Hard achievement in The Outer Worlds


Complete The Outer Worlds on hard difficulty.

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How to unlock the Hard achievement

  • Hazar KhallHazar Khall1,104,451
    04 Nov 2019 05 Nov 2019 05 Nov 2019
    12 0 8
    If you plan to play on supernova difficulty, this *DOES* stack with it.

    If you DONT, then understand that you cant swap TO supernova at anytime, you must start on it.

    Enemies do a lot of damage on hard mode, so having companions use melee (outside of, say, a companion like Parvatis special attack), taking flaws that add a flat 25% damage increase, or not keeping up to date equipment is a bad idea.

    Ideally, you want to go either the "good/combat" route (save Edgewater, broker peace on Monarch, help Cleo on Roseway) OR the "bad/dialogue temperment" route (help the board).
    Trying to, say, go the board route to skip parts of the story (you can get to the Hope by level 14) leaves helping Rescue Phin impossible (Tartarus has lvl 25-26 enemies) until you backtrack A LOT.

    Otherwise, hard really isn't differernt from an easy/normal playthrough.
    It CAN help prepare you for supernova though I'd advise doing it solo. I didnt use companions in SN, they refuse to take cover.

    Happy hunting (>*_*)>

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    EisenhovverThanks for clarifying it does stack. Hoping to finish my supernova run this weekend and was really crossing my fingers on it stacking.
    Posted by Eisenhovver on 08 Nov 19 at 16:24
    Blitz19KCan I still get this if I convert to Hard after Edgewater?
    Posted by Blitz19K on 12 Apr 20 at 22:10
    mystmagiI can confirm that switching to hard mode before the final encounter does *NOT* work.

    If you started on anything other than hard, may as well save this one for your Supernova run!
    Posted by mystmagi on 17 Jun 20 at 02:07
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  • UltraAmbiguousUltraAmbiguous77,622
    29 Dec 2019 30 Dec 2019
    2 0 0
    I was neutral with The Board and most groups due to my character stealing everything. Maxed out skills on Long Guns, Engineering, and Stealth.

    Before heading to Tartarus, used the recombo machine on The Reliable (think it was 500 bits) to re-assign skill points into Lie, Persuade, and Science.

    At Tartarus, get Labyrinth ID for the Holographic Shroud. Enter 2nd floor where the large train-looking transports are and run ahead of the support troops so you are not associated with them. Those troops are the groups you've helped prior.

    At the far end is a ladder which you climb to a wide door that you can open without needing to hack/lockpick. Pass speech check with Sophia Akande means NO fighting, at all.
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