The Outer Worlds: Achievement Guide

In the game there are noise achieve. They are mostly mutually exclusive. During the first pass, you can only complete a part of them, while during the second pass, you need to make completely opposite decisions from the first pass. Or before certain missions, make saves and replay the mission twice, making different decisions. For example:

«Everybody Like Me» & «Destroyer of Worlds»
«Peace in Out Time» & «Monarch Abides»
«Mightier than the Sword» & «Ludwig was Right»

And also, the missable achievements include achievements for completing side quests. Your reputation in the city among various groups affects this. Therefore, when you arrive at a new location, first of all complete side quests with achievements.


Missable Achievements:

  • Everybody Likes Me

Had maximum positive reputation with 3 factions.

Complete quests for a particular faction. The progress of relations with each of the factions can be viewed in the diary.

  • Destroyer of Worlds

Had maximum negative reputation with 3 factions.

Kill the faction’s rebel groups.

  • Peace in Our Time

Brokered peace between the Iconoclasts and MSI.

Mutually exclusive achievement “Monarch Abides”. Before completing the “Canid’s Cradle” quest, make a save. In the course of completing the quest you will get “Cantankerouse Canid Targeting Module” from a fallen spaceship. Give the found module to Sanjay.

  • Monarch Abides

Won the battle of Stellar Bay.

Mutually exclusive achievement “Peace in Our Time”. Before completing the “Canid’s Cradle” quest, make a save. In the course of completing the quest you will get “Cantankerouse Canid Targeting Module” from a fallen spaceship. Give the found module to Graham.

  • Mightier Than the Sword

Saved Edgewater permanently.

Mutually exclusive achievement “Ludwig was Right”. In the “Comes Now the Power” quest, choose redirect power to Edgewater. Convince Thomas and Grace to return to Edgewater, but leave Reed as a leader.

  • Ludwigh was Right

Brought robo-destruction to Edgewater.

Mutually exclusive achievement “Mightier than the Sword”. In the “Comes Now the Power” quest, choose redirect power to Botanical Laboratory.

Main quests

  • Welcome to Halcyon!
  • Ticket to Anywhere
  • Something’s Fishy
  • Paradise Found
  • Lost and Found
  • Pirate Radio
  • The Audience Gasps
  • The Outer Worlds
  • Hard (Completed The Outer Worlds on any difficulty.)
  • SuperNova

Completed The Outer Worlds on supernova difficulty.

Allocate the majority of your points into Charm and Temperament, until they are at least ‘good’.
Spend the rest on Dialog and Stealth. Don’t forget to increase your skills every time you level up so you end up with 90+ Persuasion, Science and Hacking. This will make your speed running job significantly easier. Also, make sure to take advantage of the companion combat skills, so get your Leadership to lvl20 quickly as well. Your perk points should generally be allocated into health, dialog bonuses, and companion ability cooldowns.

On Supernova, companions who die in combat encounters will not revive. The best way to get around this is simply to keep them out of dangerous combat, setting their AI to defensive and letting them hang back and shoot things.

The general handicap settings for Supernova are the same as they are on Hard, but with worse repercussions. Enemies have more health and do more damage, which is why you just want to avoid all that. Where possible, persuade yourself out of combat and where you can’t – take advantage of the environment and abuse your ranged weaponry. And, most importantly if possible, run.

Do not neglect the survival aspects of the game: eating,sleeping, etc. Ignore it for too long and you straight up die. Buy water and food from all the vendors, and visit your ship often – sleeping is the only way to heal negative traits like concussions.

You can now only fast travel to your ship.
Saving: You can now only manually save on your ship, and auto-saves only happen when transitioning to a new location. You can abuse the save system however. When inside a building after fight you can backtrack and leave to make an auto-save and reload it. When out in the open, you can travel to your ship and reload that for a free save.

  • Sunburn

Skipped the Hope into the sun.

To get this ending you need to have a low character intelligence. You can get it:

  1. Create a character with low intelligence initially.
  2. Using “Adrena-Time” (x3).

During quest “Kept secret but not forgotten” (storyline) choose “[DUMB] Stand back, ADA. I know number real good.”

Side Quests

  • SubLight to the End

Completed the SubLight quest lines.

Complete all 3 Lilya Hagen quests. She is located on the Groundbreaker. Lilya Hagen will give you 3 quests:

  1. Space-Crime Continuum
  2. The Ice Palace
  3. The Chimerist’s Last Experiment
  • Dentastic

Saved the universe’s greatest diet toothpaste recipe.

Side quest “The Distress Signal”. Get on the Groundbreaker from Gladys. Return the documents to Anton.

  • A Star is Born

Starred in an Odeon Pictures movie.

Complete the “At Central” side quest that Maverick Johnston gives out in Byzantium.

  • The Cartographer

Dealt with the cartographer.

Complete “The Demolished Woman” quest on Byzantium. To get this side quest you must attempt to turn in Phineas to the board through Udom Bedford.


  • One for All

Recruited all of the companions.

SAM is a robot that is located on your spaceship. But in order for it to become a companion, it must be repaired. In the process of completing this achievement, you will also receive the “Best friend” achievement.

  • All for One

Completed all companion quests.

Companions on the spaceship will let you know if they have a quest for you, or start a dialogue with them. In the process of completing this achievement, you will also receive the “Anything for a Friend” achievement.

  • Parvati Holcomb
    Come Now the Power
    Drinking Sapphire Wine
    Don’t Bite The Sun
  • Maximillian DeSoto
    The Illustrated Manual
    The Empty Man
  • Ellie Fenhill
    The Low Crusade
  • Felix Millstone
    Friendship’s Due
  • Nyoka
    Passion Pills
    Radio Free Monarch
    Star-crossed Troopers
  • SAM
    The Cleaning Machine (Quest to fix the robot SAM. After completing this quest, SAM will become your companions).

Ship’s decorations

Each of your companions has their own cabin on the spaceship. Collected items below will automatically be added as cosmetic items in your companion’s cabin.

Emerald Vale




Phuneas’ Laboratory




Equipment and skills:

  • Not the Best Choice

Simultaneously equipped Spacer’s Choice brand clothing, headgear, and 4 weapons.

“Spacer’s Choice” equipment can be purchased from merchants on the Groundbreaker.

  • Well Dressed

Wore ‘A Nice Hat’ and ‘Chimaera’ at the same time.

For this achievement, you need to wear a suit and hat. The suit is issued after the completion of the quest “Makes Space Suits, Won’t Travel”. The quest is given by Celeste Jolicoeur in “Byzantium”. The hat can be found on the Monarch.

  • Flawed Hero
Name – Acrophobia
Cause – Repeatedly taking fall damage
Effects – Dexterity -1
                  Perception -1
Temperament -1
Name – Corrosive Weakness
Cause – Suffering too much corrosive damage
Effects – Corrosive Damage Received +25%
Name – Cynophobia
Cause – Being attacked by Canids
Effects – Perception -1
Perception -1
Temperament -1
Name – Drug Addiction
Cause – Repeatedly consuming drugs
Effects –  Dexterity -1
Perception -1
Temperament -1
Name – Farsighted
Cause – Repeatedly blinded while holding melee weapons
Effects – Melee Weapon Skills -10
Name – Food Addiction
Cause – Eating a lot
Effects – Dexterity -1
Perception -1
Temperament -1
Name – Herpetophobia
Cause – Repeated encounters with Mantisaurs
Effects –   Dexterity -1
Perception -1
Temperament -1
Name – Nearsighted
Cause – Repeatedly blinded while holding ranged weapons
Effects –   Ranged Weapon Skills -10
Name –  Paranoid
Cause –   Repeatedly getting caught by guards in Restricted Areas
Effects –  Personality Attributes -1
Name –  Partially Blind
Cause –  Repeatedly taking damage in the eyes
Effects –  +100% Ranged Weapon Spread
Name – Permanent Concussion
Cause – Repeatedly getting hit or shot in the head
Effects – Mind Attributes -1
Name – Permanently Crippled
Cause – Suffering fall damage too many times
Effects – Movement speed -30%
Name – Unable to dodge
Cause – Physical Damage Weakness
Effects – Suffering too much physical damage
                 Physical Damage Received +25%
Name – Pithecophobia
Cause – Repeated encounters with Primals
Effects – Dexterity -1
Perception -1
Temperament -1
Name – Plasma Weakness
Cause – Getting burned too many times
Effects – Plasma Damage Received +25%
Name – Raptiphobia
Cause – Repeated encounters with Raptidons
Effects – Endurance -1
Willpower -1
Temperament -1
Name – Robophobia
Cause – Repeated encounters with Automechanicals
Effects –  Dexterity -1
Perception -1
Temperament -1
Name – Shock Weakness
Cause – Suffering too much Shock damage
Effects – Shock Damage Received +25%
Name – Smoke Addiction
Cause – Using Nicotine Consumables
Effects – Dexterity -1
Perception -1
Temperament -1

Special Action

  • Well Balanced Breakfast

Simultaneously had bonuses for meat, carbohydrates, sugary drink, caffeine, and alcohol.

There are two stores in Edgewater where you can buy all these products. The screenshots below show two stores and items that need to be purchased from merchants in these stores.

  • Impossible Missions

Succeeded at 3 dialog conversation checks with a single disguise.

To get an achievement, you will need 40 skill levels: Persuade, Lie, or Intimidate. Performed on the Groundbreaker. Go to any restricted area (for example, the medical block where you will find an Ellie companion). And wait until you lose your disguise, then the guard will talk to you. Select the dialog with the skill application.

  • Upgrades Available

Improved your gear 30 times through tinkering and mods.

The workbench can be found in Parvati’s apartment or on your spaceship. Complete any 30 operations on the workbench to get an achievement.


Killing With Different Damage Types:

  • We All Fall Down

Turned 100 enemies to ash with plasma damage.

  • Short Cric

Killed 30 automechanicals with shock damage.

  • Patient N

Killed 20 enemies that were infected by spreading N-rays.

  • Elemental Mainstrom

Killed an enemy that was hit with all 5 damage types.
This achievement can be completed either alone or with companions. First you need to find 5 weapons with different damage types – plasma, n-ray, shock, corrosion and normal. You can give your companions 1 weapon with different types, and keep 3 weapons for yourself. SAM has two weapons that do corrosive damage initially. Travel to the Monarch (or any other planet with dense monsters). You must shoot the monster with all 5 weapons damage types.

  1. Purple – N-ray
  2. Blue – Shock
  3. Green – Corrosion
  4. Red – Plasma
  5. White – Normal
  • Main Scientist

Killed an enemy under the effects of 4 science weapons.

For this achievement, you will need 2 companions. Give them science melee weapons and prioritize melee / aggressive behavior. Travel to the Monarch (or any other planet with dense monsters). Activate TTD and kill enemies. The enemy needs to die while under 4 science weapon effects.

Killing Without Different Damage Types:

  • Jack of All the Trades

Killed an enemy with a science weapon sneak attack during TTD, with a weakspot critical hit.

Sneak up to the enemy from behind, activate TTD and kill him with a melee weapon to the head.

  • Tossball All Star

Killed 50 enemies with a tossball stick or tossball blocker.

Tossball stick can be found on your spaceship.

  • The Harder They Fall

Killed a mega creature.

The creature lives right under the Edgewater landing field.

  • Got Your Back

Killed 50 enemies with companion abilities.

  • Never Seen

Killed 50 enemies with sneak attacks.

  • Poor Sportsmanshi

Hit 30 enemies in the groin during tactical time dilation.


Peril on Gorgon:

Complete Peril on Gorgon on any difficulty.

Complete the dlc campaign. In addition to 3 endings, you will get one achievement for each of the endings.

  • Greenlight Protocol – Power the reactor;
  • NDA Protocol – Destroy the Synthesizer;
  • Family Reunion – Achieve a compromise between Olivia and Minnie.

The Postman:

Deliver the journal to Lucien.

Good Listener:

Find 20 Portable Phonographs.

While completing this achievement, you will also receive an intermediate achievement «Peril at Hand» for finding the first Phonograph.

Lucky Stiff:

Find Lucky Montoya’s body.

Location: Gorgon Canyon.

Special P.E.T Benefits:

Acquire Special Delivery, P.E.T., and Employee Benefits.

You need to find 3 weapons. The first one drop from “Charles from accounting” in “Marauder Stronghold”.

The second is issued for completing the side quest “A dialogue between dead men”. The quest is taken from the terminal and ends there. You need to collect 4 notebooks, their location is marked on the map, then go back to the terminal and answer all the questions of the terminal. After the correct answer to all 4 questions will open the door behind.

The last weapon is in the possession of a scientist in Olympia. You can either kill him, or just steal it from him.

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