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A 2019 action role-playing game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Private Division.

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Will accepting Udom's quests on Groundbreaker lock me out of the best ending?

I am on my first playthrough of the game, and there’s a decision you have to make pretty early on — turning in Phineas Welles to the Halcyon authorities. Specifically, on Groundbreaker, while speaking ...
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Why can't I access the Hermit's Lodge on Scylla for Vicar Max?

Part of Vicar Max's story has me heading to Scylla to meet with a Hermit ('The Empty Man' quest). The problem is, the front door is sealed, and there is no other obvious way in. The waypoint is ...
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If I take the "food addiction" flaw, does the type of food I eat matter?

In "The Outer Worlds" (PC via Steam), I took the "Food Addiction" flaw for my character in exchange for an extra perk. Now I periodically get a negative debuff which requires me to ...
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Where do I find "Ethology Log: Observations On Primals"?

There seem to be 3 ethology logs in Emerald Vale, but I can't locate this last particular log and also can't find much about it online. The only clues I managed to find are that it's: In a "dark" ...
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How do you operate the elevator in Stellar Bay?

The controls for the elevator are too far from the elevator platform. When going down, you need to trigger the elevator and then jump on it as it's going down. When going up, if you trigger the ...
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Can skill checks for theft and/or trespassing scale beyond 100?

If a player gets caught trespassing using the disguise module, or if they get caught stealing something, they can try a skill check that gets harder every time the player gets caught. Can this skill ...
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What is the earliest moment in the game where I can kill Phineas Welles?

Even though Welles revived me from my eternal slumber, I do not like him in the least and I want to kill him as soon as possible. What is the earliest moment in the game where I can kill Phineas ...
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Who is Phineas Vernon Welles?

Upon investigating the lore inside the colony ship, the Hope, you come across the very first audio logs of Phineas Welles. In these you discover he chose his own name. This would probably mean ...
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Which companions can I recruit into my crew?

I've started playing the Outer worlds and so far recruited Parvati and Vicar Max into my crew. Which other characters can I recruit into my crew. Will I be able to recruit all of them, or will I at ...
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Why are there cows on my spaceship?

When returning to my reliable Unreliable, I went to go tinker on some weaponry and was greeted with this sight: This is actually the second time this has happened and I went in and out of my ship at ...
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Ministry of Accuraccy and Morale - Retrieving Dimethyl Sulfoxide

Hi currently I'm stuck in the quest mentioned above, when hacking the computer I've found the hint that Caroline has an ongoing feud with her coworker. The lab door is blockaded and unfortunately she ...
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How to turn off this graphic effect on The Outer Worlds?

The image looks disgusting, although the maximum graphics settings are set. Everything looks too soapy and blurry. It's like I'm looking through some very dirty glass.
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Does it matter if my companion dies?

My companion loves to go running headlong into a fight, even when I'm sniping from a distance, instead of waiting for the enemy to come to us. When she does this she tends to get herself killed. She ...
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What does “the 32nd” refer to?

I’ve been playing Outer Worlds and while in Edgewater, I did a quest for Vicar Max and he began to make a case for why I should allow him to join my ship crew. One of his arguments was that he used to ...
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Where is the third data volume for The Frightened Engineer?

I'm trying to get all the volumes of "A Young Spacer's Guide to Mechanical Engineering" for Thomas Kemp, but I'm having trouble finding the third volume. I've gotten this hint: But I still haven't ...
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