21 Things to Know When Starting The Outer Worlds

#TheOuterWorlds is a game full of choices, quests, and gun mods, so we decided to make a list of some of the best The Outer Worlds tips we came up with after spending a while with Obsidian's RPG. Stuffed full of The Outer Worlds gameplay, this video will help you get started in the mammoth game and give you an extra edge when you're fighting marauders/corporations/your own friends. Hey, it's up to you.
If you're not sure whether the game is for you - even after watching all the most recent The Outer Worlds trailer - this video might even help you decide whether it's for you, but take a look at our main channel to find our The Outer Worlds review video for an even closer look at the game!
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  • Your companions are utter arseholes, worse than any of them in Fallout 4. They will always run straight into your line of fire, attempting to go melee as soon as possible.

    SvenTvikingSvenTvikingHace 12 días
  • They made stealing in Groundbreaker 100x harder. My 1st play-through I was able to rob the Groundbreaker blind, and get away with everything I can carry to getting busted all the time in my 2nd play-through

    EricEricHace 27 días
  • I wish ppl had to play rpg games like they are in real life. Most "players" would be jobless dumb losers addicted to pain meds and are completely worthless.

    Josh NoneyabuissnessJosh NoneyabuissnessHace 29 días
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="355">5:55</a> Why you never play on console. Or with controllers.

    Anon MasonAnon MasonHace un mes
  • Tip 1: Let your companions do all the work. (Yes, with your best weapons.) Tip 2: Sit back and watch. Tip 3: Press F. (To pay respects to the fallen enemy. And to heal your companions.)

    Anon MasonAnon MasonHace un mes
  • 1. You made a mistake

    BeckhamBeckhamHace un mes
  • Obsidian fanboys are toxic as fuck. We get it. Blah blah Bethesda this Bethesda that... I loved Fallout 4, infact I still regularly play it. I also love this game. It's amazing.

    M CzenkM CzenkHace 2 meses
  • Oh great! A list done by people who never played the game. Thank you for wasting my time.

    Alexander KreczkevichAlexander KreczkevichHace 2 meses
  • Nice intro

    Marcos VasquezMarcos VasquezHace 2 meses
  • Love the commentary and how it's presented, It's not just the tips, but the the way it is voiced. Very pleasant to listen to, not just a bit of boring tips presented in a factual manner, this presentation is interesting. Zola Delahunty-Light does a great job, keep up the great work.

    techlover231techlover231Hace 2 meses
  • alternate title: "Watch this if you have never played a video game"

    *DeletedAccount**DeletedAccount*Hace 2 meses
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="158">2:38</a> A Lament Configuration a.k.a. Hellraiser Puzzle Box. There are quite a few of them in the game.

    ShadeTreeChefShadeTreeChefHace 2 meses
  • Amazing how many people in the gaming world mispronounce 'inventory'. You're not inventing anything. Jeez! Great game though.

    So AngrySo AngryHace 3 meses
  • You don't endorse stealing yet you've stolen my heart...

    NexishadowNexishadowHace 3 meses
  • I like your voice Persuade Skill +100 #new subscriber

    rodimis561rodimis561Hace 3 meses
  • This video sounds like it was read off a script. Just sayin'

    CameltryCameltryHace 3 meses
  • Should I buy this

    poison gaspoison gasHace 3 meses
  • Effin Flaw system. I was convinced by a different ESproject video that accepting a flaw was part of the game. It's been haunting my first play through and i think I'm just going to restart because Respec doesn't clear flaws.

    TJ KTJ KHace 3 meses
  • i finally just got this and downloaded and i am blown away..so happy.i love obsidian

    sid gsid gHace 3 meses
  • can someone tell me, where I could find a fans here on youtube cause after 10 years I didn`t found any?

    angelonewarriorangelonewarriorHace 3 meses
  • Can someone help me I’m playing but now I can’t sprint. What do I do to get it back?

    Fe4Rr Mart1anFe4Rr Mart1anHace 3 meses
    • Probably just have to much stuff in your inventory, break down your shit weapons and armour.

      Dylan GallagherDylan GallagherHace 3 meses
  • I like you you are smart girl 😘

    Ali YAli YHace 4 meses
  • Some stuff aren't true for Supernova difficulty. Companions will permanently die if downed in combat, and you can save only on your ship.

    Vladimir TchuievVladimir TchuievHace 4 meses
  • "Even if you're someone who doesn't care about everyone's opinion of you, 1: how do you do it?" Well, that's a mood.

    Caleb ChaneyCaleb ChaneyHace 4 meses
  • Is the speaker a robot?

    martynblackburn1977martynblackburn1977Hace 4 meses
  • Alright what the hell....how is this chicks voice so mesmerizing??🤫

    Bill EricksonBill EricksonHace 4 meses
  • Garbage

    DAVEB03DAVEB03Hace 5 meses
  • No depth. No characters that steal the show or make you want to become emotionally involved. Super short main story and pointless side quests. No real choices no real consequences. People call it and RPG when it's just a shooter with no enemy variety. Virtually no puzzles, nothing complicated to figure out. You can complete the game in a few hours with the first weapon you pick up. Really just an average game. But there is potential for good games in the future, maybe.

    Jacob SimonsenJacob SimonsenHace 5 meses
  • One important thing new players should know is to increase perception a couple notches when creating a new character, 50-70% of the game is talking your way out of or into situations, however any decent dialogue option is behind high perception checks.

    zakster2222zakster2222Hace 5 meses
  • You don't endorse stealing, you sure? Because you've stolen my heart.

    Lankey BastardLankey BastardHace 5 meses
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="65">1:05</a> "i would not be suprised if they pionneered a suspiscously familiar fleshy cock prototype" I don't get it. at all.

    KrymzKrymzHace 5 meses
  • Stealing is far too easy in this game. Nobody questions when you go into their store room, come out with your arms full and then sell them all of their own stuff.

    Thomas Kirkness-LittleThomas Kirkness-LittleHace 5 meses
    • Even though Obsidian is way better they and Bethesda have one thing in common, completely oblivious and dumb as rocks npcs. Like how you can literally kill someone in Skyrim but as long as you are hidden the other person will only think it was the wind.

      Kansas 42Kansas 42Hace 4 meses
  • Can you narrate my life?

    Sky WriterSky WriterHace 5 meses
  • Anyone has played any of the 3 most recent Fallout games knows all this already.

    QBit07QBit07Hace 5 meses
  • This game is so interesting and fun combat. The fact that its not even a full open world blows my mind. GOTY nominee for sure. Obsidian :)

    Drake SinghDrake SinghHace 5 meses
  • Dropkick a Sprat like its hot.... drop(kick) it like its hottt Seriously though , dropkick a Sprat.

    Ronny DarKoRonny DarKoHace 5 meses
  • Please speak more quickly. You really don't have to enunciate everything and 1.5x sounds more natural

    Liam HLiam HHace 5 meses
  • How does it compare with Borderlands 3? They both seem really similar

    psy spypsy spyHace 5 meses
  • if theres waterfall, theres something inside behind :v

    hom3rhom3rHace 5 meses
  • If you chose to play at supernova difficulty though, your companions can die (permadeath) if you're not careful.

    stoke_moranstoke_moranHace 5 meses
    • stoke_moran you can fix it in the ini; on pc

      Tl2aVTl2aVHace 4 meses
  • She is funny

    Kingsley JacksonKingsley JacksonHace 5 meses
  • This Amazing game came out of nowhere, Amazing

    Neil SmithNeil SmithHace 5 meses
  • im sorry, a fleshy what? xD

    DanDanHace 5 meses
  • IN-VEN-TORY not INVENT-ORY... >.

    Acutus LuxAcutus LuxHace 5 meses
    • @Night Cat see now thats too close to sounding like infantry

      Acutus LuxAcutus LuxHace 5 meses
    • [Spoiler] Wait until you hear someone pronounce it in-vunn-tree.

      Night CatNight CatHace 5 meses
  • I'm glad they didn't call it strategic time dilation, that might have given the wrong impression

    Jamie RobsonJamie RobsonHace 5 meses
    • Underrated

      Mark JacksonMark JacksonHace 5 meses
  • Lockpicking and hacking mini games are fun though

    Brenden ChermokBrenden ChermokHace 5 meses
    • If they're done well, I agree. I think it's a bit of a pity this doesn't have them at all, when an option to turn them off (or autocomplete at a certain skill level) could work just as well if the concensus is that they're annoying after a while.

      Night CatNight CatHace 5 meses
  • Invent-ery? Lol - around <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="480">8:00</a> when she’s talking bout how to fix weapons without a workbench - never heard anyone say inventory like this so took a minute 🤔

    HiZ RedShiftHiZ RedShiftHace 5 meses
  • I love the outer worlds

    amy heatheramy heatherHace 5 meses
  • I actually stopped playing after the first planet. I'm bored to freaking death. I love Obsidian games but this feels like just another Fallout type game to me. I had to force myself to finish the first planet in the game.

    extremeskins04extremeskins04Hace 5 meses
  • It's America in Space! Oh capitalism will take us to new amazing heights!!! Side Note ( Stole a car! Told the police this video told me to do it!)

    Dustin BarlowDustin BarlowHace 5 meses
  • Put playback at 1.25× and thank me later

    Cody NullCody NullHace 5 meses
  • zoe thats one heck of a surname you got there, its pretty cool!

    F4T4LFUS1ONF4T4LFUS1ONHace 5 meses
  • I like your voice better

    Thee Amazing GoozalmanThee Amazing GoozalmanHace 5 meses
  • Thumbs up for Martin.....

    Mr BigglesworthMr BigglesworthHace 5 meses
  • I love this persons voice haha.

    AmericanhewoAmericanhewoHace 5 meses
  • Tips actually start at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="90">1:30</a> ...

    MIG106MIG106Hace 5 meses
  • I just know i’ll role play as a neutral cold blooded gun for hire, just in it for DA MONEH 😂

    R1TM0 !R1TM0 !Hace 5 meses
  • I can't wait to play at the weekend, Hopefully it will be the first thing good for me this year :)

    Aaron BAaron BHace 5 meses
  • 60s sci-fi vibe

    Chyba BrodsonChyba BrodsonHace 5 meses
  • faaawwk.. i just cant handle that voice.. . its to..... "im suppose to be british" no thanks

    Preston BeckerPreston BeckerHace 5 meses
    • @kukul roukul Well yes, but that's a separate issue.

      Night CatNight CatHace 5 meses
    • @Night Cat you guys need some serious female atention :)

      kukul roukulkukul roukulHace 5 meses
    • She is British. I don't know how much more British a voice can get than one from Britain..

      Night CatNight CatHace 5 meses
    • :)))

      kukul roukulkukul roukulHace 5 meses
  • Weapons have magazine sights AND barrel at least. I haven't actually finished the game but even I know that.

    Apep SteakApep SteakHace 5 meses
  • Pro tip:- after Edgewater, drop solo in cascadia. ;)

    MultiSapManMultiSapManHace 5 meses
  • Great game and handy video, thanks. But why is there a huge pause in between the narrators every word?

    HeinekenHeinekenHace 5 meses
  • actually, companions special attack unlock when you have reach 20 points in the last skill tree (don't remember the name) so you can have it at a low lvl if you desire to

    Guillermo TroisiGuillermo TroisiHace 5 meses
  • there some actually good tips in this video but it takes SO LONG to get to the bloody point. one minute and 40 second intro? then in each tip you try to be cheeky? geez this script is loaded with filler talk. please just rely on the tips alone. i couldnt recommend this video to others because of this. thumbs down.

    Balthazar M.Balthazar M.Hace 5 meses
  • Couple of things in this video are wrong. Source: I'm doing two playthroughs atm

    Di General (Why do people always argue in my reply/comment section)Di General (Why do people always argue in my reply/comment section)Hace 5 meses
  • Supernova difficulty there death is permanent

    shaunthegoatshaunthegoatHace 5 meses
  • Pls do a characters build

    IHaveN0NaME EEEIHaveN0NaME EEEHace 5 meses
  • “Making fun of Bethesda is like beating a dead horse.” So that’s what the horse armor was for!

    Ally MillerAlly MillerHace 5 meses
    • so how is the personality of someone, who laughing on idea, that studio which help to made a history of gaming could be dead? just to meet someone like that must be a traumathic experience. I was able to survive such a thing but I struggle.

      angelonewarriorangelonewarriorHace 3 meses
    • Good one

      Kansas 42Kansas 42Hace 4 meses
    • Legendary 😂

      Chris ShapcottChris ShapcottHace 4 meses
    • lmao nice one

      StereoStereoHace 5 meses
  • what is the song in the beginning

    Wil LoftusWil LoftusHace 5 meses
  • My people die all the time and I have to reload and I am playing on easy so what do you mean they do not die?

    Jeremy MadisonJeremy MadisonHace 5 meses
    • I don't think they're supposed to on the earlier difficulties. Sure they won't just get up again after a bit?

      Night CatNight CatHace 5 meses
  • Sexy voice

    Ryan GravesRyan GravesHace 5 meses
  • As per number 1. It's easy. I've finally been given actual freedom to do what I want and I'm taking full advantage. Stopped me to ask for something while I'm in a rush? Request denied. Reward sound meager? Denied. Asking me to slaughter an entire family in return for a sweet weapon. Ohhhhh yeah. I got you.

    Zach BauerZach BauerHace 5 meses
  • Has Zoe ever used a controller before?

    Matt OMatt OHace 5 meses
    • Complaints about sausage aim? On Eurogamer? On a Monday? Preposterous.

      Night CatNight CatHace 5 meses
  • Well you forgot 1 thing that so happens to be your companions die on supernova mode Wich I'm currently playing

    Hidden SmokeHidden SmokeHace 5 meses
    • What? You want a medal or something?

      Jay ManierJay ManierHace 5 meses
  • “As long as you’re outside, you can fast travel whenever you want from the very start of the game” Me: *cries in Supernova*

    GMGMHace 5 meses
    • @Dstone901 that's definitely the way to take it. Something I realized too is that the higher your lock picking skill and hacking skill, the less mag locks and bypass keys you use.

      GMGMHace 5 meses
    • @GM I'm really seeing everything u talking about I'm jus taking it really slow

      Dstone901Dstone901Hace 5 meses
    • @Dstone901 Companions will permanently die! So be careful when they're with you (I personally have them alive because I left myself be killed whenever they died). Don't attack the Primal Behemoths until you level up a bit and get some good gear (no chance of beating them right off the bat). Also keep a close eye on your hunger, thirst, and sleep, those things will affect your character a great deal. Finally don't be afraid to buy stuff, I tend to save money, but I find that you can spend a little and be fine (like on good arbor or weapons, or even food and water)

      GMGMHace 5 meses
    • @GM ??

      Dstone901Dstone901Hace 5 meses
    • @GM I just got the game and I'm on supernova what r some tips and what r somethings u kno now but wish u knew earlier or did earlier ?!?!?

      Dstone901Dstone901Hace 5 meses
  • I know stealing is bad in real life, you must think were all idiots, dislike.

    4KGamer4KGamerHace 5 meses
  • this game was everything i wanted and more. If i was going to be RRRReeeaallly picky id say the only thing missing is radio stations with amazing unique song like FO ....but honestly... it exceeded all of my expectations. So glad to go back to the "silent" main character in dialog too!

    doberman2ykdoberman2ykHace 5 meses
  • One of my favorite things to do is steal in the game I’m like muahaha and I just run around whispering “hehehe I’m steallllinnn hehehe” 😂

    freewithnaturefreewithnatureHace 5 meses
  • I'm already pretttyy bored of playing this fetch simulator but I cnt imagine why its any different from skyrim or fo4.. Just feels empty I suppose? Just me?

    TakahashiTakahashiHace 5 meses
    • @Windhelm Guard I find the quest very repetitive "oh no we need you to sort out B do A can work" "Oh you need B, well first our C isn't working go and find D and ask about C" plus then all the different planet have the same 2/3 creatures on plus the sameee maurdures, I don't pay any mind to consumables so I'm just going around picking up only bits and only ammo... very boring

      TakahashiTakahashiHace 5 meses
    • not just you. after all the good things i have heard about the game, i was extremely disappointed after actually playing it. the character creation is so bare bones that i can say that it's the worst i have seen since morrowind, even oblivion gives you more options. every single piece of armour you find in the game is fucking hideous. combat is extremely simple and horribly unbalanced. likeable characters are basically non existent. enemy AI is even dumber than in some games from the nineties.

      Windhelm GuardWindhelm GuardHace 5 meses