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The Outer Worlds
Strategy Guide

First Published: 25-10-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 24-12-2019 / 22:04 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 26-01-2020 / 16:25 GMT

The Outer Worlds Guide

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Character Creation


During character creation you’ll get to pick an Aptitude which will define your character’s past profession before traveling to the Halcyon system. Needless to say, your past was rather unimpressive, and as such so are the bonuses you’ll gain from whatever Aptitude you choose. Your Aptitude is mostly flavor, and even then, not flavor that’ll be referenced during gameplay so… uh… yeah.

The best you’ll get from your Aptitude is a one point bonus to a skill or 3% damage resistance to a specific damage type. This skill bonus does not contribute towards skill unlocks, by the way - for all intents and purposes it count as a temporary bonus (akin to gear and companion bonuses).

A list of the Aptitudes you can select and their effects can be found below:

"No Discernible Aptitude"Determination +1
Beverage Service TechnicianDrink Effect Duration +3%
Bureaucrat, Rank 0Block +1
Cashier, Sub-Grade, Non-SupervisoryPersuade +1
Construction, Electrician Class, Wire SpoolerShock Damage Received -3%
Elevator Operations SpecialistEngineering +1
Factory Worker, Conveyor OperatorDodge +1
Farmer, DirtN-ray Damage Received -3%
Food Additive TesterFood Effect Duration +3%
Janitor, Sanitation ClassCorrosion Damage Received -3%
Tossable Team MascotInspiration +1
Medical Technician, Junior GradeMedical +1
Safety InspectorPlasma Damage Received -3%
Scientist Assistant, Level 0, Class AScience +1
Sub Sous Chef1-Handed Melee +1

Note: You cannot change your Aptitude when you respec via the Vocational Competence Respecification Machine.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Private Division
  • Platforms
    PC, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    25 October 2019
  • Last Updated
    24 December 2019
    Version History
  • Guide Author

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