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Outriders World Tier farming: how to quickly increase your World Tier level

Here's how to increase your World Tier fast

Outriders has no simple difficulty setting in the options menu like many other games. Instead, it has a World Tier system. The higher your World Tier, the more powerful your enemies, but the better your rewards.

Learn how to quickly increase your World Tier level with this Outriders World Tier farming guide. We'll show you what every World Tier does, and the best spot in the game to go for increasing your World Tier fast.


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What are World Tiers in Outriders?

World Tiers in Outriders are a way of increasing the difficulty of the game, in exchange for better loot and more rewards. When starting a new game with a new character you'll always begin in the lowest World Tier, but if you keep playing on the highest World Tier available to you, you'll unlock more World Tiers as time goes on.

World Tiers aren't tied to particular locations or missions: you can go through a mission once at World Tier 1, and then replay the same mission later on at World Tier 15.

Each time you unlock a new World Tier, you'll also permanently increase your wearable item level cap by +1. So unlocking World Tiers also makes you more powerful over time.

A screenshot of the Outriders Story Point menu, with the "Reach the other side of the river" story point highlighted.

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World Tier farm: how to increase World Tier fast

To unlock the next World Tier, you need to kill enemies on the highest World Tier you have unlocked. So you can't unlock World Tier 10 by farming at World Tier 5. You need to be at World Tier 9.

You only earn XP towards your World Tier for killing enemies, not for completing missions, so just focus on killing. If you die you'll lose some of your progress towards the next World Tier, but you'll never be demoted to a previous World Tier.

The absolute best World Tier farm location in Outriders is the third story point in the "First City" chapter. It's called "Reach the other side of the river", and it's essentially just a point-to-point mission in an area filled with dozens of small, weak creatures called Perforos. They're very easy to kill with any build, as long as you have some crowd control effects and abilities, along with health leech for when one occasionally gets within melee range before you can take them out.

An Outriders screenshot of the player aiming with a shotgun at one of several Perforo enemies heading towards them.

Each time you finish this "Reach the other side of the river" mission, play it again. Whenever you unlock a new World Tier, make sure you continue playing on the new highest World Tier you've unlocked, or you won't gain any World Tier progress.


What is the max World Tier?

The max World Tier in Outriders is World Tier 15. This Tier is called "Madness", and it is the hardest difficulty level the game has to offer it players.

On World Tier 15, all enemies are 12 levels higher than usual, but all loot is also 12 levels higher, and your chances of receiving Legendary and other high tier weapons and armor are 4-5 times higher than usual.

A screenshot of the Outriders World Tier menu, where you select the World Tier you'd like to play with.

Full Outriders World Tier list

Here are the full details of each Outriders World Tier:

World Tier 1: "Story"

  • Enemy Level: -2
  • Dropped Item Level: -2
  • Loot Rarity Modifier: 80%
  • Legendary Drop Rate Modifier Bonus: +0%
  • Wearable Item Level Cap: +0
  • Unlock Reward: None

World Tier 2: "Easy"

  • Enemy Level: -1
  • Dropped Item Level: -1
  • Loot Rarity Modifier: 90%
  • Legendary Drop Rate Modifier Bonus: +30%
  • Wearable Item Level Cap: +0
  • Unlock Reward: Accolade, Scrap

World Tier 3: "Normal"

  • Enemy Level: +0
  • Dropped Item Level: +0
  • Loot Rarity Modifier: 100%
  • Legendary Drop Rate Modifier Bonus: +0%
  • Wearable Item Level Cap: +0
  • Unlock Reward: Accolade, Scrap

World Tier 4: "Hard"

  • Enemy Level: +1
  • Dropped Item Level: +1
  • Loot Rarity Modifier: 120%
  • Legendary Drop Rate Modifier Bonus: +130%
  • Wearable Item Level Cap: +1
  • Unlock Reward: Accolade, Unusual Weapon

World Tier 5: "Expert"

  • Enemy Level: +2
  • Dropped Item Level: +2
  • Loot Rarity Modifier: 140%
  • Legendary Drop Rate Modifier Bonus: +215%
  • Wearable Item Level Cap: +2
  • Unlock Reward: Accolade, Rare Weapon

World Tier 6: "Master"

  • Enemy Level: +3
  • Dropped Item Level: +3
  • Loot Rarity Modifier: 160%
  • Legendary Drop Rate Modifier Bonus: +285%
  • Wearable Item Level Cap: +3
  • Unlock Reward: Accolade, Rare Weapon

World Tier 7: "Legend"

  • Enemy Level: +4
  • Dropped Item Level: +4
  • Loot Rarity Modifier: 180%
  • Legendary Drop Rate Modifier Bonus: +300%
  • Wearable Item Level Cap: +4
  • Unlock Reward: Accolade, Iron

World Tier 8: "Immortal"

  • Enemy Level: +5
  • Dropped Item Level: +5
  • Loot Rarity Modifier: 200%
  • Legendary Drop Rate Modifier Bonus: +315%
  • Wearable Item Level Cap: +5
  • Unlock Reward: Accolade, Rare Weapon

World Tier 9: "Frantic"

  • Enemy Level: +6
  • Dropped Item Level: +6
  • Loot Rarity Modifier: 225%
  • Legendary Drop Rate Modifier Bonus: +330%
  • Wearable Item Level Cap: +6
  • Unlock Reward: Accolade, Iron

World Tier 10: "Impossible"

  • Enemy Level: +7
  • Dropped Item Level: +7
  • Loot Rarity Modifier: 250%
  • Legendary Drop Rate Modifier Bonus: +345%
  • Wearable Item Level Cap: +7
  • Unlock Reward: Accolade, Epic Weapon

World Tier 11: "Inferno"

  • Enemy Level: +8
  • Dropped Item Level: +8
  • Loot Rarity Modifier: 300%
  • Legendary Drop Rate Modifier Bonus: +360%
  • Wearable Item Level Cap: +8
  • Unlock Reward: Accolade, Titanium

World Tier 12: "Torment"

  • Enemy Level: +9
  • Dropped Item Level: +9
  • Loot Rarity Modifier: 350%
  • Legendary Drop Rate Modifier Bonus: +375%
  • Wearable Item Level Cap: +9
  • Unlock Reward: Accolade, Legendary Weapon, Titanium

World Tier 13: "Nightmare"

  • Enemy Level: +10
  • Dropped Item Level: +10
  • Loot Rarity Modifier: 400%
  • Legendary Drop Rate Modifier Bonus: +390%
  • Wearable Item Level Cap: +10
  • Unlock Reward: Accolade, Titanium

World Tier 14: "Insanity"

  • Enemy Level: +11
  • Dropped Item Level: +11
  • Loot Rarity Modifier: 450%
  • Legendary Drop Rate Modifier Bonus: +405%
  • Wearable Item Level Cap: +11
  • Unlock Reward: Accolade, Epic Weapon

World Tier 15: "Madness"

  • Enemy Level: +12
  • Dropped Item Level: +12
  • Loot Rarity Modifier: 500%
  • Legendary Drop Rate Modifier Bonus: +425%
  • Wearable Item Level Cap: +12
  • Unlock Reward: Accolade, Legendary Weapon, Titanium

And that's everything you'll ever need to know about World Tiers and World Tier farming in Outriders. For more information about the game, why not check out our guide on how to fix the Outriders no HUD bug?

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