In a Twitter message, the Outriders account announced that cross-play is “now possible.” Of course, without trying it for ourselves, we’re not sure if the feature is finally working. Last week, players were asked not to use it due to “desynchronization between the PC and Console code.” Those who tried to join parties on opposing platforms found themselves kicked back to menu. Steam and Epic Game Store players were able to connect, as could PlayStation and Xbox users.
Today, just about everyone can play Outriders together, no matter the platform. Okay, there’s obviously an implied asterisk after “just about everyone.” The Outriders account reported that PC and Xbox users still can’t connect via cross-play. However, it hopes that the feature will finally be available for all once the patch rolls out onto Xbox.
Getting the band back together
The cross-play fix is coming alongside the first major post-launch patch for Outriders. Details on the patch came out yesterday, so it’s good to see this friendly addendum. The patch addresses many of the other, non-cross-play related issues. Disappearing inventories, missing HUDs, and crashes on top of crashes, all will be supposedly fixed with the update. The patch will also nerf some abilities. For example, the Trickster class is getting nerfed into the ground.
If you’re interested in looking at the patch in its entirety, be sure to follow this link.