Square Enix has announced a massive free update for multiplayer looter shooter Outriders. Due to arrive tomorrow, November 16, the Outriders New Horizon update adds four new Expeditions and a Transmog System, as well as making changes to several of the game’s systems. Then sometime in spring 2022 players will be able to enjoy Outriders‘ first major expansion when Worldslayer arrives.
Four new “massive” Expeditions are the highlight of the free New Horizon update, taking players to previously unexplored areas of Enoch. Each has a mini-story that connects them to the characters and events of the Outriders‘ main storyline. The first of the expeditions can be started by all players, including those new to the game. The others will be unlocked one at a time at CT4, CT8, and CT12. To help players complete the new content—and get the most of the existing Expeditions—Expedition Timers have also been removed so players will get the reward regardless of how long it takes them to complete the job.
Molten Depths will send you back to Eagle Peaks. When a drop pod signal activated, Dunham investigated and found a hidden power station. In order to take it back online, she wants you to clear out the station from any unwanted tenants, no matter the size, shape and form.
The City of Nomads will confront you with a character, who is haunted by the sins of his past. Very aware of his dark history, you decide to help him in protecting the old Pax village Uketu Atarah.
In The Marshal’s Complex, Corrigan, the great grand marshal himself asks you to reclaim a facility near Deadrock Pass, taken by insurgents. It won’t take you long to discover that this facility is anything but just another insurgent camp.
Last but not least: The Wellspring. Tiago told you about the Pax legend of a sacred place called Atuma ih Taru, where pilgrims would take long travels to sacrifice their treasures into deep wells. You and your team are in search of those forgotten riches, if it wasn’t for this tremendous storm that seems to get stronger and stronger.
The new Transmogrification system lets players change the appearance of an item so it matches that of another, all while keeping the mods, stats, and abilities of the original weapon. The process is free and can be accessed through a new tab in the Customization Menu or a shortcut in the item’s Detail View screen. Other changes include the alteration of Tiago’s Store to allow for Legendary gear re-rolls and mystery Legendary gear.
Full patch notes can be found on the Outriders Reddit but a brief summary can be found below.
Outriders New Horizon Update Patch Notes
Expedition Timers have been removed
Four New Expeditions Added
Transmog System Added
Tiago’s Store has been Reworked
Legendary Loot Drops and Farming Information and Changes
Changes to Legendary Sets
Changes to Mods + Bug Fixes
Changes to Class Trees + Bug Fixes
Changes to Skills + Bug Fixes
The Stadia version can now also crossplay with all other platforms.
The video that plays when launching Outriders can now be skipped on all platforms apart from PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The Eye of the Storm now includes a pick-and-choose Legendary item reward.
Added a Quick Mark functionality to Vendors.
Improved the readability of Mod descriptions, especially when viewed on a large TV or Monitor. This change means that certain information is now viewed on the Details window rather than in the Quick View window.
Reduced the volume of background audio of certain menu and loading screens.
Added a minimum damage limit for the Brood Mother’s “Perforate” ability. This will ensure the ability does not have too large of a disparity in its min/max damage output.
Changed the Heir to the Desert configuration so that it now plays like an Assault Rifle (as intended and described) rather than a Submachine Gun.
Bug Fixes General:
Fixed a progress blocker in the “Mentor” main quest which would prevent a cutscene from triggering.
Fixed a bug that would cause Alpha Perforo’s to break out of CC (such as the Frozen or Ash status effects) if they were staggered.
Fixed a bug that prevented the “Heart of the Wild” Expedition from progressing if a Venomous Perforo was the last enemy to die during one of the battles.
Fixed a bug in the “Chem Plant” Expedition that could cause the the player’s primary weapon to use the mods of their secondary weapon if they changed weapons while activating the lever.
Fixed a bug that caused the end of Expeditions summary screen to not display true values for the “Damage Blocked” stat.
Fixed a bug that could cause the FOV to reset itself under certain conditions on PC.
Resolved issues related to ingame invites not being received under certain conditions.
Various other bug and crash fixes.
Bug Fixes to Mods:
Fixed a bug that caused the “Moaning Winds” mod to deal different damage between Host and Client. It was previously triggering twice for Client players. The damage on Client will now match the damage on Host.
Fixed a bug that would prevent mods inserted in armor from properly scaling with the armors level if the armor was upgraded through Zahedi. This bug would previously fix itself after an area transition.
Fixed a bug that caused the “Even Odds” mod to stack 5 times, instead of the stated 3 times.
Changed the “Armor Boost” mod so that it now scales to the armor item it is inserted into, rather than scaling with the player level and stopping at level 30.
Fixed a bug that caused the “Emergency Stance” mod to not trigger if the damage instance that proc’d the mod also inflicted “Knockback” on the player.
Fixed a bug that caused the “Anomaly Mutation” mod to not inflict the Burn or Slow status as intended.
Fixed a bug that caused the “Bullet Absorption” mod to replenish 80% instead of it’s intended 40% of ammo.
Fixed an issue that could cause frame (FPS) drops if the “Damage Link” mod was using in combination with the “Pain Transfer” mod.
Fixed a bug that could cause the Pyromancer’s armor mod “Phoenix Force” to not increase Anomaly Power after consuming a status condition.
Fixed a bug that allowed Borrowed Time to stack it’s bonus infinitely if the “Armor of Eons” and “Short Term Loan” mods were combined and spammed.
Bug Fixes to Skills:
Fixed a bug that could cause the Tricksters “Hunt the Prey” ability to lock up under certain circumstances.
The Devastator’s “Impale” skill now no longer blocks Obelisks from continuing to charge while an impaled enemy is present.
The description for “Endless Mass” now also mentions the Slow status effect that it inflicts.
Fixed a bug that would prevent the Technomancer “Cold Snap” skill from freezing enemies if it was triggered while the player rolled off an edge.
Fixed a bug that could cause Technomancer Turrets to fall through the ground if they were thrown too low or too high.
Added the icon for the “Cryo Turret” skill to the Technomancer’s “Engineer” and “Senior Engineer” class nodes. These nodes were already affecting the “Cryo Turret” skill anyway.
Bug Fixes to Class Nodes:
Fixed a bug that resulted in the Pyromancer “Gifted” class node not granting it’s bonuses properly.
Finally, Square Enix teased a new Outriders expansion due to arrive in spring 2022. Few details were revealed about the Worldslayer expansion save that it will continue to explore the secrets of Enoch. You can get a glimpse at the upcoming content in today’s new trailer.
The New Horizon update is available free for everyone on November 16th.[Source: Square Enix, Reddit]