Your companions in The Outer Worlds will always join you with their own weapon and armor by default. However, it will likely need upgrading continuously, especially if you want them to keep up with you in battles.
Luckily, you have full control over your companion, from the armor they wear, the weapons they fight with and the perks that change their stats.
We’ll show you how to change the weapons your companion uses in-game below. For more guides & content for The Outer Worlds on PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One, make sure to check out our dedicated area here!
Change Weapons for Companions
To start, open up the in-game menu (the one that has your inventory, map etc). You can do this on PC by pressing TAB. At the top of the screen, towards the end, you’ll see the names of any companions you have following you.
All you have to do is choose the companion, and you will see their weapons inventory. Move over to the next section, and you can see their armor. You can swap out any of these items at any time. However, you will need to upgrade any items from a Workbench, and not the inventory screen.