get this tip out of the way first. Be sure to set your matchmaking preference before jumping into the game. By default, Outriders set this option to open. If you want to change that, head into the Options section from the character menu. Then proceed into the Gameplay tab and you can change your game’s privacy setting to solo or friends.
Double Tap to Roll
This tip applies to PC players but it’s useful nonetheless. Have you ever been in a fight and you mistakenly rolled in the heat of the moment? We know it’s annoying so change it up. The Control tab in the options menu lets you turn off the double tap to roll.
Set Auto-Loot Preferences
This tip can be easily missed if you’re not careful but it is essential. It’ll help you scoop up any loot that you mistakenly forgot to collect. Just head into the Gameplay tab once again and set the rarity you want. You can set auto-loot from Legendary all the way down to Common loot.
Bonus Outriders tip, if you die or if your inventory is full, auto-loot has your back. It’ll collect all the loot for you and store it in your stash.
Technomancer Aim Throw
This one is reserved for those Technomancers out there. If you’ve played Division 2 then you already know about this tip. Techies can aim to throw certain skills like the Cryo Turret by holding down the skill button. This will help strategic placement that could really make a difference in a fight.
Punch to Survive
Outriders’ melee combat is sometimes overlooked. But it can really make difference when engaged in frantic combat. You can sprint and punch the ground for a nice AOE melee attack. It’s essentially a free interrupt on enemies. In addition, each class can dish out their own unique status effect when punching.
Skill Tree Gems
Like any looter shooter or RPG game, it’s worth planning ahead when it comes to your build. There are some true skill gems out there. Some skills increase your chances of getting certain weapon types to drop more like the Pyromancer’s Assault Master class skill. This skill not only increases Assault Weapon damage but also adds a 12% chance for assault weapons to drop. So be sure to read EVERY skill description before spending precious class points on it.
Outriders Lore Collectors
This tip is for those interested in Outriders’ lore and completionists out there. For those who don’t know, you get lore items after doing certain milestones in the game. For example, you could check the stairs by Shira’s office, and they’d be empty during the early stages of the game. Come back later to the same spot and this time you’ll find a page from her journal. Just be diligent and you’ll after finishing missions and you’ll surely find some lore items.
Always Claim Tier Rewards
This Outriders tip is also another big one. As you unlock new tier levels, you’ll earn chests on the Tier selection screen. Always remember to claim these chests. It’s easy to forget about them since they are buried deep within menus. At the lower-level tiers, they don’t give out the best rewards. However, once you reach Tier 7, gear rewards become Epic loot. By Tier 12, chests begin giving out Legendary rewards.
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Source: Outriders Subreddit