Flawed Hero achievement in The Outer Worlds

Flawed Hero

Acquire 3 flaws.

Flawed Hero+1.2
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How to unlock the Flawed Hero achievement

  • HighLandurHighLandur298,897
    26 Oct 2019 25 Oct 2019 04 Nov 2019
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    -Flaws are typically acquired by repeating something negative many times. They change your characters attributes slightly and reward you with a free perk point.
    -Flaws are completely optional and can be rejected, and although this achievement is missable, by the end of the game you will likely have encountered more than 3 phobia prompts. Flaws MUST be accepted to count toward the achievement,
    -Flaws are limited to 3 on normal, 4 on hard, and 5 on supernova.
    -Phobias are flaws that give you -1 Perception, -1 Dexterity, and -1 Temperament when in the presence of the source of the Phobia. (Raptidons for raptiphobia, etc.)

    -Flaws appear to trigger on a cooldown, meaning, for example, Acrophobia cannot be acquired by repeated purposeful falls.

    Acrophobia - Taking too much fall damage.
    Cynophobia - Taking too much damage from canids.
    Paranoid - Being caught committing crimes too often.
    Robophobia - Taking too much damage from robots.
    Herpetophobia - Taking too much damage from mantisaurs.
    Raptiphobia - Taking too much damage from raptidons.
    Addiction Withdrawal - Too many consumed meds.
    Permanent Concussion - Taking too much damage to the head.
    (Damage Type) Weakness - Taking too much (Plasma, N-Ray, Fire, etc.) damage.
    Pithecophobia - Taking too damage from primals.
    Physical Damage Weakness - Taking too much physical damage.
    Permanently Crippled - Taking too much damage to the legs. (Crippled Status.)
    Partially Blind - Taking too much damage to your eyes. (Blinded status.)
    Permanently Maimed - Taking to much damage to the arms.

    -It is my personal opinion that Phobias are your best choice as to not inhibit the rest of your playthrough, as they have no adverse effects outside of combat.

    *If anyone has found more, please let me know and I will add them to the list.
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    If I reject a flaw initially.. can I trigger the same flaw later on again or is it gone forever?
    Posted on 11 Nov 19 at 07:44
    KarlMaloneSaysI have a “Food Addiction” flaw, although I don’t recall eating much prior to getting the offer. The in-game description reads... “You can’t seem to stop yourself from eating, even food that’s bland or horribly flavored. Not eating often will cause withdrawals.” Food Addiction Withdrawal: -1 Dexterity, -1 Perception, -1 Temperament.
    Posted by KarlMaloneSays on 14 Nov 19 at 04:21
    zDrUnKeNMoNkEyzSo I haven’t had a flaw almost my entire playthrough and just now saw this. I had one sometime ago and declined. Am I shit outta luck? I can’t really tell what I can actually do near end game to get this to trigger. If I’m reading this correct, these things are things you have to do over the span of your playthrough and can’t just keep doing said action. Am I fkd on this?
    Posted by zDrUnKeNMoNkEyz on 26 Nov 19 at 22:07
    HighLandur@zDrUnKeNMoNkEyz there are a few you can probably just stand in one place and acquire, such as food, drug, and alcohol addiction.
    Posted by HighLandur on 26 Nov 19 at 22:30
    zDrUnKeNMoNkEyzSo just sit there and eat everything I have? What would those 3 entail? Sorry, just don’t understand the cool down comment in solution .
    Posted by zDrUnKeNMoNkEyz on 26 Nov 19 at 22:37
    Vokul VeganFor those if you looking to get an easy flaw I acquired Shock Weakness on the satellite HRS-1084, which you go to in the mission "The Ice Palace" for SubLight after you complete "Space-Crime Continuum" for Lilya Hagen on the Groundbreaker. The way I got it was after turning on the power in the satellite there is a security checkpoint that has a shock floor. So I just kept walking onto it to damage myself and after about 2 minutes it popped up. This was my 5th flaw and wasn't sure if I'd ever get it to pop.
    Posted by Vokul Vegan on 03 Dec 19 at 00:00
    DURDENS WRATHThe food and drug one is easy-peasy. You just load your inhaler with a carb and move on
    Posted by DURDENS WRATH on 24 Mar 21 at 13:14
    ScreenSingerXSo I got my third flaw today and the achievement didn't unlock. I reloaded, got a completely different flaw, didn't unlock. Reloaded, got a completely different flaw, still didn't unlock. I've tried to research the issue but can't find anyone else who's had this problem, or any evidence that the achievement is known to be glitched. Highly frustrating, especially after I was extremely selective about which flaws I accepted versus rejected.

    EDIT: So if anyone else has this problem, it popped for me today as soon as I loaded the game. I'd tried quitting the game and reloading it, but it never occurred to me to turn my Xbox all the way off. It popped before I even loaded my save, while I was still on the menu screen. So I guess it registered but just never popped for some reason. My county's been having a huge internet outage the past couple days, not sure if that could've affected it.
    Posted by ScreenSingerX on 09 Dec 21 at 04:32
    I2xINCHxTONGUEHow long do I need to do something before I get a flaw? I’ve spent about 20 minutes now, letting a canid chomp on me then using adreno to get my health back but neither drug addiction or cynophobia have popped up
    Posted by I2xINCHxTONGUE on 19 Jul at 08:06
    MHogan7186This achievement is bullshit. I just used ALL the items I've collected over 22 levels, while standing in lava. I jumped off a ledge for over 20 minutes. I let an enemy attack me over and over. Not one fucking flaw.
    Posted by MHogan7186 on 28 Oct at 20:00
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