New The Outer Worlds Update Coming Next Week, Full Patch Notes Listed

The patch also (thankfully) makes the subtitles bigger.


Obsidian Entertainment has announced a new patch is scheduled to release for The Outer Worlds next week. In a blog post, Obsidian social media manager "Shyla" released the full patch notes and wrote, "[Obsidian] will continue to work on updates and patches."

"This patch is currently in the testing phase and as long as no other issues occur during this time, we hope to release it to you all sometime next week," Shyla wrote. "Please be aware that this can change, but we are working hard to make this timeline and things are looking good thus far."

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Now Playing: The Outer Worlds Video Review

This upcoming update, Patch, primarily addresses several bugs in The Outer Worlds, but it also implements a few gameplay changes too--the most notable of which is an increase in font size for subtitles. It may not seem like much, but The Outer Worlds' subtitles are currently very small, and it can be difficult to see them if you're not right next to your screen. The full list of changes is below.

The Outer Worlds Patch Bug Fixes & Gameplay Changes

  • The crashing issue in Tartarus
  • Increase Font Size - Conversations/Subtitles
  • Muffled sound effects occur at random times for players on the PS4
  • Companions dying and failing companion quests on modes other than Supernova
  • Unable to finish "Radio Free Monarch"
  • Trophy "Not the Best Choice" fails to unlock properly

In GameSpot's The Outer Worlds review, Edmond Tran wrote, "I finished The Outer Worlds wanting more, eager to jump back into the world to see extra things. It's not a short game, but it's one packed with such a steady stream of wonderful characters to meet, interesting places to explore, and meaningful, multi-layered quests to solve, that it didn't feel like there was any room to get tired of it. I wanted to rewind the clock and do everything in a completely different way. The Outer Worlds is consistently compelling throughout, and it's a superb example of how to promote traditional RPG sensibilities in a sharp, modern experience."

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