The Outer Worlds update increases font size, fixes crashes and foliage

Obsidian Entertainment has pushed a small update live for The Outer Worlds that aims “to address some top community issues that have come in since the launch of the game.”

The biggest and most welcome change in this update is a new option for font size. Following the update, players can head into the UI tab under Settings and increase the font size for conversation text, cinematic subtitles, bark subtitles, and terminal text.

In addition, a crash at a specific point after reaching Tartarus has been resolved, muffled sounds have gone on PlayStation 4, and foliage on Xbox One now has parity with PlayStation 4.

Finally, the developer has rebalanced the Prismatic Hammer so that it no longer does tens of thousands of points of damage at higher levels. Read the full patch notes below:

Top Community Requests

  • The game crashing at a specific point when the player has reached Tartarus¬†has been resolved
  • Toggle to increase the font size (found in the UI tab under Settings). Increases font for conversation text, cinematic subtitles, bark subtitles, and terminal text.


  • Players will no longer experience muffled sounds when playing on the PlayStation 4


  • The Prismatic Hammer has been rebalanced and no longer incorrectly uses the level multiplier as an exponent instead of a multiplier and will no longer do 10s of thousands of points of damage at a higher level. Now deals the damage it should have been dealing all along


  • Existing Botched companion quests will have their status reset to Active allowing the player to add them to a party when leaving the ship in order to un-botch the quests, unless the death occurred prior to unlocking the companion quest
  • 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/trophy for “It’s Not the Best Choice” will pop correctly

The Outer Worlds is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, with a Nintendo Switch release scheduled for early next year.

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