Outriders has a free demo available now

By Heidi Nicholas,
The free Outriders demo is available to download now on PS5 and PS4, and includes the prologue, opening chapter, all four classes, and more.


There's no time limit for this demo, which will be available up to and beyond the launch of the full game in April, so you don't need to worry about rushing it. Trophies won't be included but your progress will transfer if you then buy the game. There's a lot included with this demo. You start with the game's prologue and opening chapter and play through up to a boss fight against an Altered called Gauss. You can still explore the world after this, as more side missions will then be available. The demo features six character slots, meaning you can try out all four classes — Pyromancer, Trickster, Devastator, and Technomancer — without needing to delete your character. You'll be capped at character level 7 but will be able to earn a fourth ability as well as two skill points for the skill tree, and you'll make your way up to World Tier 5 —World Tiers are the overall "dynamic difficulty system." You'll also have access to a certain amount of resources for crafting and trading, although you might need to save some as the crafting system doesn't unlock until you're past the demo.

Outriders is a third-person shooter with RPG elements. The Outriders have been in cryosleep for 30 years after humanity, trying to escape their own dying planet, attempted to colonise Enoch. These attempts failed. After coming across an anomaly on Enoch, the Outriders wake to find the planet populated with hyper-evolved creatures and humanoids, which they'll face using their own new supernatural powers.

The Outriders demo is available now, with the full game launching on April 1st.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!