Outriders’ huge New Horizon update expands the endgame and adds transmog

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Outriders is getting a “colossal” free content material update on November 16. Called New Horizon, the update will deliver a reworked expedition loot reward system, brand-new expeditions to discover, and new customisation choices to your characters.

The New Horizon update marks the first main post-launch content material drop for Outriders, and a key characteristic is the rework to expeditions – the endgame missions accessible after you’ve wrapped the primary marketing campaign. Before the New Horizon update, gamers needed to full these expeditions as shortly as potential to get the finest loot; nevertheless, that is now not the case. The reworked expeditions get rid of any time-based rewards, as a substitute providing extra rewards primarily based on how lengthy it ought to typically take to finish that expedition. There’s nonetheless an choice to activate timers for expeditions for individuals who need the problem, however that is only for bragging rights – you gained’t get any further goodies for doing so.

The largest impact of this variation is that it’ll take as lengthy to finish a single lengthy expedition as a number of runs of shorter expeditions to get the similar loot. It also needs to give gamers the freedom to enter an expedition with out pigeonholing themselves into a particular Outriders construct designed to get by expeditions as shortly as potential. This update works in tandem with earlier updates that improve legendary loot drop charges and the system that reduces the likelihood of choosing up duplicates of legendary loot you have already got.

There are additionally upcoming enhancements to The Eye of the Storm, one among the final expeditions in the base game, with New Horizons. You will quickly get a selection between three legendary objects upon finishing it. In addition, Tiago, one among the distributors, will even get a brand new choice that’ll allow you to choose to purchase a random legendary of your present most gear stage for drop-pod assets or spend them on a re-roll of the legendary stock in his store.

Elsewhere, there’ll be 4 new raid-like missions to discover in the New Horizon update, in addition to new weapons and gear for all 4 Outriders lessons. All gamers can have entry to the first of the 4 expeditions, whereas the relaxation are accessible for extra skilled gamers. These embrace entry-level missions corresponding to The Molten Depths, which sees you energy by frozen caves to reopen a geothermal energy station. Others, accessible at larger World Tiers, have you ever break into an previous navy facility, going through down insurgents, monstrous beasties, and toxic assaults as you go, or head to an historic metropolis overrun by colossal monsters and looters. The highest, accessible at tier 12, is The Wellspring, which will get you infiltrating a settlement in a sandstorm and monster-infested ruins to search out the loot hidden inside.

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Developer People Can Fly can be including a brand new Transmog characteristic that enables gamers to vary the look of each merchandise they’ve geared up. This is versatile, even letting you utilize skins from different characters throughout totally different lessons. So, it’ll be potential to have your finest gear appear like a Trickster construct when the update drops, even when your present class is a Technomancer.

It appears you’ll solely want to choose up an merchandise as soon as to get a sure type, which may then be used on each bit of substances you choose up. It’s fully free to transmog one merchandise into one other’s type, and you are able to do it as many occasions as you need. The characteristic even comes with its personal little Pokédex-like catalogue in case you’re seeking to discover all 4 full type units.

Two Outriders walking in a forest with transmogrified gear in the New Horizons update.

The coming New Horizon update makes adjustments throughout a bunch of different facets, too, amongst that are extra buffs for all 4 lessons’ expertise and gear. There are additionally enhancements coming to matchmaking to forestall rubberbanding and disconnections, and to multiplayer, which ought to assist make it extra steady. The devs are moreover including management settings and customisations for controllers, and you’ll discover you’ll now not get kicked earlier than accumulating your hard-earned expedition loot. Lovely stuff.

The Outriders New Horizon update launches November 16, and you’ll be able to all the time try the game for your self proper now by way of the Xbox Game Pass in case you’d wish to get a way of it earlier than the huge day arrives. You can even get a free distinctive legendary armour piece for logging into the game from November 15 till November 22.