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Outriders: How to Equip & Change Skills

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People Can Fly’s latest – and hopefully greatest – game Outriders has arrived. Gamers that enjoy a brand of frantic yet tactical third-person shooting mixed with a story that has some Mass Effect Andromeda vibes should have this one on their radar. If you’re here, though, you’ve probably already started to dig in either with the demo or the main game, and are wondering how you can swap and equip your skills in Outriders.

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Here’s what you need to know.

How to Change Skills in Outriders

Outriders contains four classes, each with their own particular set of skills that make them stand out from the others.

The Techomancer is more tactical, the Trickster is stealthy, the Pyromancer deals in crowd control, and the Devastator likes to get up close and personal.

As you play through the game and level up, you’ll unlock skills. To equip new skills that you get, press View on Xbox or the Touchpad on PlayStation to open up your character menu. From there, tab to Skills and you’ll see all the skills available to you.

It takes some time to unlock them all, and you need to unlock more than three to add new ones to your action bar at the bottom of the screen.

Once you do have access to four or more skills, select the skill you want to equip. Then, press and hold A on Xbox or X on PlayStation. After that, drag the skill to the one that you want to replace, and they will change places.

You can swap equipped skills in order to modify their button input by doing the same thing. Just drag and drop any of your three already-equipped skills to swap their places.

That’s all you need to know about how to equip and swap skills in Outriders. For more tips, tricks and guides, head over to our wiki, or check out more of our coverage on the game below.

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Ed McGlone was with Twinfinite from 2014 to 2022. Playing games since 1991, Ed loved writing about RPGs, MMOs, sports games and shooters.