Outriders 2 - News and what we'd love to see

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Even though Outriders only released a few years ago, there is definitely an appetite for Outriders 2 news on the internet. The sci-fi shooter from People Can Fly and Square Enix wasn't as popular as many hoped, but that doesn't mean a sequel isn't in the works.

In this hub, you will find all the latest Outriders 2 news and what we’d love to see in the game. There will be facts, interesting rumours, subjective opinions, and everything you might need to see whether the game's coming soon.

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Outriders 2 latest news

A group of characters in Outriders.

Even though we haven't seen any comments on Outriders 2, it is evident that the game will get a sequel. One of the main reasons for it is the incredibly high popularity of the first Outriders game. The game attracted over 3.5 million unique players during the first month after its release, which is a good number for a co-op action RPG.

The developers clearly understand that they have got a significant number of Outriders fans. Therefore, releasing a new title is a perfect option to keep these players attracted and get more money from the Outriders series. The only problem is that it is not the time for a sequel to release just yet.

As you know previously, Outriders was only released in 2021. Like most game developers, People Can Fly and Square Enix decided to add new content to the game using DLC. The latest is Outriders Worldslayer, which released in June 2022.

If you look at the statistics, you will find out that the release of Outriders Worldslayer doubled the average online in Outriders. Moreover, in July 2022, the game reached its peak number of players online for the entire year, reaching 12,490 players on PC.

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But if you look at the statistics nowadays, it looks way more disappointing. The average online number a few months after the release of the DLC is 500.

The only question remaining unanswered is when Outriders 2 will likely get an official release. If you actively follow Outriders news, you probably know that the development of the first game took six years. Moreover, the game was released only two years after its official announcement.

However, it seems that the development process will be much faster than with Outriders. The most likely release date for Outriders 2 is early 2026.

Five things we want to see in Outriders 2

Multiple characters are fighting in Outriders.

Even though Outriders 2 will not be released in the next few years, people have created exciting lists of the changes they want to see in the new Outriders game. Below, we have collected the top five things gamers want to see in Outriders 2.

Cheaper DLC

Undoubtedly, adding DLC is one of the best ways to keep a live service game alive. However, the main disadvantage of Outriders Worldslayer is that it is too expensive. The DLC cost $39.99, which isn't far off the full price of the newest releases. Therefore, most people expect to see more affordable DLC in Outriders 2.

No bugs and glitches

No bugs and glitches are necessary not only for Outriders 2 but for any upcoming video game. But in the case of Outriders, the release of the game without errors is necessary if developers want to keep the game alive for a long time. The first game had a slightly rough launch with problems and glitches, so it would be good to avoid this for a sequel.

Multiplayer mode

Outriders already has exciting co-op that supports cross-play, but many expect to see a competitive multiplayer mode in Outriders 2. The perfect idea is to separate the multiplayer from the main storyline and make it a unique game mode. It might take a lot of time, but it will draw the attention of many new players.

Interesting storyline

The story in the original Outriders game appears dull at times. There are many missions pretty similar to each other, which makes finishing the Outriders storyline a slog. You will often feel that you do not want to continue playing the game. The best way to fix it is to add a much more interesting and entirely new storyline to Outriders 2. Moreover, the developers can even use story ideas from different forums to make it more community-oriented.

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Unreal Engine 5

Even though Unreal Engine 4 still looks good, the latest version will get many more valuable updates down the line. This will allow game developers to make their games look better. Therefore, players expect that Outriders 2 will release using at least UE5.

That’s it for our look at Outriders 2. Even though the release of this game has not been officially confirmed on by developers, we can still hold out hope. While you're here, make sure to check our list of the best RPG games.