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Outriders Multiplayer Co-op: How to Play Online With Friends

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Outriders is a three-player co-op RPG that features crossplay, so naturally, you’ll want to know how to start a multiplayer session. It’s not too complicated, but we’re here to help if you need it. Here’s how to play co-op with friends in Outriders.

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How to Play Co-op With Friends in Outriders

So, you may have noticed that you can’t actually play co-op with friends until you complete the prologue of the game. The intro mission will take you all the way up until you receive your powers as an “Altered.” Basically, you’ll need to play until you’re given the choice to choose your class.

Once you reach that point, you’ll be able to access the main camp. It’s down a set of stairs nearby, right after you exit a cutscene with a familiar character. It’s located on the bottom left of the map. If you follow the objective marker, you can’t miss it

Outriders demo play with friends

Once you reach the camp, you’ll receive the message above. To play with friends, open the menu, or walk up to a matchmaking station. Either way, you’ll get to the same screen.

From there, hit Play With Friends, then simply select a friend’s name under the Online, or Playing Outriders sections. You’ll get the option to either invite or join the friend that you’ve selected.

Outriders demo play with friends

For those who are looking to play co-op in Outriders using the crossplay feature, be sure to open the options menu and turn it on. Crossplay is off by default because it’s still in its beta stage at this point in the game. Check out our crossplay guide if you need more help getting that going.

Random Matchmaking in Outriders

You can also matchmake with random people if you want in Outriders as well. Once co-op is unlocked, go to any camp and select matchmaking station, from there select Join a Random Game, and you’ll do just that. You can also select this option from the log-in screen as well if you want to jump right into a group that is at roughly the same point in the story as you.

That’s everything you need to know about how to play with your friends in Outriders. It’s a bit unconventional, but be sure to remember that Outriders only supports up to three-player co-op, even though it contains crossplay options. For more tips, check out our guide wiki.

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