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Outriders: Can you play solo offline?

Outriders is a new third-person shooter featuring cooperative play. Can users enjoy the game in a single-player offline setting, though? Is it possible to play solo offline in Outriders? Here’s the need-to-know on whether Square Enix and People Can Fly’s latest is an online-only title for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One.

Can you play Outriders offline in single-player mode?

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Outriders is an online-only game that is not playable offline in single-player mode.

Users that attempt to play Outriders offline receive the “Internet Connection Error” message in-game. Anyone seeing this notification when they should have an active network connection can find additional help here.

Outriders’ co-op play is entirely optional, meaning that users can play the game in single-player mode. Solo players need an active network connection, however, as Outriders always requires constant internet access.

Outriders isn’t a live service game and doesn’t have PvP multiplayer, though it does receive frequent hotfixes without going offline. Due to this, playing the current version requires players to be online all of the time. Although being online-only is an inconvenience for many users, at the same time, the adaptability that this system affords is highly convenient for other players.

Whether or not it was the right call remains to be seen. The decision is proving especially frustrating at the time of the game’s launch, though. There are tons of Outriders connectivity errors due to high demand, leaving even those with internet access unable to connect and play the game.

For help getting Outriders online, check out the solutions to some of its most common errors. If matchmaking is unavailable, click here. If it’s available but always fails, try this fix. Finally, here’s what to do if the game is stuck on the login screen.

GameRevolution’s Outriders review is coming soon, so be sure to stay tuned for a definitive verdict on the game.