Last year, Outriders beat the direct-service tendency of most modern shooters. Its content updates are rare but significant, rather than thin lingering additions begging players not to put the game down. That approach meant I stopped playing Outriders a few months ago, but it Worldslayer Expansion is getting my attention back.
Going back to the classic era of DLC, a meaty expansion called Outriders: Worldslayer is on the road. Released in June, Worldslayer will expand significantly Outriders‘story and prolong the game ending in no way Outriders update not yet. The developer People Can Fly gave me an overview of what the expansion would add, and I even had to practice the first few levels in the game. Worldslayer.
Although it’s not revolutionary Outriders, Worldslayer play to the strengths of the game and will energize and prolong playtime hundreds of hours for pro players.
for whom the Bell Tolls
Worldslayer takes place right after the events of Outriders‘the plot, and its story is as over-the-top, gritty and funny as ever. The raging Hurricane Anomaly is getting exponentially worse despite the efforts of players in Outriders‘ campaign. To counter it, the expansion takes players to many new locations on the alien planet Enoch and forces them to confront the Rebels and their altered leader, Ereshkigal.
In the first two levels of Worldslayer, I explored the snowy Glacier’s Edge and the abandoned village of Driftwater. While the game’s approach to linear level design hasn’t changed much with this expansion, the combat and enemy designs have only improved. Enemies of all sizes, shapes and forms attacked me from the ground and in the air, and used My Altered’s power is essential for survival.
Glacier’s Edge is a short and story-driven level where the stakes of anomalies grow increasingly severe and Ereshkigal is teased. However, it still ended in a fierce fight against a giant Snow Behemoth that wasn’t afraid to rush and knock me down if I got its attention. Meanwhile, Driftwater is just as quaint and atmospheric as you’d expect in an abandoned fishing village.
While the game’s approach to linear level design hasn’t changed much with this expansion, the combat and enemy designs have only improved.
Turns out Driftwater wasn’t as abandoned as I thought it would be, as my team was ambushed by the Rebels while looking for a boat. This culminates with a new boss named Fisherman, a legendary ghost associated with Driftwater and the town bell. He wields two sharp swords and can quickly turn towards me and chop off my health bar if I’m not careful. This fight keeps me going and I will consider it one of the best Outriders‘boss fight yet.
Outriders is currently in top form, so Worldslayer gives People Can Fly the opportunity to continue to engage players with more story content and new levels to explore and battle hordes of enemies.
Continue to grind
While my first look Worldslayer Promising campaign, this new story content will finally come to an end. The player then dives into an endgame that culminates in a mysterious raid. While People Can Fly hasn’t shared much about that raid yet, we do know how progress is being reworked as part of the raid. Worldslayer.
First of all, some changes are coming to the World Tier difficulty system just for Outriders. The Challenge Tiers will be replaced by 40 new Apocalypse Tiers. The first 15 tiers will be available to all players, but those who purchase Worldslayer Apocalypse can only be accessed Tier 16 to 40. Completing these levels will grant Apocalypse equipment, possibly a third skill mod, and up to level 75. Expect some incredibly powerful character builds appear in this expansion.
Character progression is also getting some significant additions. Players will receive Pax Points upon completion Worldslayer goals and can use those points to progress through two new subclass skill trees for each class. These new skills will make the character I’ve been using for dozens of hours so much fresher.
If that wasn’t enough, Worldslayer players will also constantly accumulate experience to upgrade their Ascension level. With each level, players get a point that they can use to boost stats like health, armor, and critical hit chats. Although they are only percentage stat buffs, you can earn 200 Ascension points. People Can Fly says maxing out Ascension points will take up to 360 hours. The original new story and levels can draw players back Outridersbut the addition of these progression factors confirms that Worldslayer The real goal is to expand the content runway for hardcore players so that the adventure won’t be over for a long time. People Can Fly just chose to do this with a massive expansion, not a weekly content drip feed.
Expect some extremely powerful character builds to appear in this expansion.
The only major warning about Worldslayer is that it will not be available through Game Pass. It’s a shame for new players to be intrigued by this content, but pro players will make the most of it. Worldslayer probably won’t mind buying the game and its first paid expansion. If you don’t love Outriders prior to, Worldslayer probably won’t change your mind, but if Outriders is one of your favorite games of 2021 and you are looking for more, it will be well worth the wait.
Outriders: Worldslayer will release for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Google Stadia on June 30.