A launch rush took the Outriders servers down, and ever since then players have been dealing with intermittent downtime in the new looter shooter from People Can Fly.
If you're wondering how to check the status to see whether it's just you or something's taken the Outriders servers down, the good news is that People Can Fly has a dedicated page to check the Outriders server status. The nearly-as-good news is that the developers are also planning to give launch players a care package to make up for the early server difficulties, and it's going to include a free Legendary weapon which will be level-appropriate for your character.
Outriders servers down - how to see their current status
To find out the latest information on the Outriders servers straight from the developers maintaining them, point your browser to the official site's status page. It will show you whether the game itself and the Square Enix Membership service are online, and if you click the box next to Outriders you'll also be able to see the current status of both the game's core components and its multiplayer.
The page is also handy for checking in on the latest info for ongoing issues; currently it includes links for pages which explain the issues that Outriders is currently facing with disconnects for PC to console cross-play sessions.
Our Outriders review has pronounced it "fun, foul-mouthed, and rough around the edges"
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