Obsidian Suggests The Outer Worlds Players to Invest in Leadership Role in the Game

The Outer Worlds newcomers should invest in the game’s leadership role, according to Obsidian’s Carrie Patel. Carrie Patel, the senior narrative designer recently sat down with a Youtuber called MrMattyPlays to talk about the future of the studio and The Outer Worlds.

The Youtuber asked Carrie Patel about the playstyle that first-timers of the game should opt for. In reply, Carrie suggested that newcomers should pump a lot of points into leadership because it will make their life a lot easier in the game.

Patel then continued to say that investing in leadership will make your companions useful in combat and other scenarios. There’s no doubt that leadership playstyle will come in handy for everyone. Moreover, Patel talked about how The Outer Worlds companions can use different skills and abilities.

As we reported before, The Outer Worlds companions will a major role in the game. Further, players can have up to two companions in the game. Players can find these companions by completing different side missions. In addition to this, the companions can be swapped and players can command them to attack enemies or to do different tasks.

The leader character will swap in and out companions to gain access to their skills and the leader, because he spent points in that, isn’t as proficient in combat as a pure combat character. So he gains the combat skills of his companions and they’re really important for him to have, Co-Director Tim Cain said about the leadership role.

Companions will also help you unlock some interesting and new dialogue options. In short, players should invest in leadership to make the most out of The Outer Worlds companions.

Apart from that, Carrie Patel also hinted during the interview that The Outer Worlds DLC or expansion might arrive after the game’s launch. For now, the team is currently focused on the game’s main story, Patel said. Keeping that in mind, it’s safe to assume that The Outer Worlds DLC will happen sometime.

Interested folks can watch the full interview below to know more about the upcoming game.

Obsidian Entertainment’s The Outer Worlds will release on October 25, 2019, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The Outer Worlds will be also available with Xbox Game Pass. On the other hand, The Outer Worlds is an Epic Games Store exclusive game on PC. The game will not be available on Steam at launch.