Players looking to check what the latest updates are towards Outriders damage mitigation can rest easy, as developer People Can Fly and Square Enix have updated the topic thread citing a new patch fix is on the way.
Here’s the latest from the notes shared by the developers on this issue via Reddit and how they’re going about fixing it.
We believe we have identified one of the core underlying reasons for lack of the damage mitigation in certain circumstances. We are compiling and testing a new build with this fix included, but doing so will take a bit more time and the final roll-out will be dependent on it being successfully tested/confirmed as fixed. We will update you as soon as we have news.
While we continue to work on this matter, here are some potential Workarounds which have helped some players who encountered this issue consistently:
Un-equip all your armour, then re-equip it again
If this doesnt help, un-equip all armour, hard restart the full game (don’t just return to lobby) then re-equip the armour.
Un-equip all armour, change to a different character and back again, re-equip armour.
Using mods such as Life of the Party may help increase survivability as this mod works differently to other defensive mods.
Avoid tanking Brood Mothers and Alphas in particular, as they are particularly prone to the below explained one/two hit risk.
Once the bug occurs, all regular armour mods are much less effective, so most defensive mods are less viable.
The matter of instant deaths, even when they appear to be a one-shot kill, looks to be a case of two damage hits being dealt, though they are displayed as one, meaning that the one-shot kill protection mechanics don’t trigger (since they detect two damage hits).
In related Outriders news, the game’s inventory wipe restoration in group B & C have been deployed — and you can read about it here.
Outriders is available for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and PC.