To say the launch of Outriders was rocky would be an understatement. The developers at People Can Fly experienced days worth of server issues, numerous game-breaking bug reports and even micro-stuttering on PC no matter what hardware the user has in place.
However, the world of Outriders is beginning to heal. People Can Fly and Square Enix have announced a brand new patch set to go live later next week along with some much-needed balancing changes. The turnaround on this patch is terrific to see and bodes well for future updates.
Although, it appears the Outriders developers want to do more for the community than just fix the game that wasn’t supposed to be broken at launch. According to a new Reddit post, any Outriders player who loaded up the game at launch will receive some free gear.
Earning a free Legendary weapon and more in Outriders
One of the Legendary weapons in Outriders. (Picture: Square Enix)
The specifics of the Reddit post state that “launch window players” will receive the free gear sometime next week. For any player wondering if they meet the requirement to be a launch window player, the developers stated that anyone who played from 31st March to 11th April is eligible. Players who also experienced the inventory-wipe bug will also be eligible for the free gear.
In regards to the specific free gear players will earn, the developers outlined what it will entail.
- A level appropriate Legendary Weapon.
- A level appropriate amount of Titanium.
- The emote "Frustration", which is otherwise unobtainable at this moment in time. The irony here was not intentional but is fitting.
These items will be acquired on Outriders players’ highest-level character. The gear earned will also be an “appropriate amount,” meaning that level 10 players won’t receive a level 30 weapon.
This is certainly a nice gesture by the development team, who clearly want Outriders to succeed after five years of work. The free gear is set to arrive in players’ inventories sometime after 11th April.