Beginner's Luck achievement in Outer Wilds

Beginner's Luck

Hidden Achievement

Beginner's Luck-0.5
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How to unlock the Beginner's Luck achievement

  • Ch1psCh1ps1,008,782
    01 Jun 2019 31 May 2019 01 Jun 2019
    45 4 36
    Reach the Eye of the universe in one loop.

    The other solution is great if you're working your way towards
    Outer WildsArchaeologistThe Archaeologist achievement in Outer Wilds worth 190 pointsHidden Achievement
    and you don't want to lose that progress, but if you're running this from a new expedition and just want to get the achievement here is the step by step guide:

    NOTE: If you die at any point, you need to quit and start a new expedition again, this needs to be done in a single loop.
    1. Acquire your launch codes from Hornfel in the Observatory
    2. Launch your ship and head to the Ember Twin orbiting near the Sun
    3. Land near the Distress Beacon (bright blue light being projected into the air) and acquire that Signal by scanning it with your Signal Scope
    4. Hop back in your ship and fly to the Ash Twin (the other planet attached)
    5. Land offset of the equator so your ship doesn't get sucked up in the sand and wait for a little bit. (You're waiting for the tower to be uncovered)
    6. The tower we need to use is broken roofed one found by following the bridge from the Sun Shaped tower, there are two towers here, you want to enter the one with the dead Nomai laying in front of it (should have a broken/exposed roof)
    7. Stand against the wall and look up, making sure you're underneath a piece of the remaining roof as to not get sucked up into the sand
    8. Once the black hole teleporter (the purple square on the floor) is exposed, you are ready to teleport
    9. To teleport, wait until the sand has come around and is going directly overhead, as it's passes over step into the middle of the room while looking up and you will be warped to the core of the Ember Twin
    10. Once you've entered the core, run around the loop until you reach the orb switches, deactivate the shielding around the warp core and turn of artificial gravity and grab the newly exposed core
    11. Maneuver your way back to the White Hole warp pad and leave the core and return to your ship
    12. Fly to the Dark Seed Bramble and enter it with the Distress Signal searching, following the signal through seed until you arrive at the source
    13. Turn around and follow the little light blocks until you reach a seed with a bunch of dead Nomai around
    14. Shoot your Scout through the seed and watch it land on the Vessel now fly down to the red light
    15. Stop just outside the red light seed and get out of your ship, making sure your air and fuel are full
    16. Line up so you're not looking directly at any of the white lights and SLOWLY move forward to enter the seed.
    17. Once you enter you should just be floating perfectly passed the Anglerfish, if you NEED to make adjustments make them very sparingly. Your goal is to float past them and when the scout reads ~1.5km you can move a little faster
    18. Head to the scout location being careful of the one other potential anglerfish
    19. Once you reach the seed, you can fly fast into it and head straight for the Vessel on the otherside
    20. Enter the Vessel and head to the left in the hallway and enter the entryway on the left to find where you need to place the warp core
    21. Place the warp core, move the orb switch to the code input device (so move it to the right) and then enter the code
    22. Once the code is entered and the code entry machine descends downward, grab the orb switch and pull it upwards and enjoy your achievement!

    If you have any questions, feel free to comment!

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    Stevo6483Yes, starting a new expedition will reset all logs, so either go for this first (not recommended) or do it last after you've done everything else in the game.
    Posted by Stevo6483 on 28 Jun 21 at 13:18
    Adler FSWhenever I try to teleport on the sand twin, I keep getting sucked upward by the sand. Is there a trick to this? I've tried holding RT, i've tried different timings, looked up some videos. There is always a cactus on my version ,but some of the video guides don't have a cactus, so I'm assuming there has been a patch...
    Posted by Adler FS on 03 Feb at 20:41
    ZakMcRoflAdler FS: To get into the teleporter, stand under the archway inside the room or in the entry (basically make sure you don't see the sky if you look up). Then, around 2 seconds after the sand fountain goes into the room, walk onto the teleporter pad and boost downwards.
    Posted by ZakMcRofl on 12 Feb at 13:46
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  • HipCagneyHopHipCagneyHop516,842
    21 Jan 2020 16 Mar 2020 16 Mar 2020
    12 0 2
    Here is my Video Guide, with commentary. I did watch a few videos and found it hard to work out what people were doing until I was more experienced in the game. Let me save you the bother. Can be done in 25 minutes Enjoy

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    Armstrong x360aBig help, easy to follow, did it on the third try through the bramble.
    Posted by Armstrong x360a on 06 Feb 21 at 19:30
    HUN playmoreThis one unlocked for me the moment I finished the code input. I would suggest leaving your ship behind just before you enter the final three monster fish area (with the fish eggs). Max your oxygen and fuel then aim at the center of the entrance and full trust until it teleport you inside. The momentum will carry you through. Never once did I bump into the fishes and I did this at last a dozen times overall while playing the game. When You see the eggs (1.5 distance from scout) you can jetpack freely until You see the vessel.
    Posted by HUN playmore on 16 Apr at 15:49
  • King fiShiZKing fiShiZ316,268
    31 May 2019 01 Jun 2019 02 Jun 2019
    10 5 4
    Since I'm there first here to unlock this I'll add a new Guide, but I've got the Tip from Ch1ps (cheers!)

    As the Description says you need to Reach the Eye of the universe in one loop. Every time you die you start a new loop - so you need to start a new Game to unlock this.

    But since you properly won't want to lose your Progress for the Archaeologist Achievement do this: Unplug your Network Cabel or go-offline, then go into the Game Settings and delete your Savegame and start a New Game.
    Outer WildsArchaeologistThe Archaeologist achievement in Outer Wilds worth 190 pointsHidden Achievement




    The Achievement will unlock after used the Warpdrive (so if your playing offline you can't see that, but you can exit the Game after that) After this Plug the Network Cabel or go Online and start the Game again then you should get a Request if you want to use your local (new) or cloud (old) save - chose the Cloud Save to Recover your Progress.

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    Microsoft / Xbox One doesn't like you playing offline, because of that the Achievement won't unlock after the Credits Screen (where it properly unlocks normally). For me, it popped the next Day (~12 hours) while playing.
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    Ch1psFantastic guide and video. As I thought, once you learn how to get there, starting a new expedition would be the easiest way to do it. Thanks for posting this!
    Posted by Ch1ps on 01 Jun 19 at 10:38
    Frankie DrumsNY"Cable," not "cabel."
    Posted by Frankie DrumsNY on 03 Jun 19 at 02:54
    WhyattThrashYou only need to be offline when you boot up the game, to avoid the syncing of save files (or you can just cancel it if you're quick enough). You can be online before unlocking the achievement and get a normal timestamp no problem.
    Posted by WhyattThrash on 12 Jun 19 at 17:10
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