The Outer Worlds is an incredible return to form for an Obsidian RPG. As our review pointed out, the characters and setting really shine, but with a characteristic grimness that’s perfect for the tone of the story. The evils of Capitalism never looked so good. And with the PC port really turning up the visual fidelity, folks are excited.
The Outer Worlds is pretty tame when it comes to official system requirements. So if you have a new rig and want to play this game, you should be fine. You won’t get super fine detail options, but the developers say that’s only true for launch. Later patches to the PC port will hopefully add in more UI adjustment options, as well as mod support. In terms of visual fine-tuning players will get more settings to handle high FOV settings and other unique edge cases.
The Outer Worlds minimum system requirements
- OS: Windows 7 (SP1) 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 or AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
- RAM: 4GB
- GPU: Nvidia GTX 650 Ti or AMD HD 7850
- Storage: 40GB
The minimum spec is very attainable for those looking to run it. If you’re having trouble running it on lower-spec systems, there are some tweaks you can make. Try adjusting Shadows and Visual Effects to lower settings. Yes, this will reduce the quality of the world around you, but at least you’ll get more consistent FPS.
The Outer Worlds recommended system requirements
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K or Ryzen 5 1600
- RAM: 8GB
- GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or Radeon RX 470
- Storage: 40GB
The game can seemingly run very well on any modern system. Obsidian has done a very good job it would seem. If you have something much more modern than the rig listed above, you will be more than OK. Something more powerful like a 2060 SUPER should be able to handle the game very well at 1080p Ultra settings, with low-end FPS around 70. That’s pretty good. If you’re on a high refresh rate setup, maybe hop down to Very High to get averages closer to 120.
The biggest hurdle for any system when trying to meet the Outer Worlds system requirements seems to be the CPU. HAving a modern Intel or AMD CPU equivalent to a first-gen Ryzen or better is a great start.