Outriders Damage Mitigation Clarified, Citing New Patch Fix

Outriders Upcoming Update S

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.

  • Explanation:

    • 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.

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