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How to download the Outriders demo on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation

Trying to download the new Outriders demo but having trouble? Here's what you need to know.


The Outriders demo is now live, giving users a good glimpse at what People Can Fly’s next game will have to offer. If you’re looking forward to jumping into the title, then you’re going to want to know how to download it. Unfortunately, some users seem to have a bit of trouble finding the game through normal means, so we’ve put together this guide.

How to download the Outriders demo on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation

For the most part, it looks like downloads are going smoothly on PC. All users will need to do is head to Steam, search for Outriders, and then the demo is available right there from the main game page.

How to download the Outriders demo
You'll want to look for this page on the PlayStation Store.

Unfortunately, console users have reported more than a few issues finding the game in the store. On PlayStation, it looks like there are a number of ways to get the game to pop up with the demo, including using the web store to find it in game add-ons. PS console owners have also reported some success by looking for the demo in the latest releases.

For Xbox, you’re going to want to make your way to the Microsoft Store and look for the demo. If it doesn’t immediately pop up, then you can search for Outriders in the search bar to be taken directly to the game page.

While these are the basic instructions for finding the demo, some users have reported that they can’t download the demo on both Xbox and PlayStation consoles. Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be a definite fix here just yet, though some have said restarting your console can fix the issue, even noting that they had to restart upwards of three to four times to make it download.

The demo is definitely off to a rocky start, but this is usually the case for many demos or trial versions of games—and even for full releases. We’ll keep an eye out for any additional details about the demo, including more definite ways to ensure the download is kicking off. For more, check out our Outriders page.

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Joshua holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and has been exploring the world of video games for as long as he can remember. He enjoys everything from large-scale RPGs to small, bite-size indie gems and everything in between.

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    February 25, 2021 10:45 AM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, How to download the Outriders demo on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation

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      February 25, 2021 4:58 PM

      Anyone playing?

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        February 26, 2021 1:06 AM

        Was going to try it. Downloaded it only to find out you have to have an account with SE then link up to it to play. It said the SE account is free, but I'm long past done with signing up/linking accounts so that was the end for me. Shouldn't need all that bs just to try out a demo imo.

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          February 26, 2021 2:14 AM

          could not agree more. I was hyped to play a demo for possibly cool game. did not feel like whoring out my personal info and for it though

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            February 26, 2021 2:20 AM

            to top it off.,.. you can click the "Quit" button, whih appeared to skip past the account notification screen, and it takes you some other screen, which says hit escape to get out of or skip or something... finally it gets to the title screen where it says Press a Key to Start... but, then it just takes you back to the fuckin "please make a members account" screen!

            so it just loops around between three screens over and over. i had to* end the task in task manager to close the game.

            *when I say "had to" I mean I didn't see any suitably obvious "close the program" button, as there should be. kinda ridiculous.

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              February 27, 2021 8:17 AM

              Yes! It had me going in circles too!! Ridiculous indeed!

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          February 27, 2021 7:36 PM

          If you're complaining about linking accounts, then you probably should stop playing AAA games on PC.
          Go be lazy on console instead. Instead of the five or so minutes to make an SE account that literally only needs your email and a password

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            February 27, 2021 7:38 PM

            Seriously, the game is heckin great and you're missing out because of the stupidest reason.

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      February 26, 2021 3:09 AM

      I might be a dummy... But is there a way to "buy" and download games/demos on Xbox and have the system install it remotely?

      I could do this via the PS4 web store years ago. Haven't tried to do it since picking up a Series X.

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