UPDATE ON MARCH 6, 2021: People Can Fly intervened again to change the demo of Outriders in response to complaints about a previous change designed to deal with heavy farming.
The developer has released an update from the server to allow the Gaussian boss’s chest to release legends after yesterday, preventing the release of legendary items on all crates.
Update on the chests dropping out of the legends in the Outriders demo:
After hearing a lot of reasonable feedback from the community, we allowed the Gauss boss to release Legendaries again, because we really have to reward the bosses.
Other chests still can̵7;t miss the Legendaries.
– Outriders (@Outriders) March 6, 2021
“After hearing a lot of reasonable feedback from the community, we gave the Gauss boss’s chest a chance to release legends again, because we really have to reward the bosses,” People Can Fly tweeted.
However, the other chests still can’t let go of legends. This means that the popular pointless triple-breast running, which remained earlier, remains inaccessible to those engaged in agriculture, for legends before the launch of Outriders on April 1.
ORIGINAL HISTORY MARCH 5, 2021: The Outriders demo is popular – more than two million people have downloaded it – but there are a few issues that developers want to address.
Chief among them is the heavy farming for powerful items, which players do in anticipation of the release of the game on April 1, 2021.
Progress in the Outriders demo continues in the main game, and you can repeat much of the content in the demo over and over again, hoping to get a super powerful item out of a chest or an enemy.
So, players process the demo to fill their library with mods and acquire many legends (I managed to click a legend myself while playing).
In a post on Reddit, developer People Can Fly said that this “preload” of the progression in the demo could affect the balance of the progression system in the main game.
“Of course, each player’s decision is how to play the game for themselves, and we don’t want to stop people from creating a facility demo if they like it,” said People Can Fly.
“However, we would like to ensure that this process is not oversimplified, easy or operational.”
It didn’t take long for the Outriders demo players to find “prey” through triple chest tracking, as well as supplier exploitation, and use them for heavy farming.
Here’s how it works (soon, it works): get to level 5 worldwide (this gives you the best chance of a legendary drop available in the demo), choose the story from “confront the changed in the tower” from the lobby, load into the game and then run, opening the three chests nearby. No battle is needed. After opening all three chests, return to the lobby and repeat.
In response, People Can Fly will release a backend update to the 15:00 UK demonstration today, March 5, that redirects agriculture to the game’s mechanics, “which may be more enjoyable for players to play and repeat.”
To this end, epic items will no longer appear in stores and sellers in the demo, and chests will no longer release legendary items. Instead, side quest prizes (for repeat runs) will now have the chance to drop legendary items. The result is that those who want to deal with legends in the demo will now have to play side quests.
Note: the drop rate for enemies does not change. So go and kill the captain. Again and again and again.
There are more changes in the demo. People Can Fly said the patch, launched early next week, added a motion blur switch to all platforms, shortened matchmaking time and dealt with computer crashes.
Moving on to the start of the game, People Can Fly said it was looking for annoying camera shakes during cutscenes, would improve the coverage system, and was looking for a way to help players recover items that had mysteriously disappeared.
People Can Fly, meanwhile, said it noticed a scam in the Outriders demo (it didn’t take long!), With some players using third-party software to modify the game’s files and keep data to their advantage. For an online cooperative game, this is obviously a problem.
People Can Fly said it could identify fraudsters “with relative ease” through its backend system, and promised “their actions should not affect your regular gaming or cooperative experience.” Fingers crossed.
Hard things everywhere. Check out our demo impressions of Outriders to see what we think of the game.