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Nine Dots Studio
Deep Silver
Release dates
Windows March 26, 2019
Outward on MobyGames
Outward on Wikipedia

General information

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


Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Pearl Bird Pet - Firework Skill PreOrder

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\OptionSettings.oos[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/794260/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SaveGames\[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/794260/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video settings[edit]

Display Settings.
Display Settings.
Advanced Video Settings.
Advanced Video Settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Split-screen is still split horizontally as with other aspect ratios.[2], Hor+ gameplay.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
FOV in Splitscreen mode and singleplayer mode can be set separately.
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)

Input settings[edit]

Gameplay/Input Settings.
Gameplay/Input Settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio Settings.
Audio Settings.
Language Settings.
Language Settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op
Use the Multiplayer Limit Remover mod to play with more than two players.

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Flying Characters in Co-Op[edit]

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[edit]

Some users have reported framepacing issues while using the in-game frame rate cap.
Force exclusive fullscreen[4][5]
  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.


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[edit]

Objects falling out of reach[edit]

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[edit]

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

Other information[edit]

Debug Menu.
Debug Menu.


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

Enabling debug mode[edit]

Add DEBUG.txt[6]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Outward_Data\.
  2. Add a text file (.txt) into the folder and name it DEBUG.txt.


Press F1 to spawn items, F2 for the debug menu and F3 to change skills.
Numpad key functions are not known and can kill the player character.

System requirements[edit]

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 system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  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>/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.