The vast world of The Outer Worlds can seem overwhelming at first. That is why we have prepared 10 best starting tips - following them will certainly make the first hours of the game easier. Here we have discussed the most important aspects of this title. Here you will learn how to gain experience quickly (and level up your character), what skills are worth developing at the beginning, or how to easily get the first companion. We haven't forgotten about combat-related tips - how to use Tactical Time Dilation (TTD) or take care of our character's build and weapons. In a nutshell - this page will tell you how to play The Outer Worlds.
- Gaining experience fast
- Develop the Lockpick ability
- Collect everything
- Quick way to unlock a companion
- Use skills in conversations
- Choose your build character
- Use Tactical Time Dilation (TTD)
- Take care of the condition of your equipment
- Buy ammunition
- Upgrade your favorite weapons
Gaining experience fast
When you level up your character, you get skill and perk points. To gain new levels, you must get experience points. This can be done in several ways - through successfully completing a mission, killing enemies, discovering locations, using skills, opening locks and hacking. By combining all these methods, you will quickly strengthen your hero. It is worth adding that even killing non-aggressive creatures like Prats gives you a few experience points - you should look for them.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LEVELING UP THE HERO
The topic of gaining experience is described in more detail in a separate part of our guide. Check "How to gain experience quickly?" page to learn more.
Develop the Lockpick ability
Invest a few points in this skill either after you start the game or when you are still in the character creator. If you develop Lockpick up to level 20, you will be able to open containers requiring a single mag-pick without using this item. Simply upgrade the "Stealth" skills group to level 20. Thanks to this, you won't have problems with opening various containers and boxes, giving you more items (which you can then, for example, sell).
The following advice goes well with the previous one. Collect all items encountered at the beginning of the game. Even if they turn out to be useless, they can be sold - the received bits can be spent on ammunition or better equipment. Look for containers and chests, and collect all loot from defeated enemies.
YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH SPACE IN YOUR INVENTORY?
While collecting all the loot, it may turn out that you will run out of inventory space. Fortunately, there are ways to increase the carrying capacity. Check "How to increase the carrying capacity?" page in our guide.
Quick way to unlock a companion
Their presence will certainly make your gameplay easier. Each of them is helpful in battles, they improve your skills, and have a special ability. That is why you should get your first companion as soon as possible. Focus on Stranger in a Strange Land mission. At some point in this quest, you will reach a town called Edgewater. When speaking with the mayor, agree to take Parvati with you.
Do you want to get all the companions available in The Outer Worlds? Check "How to easily get a companion?" page in our guide.
Use skills in conversations
Using skills in dialogues allows you to get more information, or slightly affect the progress of a quest. In addition, after successfully using a skill in conversation, you will receive several dozen experience points. You can recognize these options by the name and the required number of ability points located in square brackets. If your skills from the "Dialog" are at a sufficient level, you will be able to choose a given option.
Choose your build character
Developing a character in a random direction won't give you good effects - the number of skill and perk points is limited because the maximum level is 30. Try to think about your build when you start the game for the first time. It is impossible to determine which build is better - you can fight using melee weapons, focus on ranged weapons or attack enemies while hiding.
There's a way to reset skills and perks in The Outer Worlds, so you can change your build at any time. Check "How to reset character development?" page to learn more.
Use Tactical Time Dilation (TTD)
TTD is a great way to hit the enemy's weak points. The slow-motion will allow you to easily aim, for example, at enemy's head - you will also see information about what effect the enemy will receive (e.g. bleeding or stun). A good way to use this mechanic is to activate TTD before approaching enemies. In this way, you will be able to weaken them before the fight begins.
Take care of the condition of your equipment
Using a weapon reduces its durability - this makes a given weapon or armor weaker (less damage or less defensive properties). Therefore, it is necessary to constantly take care of the condition of the equipment. You can repair weapons in a workbench - you can find it on the spaceship, as well as in many other places (e.g. in towns.) To repair something, you need weapon or armor parts. You can find them scattered around the game world, or get them by dismantling equipment in a workbench.
NEED A BETTER WEAPON?
In addition to the state of the equipment, it is also worth remembering to replace weapons with the more powerful ones. Check "How to get a better weapon?" to learn our suggestions and the locations of better weapons.
Even the best weapons won't be useful if you don't have the right ammunition. You will get some ammunition from enemies and during exploration - you can get more of it by buying ammunition from traders. Choose the weapon you use the most and then browse through the trader's offer for ammunition to that weapon. You should also get a perk called A Few Bits More - the ammunition stocks offered by traders will be increased by 100%.
Upgrade your favorite weapons
Remember that you can improve weapons by installing mods - you can change the type of damage dealt or add a better scope. You can modify weapons using a workbench. To improve weapons, you need specific modifications - they are found in the game world as items. You can find them during exploration or buy from traders. In addition, you can develop the Engineering skill thanks to which you get a chance to get modifications when dismantling weapons.