Bonus: -
Max Rank:

100 (Base Game)
150 (Only available with Peril on Gorgon DLC)

Engineering in The Outer Worlds is a specialized skill found under the Core Skill: Tech. Skills are abilities that provide both passive and active bonuses to the player that heavily affects their gameplay in combat and interactions with NPCs and Companions that affects the player's reputation.


Engineering Information

  • Tech Skill
  • The Engineering skill reduces the Armor parts and Weapon parts needed to repair your equipment




Ways to Increase Engineering


Engineering Builds





Engineering Base Skill Unlocks

Engineering Rank Unlocks Content Required
20 - NOVICE Field Repair: Repair Weapons and Armor in the Inventory Base Game
40 - COMPETENT Break down weapons and armor for a 20% chance to extract a Basic Mod Base Game
60 - ADEPT 20% chance items you Repair will become Pristine, increasing Value and Durability Base Game
80 - EXPERT Break down weapons and armor for a 10% chance to extract a Rare Mod Base Game
100 - MASTER Damage vs Automechanicals: +20% Base Game
150 - VIRTUOSO Inserting a new Mod has a 100% chance of recovering the existing Mod. Peril on Gorgon


Engineering Notes and Trivia

  • Points are first placed into the core skill (e.g. Melee) of the specialized skill (e.g. 1-Handed Melee) which improves all of the specialized skills in that group up to Rank 50.
  • Once it reaches Rank 50, skill points can be directly added to the specialized skill to increase the effect up to Rank 100/ 150 (Only available whit Peril on Gorgon DLC).
  • Some armor, consumables and status effects can temporarily raise and lower the effects of your skills.



1-Handed Melee  ♦  2-Handed Melee  ♦  Block  ♦  Defense  ♦  Determination  ♦  Dialog  ♦  Dodge  ♦  Hack  ♦  Handguns  ♦  Heavy Weapons  ♦  Inspiration  ♦  Intimidate  ♦  Leadership  ♦  Lie  ♦  Lockpick  ♦  Long Guns  ♦  Medical  ♦  Melee  ♦  Persuade  ♦  Ranged  ♦  Science  ♦  Sneak  ♦  Stealth  ♦  Tech



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    • Anonymous

      worth noting that the virtuoso skill for engineering only allows you to swap weapon mods and will still destroy armor mods

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