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Outer Worlds: How to Get Companion Abilities & Use Them

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Outer Worlds: How to Get Companion Abilities & Use Them

Your companions are a great asset to have on your adventure in Outer Worlds. Not only do they give some of your stats a little boost, but they’ll also dish out damage when you get into a skirmish with enemies. They’ve even got special companion abilities that can be devastating when used at the right time. Here’s how to get companion abilities in Outer Worlds and how to use them.

Getting Companion Abilities in Outer Worlds

The good news is that you don’t have to do a whole lot to actually ‘get’ companion abilities in Outer Worlds. Companions will automatically have their own unique ability to use, but you’ll need to have an Inspiration stat of at least 20 in order to use them.

To add points to this stat, you can either do this with those that you’re given at the very beginning of the game, or by spending the skill points you earn every time that you level up.

As soon as you’ve reached 20 in your Inspiration stat, you’re then ready to use them in battle.

How do you get companion abilities in Outer Worlds?

Level up your Inspiration stat to 20 and ensure you’ve got a companion with you.

How to Use Companion Abilities in Outer Worlds

To use companion abilities in Outer Worlds, simply press left or right on the d-pad when you’re in battle.

The direction you press will depend on which of the two companion abilities you want to use. Left will be assigned to one particular companion, while right will be assigned to the other companion you’ve selected to accompany you.

You can’t just spam these abilities now that you’ve unlocked them, though. Each companion ability will have its own cooldown which you’ll need to keep an eye on.

There are perks that can help you reduce companion ability cooldown by killing enemies or getting headshots, but of course you’ll be spending your hard-earned perk points on them.

Time needed: 1 minute.

Using companion abilities

  1. When you’re in combat, press left or right on the d-pad to use that corresponding companion’s ability.

  2. You’ll need to wait a little while for the ability cooldown to complete before you can use it again.

For more tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to head to our Outer Worlds guide wiki, search for Twinfinite, or check out more of our guides below.

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