Outriders Day 1 Guide: Character Classes, Cross-Play Multiplayer, And Everything You Need To Know

Outriders is now out for Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Stadia. The game is available for Xbox Game Pass subscribers as well. If you’re just downloading Outriders and you’re wondering where to begin, like which class to pick and how to activate cross-play multiplayer, then you’re in the right place. Below, we’ve compiled a series of Outriders guides that should get you on your way to exploring the planet of Enoch.

In Outriders, you play as one of the last members of the titular group, initially tasked with determining whether the planet Enoch is a suitable home for humanity after Earth’s destruction. But when a freak storm kills most of your crew, no one can stop the signal misinforming the civilian colonists in your group that it’s safe to settle. Although you survive, the storm mutates you, gifting you with extraordinary powers. Now with no choice but to make a home of Enoch, you’re tasked with using your abilities to uncover the secrets of the planet and stop the source of the storm.

Outriders is a third-person shooter, and although there is cover in the game, you don’t want to spend all your time hiding behind chest-high walls. This game is all about aggression–each character class can only heal by killing or damaging enemies, so putting yourself out there to wreak havoc with a variety of firearms is ideal. To compliment your array of weapons, you can also use several superpowered abilities to devastating effect. The Devastator class, for example, can stop bullets in midair and throw them back at enemies, while the Technomancer can pull together discarded metal to forge rocket launchers and miniguns.

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