Character Creation in The Outer Worlds occurs at the beginning of the game. Players will be able to change a variety of things about their character, though they will rarely be able to see him/her, as there is no third-person option. The player character is also silent, but NPC dialogue is fully acted in English.

  • You can re-spec your character once you obtain your Starship, the Unreliable.
  • You will not be able to re-spec Attributes, so pick wisely. We recommend checking out our Builds.


Character Creation Guide: Outer Worlds




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    • Anonymous

      25 Oct 2020 18:13  

      Yeah, so I somehow ended up with blue hair and pink beard. The beard looked black in character creation *sigh... Thank you obsidian for not letting me fix it without restarting the game... Real great!

      • Anonymous

        05 Jun 2020 23:48  

        Is there a way to change your race to a robot? I saw a few images on google that had some robotic-like characters.

        • Anonymous

          04 Dec 2019 17:08  

          I would like to mention after listening to a you tube from dev team about the game, I know a lot of people would like a lot of things changed/ added/ removed, but i think the one thing a lot would agree on is in the character cosmetic creation more lighting would be great, forgive us for wanting to see the actual colour of hair n eye colour just a tad more lighting would be good -- "Jade River " --

          • Anonymous

            14 Oct 2019 19:13  

            You can see your character with the idle camera, as well as in the menu. Personally i never cared about a third person camera but i understand the uproar somewhat. The way i see it is i dont constantly look at myself in the mirror but i know if i look good or not, and i think the same thing goes for my player character in roleplaying games

            • Anonymous

              05 Oct 2019 19:23  

              That's too bad! In New Vegas, we could switch back and forth; it was nice to see your character. Also, having a voice adds a lot.

              • Anonymous

                19 Sep 2019 16:43  

                I don't even use third person for combat, I do it to look at how nice my player character looks in the outfit I stuff them in, this is really the only thing I'm bummed about in regards to this game and I hope they decide to add it in

                • Anonymous

                  03 Aug 2019 21:43  

                  Lol so there character creation but you cant see your character (that's stupid) and there's no voice for your character? That's stupid what is this 2004? Stupid and lazy if you ask me I'll pass. This game is not gonna do well.

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