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The Outer Worlds
Strategy Guide

First Published: 25-10-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-06-2020 / 06:11 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 15-07-2020 / 02:58 GMT

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:

AptitudeEffect
"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
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    25 October 2019
  • Last Updated
    12 June 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author

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Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later than you expected only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony.

As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter a host of factions all vying for power, who you decide to become will determine the fate of everyone in Halcyon. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.

Inside this comprehensive strategy guide for the latest RPG from Obsidian Entertainment you will find:

  • Character creation guide.
  • Companions guide.
  • Full walkthrough of all main quests, side quests, companion quests.
  • Strategies for completing Supernova difficulty
  • Trophy guide.
  • And much, much more!

This guide will be initially released on December 6th 2019 and will be updated regularly with future updates over the following weeks.

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