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Outriders: Worldslayer - What We Know So Far

Get ready for some looting and shooting, "Outriders" fans. Studio People Can Fly's super-powered, co-op shooter is receiving a wealth of new content this summer. "Outriders: Worldslayer" will feature a full, brand-new campaign that expands upon the "Outriders" story that began last year. The adventure of players doing their best to understand and survive the hostile planet Enoch continues as the world-altering threat known as the Anomaly has now started to unleash enormous blizzards. 

If that weren't perilous enough, a malevolent and powerful new foe named Ereshkigal will do her best to destroy players with an entire faction of followers. The entire "Outriders: Worldslayer" expansion comes as a bit of a surprise since People Can Fly initially seemed to only have one method in mind for expanding "Outriders." The post-campaign additions, known as "Expeditions," were added last year following the base game's release and seemed to be all that fans would get. Now, however, we've received loads of information about new content coming to the game. 

Does Outriders: Worldslayer have a release date?

"Outriders: Worldslayer" will launch on June 30th, 2022 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Google Stadia, and Microsoft Windows. This new expansion will cost $39.99 USD, but there are some retailers offering as much as 10% off for pre-orders. While the base game is required in order to enjoy the new "Worldslayer" content, you can purchase and enjoy the DLC even if you don't own "Outlanders" and are instead playing it with a subscription service like Xbox Game Pass. 

If you're new to the "Outriders" world and want to either join friends in the "Worldslayer" expansion or simply skip ahead, then you're in luck, too. The newest content will require player characters to be at least level 30. However, "Worldslayer" will allow players to create entirely new characters that start immediately at level 30. That way, you can jump in with other players right away. Players with pre-existing characters that have already hit level 30 can also bring them right into the new content without fear of losing their hours of playtime.

Is there a trailer for Outriders: Worldslayer?

At the moment, there are two different trailers for "Outriders: Worldslayer." The reveal trailer, which should get players hyped to take on Ereshkigal and the unbridled forces of Enoch, and the reveal spotlight that talks through the heaping amount of new, upcoming content. 

The reveal trailer begins with an immediate and teasing display of Ereshkigal's intimidating powers. Following that, we're quickly introduced into the new, frozen biome with a host of new baddies, powers, and gear. Things slow down for a brief moment to show some additional new, sweeping landscapes while Ereshkigal delivers a brief, taunting monologue. In between even more footage of high-octane combat, otherworldly monsters, and powerful-looking gear for players, the trailer warns to "BRACE FOR IMPACT." There seem to be plenty of new challenging foes in "Outriders: Worldslayer," but there are hosts of new gear and systems in place for players to tip the odds in their favor. 

Apocalyptic Difficulties and Loot

For the "Outriders" players yearning for challenges that go beyond the Expeditions added last year, "Worldslayer" should offer plenty to whet their looting and shooting appetites. In order to take on the new host of dangers on the planet Enoch, players will need new weapons and gear. "Outriders: Worldslayer" will not only provide the opportunity to unlock large amounts of loot to fully customize to one's liking, but it will also incorporate an all-new category of equipment known as Apocalypse Gear. As a first for "Outriders," these powerful-sounding variants will allow players to insert three different mods onto a single piece of equipment rather than the standard two.

The only way to earn Apocalypse Gear, however, is to tackle the new Apocalypse Tier levels of difficulty. For those unfamiliar with "Outriders," the game's different levels of difficulty are known as tiers. The higher tier you choose, the better the rewards and the more dangerous the foes. In addition to presenting players with the chance to earn the best and newest gear, there are 40 different levels of Apocalypse Tiers compared to the base game's 15 Challenge Tiers. It's yet another way that "Outriders: Worldslayer" aims to put as much power as it can in the hands of the player to create a specific gameplay experience. 

Long-term progression and customization

Of course, a new campaign, new armor and weapons, and new difficulty levels mean that continuing to level up will become more exciting as well. Leveling up will be more rewarding than before with new upgrades you'll be able to unlock in both the Ascension system and the PAX tree. Once your character hits their max level, the Ascension system allows you to earn an Ascension point each time you level up. Those points can then be used to increase your character's base stats and aid you in creating finely-tuned builds for any scenario.

Meanwhile, the PAX tree is an additional add-on to your character class. No matter what class your character is, they'll have access to the new PAX tree that will give players the chance to specialize their character toward specific skills. It's also worth noting that the PAX tree, just like the base game's Class Trees, can be respecced at any time meaning that player experimentation to find the perfect build is much easier to do.

People Can Fly said there will be even more endgame content to reveal in the future, but until that time this is all we know. What adventures await players that dare to journey through the newly-frostbitten realms of Enoch? With the release quickly approaching, it won't be long before they find out.