Outriders the game has become one of the must-play video games this year for Windows 11 or Windows 10 users, and rightfully so. However, some users have complained that the game at times will fail to work or load, and from our point of view, that’s a bit strange. Folks have reported that it is stuck on the loading screen.
There is some good news because we have the information on how to fix this issue once and for all. We’re going to explain how to set things right in the easiest ways possible, though you will have to take a few minutes out of your day.
For those who have never played Outriders before, well, it is an online-only video game that relies on cooperative action with multiple players. It’s available for Windows PC, Xbox, and competing platforms such as PlayStation and Stadia. The game takes place on a plant known as Enoch as humans look to foster a new civilization since Earth is no longer a viable place due to the many climate disasters.
Outriders stuck on loading screen
If Outriders is not connecting, authenticating, launching or starting on PC or Xbox, here’s what you need to do to fix the issue:
- Run the game as an administrator
- Verify Outrider’s file integrity
- Update your computer’s graphics card driver
- Set Outriders to go through the Firewall
1] Run the game as an administrator
OK, so one of the first things you should do here, is to open the title as an administrator. Do this by right-clicking on the launcher, and from there, select Run as administrator, and that’s it.
Alternatively, if you’re using Steam, you should visit your Library, then right-click on Outriders. Select the Properties option, and right away click on Browse under LOCAL FILES. Finally, right-click on OUTRIDERS-Win64-Shipping.exe, then select Run as administrator.
Finally, check to see if the game is finally loading as it should.
2] Verify Outrider’s file integrity
It is possible that some key files of the game are missing. If that is indeed the case, then we suggest redownloading those files.
To do this, we must verify the integrity of your game files.
Open Steam: You must open the Steam client via the Desktop or from the Start Menu. On the Desktop, locate the shortcut, then right-click and select Open. After completing that task, go to Library, then right-click on the title itself, and choose Properties.
Under the section that reads LOCAL FILES, be sure to select Verify Integrity of game files.
3] Update your computer’s graphics card driver
If your graphics card driver is outdated, then this could affect the performance of Outriders. Your best option here is to update the graphics driver in a bid to improve functionality.
Getting this done may require you to visit the official website of your graphics card manufacturer. From there you can download the latest driver for your card.
4] Set Outriders to go through the Firewall
The next thing you will want to do if everything above fails is to allow Outriders to pass through Windows Firewall without issues.
Once you’ve reached the section where you must browse to find the app you want to allow, you will want to find the folder containing the game files.
- If you bought the game on Epic Games, then navigate to C:Program FilesEpic GamesOUTRIDERS.
- For the Steam client, go to C:Program Files (x86)Steamsteamappscommon.
Locate the executable file known as OUTRIDERS-Win64-Shipping.exe, select it, then hit Open. Click the Add button right away and that’s it. Go ahead and check to see if Outriders can finally connect without being stuck at the loading screen.
Why won’t my Outriders load?
Outriders won’t load properly at times due to corrupted files, and as such, you may have to check file integrity to get things back to normal. Also, Firewall settings and graphics card driver issues can cause Outriders to fail when loading.
Why can’t I play Outriders?
The main reason why you are unable to play Outriders is because you have a faulty network driver that stops you from connecting to the server. That said, you need to update your network driver first to check if it resolves the issue or not. However, if it doesn’t work, you can uninstall the driver and reinstall it to get the problem fixed.