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Outward

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Outward
Outward cover
Developers
Nine Dots Studio
Publishers
2019-2021 Deep Silver
2021-present Prime Matter
Engines
Unity 2018[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows March 26, 2019
Reception
Metacritic 67
OpenCritic 64
IGDB 68
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Outward on IGDB
Outward on MobyGames
Outward on Wikipedia

General information

Official Discord server
Official wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Definitive Edition.
Windows
GamersGate
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Definitive Edition.
Windows
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Definitive Edition.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
Requires online activation
Definitive Edition.
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Windows
Steam
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Definitive Edition.
Windows

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Pearl Bird Pet - Firework Skill PreOrder
Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\OptionSettings.oos[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/794260/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SaveGames\[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/794260/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

Video

Display Settings.
Display Settings.
Advanced Video Settings.
Advanced Video Settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
[2]
Can set ResolutionX to 5760 in OptionSetting.oos and run in windowed mode for
Ultra-widescreen
Split-screen is still split horizontally as with other aspect ratios.,[3] Hor+ gameplay.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
FOV in Splitscreen mode and singleplayer mode can be set separately.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
On/Off toggle
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/Off toggle
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.

Input

Gameplay/Input Settings.
Gameplay/Input Settings.

Audio

Audio Settings.
Audio Settings.
Language Settings.
Language Settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Turkish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Splitscreen.
LAN play
[4]
Online play
2 Co-op
Use the Raid Mode mod to play with more than two players (up to 10). PC players from different platforms can play together.[5]

Connection types

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D/Z3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues fixed

Flying Characters in Co-Op

Some users have reported issues while attempting to play in co-op during the earliest parts of the game, leading to one character flying or having other physics related problems.
Play through the game in singleplayer first
Playing through the opening of the game (Cierzo/Tribal Favor) in singleplayer can sidestep this bug.
It is also recommended to avoid quitting the game when a co-op partner is downed, as this can lead to a similar bug.

Poor framepacing

Some users have reported framepacing issues while using the in-game frame rate cap.
Force exclusive fullscreen[6][7]
  1. Right-click Outward from your Steam Library, and select "Properties."
  2. In the properties menu that appears, click "Set Launch Options."
  3. Enter -window-mode exclusive into the space provided.
  4. Click OK on the dialogue box and close the Properties menu.

Notes

Users have reported gains in average framerate, reduced stuttering, and more stable camera movement.
Normally, the game has very few issues with commands such as Alt+Tab ; this can cause problems in exclusive fullscreen.
Manually cap the frame rate

Issues unresolved

Objects falling out of reach

Some physical surfaces, such as wooden floors, can allow objects to fall through. This can make dropped items inaccessible.
It is advised to be careful about dropping valuable items/satchels, especially near wooden floors and similar surfaces.

Bows despawning

Dodgerolling while preparing to fire an arrow can lead to your bow despawning.
This bug has been reported to the developers.

Other information

Debug Menu.
Debug Menu.

API

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

Enabling debug mode

Add DEBUG.txt[8]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Outward_Data\.
  2. Add a text file (.txt) into the folder and name it DEBUG.txt.

Notes

Press F1 to spawn items, F2 for the debug menu, F3 to change skills and F4 for the quest menu.
Numpad key functions are the following:
  1. Toggle slow motion (works in SP and MP)
  2. Add the following effects: Very tired (negative) and Lockwell's revelation (positive)
  3. Nothing
  4. It leaves almost 5% of the health available, it will stagger you for a moment
  5. Nothing
  6. Adds the following effect: confusion
  7. Removes the confusion effect added by 6
  8. Removes every negative effect (except "marsh poison"), restores the player's health, stamina and mana, it will resuscitate you if you die (MP)
  9. It will remove a bit of health and it will stagger you slightly
There are two more special actions:
  1. PAGE UP will stagger you heavily, no other negative effects
  2. 9 will make you sit down
The most powerful weapon is the "weapon of doom" (10000 damage points)
  1. Press F1
  2. write "test" and spawn the weapon

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-750
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 2018.4.4f1[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/794260/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (794260) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References