The Outer Worlds Shrink Ray concept artSource: Obsidian Entertainment

The Outer Worlds is rife with wacky weapons that have some sort of gimmick to them, whether it be a Shrink Ray that quite literally shrinks your enemy or melee weapon that rearranges their face. Obsidian calls these Science weapons, and they're easily some of the coolest — and rarest — in the game. We've compiled every unique gun and science weapon you can find in The Outer Worlds along with their locations so you know exactly where to look.

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Science weapons

There are only a total of five science weapons in The Outer Worlds. All science weapons can be obtained naturally through the quest "Weapons From The Void."


Name Description Gameplay Image
Shrink Ray Exactly as advertised, the Shrink Ray emits a continuous beam that shrinks enemies. It can be found in Phineas Welles' asteroid lab, on a table in front of the room he is in. The Outer Worlds Shrink Ray
Mind Control Ray Increase your Science skill to utilize this weapon, which can be found in Rizzo's lab on Monarch. Hop up an elevator shaft at the end of the level to find a dead scientist and a bunch of goodies, including this gun. Use it to get enemies to attack each other. The Outer Worlds Mind Control Ray
Gloop Gun This beast was designed for crowd control, and throws globs of goop across the battlefield to weaken and shock multiple enemies at once. You can find it in the UDL Lab on Monarch after hacking the terminal in the "Weapons From The Void" quest. The Outer Worlds Gloop Gun


Name Description Gameplay Image
Prismatic Hammer A large hammer that can cycle through damage types depending on the user's Science skill. Power attacks release a blast of energy, while sweeping attacks deal several damage types at once. The Outer Worlds Prismatic Hammer
Mandibular Rearranger A melee weapon that rearranges the facial bones of any human target it strikes. Targets hit with this weapon will slow down and eventually freeze if struck enough times. The Outer Worlds Mandibular Rearranger

Unique weapons

Unique weapons can be obtained through a variety of means. Some are earned through quests, others looted off of bodies, some can be found out in the wild, and vendors can sell them from time to time.


Name Description and location Gameplay Image
Montag This special plasma-weilding flamethrower can be looted off of Captain MacRedd's body on Groundbreaker if you decide to kill him. It eats through ammo, so stock up. The Outer Worlds Montag
Irion's Flintlock A unique Flintlock that fires two rounds at a time, with a large bonus to weakspot damage. This weapon can be earned after talking to Captain Irion on Scylla. The Outer Worlds Irion's Flintlock
Peacekeeper This souped-up shotgun drops from the police constable in Edgewater should you decide to go on a murder spree. It boasts faster firing than your normal sawed-off shotgun. The Outer Worlds Peacekeeper
Anarchist's Cookbook A grenade launcher that fires smaller, faster plasma-infused shells leaving a wake of destruction in its path. It can be earned by completing the "By His Bootstraps" mission in Roseway. The Outer Worlds Anarchist's Cookbook
Ulti-Nature This prototype pistol can be earned from Orson Shaw on Roseway after completing the "Vulcan's Hammer" quest and not selling the schematics to Galdys on groundbreaker. It shoots bullets that can bounce off of most surfaces. You can get a variant called Ultimatum immediately after completing the quest. The Outer Worlds Ulti-Nature
Lone Ranger Another weapon you get by killing an NPC, you can loot this off of the body of Grace Romero at the Botanical Labs outside of Edgewater. Its equipped Super Scoper 2000 mod ensures you don't need to be anywhere near an enemy. The Outer Worlds Long Ranger
Euthanasia Kit This shotgun packs a hell of a punch, even if it only uses light ammunition. Search for a container near a house outside of the Terra One Publications building on Monarch to grab get this weapon. The Outer Worlds Euthanasia Kit
Fiver This revolver may only fit 5 bullets in its magazine, but it packs a powerful punch. You can buy it as part of Stefan Garcia's restricted stock at the Botanical Labs outside of Edgwater. The Outer Worlds Fiver
Salvager's Helper Stop by Gladys on the Groundbreaker to buy this weapon from her. It takes a while to reload, but it does a decent amount of corrrosive damage each time you use it to make up for that. The Outer Worlds Salvager's Helper
The Exterminator Byzantium shops sell a fair bit of powerful weapons, and you can pick this up from Forsythe Luxxury Ammunitions. It's got a massive kick to it to knock down all of your enemies. The Outer Worlds Exterminator
Pink Slip Another weapon sold by Forsythe Luxury Ammunitions on Byzantium, the Pink Slip grants extra weak spot damage if you're an especially good sniper. The Outer Worlds Pink Slip
Purpleberry Launch As its flavor text states, this weapon shoots out "joyful balls of N-rays" and is fun for the whole family. Found it in a locked room up a ladder in Cascadia on Monarch. The Outer Worlds Purpleberry Launch
Phin's Phorce Named after the eccentric scientist himself. This highly modified rifle fires off a 3-round burst of N-ray energy. You can find Phineas' personal quarters in his lab during the quest "Kept Secret But Not Forgotten" near the end of the game. The Outer Worlds Phin's Phorce
Anti-Manti Ray Just to the east of Devil's Peak Summit on Monarch you'll find this carbine among a batch of skeletons near a named Mantisaur. Its corrosive damage does wonders against machines and armored humans. Not so much to the animal it's named after. The Outer Worlds Anti-Manti Ray
Thunder After exiting the Devil's Peak Caverns on your way to the top, go in the opposite direction of the station and continue down a path south. On a table in the house you come across you'll find this assault rifle. It's not too different from your typical rifle other than the shock damage it packs. The Outer Worlds Thunder
Rapti-don't Someone with this weapon had a bad day at work. You can find it in an area called Hero's Last Stand on Monarch, West of Terra One Publications and North of the Gunship Crash Site. It clearly couldn't live up to its name as its owner was killed by raptidons. The Outer Worlds Rapti-don't
The Negotiator A unique handgun that causes Stagger. Found on the Unreliable after completing all Sublight faction quests and helping Catherine on Monarch. The Negotiator The Outer Worlds
MSI Saltuna Searer This Flamethrower variant is capable of burning longer, as it has a magazine size of 75, 50% more than regular Flamethrowers. Acquire it by siding with MSI over the Iconoclasts. MSI Saltuna Searer
The Good Word A special heavy machine gun with a 150 round capacity. Obtainable by siding with the Iconoclasts instead of MSI on Monarch. Ol' Reliable, a unique weapon in The Outer Worlds


Name Description and location Gameplay Image
Shock-Stick A stun baton that has been modified to swing faster and hit harder. It can be earned after completing the "Die, Robot" mission in Edgewater. The Outer Worlds Shock Stick
Landing Pad Cutter This one's a bit tricky to find. Just below the landing pad in Edgwater there's a narrow ledge that you'll need to walk around until you find this lying next to two dead bodies. The Outer Worlds Landing Pad Cutter
Silencer A gruesome mace that bludgeons and slices your enemies with quick efficiency. It boasts a 15% increased weapon attack speed, which is useful given it's unwieldy nature. The Outer Worlds Silencer
Sublight Plasma Knife Slice and dice your way through your enemies with this plasma knife. You can buy it from Lyanna Reed as part of her restricted stock in Fallbrook on Monarch. The Outer Worlds Sublight Plasma Knife
Maxwell This hammer isn't the most powerful, but it packs enough of a punch that it offers a knockdown bonus. You can purchase it from Julius Moreau, the Emerald Vale General Store merchant in Edgewater. The Outer Worlds Maxwell
The Hammer of Olympus The Hammer of Olympus delivers a healthy dose of shock damage upon each blow. It can be found to the northeast of the Devil's Peak Station in an area called Sundered Rock. The Outer Worlds Hammer of Olympus
Primal Tamer's Baton Found near a dead body on Scylla, this weapon is effective against primals. Aside from that, it doesn't have any other special effects and isn't particularly powerful on its own. The Outer Worlds Primal Tamer's Baton
Supper Time You can find this if you do the quest "The Secret People." Make sure you check every room in the house, including that one weird one on that top floor. The Outer Worlds Supper Time
The Candy Cane Much more deadly than the treat it's named after. You can loot this off of Herbet after taking the elevator down to the Cascadia Bridge Safehouse on Monarch. The Outer Worlds Candy Cane
Blad on Stick You can find much better weapons, but this is great early-game as it deals extra critical hit damage. The Outer Worlds Blad on Stick
Rapti-prod Tossball is a big deal in The Outer Worlds, but with one attachment it becomes a nasty melee weapon. It deals extra damage to Raptidons. The Outer Worlds Rapti-prod
Ol' Reliable This heavy weapon has 90 round capacity and causes the stagger effect. You can find it in the Primal Nest in the Emerald Vale. Ol Reliable Cropped
Adelaide's Gardening Shears This heavy weapon has 90 round capacity and causes the stagger effect. You can find it in the Primal Nest in the Emerald Vale. Adelaides Gardening Shears Cropped
Ionized Paper Knife This energy blade swings 15% faster. You can find it in the Maintenance Tunnels underneath Byzantium. The Outer Worlds Ionized Paper Knife
Latinus The Latinus is a special variant of the security blade that does extra damage on sneak attacks. Sold by Percival on Byzantium. Latinus The Outer Worlds
Clive's Cleaver This cleaver does extra critical damage. Get it by siding with Clive and undertaking the quest "A Cysty-Dance of Death." Clive's Cleaver The Outer Worlds

Unique armor

Like weapons, unique armor can be obtained through quests, vendors, and finding them out in the world.

Name Description and location Gameplay Image
Purpleberry Police Helmet Sweet? Find this helmet in Cascadia in Rizzo's lab. Doesn't provide the best protection but does give you -10% off the cost of bribes. The Outer Worlds Purpleberry Police Helmet
Sublight Contractor Helm It only provides moderate protection, but it's lightweight and looks great in a steampunk sort of way. Also gives you +25% damage to creatures. The Outer Worlds Sublight Contractor Helm
Defective MoonMan Helmet Possibly the most iconic helmet in the game, it does nothing for you accept add a bonus to your temperament. It can be found in a locked room behind the Spacer's Choice shop on the Groundbreaker. The Outer Worlds Defective MoonMan Helmet
MSI Elite Helmet You can get this helmet after completing the "BOLT-52" quest for Sanjar in Roseway. It provides a decent amount of protection and also gives you -10% to ranged weapon spread. The Outer Worlds MSI Elite Helmet
Hemlock's Eyepatch As you can imagine, this doesn't offer up much protection, but you will get a sneak attack bonus when wearing it. Find it on the body of a dead Sublight member in the Abandoned Relay Station on Monarch. The Outer Worlds Hemlock's Eyepatch
Certified Explorer's Hat Yeah, it looks tacky and like you'll be chasing aligators and kangaroos around Australia. On the bright side, it gives you a +1 bonus to your perception. Earn it by completing the quest "All Halcyon in a Day." The Outer Worlds Certified Explorer's Hat
Welder's Goggles These Level 1 goggles don't do much, but they sure look cool. They're "great for protecting your eyes" and give you +15% to engineering but -1 to perception since you can't see all that well. The Outer Worlds Welder's Goggles
SugarOps Helmet This heavy armor packs some serious defense and provides +10% to N-ray damage. The offsetting cost is -5% on plasma damage. The Outer Worlds SugarOps Helmet
Iconoclast Apostle Helmet Worn to protect the skulls Iconoclast members, this helmet gives +5% to your melee damage. It can be obtained after completing the quest "The Commuter" on Monarch. The Outer Worlds Iconoclast Apostle Helmet
Researcher's Mask Another headpiece that doesn't provide much defense, but it does offer a +30% duration to the bleed effect. You can find it in a locked room in the back of the HRS-1084 satellite. The Outer Worlds Researcher's Mask
A Nice Hat Great to use if you don't prioritize dialog skills since it gives you +5 to leadership skills and +7 to persuade. It can be found on top of a skeleton in the back of the old OSI building near the south ruins of Stellar Bay on Monarch. The Outer Worlds A Nice Hat
Marauder Survivalist Helmet There's nothing too special about this helmet, but it does look cool. You can find it in a bin South of Terra One Publications on Monarch in an area called Marauder River Camp. The Outer Worlds Marauder Survivalist Helmet
Reed's Hat After obtaining Reed's blood spattered hat, you can use it to look stylish and gain +7 to your Dialog skills. You'll find it in the Captain's Quarters of the Unreliable after killing Reed in Edgewater. Reed's Hat The Outer Worlds
Nightfall Squad Helmet Once you obtain 100% approval with the Board and complete a quest called "Foundation," you'll be able to get this heavy helmet from Percival. Nightfall Squad Helmet


Name Description and location Gameplay Image
MSI Elite Armor A set of heavy body armor that adds +5 to your ranged weapons skills. Not the most stylish, but it gets the job done. The Outer Worlds MSI Elite Armor
Iconoclast Apostle Armor This heavy armor boasts a lot of buffs that increase your carry weight, melee weapon skills, and defense. You can find this set of armor in a container in the sealed relay station on Monarch during the mission "Sucker Bait." The Outer Worlds Iconoclast Apostle Armor
Safecracker's Jacket This stylish outfit doesn't do much for you in the way of protection and defense, but it does add +10 to your lockpicking skill. Plus you'll just look cool wearing it. The Outer Worlds Safecracker's Jacket
Raptidon Handler's Armor Despite its name, it doesn't offer much protection from Raptidons in particular, but it does add +5 to dialog skills. It is found on a table on the first floor of the Roseway Luxury Apartments. The Outer Worlds Raptidon Handler's Armor
Marauder Survivalist Armor Unlike this set's helmet, the armor is actually fairly useful with +5 added to your tech skills. It can also be found at the Marauder River Camp South of Terra One Publications on Monarch. The Outer Worlds Marauder Survivalist Armor
Nightfall Squad Armor Much like the matching helmet, you need obtain 100% approval with the Board and complete a quest called "Foundation." Then, you'll be able to get this heavy armor from Percival. Nightfall Squad Armor The Outer Worlds
SugarOps Armor A set of heavy body armor that adds +5 to your defense skills. It matches with the SugarOps helmet. SugarOps Armor The Outer Worlds
Chimaera This fashionable outfit is surprisingly defensive and durable for light armor. It also adds +10 to your dialog skills. You'll get it by completing the quest "Makes Space Suits, Won't Travel." Chimaera The Outer Worlds
Sublight VP Armor A special suit of armor that adds +10 to the Intimidate skill. You'll get this armor by completing all of the Sublight faction quests. Sublight VP Armor The Outer Worlds

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