The Outsiders experienced connection issues on launch day due to various issues arising.
The People Can Fly dam launcher launched today on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, as well as directly on Xbox Game Pass and Google Stage and is struggling to keep up with the stream of players.
I spent some time stuck at the initial login screen tonight, which prevented me from playing at all. Finally, you are presented with an “Internet connection error” message informing you that you cannot connect to the Outriders servers. There is nothing left to do after this point, but please try again.
Some players have reported that they finally managed to connect after repeated attempts, but this is far from an ideal start.
Safer Official State of Outriders Website, there is a damage notice that affects the game. There is a cover note from the PCF stating that the developer is “looking into this issue.”
This is not the only problem. There is a performance issue affecting multiplayer (again, PCF looks at this) and a desynchronization between the PC code and the console code, leading to the removal of players from a crossplay multiplayer game.
In a post about redditsaid the Square Enix editor: “We treat this issue with the highest priority and are working on fixes that will sync all code on the platform, which will resolve these issues.”
Steam and Epic players can play together, Square Enix said, and PlayStation and Xbox can also cooperate. But Square Enix has temporarily disabled automatic mapping between PC and consoles.
“If you invite a console player to your PC game via an invite code (or vice versa), the game will connect initially, but a player will eventually be kicked out of the game,” Square Enix warned. “We strongly recommend that you do not do this until you have updated all versions of the game.”
This patch will not be released today, Square Enix said.
There is a thread in reddit that summarizes all the initial problems of the game and offers solutions and alternative solutions, where appropriate. While waiting for the connection, why not offer the latest? Outriders impressions a reading?
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