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. All science weapons can be obtained naturally through the quest "Weapons From The Void," and vendors can sell unique items from time to time.
Note: Because The Outer Worlds just launched, this list is a work-in-progress as more players discover new weapons and where they are found in the game. We'll continually add to it and ensure that it is up to date.
Complete list science weapons
- Shrink Ray: Ranged
- Mind Control Ray: Ranged
- Gloop Gun: Ranged
- Prismatic Hammer: Melee
- Mandibular Rearranger: Melee
- Montag: Ranged
- Irion's Flintlock: Ranged
- Peacekeeper: Ranged
- Anarchist's Cookbook: Ranged
- Ulti-Nature: Ranged
- Long Ranger: Ranged
- Euthanasia Kit: Ranged
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Sometime later, Shaw will give you this gun. It shoots bullets that can bounce off of most surfaces. You can get a variant called Ultimatum immediately after completing the quest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another weapon sold by Forsythe Luxury Ammunitions on Byzantium, the Pink Slip extra weak spot damage if you're an especially good sniper.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perfect for stealth players. Take out your enemies with them being none the wiser as you silently stalk through the grass and eliminate them one by one with this melee weapon.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
You can find much better weapons, but this is great early-game as it deals extra critical hit damage.
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.
This heavy weapon has 90 round capacity and causes the stagger effect. You can find it in the Primal Nest, in the Emerald Vale.
Special shears that cause Bleed. You can find them in the Captain's Quarters of the Unreliable after killing Adelaide in the Emerald Vale.
A unique handgun that causes Stagger. Found on the Unreliable after completing all Sublight faction quests and helping Catherine on Monarch.
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.
A special heavy machine gun with a 150 round capacity. Obtainable by siding with the Iconoclasts instead of MSI on Monarch.
This energy blade swings 15% faster. You can find it in the Maintenance Tunnels underneath Byzantium.
The Latinus is a special variant of the security blade that does extra damage on sneak attacks. Sold by Percival on Byzantium.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
This heavy armor packs some serious defense and provides +10% to N-ray damage. The offsetting cost is -5% on plasma damage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A set of heavy body armor that adds +5 to your ranged weapons skills. Not the most stylish, but it gets the job done.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A set of heavy body armor that adds +5 to your defense skills. It matches with the SugarOps helmet.
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.
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