The Outer Worlds

What you need to know

  • The Outer Worlds is a first-person role-playing game from Obsidian Entertainment.
  • Since launch, players have been complaining about its small text size.
  • There's a patch to fix that.
  • You can access The Outer Worlds through Xbox Game Pass.

Updated November 19, 2019: Today, Obsidian Entertainment released a patch for The Outer Worlds that not only increases font size of conversations, but also fixes a lot of other bugs. You can take a look at all of the changes below.

  • Fixed the game crashing at a specific point when the player has reached Tartarus.
  • Toggle to increase the font size in Settings.
  • The Prismatic Hammer has been rebalanced and no longer incorrectly uses the level multiplier as an exponent instead of a multiplier.
  • Existing Botched companion quests will have their status reset to Active allowing the player to add them to a party when leaving the ship.
  • Fix for Radio Free Monarch where issues would happen when talking to Nayoka while having SAM in your party.
  • Foliage on the Xbox One now has parity with the foliage on PlayStation 4.
  • The achievement for It's Not the Best Choice will pop correctly.

The Outer Worlds is a first-person role-playing game that takes you to various planets. While the title has received a lot of critical acclaim, there are some issues like small text size and more. Luckily, the game is about to get a patch to fix all that.

According to a report by TrueAchievements, the next update will fix a lot. The main tweaks can be seen below.

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  • Fixed the crashing issue in Tartarus.
  • Increased font size in conversations and subtitles.
  • Fixed companions dying and failing companion quests on modes other than "Supernova."
  • Fixed unable to finish Radio Free Monarch bug.

It's great to see that The Outer Worlds is addressing customer complaints in a timely fashion. Hopefully, other changes based on player feedback will be rolled out in a similar fashion. One of the biggest complaints Xbox One owners have is that there is less foliage in the world when compared to the PlayStation 4 version. While the Xbox One X port runs at native 4K resolution, compared to 1440p on PlayStation 4 Pro, it would still be nice to have the same level of detail. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.

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