Challenge Tiers in Outriders are to Expeditions what World Tiers are to campaign. These dictate how difficult an Expedition is and the type of loot we’ll get at the end. Ideally, it’s a good idea to continue progressing through the Challenge Tiers. In this Outriders guide, we’ve detailed everything there’s to know about Challenge Tiers, their mechanics, and how to progress through them.


Outriders Challenge Tiers

Challenge Tiers in Outriders work exactly like World Tiers but only for the endgame activity, Expeditions. Outside of Expeditions, Challenge Tiers don’t affect anything at all. It’s through Challenge Tiers that we’re able to scale our gear to the level cap of 50 to tackle the toughest content in the game. However, getting there is easier said than done.

Challenge Tiers can be used to adjust the difficulty of an Expedition and the rewards that we get at the end. It’s all pretty simple to understand.

After finishing the campaign, we need to head over to the camp and unlock Expeditions as well as Challenge Tiers. Immediately after ending the campaign, we’ll only have access to a maximum of fourteen Expeditions and a couple of Challenge Tiers. In order to net the best rewards from Expeditions, we need to increase our Challenge Tier all the way to fifteen. But how does one do it?

To unlock the higher Challenge Tiers in Outriders, we need to complete an Expedition on the highest-available Challenge Tier and earn at least Silver rewards – earning Gold is even better but a little tough to do. For instance, if our highest-available Challenge Tier is ten and we earn Silver rewards in an Expedition, our Challenge Tier will increase by +1 to eleven. However, if we manage to earn Gold, we’ll unlock both eleven and twelve Challenge Tiers. As mentioned earlier, playing on the highest-available Challenge Tier ensures that we get the best loot but also increases the difficulty substantially.

Attaining rewards of Bronze-tier or below won’t increase our Challenge Tier at all but we’ll still get our loot. These reward tiers are directly based on how quickly we’re able to complete an Expedition. A decent build coupled with a good understanding of game mechanics can easily help us reach high Challenge Tiers in the game.

Similar to World Tiers, it’s pretty easy to change Challenge Tiers if someone’s build is unable to handle the more difficult ones. In order to change Challenge Tiers in Outriders, all we need to do is to head over to the Expedition table, select one of the maps, and change the Challenge Tier before jumping in. It’s all pretty simple!

That’s all we’ve got in our Outriders Challenge Tiers guide. Feel free to check out our detailed Outriders wiki guides for more help on the game.