Outriders Worldslayer expansion details, release date confirmed

Posted on April 23, 2022

People Can Fly’s looter-shooter Outriders is getting a premium expansion later this year. Worldslayer will bring new story content, gear and class options, and it is coming out in just a few months.

Following on from the finale of Outriders’ main campaign, Worldslayer pits your player character against Ereshkigal, the most deadly Altered that humanity has yet encountered. The new story campaign will also introduce the ancient ruins of Tarya Gratar as a new location. Players can import their character from the base game into the Worldslayer content. Alternately, they can use a Level 30 Boost to jump straight into the new content with an adequately-levelled and geared-up Outrider if you’d like to try a different build.

With the new expansion comes new difficulty options, for both regular Outriders players and those that purchased Worldslayer. Apocalypse tiers will replace the World Tier system, which allows the player to dial up the difficulty for a chance at better gear. The first 15 Apocalypse tiers will be for all Outriders players, while the remaining 25 tiers will be exclusive to Worldslayer players. Higher Apocalypse tiers have better chances of dropping Apocalypse items. These special items contain an additional mod slot and allow more customisation options.

The other new elements that come with the expansion are the PAX class trees and the Ascension system. PAX class trees can be invested in via special skill points exclusive to Worldslayer that allow players to further tweak and customise their class builds. Ascension, on the other hand, is a series of endgame bonuses for max-level characters. These allow players to continue to incrementally tweak their stats once they have no more class levels to gain. A new endgame activity will also be announced closer to the expansion’s launch.

The Outriders Worldslayer expansion is currently available for pre-order, and will release on June 30th 2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.