The Outer Worlds Out Now With Big Day One Patch

Plus, here's when the game will unlock in each territory.


The Outer Worlds is now available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. If you picked up a physical copy, you'll want to pop it into your system as soon as possible--while it was automatically included with preloaded digital copies, there is a substantial day-one update to download with physical versions on PS4 and Xbox One. If you're stuck waiting for that to download, be sure to check out our Outer Worlds review and array of guides. Alternatively, if you haven't bought the game yet, there are some nice deals on Xbox Game Pass, which allows you to play the game on Xbox One or PC.

The Outer Worlds's release is less than a day away, and Obsidian has outlined a roadmap of how you can get yourself prepared for the big event. That includes details about a day-one patch across console retail copies, and when exactly the game will unlock in each territory on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. A specific launch time on Xbox Game Pass has not yet been shared.

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According to a post on Obsidian's forums, a day-one update will be a whopping 38 GB on Xbox One, and 18 GB on PS4. That only goes for the retail disc editions, though, since digital purchases will have the patch included in the pre-load of the game. The post also details the rolling global release times, and PC players get a slight head start on exploring the galaxy. You can check the schedule from Obsidian below.

The studio recently had to clarify that The Outer Worlds will run at 4K on both PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, following reports that it would only be enhanced for the Xbox platform. The Xbox does still have a slight advantage going for it, though, since it's included with Microsoft's Game Pass subscription. That extends to the PC version as well. If you're going to buy The Outer Worlds on PC a la carte, though, it's going for a good price.

The Outer Worlds PC Unlock Times

  • October 24, 2019 - 16:00 PDT
  • October 24, 2019 - 19:00 EDT
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 00:00 BST
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 10:00 AEDT

The Outer Worlds Console Unlock Times

  • October 24, 2019 - 21:00 PDT
  • October 25, 2019 - 00:00 EDT
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 00:00 BST
  • October 25, 2019, 2019 - 00:00 AEDT

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