Sunburn achievement in The Outer Worlds


Skip the Hope into the sun.

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How to unlock the Sunburn achievement

  • LordMakanakiLordMakanaki2,059,364
    29 Oct 2019 29 Oct 2019 07 Nov 2019
    122 10 39
    I started the game with high intelligence so I thought I'd have to do another playthough to unlock this achievement.
    Fortunately that was not the case as I was able to lower all my stats using Adrena-Time withdrawal which gives -1 to all attributes. Once I reached the console on the bridge of hope I used about 10 of them a few seconds apart and eventually my intelligence was below average. Then I interacted with the console and I was able to choose the dumb option and skip the Hope myself right into the sun.

    Not sure if it matters but this happened on supernova difficulty. You could probably lower your stats more through hunger, thirst and lack of sleep.

    Great find from Throni360 - "You CAN do it with +3 intelligence! Just get the Permanent Concussion Flaw. You can get it by stepping on mines and shooting exploding barrels. Repeat it after every cooldown. Switch difficulty to hard if you already have three flaws (maximum on normal)."

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    TheIcemanComethThank you @Throni360 - good to know. I'll have to reload after that I guess. It's one of the few I have left.
    Posted by TheIcemanCometh on 05 Mar at 15:05
    A1ienspacebatsThe above solution is not explained properly. What you need to do is use an Adrena-Time and wait 15 seconds for the effect to wear off. It has a timer in the Character-Details menu. When the timer runs out you will have an Adrena-time crash which is what lowers your attribute. Do this one more time if you started with Good Intelligence and two more times if you have High Intelligence.
    Posted by A1ienspacebats on 01 Apr at 19:22
    I highly recommend everyone get this achievement

    Great guide +1
    Posted by ajgoesUNLUCKY on 17 May at 20:25
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  • British LegendsBritish Legends822,117
    29 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019 29 Oct 2019
    30 1 1
    Edit: as others have pointed out, you can consume “Adrena-Time“ and suffer from the withdrawal which lowers all attributes by 1. This will allow you to reduce high intelligence down to enable the [Dumb] dialogue option required. Consume one at a time (max stack of 3), wait 15 seconds before consuming the next one, if required. You can see the impact by looking at your character stats.

    The following solution was taken from PowerPyx's trophy guide - full credit to PowerPyx.

    To earn this achievement you need to from the start of the game during character creation choose to lower your Intelligence stat to below average. This allows you to pick “Dumb” dialogue, which is a requirement for this achievement. Late in the game you will travel back to the Hope, which is the ship your character was awoken from. When you reach the front of the ship you will need to skip it to whichever story destination you’ve been working towards, and can choose to do it yourself or let ADA do it. To earn this achievement you need to specifically pick the [DUMB] dialogue option after saying that you’ll skip it yourself. You will then be shown a cutscene wherein you send the ship straight into the sun, giving you a game over and unlocking the achievement.
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    AradorI got credits not a game over
    Posted by Arador on 14 Nov 19 at 08:32
  • BradLeafsFan9BradLeafsFan9380,555 380,555 GamerScore
    05 Dec 2019 09 Dec 2019
    10 0 0
    - When creating your character at the beginning of the game, if you make his/her intelligence "Below Average" then you will get to use the [Dumb] dialogue options!

    - Deep into the Story you will get the option to "Skip the Hope" yourself or let "ADA" do it... if you have low intelligence you can use the [Dumb] dialogue option to "Skip the Hope into the Sun" Doing this will unlock the achievement

    - To make yourself stupid you can get a FLAW called "Permanent Concussion" (shown in the video) you will be able to use these dialogue options, you can also go to The Un-Reliable to Re-spec your stats if needed

    *3 Flaws is MAX on Normal difficulty so up that if you are going for another flaw to use for this

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