How to Mod Armor in The Outer Worlds


GamingHow to Mod Armor in The Outer Worlds

In The Outer Worlds, you can modify and upgrade your armor to not only make it stronger, but also more durable. You’ll need to do this if you find yourself taking too much damage, dying often or just struggling to stay alive.

There’s not really any requirements to mod armor. Except access to a workbench, and actually owning mods in your inventory which you can loot in the game world or purchase from vendors.

Below, we’ve put together a quick guide for equipping and installing armor mods. For more guides & content for The Outer Worlds on PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One, make sure to check out our dedicated area here!

Modding Armor in The Outer Worlds

To start modding your armor in The Outer Worlds, you will need to find a Workbench. These are very common in the game world, often found randomly in buildings. However, the easiest place to find one would be on your ship, The Unreliable.

a workbench
A Workbench

You should open up into the ‘Modify’ tab. Here, you can modify both armor and weapons in-game. You need to head into the armor section, which you can do by pressing the icon at the top of the screen.

modify armor screen
Modify armor window

Hover over the item you want to modify. It will probably be a piece that you have equipped, so it will have a golden background. Press the corresponding button to install mods, on PC, this is ‘E’ by default.

Install mods

Next, you’ll be shown all of the mods that you own. There are different categories for mods, so make sure you look through all of them. All you have to do then, is press the ‘Install Mod’ button.

Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!