Outriders is the latest looter-shooter to release in this ever-growing genre. Developed by People Can Fly, this action RPG places you in the shoes of a cryogenically frozen soldier who has gained enhanced abilities thanks to a mysterious storm called the Anomaly. With four classes available upon release, players can bend time, ignite enemies on fire, summon powerful constructs, and shake the very planet. Even though Outriders offers a ton of fun gameplay, this title is plagued with a number of bugs that can create a frustrating experience. Two of the most notable is your HUD missing and the enemy’s bullets becoming completely invisible. Thankfully, I found a few easy fixes for these.
(Author’s Note: I am currently playing the game on PC and ran these tests there. I am not sure if the bugs above are just a PC issue or a console one as well. Additionally, these are guaranteed to work 100% of the time. However, after encountering these bugs numerous times, these are the methods I found that work the best.)
How to Fix the Invisible HUD
This one is the most detrimental of the two, simply because you will load in and not be able to see your ammo, health, experience bars, quest tracker, and mini-map. Unless you’re a masochist, you’ll definitely want to have these all available while playing. To fix this issue, open up your game menu and go back to the lobby. Once you reach the lobby, launch the game again on your character of choice. This should return your HUD, allowing you to progress normally. If you’re still having issues, try to actually reload the story ques you’re on or fast-travel to one of the main camps. Finally, if that doesn’t work, you’ll need to quit to desktop, load into the game where your HUD will most likely be missing, and then go back to the game lobby.
Again, none of this is a perfect fix and there’s a chance it won’t work. But I ran this test about half a dozen times and it always cleared up when I went to the lobby and came back into the game.
How to Fix Invisible Enemy Bullets
Whew, this one is obnoxious. This bug is when enemy’s shoot at you their bullets will not exist, even when they are firing and you’re receiving damage indicators. From my poking around, this appears to be an issue tied to Outriders’ framerate. If you go into Display and turn on Vsync along with enabling your FPS limit above your monitor’s refresh rate the bullets will vanish. What this means is, if you have a 144hz monitor and your Enabled FPS Limit is above that number the rounds will disappear.
To fix this, go to your menu, click Options, and then go to Display. Scroll down to Enable FPS Limit, turning this off should make the bullets vanish. If you do have Enable FPS Limit turned on, the default will be over 200. Tune this to what your monitor is and the rounds should appear. My computer uses a 144hz monitor and I limited my FPS to around 80 which produced a much smoother experience, plus let me see the bullets actually show up! Like above, this may not be a one size fits all method, but you should absolutely try this to see if it works.
Hopefully, People Can Fly will be able to fix these bugs sometime soon.