Players were farming so many legendaries in the Outriders demo it had to be changed

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Forthcoming looter-shooter Outriders seems to have found a way around the curse affecting loot-driven games last year by offering a free demo with the promise that progress will carry over into the full game. Apparently over two million players have taken developers People Can Fly up on the offer so far, but a few too many of those players also took the opportunity to farm hoards of legendary items so they'll be ready for the full game.

Players had discovered that, by selecting the story point "confront the altered at the tower" in the lobby at world tier five, they could zip past three chests with a high chance of containing legendaries without having to fight anyone. Then they ducked back to the lobby and repeated the process. People Can Fly responded to this lootcave situation with a tweak that made legendaries impossible to find by opening chests, though they still dropped from enemies.

Players weren't happy about this, since it meant that after going to the trouble of defeating the Gauss boss they were opening his chest and getting ordinary rewards. People Can Fly have since tweaked the tweak, and now the Gauss boss chest will have a chance to contain legendaries—though no others will.

Here's our guide to Outrider's class options.

Thanks, Eurogamer.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.