Outriders

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Outriders
Outriders cover
Developers
People Can Fly
Publishers
Square Enix
Engines
Unreal Engine 4[1]
Release dates
Windows April 1, 2021
Reception
Metacritic 73
OpenCritic 73
IGDB 78
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes 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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Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

General information

Official Discord server
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

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

Demo[edit]

A demo is available on Steam: steam://install/1435990. Includes the first few missions of the game. Progress from the demo can be carried over seamlessly to the full game.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/680420/pfx/[Note 1]
No local save files, game progress is only saved on server.[3]

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay.[4]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Ranges from 75 - 130°.[4]
Windowed
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.

General Unreal Engine Improvements[edit]

Disable Chromatic Aberration
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Go to or add the [SystemSettings] section.
  4. Add r.SceneColorFringeQuality=0.
  5. Save your changes.
Disable Bloom
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Go to or add the [SystemSettings] section.
  4. Add
r.DefaultFeature.Bloom=0
r.BloomQuality=0
  1. Save your changes.
Reduce Input Lag
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Go to or add the [SystemSettings] section.
  4. Add
r.OneFrameThreadLag=0
r.MaxAnisotropy=16
  1. Save your changes.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
[4]
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
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
[4]
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
[4]
DualShock button prompts
Set steam controller input to forced off
Light bar support
Connection modes V1, V2, Wireless adapter, Wired
Bluetooth not tested
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Mouse smoothing[edit]

Disable mouse smoothing
  1. Navigate to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Input.ini with a text editor:
  3. Add the following lines:
[/Script/Engine.InputSettings]
bEnableMouseSmoothing=false

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
7.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

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

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Epic Online Services
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat [5]

Issues[edit]

Secret Chapel bug[edit]

Restart from Lobby[6]

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[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows
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.

Notes

  1. File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/680420/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (680420) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References