Released in 2019, outward is an open-world fantasy game that focuses on survival.
Players can play the game online with other players or simply solo it offline. Although the game has received mixed reviews, some game functionalities can definitely be improved.
We have narrowed down some of the best mods that help improve game functionality, which was previously lacking. With these mods, you can enjoy outward more than the base game itself.
- Best Outward Mods
- 25. Hide Helmet
- 24. Instantly Take Items
- 23. Extended Quickslots
- 22. The Rising of the Shields
- 21. More Gatherable Loot
- 20. Stop Food Decay
- 19. Reset Breakthrough Points
- 18. Combat Tweaks
- 17. Balanced Item RNG
- 16. Necromancy
- 15. Add More Carry Weight Mod
- 14. VanillaFXReShade Preset Mod
- 13. Configurable Stamina Regeneration Mod
- 12. Soroborean Travel Agency
- 11. Multiplayer Limit Remover
- 10. Bag Map Markers
- 9. Drink While Running
- 8. Meditation
- 7. More Map Details
- 6. Linked Stash Chests
- 5. Enable Sitting
- 4. Combat HUD
- 3. Shared Mod Config
- 2. Player Map Marker
- 1. Outward SideLoader
Best Outward Mods
25. Hide Helmet
As any seasoned adventurer knows, Outward is not an easy game.
From braving the elements to fighting off deadly enemies, there are plenty of challenges to keep even the most hardened traveler on their toes.
However, one of the biggest annoyances in this game and others is the frustration over not being able to see your character’s face!
Hide Helmet makes it simple to toggle your player character’s helmet visibility on or off to suit the situation. (This is a visual change; the helmet’s stats remain.)
24. Instantly Take Items
This simple mod does exactly what it sounds like – it lets you pick up items in the world around you without having to hold the button down.
So, if you’re looking for a quick way to gather some plants or resources, this is the perfect mod for you.
We love no-brainer quality-of-life improvements like Instantly Take Items. It makes us question why game devs add such little annoyances in the first place. Does anyone know why?
23. Extended Quickslots
Extended Quickslots is a must-have mod for any experienced Outward player.
It adds a configurable number of new quickslots, which can be independently customized to your liking.
Additionally, it also binds two hidden emotes, which are extremely useful for social situations.
The mod gets the job done and is easy to use, and we highly recommend it to anyone looking to improve their Outward experience.
What would we do without the unpaid labor and passion of the modding communities behind our favorite game titles?
22. The Rising of the Shields
Outward’s intriguing spin on the open-world RPG genre is a breath of fresh air, and The Rise of the Shields mod only makes it better.
As the name suggests, this mod completely revamps the game’s shields, making them more durable, impact-resistant, and elemental-resistant.
Plus, there’s a lot more variability in terms of looks and stats.
In short, if you’re looking for a mod that will make your Outward experience even more enjoyable and dynamic, The Rise of the Shields is definitely worth checking out.
21. More Gatherable Loot
More Gatherable Loot is a mod for the game Outward that increases the quantity of gatherable loot.
The mod is simple to install and can be easily configured to your liking.
The default settings are fine for most players, but if you want more or less loot, you can easily change the settings.
One of the great things about this mod is that it doesn’t change the balance of the game. So, if you’re looking for a way to get more loot without making the game too easy, this is the mod for you!
20. Stop Food Decay
Stop Food Decay is a wonderful mod for any Outward player.
As the name implies, it prevents all perishable food items from decaying.
This means you won’t have to worry about your food rotting, which can be a real pain in the game.
The mod also has a lot of other benefits. For example, it makes it so you don’t have to micromanage your food storage, and you’ll always have fresh food on hand.
It’s a great mod for those who want to focus on other aspects of the game, and it’s also great for those who simply don’t want to deal with the hassle of managing their food.
Some players enjoy the micro-management mechanics in games like this, but for those that don’t, this mod can be the detail that makes them give Outward a try; we think that’s a total win!
19. Reset Breakthrough Points
Outward is a game all about exploration and discovery. You’re constantly pushing yourself to find new things, and part of that is overcoming the challenges that stand in your way.
But sometimes, those challenges can seem insurmountable.
That’s where the Reset Breakthrough Points mod comes in.
This mod gives you the ability to reset your breakthrough points back to three by pushing your F12 key, giving you another chance to push through and conquer whatever stands in your way.
18. Combat Tweaks
Do you find yourself getting frustrated with the combat in Outward? Us too.
This mod makes a few small but significant changes to the way that combat works, making it more fluid and responsive.
For example, it adjusts the ‘hit-stop’ effect so that your attacks flow more smoothly into one another.
Additionally, it allows you to cancel attacks and other actions with a dodge and to interrupt blocking with an attack.
These tweaks make combat feel much more dynamic and exciting, and they can give you a real edge in battle.
Be sure to try out the Combat Tweaks mod for a more challenging and rewarding combat experience.
17. Balanced Item RNG
One of the game’s few drawbacks is the lack of variety in loot.
Players can often find themselves stuck with the same items, which can lead to monotony and frustration.
The Balance Item RNG mod seeks to address this issue by adding more variety to loot tables and increasing the chances of finding rarer items.
In addition to more variety, the mod also adds a chance for 1-5 extra items to spawn from containers.
This not only helps to spice up the gameplay but also makes looting more rewarding and engaging.
As a team who loves Outward, we can say that this mod is a must-have for anyone looking to bring a faster pace to their game.
Necromancy is a custom skill tree that introduces the magical summoning of minion allies.
The tree features many new and unique mechanics, such as the ability to raise fallen enemies as zombies or to sacrifice your own health to summon powerful skeletal warriors.
Necromancy also allows you to deal with a new type of damage called decay damage alongside your menacing minions.
This mod adds a fresh new gameplay element that Outward desperately needs once you’ve put so many hours into it.
15. Add More Carry Weight Mod
If you’re a frequent player of video games, then you are probably familiar with how annoying it is to run out of inventory space.
Thankfully, the Add More Carry Weight Mod makes it easier to carry more in Outward! This mod increases the weight that can be held by your pouch and your backpack.
There are two versions you can choose from as well. One version includes adding an additional 50 weight to the pouch and adding an additional 100 to the backpack.
The other version includes adding an additional 30 to the pouch and an additional 65 to the backpack. This way, you can pick whichever option will be best for you!
14. VanillaFXReShade Preset Mod
Even newer games sometimes struggle with getting lighting and colors just right. That’s what the VanillaFXReShade Preset Mod is for!
This Outward mod focuses on the graphics of the game and offers a correction for the color and sharpness.
This mod also removes the brownish-orange filter that covers the screen.
While this is a simple mod, it can be one that makes the game moderately more enjoyable to play simply because some players care more about design and graphics!
13. Configurable Stamina Regeneration Mod
Any video game that contains a limitation on the amount of stamina you can use at a given time can greatly frustrate players.
The Configurable Stamina Regeneration Mod offers a form of solution as it provides the player with the option to change how fast the stamina refills.
The standard stamina regeneration rate in Outward is set to 12, but with this mod, stamina can regenerate at a rate of 24.
Double the regeneration rate means double the distance you can travel without having to stop!
12. Soroborean Travel Agency
An open-world game is interesting to delve into as you go through the large maps and explore untouched places that could lead to a great adventure.
However, there is one disadvantage in open-world games, and that is the element of traveling. The novelty of this soon wears off.
Don’t you just hate it when you have to travel from one end of the map to the other? Get soroborean travel agency. Give the travel fee to the caravanner and fast travel anywhere in the map no matter the distance.
Oh, don’t forget to keep plenty of food rations for your fast travels, you don’t want to get hungry on your way there.
11. Multiplayer Limit Remover
What’s a game without your good mates or even strangers. Let the fun ensue with multiplayer limit remover.
Now with this mod, you can easily add as many players as you want in your co-op gameplay or have as few players as you want.
The power of controlling who gets to be in your game is fun and makes the game more interesting. Isn’t that what they all say, the more, the merrier?
10. Bag Map Markers
Ahhh, the frustration when you lose your bag on the map and don’t know where it dropped.
Now you’re roaming around the map collecting items because your bag can’t be found. With bag map markers, remove the hassle of finding your dropped bag.
The moment your bag drops, the mod will leave a bag marker on the map to allow you to track it whenever you drop it. The mod gods have been generous with this one.
9. Drink While Running
Even in the game, the joys of drinking can overwhelm the toughest of the tough but standing while drinking can have gamers shaking in their shoes waiting to get back on the road.
This can waste time and also break a gamer’s momentum, hence we recommend getting a drink while running. Now you can easily run around the map while drinking your favorite drink, be it water, mineral tea, and more.
Burnt stats can be a huge bummer when playing the game. Hence we recommend getting meditation. Now you can avoid having burnt stats with this mod. Simply regenerate all your burnt stats while sitting.
Well, isn’t meditation all about sitting and regenerating your life back to square one? Do just the same in the outward.
7. More Map Details
Map markers are considered to be some of the best mods in a game as it makes playing the game a tad bit easier. With more map details, achieve all that.
You can now have markers on the map when your bag drops and on all the players and enemies on the map.
There is no hiding from you with this mod as you can easily track players, hunt down enemies and locate your lost possessions, in this case, your bag.
This was much needed in the game, and we’re glad the community is active in trying to help out in improving the gaming experience.
6. Linked Stash Chests
Wouldn’t it be great if you could have all your stash chests linked together so that you don’t have to pack all the items in your bag? Now you can with linked stash chests.
The mod allows gamers to connect all the stash chests together so that you can have all your items in one place.
This is great and convenient, however, do note that the load times will vary according to the stash you have.
The more stash you have, expect longer load times. But that is an okay sacrifice to make as you can sell all your items and have stable gameplay.
5. Enable Sitting
Sometimes it is great to just have a sit back and unwind, enjoy the view while you drink on your favorite beverage, in this case, mineral tea.
Do just that with enable sitting mod. This feature was already present in the base game but hidden away, with the mod, you can bring it easily to the surface by using a button.
Now simply make your character sit and unwind by pressing a single button.
4. Combat HUD
HUD is the main display for a gamer to resort to when checking their stats. Sometimes HUD can have way too much information, and you’re never able to find the right information at the right time. With combat HUD, change all of that.
The mod includes a number of combat-related tools in the HUD like HP, stamina, mana, floating damage labels, target enemy info, status timers, and many more. Improve your gameplay by having all the essentials in front of you.
Mods are great and improve the gaming experience; however, it can get difficult to keep track of it with too many mods involved.
This is why the community has created a shared mod config. This keeps all the mods in one place, and players are able to access a standardized mod menu with all mods included using a single button.
Gone are the days when keeping track of mods was difficult, with shared mod config make life a bit easier.
2. Player Map Marker
We’ve already discussed a mod with markers for players, enemies, loot, and more.
This is great for beginners; however, if you’re an expert at the game and would not want markers that give you an edge in the game, then get player map marker.
This mod turns on markers on players, only allowing you to keep track of your friends. It doesn’t make the game easier by giving you enemy locations and more, which is perfect for those looking to keep the challenge in the game.
1. Outward SideLoader
What’s the best mod for outward on the internet? Of course, a mod that makes mods! Yes, modception right at your doorstep with an outward side loader.
Now you can create and edit your own mods using this bad boy, it’s absolutely great. Yes, it’ll take time to learn and adjust, but it’s well worth the time, create what you want outward.
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