Knowing how to change skills in Outriders or how to switch between your active skills is mandatory as you progress through the video game developed by People Can Fly, because as you level up your Outrider; new skills become available.
The problem is that your character can only have three active skills at the same time, even though there is a total of 8 available skills for each Outriders class.
As such, as you gain new levels you’ll surely want to change the mapping of your controller, and most likely you’ll want to assign more powerful skills that deal more damage.
However, the whole Outriders skill switching process is not clearly explained, even though it’s extremely easy.
So let’s see how you can switch your active Outriders skills, or how to change between them.
How To Change Skills In Outriders
Without going into details on what skills are available for each class; let’s focus on a level 4 Pyromancer.
As you can see above, this character has 3 skills unlocked and all of them mapped to specific buttons on a PlayStation 4 controller.
- Heatwave is activated by pressing L1
- Feed the Flames is activated by L1+R1
- Thermal Bomb is activated by R1
While this mapping looks decent, let’s say we want to quickly switch the buttons.
Or simply put, we want to activate the Heatwave with R1 and the Thermal Bomb with L1.
To do this, all you have to do is to scroll over the Heatwave skill; then press and hold X on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
You can see this in the following screenshot, but the process is the same on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia.
Basically, to equip new skills in Outriders you’ll need to drag and drop them. Easy as that.
Now, obviously, you can also remove your skills by pressing X and then drag and drop them from the upper bar into the slots you want.
Just as you can see below.
And that’s about it. Now you know how to add, remove, change and switch skills in Outriders; but make sure you check all Outriders guides here, in case you need more help.