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Outriders Video Game


Mere hours after its launch on Thursday, Outriders, the new RPG shooter from Square Enix and People Can Fly, experienced mass server outages.

“We’re tracking intermittent server disconnects and are investigating what’s going on,” the game’s official Twitter account reported on Thursday morning. “Please keep an eye on, though we will also aim to update you here when we have news!”

The linked Outriders status website reiterates the tweet, saying they are continuing to investigate the issue. Other launch day items under investigation include an issue that “may result in degraded performance to the Multiplayer” and disconnections between PC and console players.

Outriders’ multiplayer function and cross-play functionality is touted as a major draw for its audience. Players can squad up and push through the primary story campaign together. This is unique to Outriders, as most games, especially shooters, offer multiplayer as a side option, separate from the primary quest. While single player is an option, the game still requires players to be logged onto its servers in order to play.

A few hours after the outage, the Outriders account tweeted that the servers were back online: “We are returning to normal operational stability and are seeing players successfully re-enter the game.”

April 1, 2:30 p.m. PT: Updated with Outriders’ tweet that servers are back online.

Photo courtesy of Square Enix