The Outer Worlds Flaws Guide – How to Get, Understanding All Flaws

The Outer Worlds Flaws

The Outer Worlds brings in a new mechanics called Flaws. In this guide, we will discuss what Flaws are and how they work in The Outer Worlds. This is a unique mechanic that brings an element of risk to your gameplay. The bigger the risk the bigger the reward, you take a negative effect in exchange for a Perk Point.

The Outer Worlds Flaws system is implemented via random events that come up when you finish certain actions.

When the event comes up you will have complete information on what these Flaws are and how they may affect your gameplay.

You can opt-in for the Flaw and it will be a part of your character from there on, but on the flip side, you will get the Perk Point.

The Outer Worlds Flaws Explained

In this section of the guide, we will discuss Flaws, their effect on your gameplay and more. So far we have been able to uncover 6 Flaws. If there are more we will update the guide accordingly.

Flaws  How to Get  Effects 
Plasma Weakness  Take a lot of Plasma Damage  +25% incoming Plasma Damage 
Permanently Crippled  Take Damage to legs  30% less movement speed, won’t be able to dodge 
Acrophobia  Fall from high grounds  -1 Dexterity, -1 Perception, -1 Temperament 
Paranoid  Get caught in disguise multiple times  -1 Personality Attributes 
Cynophobia  Keep getting mauled by Canids  1 Dexterity, -1 Perception, -1 Temperament 
Robophobia  Fight plenty of robots  1 Dexterity, -1 Perception, -1 Temperament 

This marks the end of our Flaws guide. If you need more help with the game check out our companion side quests, Attributes, and Trophies guide.