Faction: None
Location: 2F - The Unreliable

SAM in The Outer Worlds is a Companion that can follow you around on your journey with Quests and objectives of their own. They also have their own Abilities and SkillsPerks, and Alignment. Decisions you make when they are with you may cause them to leave if they disapprove of it, or make comments positively or negatively depending on what you do.




SAM in The Outer Worlds

SAM can be found on the 2F of the Unreliable. SAM has no proper AI and does not participate in decision-making, instead giving you slogan after slogan of pre-prepared corporate tidbits.

Parvati will frequently talk to SAM and repair it, which will happen at the engineering portion of your ship.

SAM and ADA seem to develop a relationship during your travels, which eventually turns physical. Walk in on them for some rather amusing conversations.

If you have Robophobia! you will get debuff when SAM is nearby.



How to Recruit SAM

SAM can be recruited into your party by completing the quest The Cleaning Machine, which is obtained by inspecting him on the ship.



SAM Perks and Ability

Companions in The Outer Worlds add one quarter of their adjusted Skill values to yours (rounded down). Additionally, if you have 60 Skill Point into Inspiration this number will be doubled to half their adjusted skill value. If you bring two companions that share the same Skills you will gain boosts from both of them, allowing you to get some Skills very very high.

Name Max Level Skill Value 1 Max Level Skill Value 2 Max Level Skill Value 3
Parvati Persuade 74 Lockpick 84 Engineering 88
Felix Persuade 81 Lockpick 80 Sneak 77
Vicar Max Intimidate 77 Hack 81 Science 81
SAM Intimidate 89 Hack 80 Science 80
Nyoka Lie 74 Medical 77 Sneak 86
Ellie Lie 74 Medical 84 Engineering 77



SAM Equipment

SAM's equipment is permanently attached to his frame and cannot be removed.

Corrosive Washer
Description Sprays out a continuous stream of caustic cleaning fluids.
Damage 54 Corrosion
Skill Heavy Weapons
DPS 771
Magazine Size 50 (Energy)
Special Effect Corrosion
Sell Value 47
Weight 5.00
Condition 100%


Corrosive Blaster
Description Shoots out balls of corrosive energy that explode on impact.
Damage 231 Corrosion
Skill Heavy Weapons
DPS 925
Magazine Size 100 (Energy)
Special Effect Corrosion
Sell Value 0.00
Weight 0.00
Condition 100%



SAM Related Quests



SAM Endings


The SAM unit that accompanied you spread awareness of the product line's superior sanitation and maintenance capabilities across what was left of the colony. This led to a boost in SAM unit sales.

"Did you know that SAM units are the longest lasting, toughest acting cleaning solution in Halcyon?"



SAM Notes & Trivia

  • English voiced by: Bruce Dinsmore
  • If you take the automechanical phobia, SAM will trigger the points loss whenever you bring it along as a companion.
  • Other Notes, Tips, and Trivia Go Here



Ellie  ♦  Felix  ♦  Nyoka  ♦  Parvati  ♦  Vicar Max

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    • Anonymous

      why does my sam unit in 1 playthrouh have way less damage than the wiki says but on the 2nd playthrough my sam unit had way higher damage im talking 1,652

      • You can give your companions a total of 6 perks, but there's a 7th one they get once you complete their particular quests. In SAM's case it's CLEAN SWEEP. If you don't like it you can even respec your character and give them 7 new perks.

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