Outriders’ Worldslayer expansion’s new endgame activity revealed
Riders‘ first extension, world killer, will bring significant changes to the looter-shooter by adding new difficulties, leveling tables, etc. But beyond player abilities and powers, world killer will introduce a new type of endgame activity when it launches on June 30: The Trial of Tarya Gratar.
In a livestream on June 10, People Can Fly revealed the Trial of Tarya Gratar – essentially a huge dungeon – where players will spend most of their endgame time. After the world killer campaign, the Outriders can dive into the trial of Tarya Gratar to take on an ever-changing cast of enemies.
By pushing deeper and deeper into the dungeon (without dying too many times), Outriders will earn new gear to enhance their characters. However, enemies won’t make it easy for them, and opponent levels will increase as players get deeper and more bosses they defeat. But the Trial will be worth it, giving players the perfect way to grab the expansion’s best loot.
More than just a boss race, the Trial of Tarya Gratar also has areas called Troves where players can go off the beaten track and take on a group of optional enemies. These treasures are difficult, but each offers a specific type of loot – one treasure can drop helmets, while another drops chest armor. This gives players a (risky) way to target loot for the first time in Riders.
Like all the content of Riders, players can enter the Trial of Tarya Gratar in a group or solo. Either way, they’ll all start the trial at a new base camp, which includes all the usual vendors.
The rest of the livestream showed new endgame loot, as well as an explosive Pyromancer build. Each class will receive powerful new items to play with in world killerand several elders Riders sets will get upgraded to remain viable throughout the lifespan of the new expansion.
Riders was a surprisingly good time in 2021, but world killer will say if the franchise can go from good to excellent.