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Outriders cover
People Can Fly
Square Enix
Unreal Engine 4[1]
Release dates
Windows April 1, 2021
Metacritic 73
OpenCritic 73
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter, TPS
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi, Space, Supernatural
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This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

General information

Official Discord server
Steam Community Discussions


All versions require a constant internet connection for all game modes.


A demo is available on Steam. It includes the first few missions of the game, and progress from the demo can be carried over seamlessly to the full game.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Madness\Content\Movies\
  2. Delete or rename splash_screens.umovie.

Pausing in Singleplayer

Use Ansel (NVIDIA only)[2]

Despite the always-online requirement, the game can be paused in Singleplayer mode on NVIDIA GPUs by enabling the Ansel overlay and pressing Alt + F2.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Madness\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\39C668CD.Madness-BaseGame_r7bfsmp40f67j\LocalCache\Local\Madness\Saved\Config\WinGDK
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/680420/pfx/[Note 1]
No local save files, game progress is only saved on server.[3]

Save game cloud syncing


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Hor+ gameplay.[4]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Ranges from 75 - 130°.[4]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Also supports resolution scaling and DLSS.[4]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Cutscenes locked to 30, 60, 90, or 120 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse smoothing on by default.[4]
Mouse sensitivity
Separate option for aiming multiplier.[4]
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.[4]
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Triggers and analog sticks can be swapped.[4]
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.[4]
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
PlayStation button prompts
Set steam controller input to forced off
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes
, Wireless (DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter), Wired
Bluetooth not tested
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
3 Co-op
Cross-play support with all platforms.[4]

Issues unresolved

Secret Chapel bug

Restart from Lobby[5]

In the Canyon of the Grand Obelisk, there is a secret quest that gets activated after interacting with 3 pillars. If you leave the area after having activated only some of the pillars, it gets bugged. Go to the area, then go back to the lobby and then back into the game to fix this and reset the pillars (you have to do all of them again).

Easy anti-cheat error 10022

Disabling anti-virus before launching the game should fix this error.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio OGG Vorbis
Multiplayer Epic Online Services
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat Removed on 28 July, 2022 through the Worldslayer update.[6][7]

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3470
AMD FX-8350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 70 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti
AMD Radeon R9 270X
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
System requirements target 720p and 1080p respectively at 60 FPS.


  1. Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Awesome games coming in 2020 and beyond - last accessed on 2020-01-02
  2. Reddit - last accessed on 26 May 2023
  3. Reddit - last accessed on 26 May 2023
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 YouTube - Outriders: PC Spotlight & Details - last accessed on 2021-01-15
  5. Reddit - last accessed on 26 May 2023
  6. Outriders - 1 Week To Launch - Dev Update - last accessed on 2021-03-26
  7. Outriders has been updated - Bug Fixes - 28.07.2022 - SteamDB - last accessed on 2022-10-11