Outward Beginner Guide
Outward is a very unforgiving game. At the beginning of the game, you will be thrown into a world, where you need to take care of your own survival. Your opponents will not only be ruthless bandits and bloodthirsty monsters, but also the weather, food poisoning, or dehydration. Good weapons alone won’t keep you safe – equally important are clothes adapted to the current temperature, properly cooked food and clean water. This section will enable you to properly understand the rules of Outward. The starting tips will explain to you all the core mechanics of the production. You will learn how to get the best weapons at the start, how to fight effectively, how to regenerate health or how to earn quickly. Check out these tips to make the first hours of the game easier.
Outward Best Starting Weapon
- You can get most of the basic items for free, without spending a single penny.
Without proper weapons, going beyond the first city (i.e. Cierzo) makes no sense. Fortunately, you already have the opportunity to get a few free weapons in the city of Cierzo. Thus, you will be able to defeat the first opponents, as well as learn what type of weapon best suits your style of play. For starters, check out the following weapons:
- Quarterstaff, located among yellow bushes, right at the exit of your home.
- Felling Greataxe, that is the axe lying in the eastern part of the city, behind the Town Hall building.
- Pitchfork, lying in the vicinity of the tavern.
- Machete, i.e. a one-handed weapon found on the beach in Cierzo.
After obtaining one of the above weapons, you can go on an expedition to retrieve the Simple Bow. Exit the city and head to the northwest side of the map, in the direction of the Bandit Camp. You will quickly get to the semicircular wooden structures – follow them until you get to the Blister Burrow. Inside, near the bodies lying at the entrance of the cave, you will find the Simple Bow (deals 23 damage).
How to find Free Equipment
- Items needed for fishing can be found on the beach, and the pick is in Cierzo Storage.
A great addition to those free weapons is getting two other free things, namely the Fishing Harpoon and Mining Pick. The former item enables you to fish, and the second, to dig ore.
The Fishing Harpoon can be found on the beach in Cierzo. Head to the beach, then head to the platform behind the large water purification building. To use the Fishing Harpoon, go to the place where the fish swim and hold the button displayed on the screen – you can catch fish (and sometimes other items).
The Mining Pick is located in Cierzo Storage. It is a warehouse in the eastern part of the city, to which leads a long bridge. Going from your house to the central part of the city, you should be able to easily notice the entrance to the Cierzo Storage. Go to that place and carefully search the illuminated part. There, you will find the aforementioned Mining Pick, but also other items, such as the recipe for Gaberry Jam.
Outward Gathering Supplies
- Remember to get the appropriate supplies before venturing out of town.
Weapons are not the only kind of equipment you need to take with you – if you want to leave the city, prepare the appropriate supplies as well. If you don’t want to repeatedly return to Cierzo while exploring the world, be sure to pick up a few basic items:
Water: Your hero must be hydrated. You will find many sources of water in the game world, but the water won’t be always clean, so make sure to take some clean water with you. To do this, go to the beach in the city, and then go to the water purification building. There, you will find Waterskin, in which you can keep clean water (you can also get pure water here).
Food: The hero needs to eat, too. You can obtain food quite easily during exploration, but it is always a good idea to have a few pieces of food that don’t spoil quickly, such as dried meat or bread.
A place to sleep: If you are preparing for a long trip, you will also need a place to sleep. You can use the portable Bedroll bed (you will find it in your home) or a tent, which can be bought from the merchant named Doran in Cierzo. The tent costs 32 silver, but it also provides protection from the weather. Also remember to keep watch for a few hours when sleeping in a dangerous area – this way, you will avoid enemy attacks during sleep.
Light source: Darkness in the game is rather severe. Traveling at night in an open area is much more difficult, and movement without a light source in caves or dungeons is almost impossible. So, you need to bring torches or a lamp – torches you can get even before you get to the city; don’t forget to take them with you.
Tea for sicknesses: It is possible to catch a disease from a rival during a fight. In the beginning, you will mostly fight hyenas – they can apply a debuff called Infection. To prevent serious infection, buy from the Helmi alchemist at least one Bitter Spicy Tea, which eliminates this effect.