Next Outriders patch will significantly increase legendary drop rates

By Stephany Nunneley
19 June 2021 17:17 GMT

People Can Fly will release an Outriders patch next week and it will significantly increase legendary drop rates.

Significantly, as in increasing the drop rate by 100% across the board, according to the Outriders studio.

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Legendary brackets will also be removed which will allow legendaries to drop at any level, as previously,  some items could only drop from enemies of certain levels or above.  

A legendary anti-duplication system will also be implemented, which means that if you already have an item in your inventory or stash, a duplicate item will be rolled and the dropped item re-rolled once.  The system will not guarantee every drop will be unique, but it will provide a second roll to avoid a duplicate.

Scripted boss loot will also be able to drop all non-class-specific Legendary Helmets. This change, according to the developers, will improve the variety of items in the campaign.

The luck system will also be improved, and players should no longer experience long droughts without a legendary item dropped during the endgame.

People Can Fly said the upcoming patch will also include changes and improvements to the backend sign-in system. The goal with this is to improve sign-in times, especially on Xbox.

This patch is currently undergoing testing and is expected to be released early next week.

Recently, during an investor meeting, the game’s publisher Square Enix praised how well the game is performing, stating that the digital sales ratio for the title has been very high, and the number of active users has also beaten company expectations.

Square also said making the game available through Xbox Game Pass at launch helped build an install base.

During April, its first month of release, Outriders saw over 3.5 million players worldwide diving into the shooter.

If you have not picked the game up already, there is a demo available on PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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