The Outer Worlds ‘Supernova’ Difficulty Includes Permadeath

Outer Worlds Supernova

The Outer Worlds is only two months away, and many are eager to jump into the latest game by Obsidian Entertainment. The beloved developer has promised that The Outer Worlds will be quite ambitious, touting impressive features like optional companions that can abandon the player and NPCs that can be killed. Many Obsidian Entertainment games have featured optional super high difficulty modes for expert players, such as The Path of the Damned in Pillars of Eternity. Now, Obsidian Entertainment has confirmed there will be a challenging ‘Supernova’ difficulty mode in The Outer Worlds.

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The IGN Wiki page for The Outer Worlds has been updated with details about The Outer Worlds Supernova difficulty mode. Supernova will be the hardest difficult setting for the game, and it can only be selected when starting a new game, meaning switching to or from the mode once the campaign has begun is prohibited. The big standout feature is permadeath for companion characters, who cannot be revived in this mode. Losing these companions will mean forfeiting their useful abilities, as well as any storylines that their presence would be required to access.

Another big aspect of Supernova mode is save points, as the mode will reduce the frequency of auto saves, and only make manual saving possible onboard the player’s ship. Players will also need to eat, drink and sleep indoors to survive Supernova mode. Other added obstacles include enemies with more health and armor, weapons losing their durability, and crippling body conditions requiring rest to heal. The mode certainly sounds challenging for even those that master the gameplay in The Outer Worlds, but for some fans, this will come as quite the feat of strength that they are looking for. These fans are definitely as tough as obsidian.

The Outer Worlds will release on October 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with a Nintendo Switch version coming at a later date.

What do you guys think about The Outer Worlds Supernova difficulty mode? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to stay tuned for the latest Outer Worlds news, such as the confirmation of The Outer Worlds coming to Nintendo Switch, here on Don’t Feed the Gamers! Follow us on Twitter to see our updates the minute they go live!

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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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