Outriders preload and launch times revealed for Xbox, PC, and more

Outriders from People Can Fly
Outriders from People Can Fly (Image credit: People Can Fly)

What you need to know

  • The developers of Outriders have released preload and launch time information for the game for Xbox, PC, and other platforms.
  • Preloading the game is live now on Xbox and will be available 48 hours prior to release on PlayStation. The developers are still determining pre-load options for Steam users, but unfortunately, the feature won't be available for Epic Games Store users.
  • On consoles, the game will launch at midnight on April 1 for your specific country. In the US, this means the game unlocks at 12 AM EDT.
  • On PC and Stadia, the game will launch April 1 at 17:00 BST / 9 AM PDT globally.

The RPG shooter Outriders is almost here, and thankfully, the developers have now officially shared preload and launch time information for Xbox, PC, and other platforms. If you're on Xbox, you can preload the game now. If you're on PlayStation, you'll be able to preload the game 48 hours prior to release. Preloading on PC may be coming to Steam as the developers have stated that they're exploring options on that storefront they'll be able to share next week, but unfortunately, users on the Epic Games Store won't be able to preload.

In terms of when Outriders launches in full, players on consoles will be able to start playing at midnight on April 1 in your country. For US players, this means that you can start playing the game at 12 AM EDT. On PC and Stadia, the game will launch April 1 at 17:00 BST / 9 AM PDT globally. According to the developers, this global release time is due to the way that the PC and Stadia storefronts are set up.

Are you excited for Outriders? We are, so let us know if we'll be seeing you on the battlefield. Also, if you're curious about how the game is, check out our guide on the Outriders demo.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.

3 Comments
  • Looks like you can't preload if you are going to get it through Game Pass. I looked but couldn't find an option to do so.
  • You can through xbox beta app on Android. Just search from the game and click "Download To Console".
  • Outriders has done everything right leading up to launch. Now the game just has to be good.