There are two main sources for loot in Outriders. When you kill enemies or open a chest, there’s a loot roll that happens. The resulting drops are set in various rarity tiers, with their power commiserate with their rarity. Trouble is, you need to pick all the junk up and sort through it. That’s one of the more annoying parts of ARPGs and action games. The game has a way around that though, it’s called Auto-Loot in Outriders. While you’re running around the map, you can have the game automatically grab any loot of a certain rarity.
There are five levels of Auto-Loot to set the setting to:
You can turn on Auto-Loot in the Options menu, that’s by pressing Z on PC. Under the Gameplay tab, look for Auto Loot Minimum Rarity.
These five rarities will need to be changed based on what you want to pick up, and how you play. If you want to go for speed while playing, turn the setting up to a higher rarity and just ignore picking up anything else. As the game launches, the in-game economy could have some impact as well, so the demo may not be a good indicator of what loot to get.
At the start, it’s best to focus on Rare loot or better with Auto-Loot. This means you’re only going to pick up Rare or better loot. At the beginning of the game, you will see that the game only gives you better loot. When you get to the later stages of the game, you’re going to be replaying a ton of maps, and that will mean farming for more drops. If you really want that upgrade you’re farming for, you will want to automatically loot higher-end gear only.
The combat is unforgiving, and that makes slowing down to loot rather dangerous. So use the automatic loot function to avoid that problem. That way, you don’t have to worry about missing out on good items, and you can focus on the combat. As you’re dodging behind cover and moving around trying not tog et blown up, you don’t want to have to stop and grab that trash item.