The release of The Outer Worlds is definitely an exciting one for Fallout fans, as developing studio Obsidian is essentially going back to their roots with a story-driven and character-heavy RPG that makes every effort to ensure that you’re fully immersed in its world. While you will be able to shoot your way out of most combat situations, sometimes you’ll need to rely on whatever you have on hand, literally. Here’s how to melee in The Outer Worlds.
How to Melee in The Outer Worlds
There are two ways to pull off a melee attack, and the first is, of course, by having a melee weapon equipped on your character.
When equipped, all you have to do is hit the R2 button (or RT if you’re on Xbox One) to attack. It’s also worth noting that you can actually block attacks with a melee weapon equipped by pressing and holding the L2/LT button.
This won’t render you invulnerable to attacks, but it’ll at least mitigate some of the incoming damage.
If, however, you only have ranged weapons, not to worry; you can still perform a melee attack this way. With ranged weapons, the triggers are used for aiming and shooting, but you can still pull off a quick melee attack by pressing in the right analog stick and hitting R3.
Lastly, as you improve your Melee skill when you level up, you can also charge up your attack by holding R2/RT and releasing it for a more powerful blow.
Time needed: 1 minute.
To sum up, here’s how to use melee attacks in The Outer Worlds:
- With a melee weapon equipped, press R2/LT.
- With a ranged weapon equipped, press R3 by clicking in the right analog stick.
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