Outriders Skills: How To Change, Switch & Add

by Vlad
March 1, 2021

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.

Outriders Change Skills How To

As you can see above, this character has 3 skills unlocked, and all of them are 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.

Outriders Switch Skills How To
Drag and drop the skills you want to change in Outriders

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 dragging and dropping them from the upper bar into the slots you want.

Just as you can see below.

Outriders Add Skills How To
Using drag & drop, you can also add skills

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.

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