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Complete The Outer Worlds on hard difficulty.

20 January 2020 - 2 guides

How to unlock the Hard achievement

  • Hazar KhallHazar Khall637,997
    04 Nov 2019 05 Nov 2019 05 Nov 2019
    6 0 6
    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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    Comrade Spanner Ok cool, thanks for clarifying smile
    Posted by Comrade Spanner on 05 Nov 19 at 19:11
    Wicelow Nice to hear hard will stack with my supernova run :)
    Posted by Wicelow on 07 Nov 19 at 10:39
    Eisenhovver Thanks 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
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