Outriders Worldslayer is essentially the definitive version of the Outriders experience – rammed to the gills with all new content, enhanced progression mechanics and enough quality of life fixes to refloat the Titanic. In fact, it has so much new content and other related bits and pieces that change the Outriders experience in its entirety that we’ve decided to conjure up this guide which explains everything you need to know about Outriders: Worldslayer.
Outriders Worldslayer Release Date – When Can I Play It?
The Outriders Worldslayer release date is confirmed to be June 30, 2022. Outriders Worldslayer will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X and Google Stadia platforms. PC players will be able to nab Outriders Worldslayer from Steam and the Epic Games Store on release.
Outriders Worldslayer Expansion – What Is It?
A full-fat expansion to the base game of Outriders, Worldslayer isn’t just a regular lump of post-release DLC but rather a substantial addition to the Outriders core experience. Boasting all sorts of excellent stuff such as all new gear and loot for you to scoop up, a reworked progression system, an entirely new class tree, a completely new endgame and a wealth of quality of life fixes, Outriders Worldslayer easily makes a case for itself as one of the most impressive expansions to be released in recent years.
Naturally, existing players can purchase the Worldslayer DLC as an add-on to the base game, while newcomers can just drop some extra coins and nab a combined bundle of Outriders and the Worldslayer expansion.
An All New, Standalone Campaign
Aside from the new gear, progression systems and all that other jazz, Worldslayer brings a sizable new campaign that is entirely standalone from its counterpart in the base game. Facing off against an emerging faction of human mercenaries spearheaded by an enigmatic leader, Worldslayer has players travelling to a series of previously undiscovered locations such as Driftwater and Glacier’s Edge as they tangle with all-new enemies, bosses and cataclysmic world events.
New Gear & Loot
As you might well expect, the Outriders Worldslayer expansion allows players to put their hands on a range of shiny new gear and loot. Not only will each class be the proud recipients of all-new, five piece Legendary Armour Sets, but there will be generic three piece Legendary Armour Sets that all can classes will be able to equip too.
As well as boasting a range of new set bonuses for both the five and three piece Legendary Armour Sets, developer People Can Fly has also said that some previous Legendary Armour Sets will be revamped when Worldslayer launches. Simply put, if you’re in it for all the shiny new loot and gear, then Outriders Worldslayer looks to have you more than covered.
The PAX Tree And How It Works
Arguably the biggest new addition that the Outriders Worldslayer expansion brings to the base game is the addition of the new PAX tree which will unlock once you’ve hit level 30 in the main Worldslayer campaign. A completely separate class from the existing trio that Outriders already provides, unlocking nodes in the PAX tree requires special PAX points that are earned by progressing through world events, rather than grinding your way to a particular level. The PAX Tree has four classes and within each there are two branches that allow players to specialise or hybridise their Outrider depending on their playstyle. Should you make a pig’s ear of the whole thing, Outriders Worldslayer allows you to respec the PAX tree at no extra cost. Which is, you know, nice. The four PAX tree classes and the branches within are as follows:
- Devastator – Wrecker, Tectonic Shifter
- Pyromancer – Gunblazer, Pyromaniac
- Technomancer – Desolator, Overseer
- Trickster – Spectre, Exploiter
The New Ascension Progression System
As part of its quest to seemingly overhaul the Outriders experience wholesale, Worldslayer introduces Ascension, a new protracted progression system that provides players with an additional set of levels to gain which in turn make your Outrider more powerful rather than just providing extra gear or unlocking additional content. Taking more than a hundred hours to properly max out, Ascension levels are gained once you’ve hit level 30 in Worldslayer and begin collecting experience points from fallen foes.
In terms of the Ascension categories, there are four that you can pile your precious experience points into – Anomaly, Brutality, Endurance or Prowess and within each category there are five options, such as cooldown reduction, higher damage output that can be filled in order to specialise further. Not only are you able to put up to ten Ascension Points into each category, but a free respec is also available should you stuff it all up.
Everything You Need To Know About The New Apocalypse Tiers
Another thing that Outriders Worldslayer does is to replace the previously implemented Challenge Tiers with all new Apocalypse Tiers. Providing a means for players to minutely tune game difficulty in accordance with higher or lower gear rewards, the new Apocalypse system will affect all aspects of Outriders, even if the Worldslayers expansion is not installed. In practice, this means that everything from reward scaling to gear drops, difficulty and more will be affected by the new Apocalypse Tiers, with an especially welcome side effect being that if you play above an Apocalypse Tier, you have a chance to gain special Apocalypse Gear as a drop from fallen enemies.
As to the items that the new Apocalypse Tier provides, plucky Outriders will obtain unique variants of Legendary and Epic gear pieces that boast no less than three mod slots – permitting for a level of customisation not available from regular gear. Additionally, Apocalypse Gear can only be collected by enemy drops and cannot be crafted.
Outriders Worldslayer Expansion – The New Endgame
Of course, an all-new Outriders expansion wouldn’t be complete without a refreshed take on endgame activities and thankfully Worldslayer doesn’t disappoint at all in this area. Linked to the previously detailed Apocalypse Tiers and Outriders existing Expeditions content, the Outriders Worldslayer endgame will whisk players off to the long forgotten city of Tarya Gratar where they will tackle the appropriately named Trial of Tarya Gratar.
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