Outer Worlds is a game with many different things going on. It’s got an exciting story with tons of potential, features some fantastic sci-fi elements that make it unique, and has a pretty fun combat system. That said, there are also some issues with the game that I feel need to be highlighted, so you don’t get stuck in any frustration loops early on. So sit back and relax as we dive into all the ins and outs of Outer Worlds!
Play on at Least Hard Mode as the Default is WAY too Easy.
- The Outer Worlds has multiple difficulty levels, with the lowest being pretty easy and the highest being quite challenging.
- While this is a good thing for most players, it’s worth noting that difficulty level doesn’t necessarily reflect how hard the game itself is—it’s more about how much information you get from quests. In other words, if you’re playing on Easy, you’ll have an easier time completing missions because characters will give you more hints about what to do next without spending too much time figuring things out by yourself.
But since each player will experience different aspects of The Outer Worlds depending on their particular playthroughs and companions they choose to bring along (for example, some quests may only be available if a particular character is present), there’s no guarantee that every single quest will be as easy or difficult regardless of what difficulty level they choose during character creation or at any point after starting their adventure in El Dorado City.”
Turn off Helmets in the Settings
There’s no way around it: the helmet is a distraction. It’s distracting to look at and even blocks your view of the sky and clouds. We know some people will want their helmets on because they enjoy having them (or think they do), but we recommend turning off helmets in the settings menu. They can always be put back on later if you change your mind!
Invest in Dialog and Stealth Skills
You’ll be able to invest in dialog and stealth skills, which are helpful for various things. First, dialog skills unlock new dialogue options. Second, stealth skills help you avoid combat. They’re great for completing quests like assassination missions or infiltrating enemy bases without having to kill anyone. Finally, they make it easier to complete stealth sidequests, so you can still get the rewards without expending too much energy fighting enemies (you’ll need all the energy you can get).
You can use the dodge button to avoid an incoming blow. When you press it, your character will move in a direction you’ve specified with the left thumbstick, making him less vulnerable to attacks. Dodge is more effective when you’re wearing a helmet and heavier armor (especially if they’re at the same level), so don’t be afraid to invest in those pieces of gear early on! If you have a weapon with a higher level than your opponent’s, dodging will also give your character a chance to counterattack their attacker—a great way to deal out damage while avoiding incoming strikes.
Complete Quests in Each Town Before Exploring Outside
I’ll come right out and say how much I like this mechanic: it makes the game more fun, challenging, and rewarding. You won’t see big set pieces or exciting plot points until you complete most of the side quests in each area. You might get a few astonishing surprises along the way (including a really cool sci-fi pun), but for the most part, you have to fully explore an area before it opens up its secrets to you. Each town has its vibes and characters—you can tell by looking at their buildings—but beyond that, there are tons of hidden treasures, secret areas, and even entire dungeons tucked away from sight if you know where to look!
Steal Whatever You Want as Long as Nobody Sees
- Don’t steal from people.
- Don’t steal from shops unless it’s a place that sells equipment, and you need to gear up fast. In that case, grab the best things you can afford to ensure you’re ready for anything the world might throw at you next.
- Avoid repeating yourself with any location or person; don’t try to rob them twice in a row (though if they have more than one item of value on their person, feel free). It’s not hard for them to recognize an intruder who moves around frequently enough.
- If there are towns with sheriffs, they’ll be able to see when someone has stolen something from another citizen—and because those citizens love peace and quiet so much, they’ll call the sheriff on their cell phones if they see anyone acting suspiciously nearby!
Remember to Use Companion Abilities
The companions in Outer Worlds each have special abilities that you can use, and it’s worth taking advantage of these. Most missions will require you to complete some kind of objective. And while it’s possible to do this on your own, using companion abilities will make the process much easier.
For example, when you first meet Dr. Yang (the doctor who lives next door), he asks you to find him a rare plant so that he can create an anti-aging serum for his wife. However, there isn’t just one plant needed—there are three types: red, blue, and yellow. This means that if players don’t use their companions’ unique abilities, they’ll have to run around the entire map looking for each type of flower separately instead of being able to simply grab all three at once with their companions’ help!
Check the Weapon Level on Any New Gun You Pick Up
There are two ways to increase the weapon level of any gun. The first is by using it. When you fire a weapon, it gains experience points (XP). Several factors determine the XP gained from each shot:
- How rare the gun is.
- How much damage does the gun do?
- For example, a high-level assault rifle will give more XP than a low-level pistol or shotgun.
- In our Outer Worlds weapons guide, you can see how much damage any specific weapon does.
Adjust Companion Behaviours
You can also adjust their behavior. Do you want them to be aggressive, defensive, or passive? Let’s say you want a companion to attack. Set them to aggressive, and they’ll attack any enemy in your way. Want them to be defensive? Set them to defensive, and they’ll look out for themselves if things get too hairy for you. Finally, you can set a companion as passive if all you want is someone who doesn’t act without orders from their leader (yours truly).
Spend Your Credits on Tinkering Your Favourite Weapons
Tinkering is a skill that allows you to modify weapons and add mods to them. You can change their damage, accuracy, and other things.
To start tinkering, you’ll need to find the materials. These are often found in side quests or by exploring the world. Once you have the materials, head to any workbench and select “Tinker” from the menu (it’s located under “Weapons”)!
You’ll be able to see how much it will cost if no discounts are available (such as from a DLC). If there is one available, use it!
Complete Companion Quests to Unlock Specific Perks
Companion quests are optional, but they’re a great way to get perks and new loot. To complete these quests, you’ll need to find your companion’s personal terminal and interact with it. If they have a quest available, there will be a green light on the terminal; otherwise, the light will be orange. You can also check in with each companion at any time by visiting them in their respective quarters within The Outer Worlds’ hub city of New Arcadia (which is located near the center).
To unlock specific perks for each companion, you’ll need to complete all of their respective sidequests. This isn’t too difficult since most of them only take one or two missions to complete—except for Drack’s questline, which requires about five more missions than the others (but still isn’t very long). In fact, I’d say that completing all these extra missions is worth it since many of them give out advantageous bonuses like increased health regeneration speed or increased damage resistance during combat scenarios against hostiles such as robots or aliens from outer space who want nothing more than destroy humanity as we know it!
Outer Worlds is an ambitious project that aims to bring the excitement of science fiction to life. We’re not just talking about a story set in outer space but also the sandbox gameplay that gives players a chance to explore new worlds and make their own decisions. The game is still early in development, but it’s already showing signs of being something special.
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