The Outer Worlds guide: List of all unique guns, armor, and science weapons in the game

The Outer Worlds Shrink Ray concept art
The Outer Worlds Shrink Ray concept art (Image credit: 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.

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."

Ranged

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NameDescriptionGameplay Image
Shrink RayExactly 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.Row 0 - Cell 2
Mind Control RayIncrease 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.Row 1 - Cell 2
Gloop GunThis 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.Row 2 - Cell 2

Melee

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NameDescriptionGameplay Image
Prismatic HammerA 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.Row 0 - Cell 2
Mandibular RearrangerA 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.Row 1 - Cell 2

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.

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NameDescription and locationGameplay Image
MontagThis 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.Row 0 - Cell 2
Irion's FlintlockA 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.Row 1 - Cell 2
PeacekeeperThis 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.Row 2 - Cell 2
Anarchist's CookbookA 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.Row 3 - Cell 2
Ulti-NatureThis 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.Row 4 - Cell 2
Lone RangerAnother 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.Row 5 - Cell 2
Euthanasia KitThis 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.Row 6 - Cell 2
FiverThis 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.Row 7 - Cell 2
Salvager's HelperStop 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.Row 8 - Cell 2
The ExterminatorByzantium 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.Row 9 - Cell 2
Pink SlipAnother weapon sold by Forsythe Luxury Ammunitions on Byzantium, the Pink Slip grants extra weak spot damage if you're an especially good sniper.Row 10 - Cell 2
Purpleberry LaunchAs 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.Row 11 - Cell 2
Phin's PhorceNamed 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.Row 12 - Cell 2
Anti-Manti RayJust 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.Row 13 - Cell 2
ThunderAfter 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.Row 14 - Cell 2
Rapti-don'tSomeone 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.Row 15 - Cell 2
The NegotiatorA unique handgun that causes Stagger. Found on the Unreliable after completing all Sublight faction quests and helping Catherine on Monarch.Row 16 - Cell 2
MSI Saltuna SearerThis 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.Row 17 - Cell 2
The Good WordA special heavy machine gun with a 150 round capacity. Obtainable by siding with the Iconoclasts instead of MSI on Monarch.Row 18 - Cell 2

Melee

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NameDescription and locationGameplay Image
Shock-StickA stun baton that has been modified to swing faster and hit harder. It can be earned after completing the "Die, Robot" mission in Edgewater.Row 0 - Cell 2
Landing Pad CutterThis 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.Row 1 - Cell 2
SilencerA 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.Row 2 - Cell 2
Sublight Plasma KnifeSlice 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.Row 3 - Cell 2
MaxwellThis 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.Row 4 - Cell 2
The Hammer of OlympusThe 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.Row 5 - Cell 2
Primal Tamer's BatonFound 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.Row 6 - Cell 2
Supper TimeYou 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.Row 7 - Cell 2
The Candy CaneMuch 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.Row 8 - Cell 2
Blad on StickYou can find much better weapons, but this is great early-game as it deals extra critical hit damage.Row 9 - Cell 2
Rapti-prodTossball is a big deal in The Outer Worlds, but with one attachment it becomes a nasty melee weapon. It deals extra damage to Raptidons.Row 10 - Cell 2
Ol' ReliableThis heavy weapon has 90 round capacity and causes the stagger effect. You can find it in the Primal Nest in the Emerald Vale.Row 11 - Cell 2
Adelaide's Gardening ShearsThis heavy weapon has 90 round capacity and causes the stagger effect. You can find it in the Primal Nest in the Emerald Vale.Row 12 - Cell 2
Ionized Paper KnifeThis energy blade swings 15% faster. You can find it in the Maintenance Tunnels underneath Byzantium.Row 13 - Cell 2
LatinusThe Latinus is a special variant of the security blade that does extra damage on sneak attacks. Sold by Percival on Byzantium.Row 14 - Cell 2
Clive's CleaverThis cleaver does extra critical damage. Get it by siding with Clive and undertaking the quest "A Cysty-Dance of Death."Row 15 - Cell 2

Unique armor

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

Head

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NameDescription and locationGameplay Image
Purpleberry Police HelmetSweet? 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.Row 0 - Cell 2
Sublight Contractor HelmIt only provides moderate protection, but it's lightweight and looks great in a steampunk sort of way. Also gives you +25% damage to creatures.Row 1 - Cell 2
Defective MoonMan HelmetPossibly 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.Row 2 - Cell 2
MSI Elite HelmetYou 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.Row 3 - Cell 2
Hemlock's EyepatchAs 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.Row 4 - Cell 2
Certified Explorer's HatYeah, 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."Row 5 - Cell 2
Welder's GogglesThese 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.Row 6 - Cell 2
SugarOps HelmetThis heavy armor packs some serious defense and provides +10% to N-ray damage. The offsetting cost is -5% on plasma damage.Row 7 - Cell 2
Iconoclast Apostle HelmetWorn 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.Row 8 - Cell 2
Researcher's MaskAnother 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.Row 9 - Cell 2
A Nice HatGreat 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.Row 10 - Cell 2
Marauder Survivalist HelmetThere'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.Row 11 - Cell 2
Reed's HatAfter 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.Row 12 - Cell 2
Nightfall Squad HelmetOnce you obtain 100% approval with the Board and complete a quest called "Foundation," you'll be able to get this heavy helmet from Percival.Row 13 - Cell 2

Body

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NameDescription and locationGameplay Image
MSI Elite ArmorA set of heavy body armor that adds +5 to your ranged weapons skills. Not the most stylish, but it gets the job done.Row 0 - Cell 2
Iconoclast Apostle ArmorThis 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."Row 1 - Cell 2
Safecracker's JacketThis 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.Row 2 - Cell 2
Raptidon Handler's ArmorDespite 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.Row 3 - Cell 2
Marauder Survivalist ArmorUnlike 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.Row 4 - Cell 2
Nightfall Squad ArmorMuch 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.Row 5 - Cell 2
SugarOps ArmorA set of heavy body armor that adds +5 to your defense skills. It matches with the SugarOps helmet.Row 6 - Cell 2
ChimaeraThis 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."Row 7 - Cell 2
Sublight VP ArmorA special suit of armor that adds +10 to the Intimidate skill. You'll get this armor by completing all of the Sublight faction quests.Row 8 - Cell 2

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