Outer Wilds

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Not to be confused with The Outer Worlds.

Outer Wilds
Outer Wilds cover
Mobius Digital
Annapurna Interactive
Unity 2017[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows May 30, 2019
Metacritic 85
OpenCritic 86
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Adventure, Puzzle
Vehicles Space flight
Themes Space
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General information

Developer blog
Official forums
Official wiki
Outer Wilds subreddit
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (see notes)
DRM-free when launched from the executable.[1]
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Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mobius Digital\Outer Wilds\
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Mobius Digital\Outer Wilds\Saves\
Steam HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mobius Digital\Outer Wilds\
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Mobius Digital\Outer Wilds\SteamSaves\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/753640/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Mobius Digital\Outer Wilds\Saves\
Steam %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Mobius Digital\Outer Wilds\SteamSaves\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/753640/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud


Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Gameplay settings.
Gameplay settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
HUD is spanned.[3]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
55-105 in increments of 5. Added in update 1.0.3.[5]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable windowed mode and use the -popupwindow parameter (or see the glossary page).
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
[Note 3]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA and SMAA with adjustable quality.[4]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
FPS counters show over 120 FPS but the game is locked to 60.[6]
See High frame rate for a workaround.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

High frame rate[edit]

Raise frame rate cap[7]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Mobius Digital\Outer Wilds\
  2. Create a new file named secretsettings.txt.
  3. Open it and add the line PhysicsRate=120 where 120 is the desired frame rate.
This changes the rate at which physics calculations are performed, which may have a significant impact on performance.
Higher values may prevent unlocking the "Deep Impact" achievement on Steam.[citation needed]


Input settings.
Input settings.
Controls and rebinding.
Controls and rebinding.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Look and Flight Look sliders, each with 11 positions.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Labeled Invert Player Look and Invert Ship Look.
Controller support
The game intro suggests using a gamepad.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Look and Flight Look sliders, each with 11 positions.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Labeled Invert Player Look and Invert Ship Look.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Tracked motion controllers
Use NomaiVR Mod
Button/gesture prompts
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Text and Audio settings.
Text and Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master and music.
Surround sound
All conversations are text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Pauses on focus lost.[4]


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese

VR support[edit]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2300
AMD FX-4350
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
AMD Radeon HD 6870
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Unity engine build: 2017.4.33f1
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/753640/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (753640) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. The contents of one of the game files, and the game engine being Unity suggest that anisotropic textures are enabled by default. Nevertheless, they are not part of the visible graphics settings.[4]


  1. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-30
    Closed the launcher, removed its folder and launched the game without issues.
  2. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-06-19
  3. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-06-19
    Tested EGS version 1.0.7 at a custom 5760x1080 resolution on a single monitor.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-30
  5. Cozier Campfires - last accessed on 2019-08-09
  6. [1] - last accessed on May 31, 2019
  7. Looks terrible in motion on a 120hz G-sync display. - last accessed on 2020-06-18
  8. 8.0 8.1 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-31
    Keyboard and Xbox gamepad buttons are remappable.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-30
    Tested with an Xbox 360 Razer Onza controller.
  10. Can you play this game with a ps4 controller instead of a Xbox one controller? - last accessed on 2019-06-05
  11. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-30
    Tested with a 5.1 setup, and the rear speakers were used.