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The Outer Worlds Fixes and Tweaks

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    The Outer Worlds has finally been released but it is suffering from a few issues that cause crashes, stuttering, and lower than expected framerates. No doubt these will be fixed over time by the development team but for now, here are a few workarounds.

    Prevent The Outer Worlds Crashes

    One solution that appears to be working is to lock the game’s FPS to 60 FPS in the settings. Not ideal if you want them higher but it’s something to try for now.

    Fix Low FPS and Stuttering

    On the contrary, if you are not suffering from low FPS and want it increased, then uncap the FPS, or if it’s still stuttering, then lock it down to 60 FPS again as mentioned above. Also, turn down the shadows to the low setting to improve performance.

    The Outer Worlds Shot

    Tweaking the .ini files

    Most PC gamers should be able to do this no problem, and by directly editing the Engine.ini or the Input.ini files.

    The Engine.ini file can be located in Epic Store folder where you installed it. Follow this path to find the file…

    AppData\Local\Indiana\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor

    Fix Mouse Acceleration by adding the following line to Input.ini…

    [Engine.PlayerInput] bEnableMouseSmoothing=false

    Disable DOF (Depth of Field) by adding the following line to Engine.ini…

    r.SceneColorFringe.Max=0

    Disable Chromatic Abberation by adding the following line to Engine.ini…

    r.SceneColorFringe.Max=0

    Disable Bloom by adding the following lines to Engine.ini…

    r.DefaultFeature.Bloom=0
    r.BloomQuality=0

    Disable TAA by adding the following lines to Engine.ini…

    r.Tonemapper.GrainQuantization=0
    r.Tonemapper.Quality=0

    These tips should hopefully resolve some of The Outer Worlds issues post-launch, and hopefully, we’ll see more fixes for the game coming soon from Obsidian.