Each time The Outer Worlds has received a DLC, the max level cap has evolved, adding more levels to the equation. If you haven’t played the game in a while, then reaching max level will take you a bit longer than it used to, as the game has added an additional six levels to the cap.
Max level in The Outer Worlds
The Outer Worlds used to have a maximum level of 30 at release. With the release of Peril on Gorgon—the game’s first DLC—this level cap was increased to 33. Now, though, the game’s final piece of DLC, Murder on Eridanos, has added yet another three levels, bringing the max level to 36. While this may not seem like much, this is still probably going to take 50 to 60 hours, as detailed in our guide on how long it takes to beat The Outer Worlds.
Along the path to level 36, players will unlock 10 skill points to apply to their character for each time they level up, as well as a perk point every other time they level up (you receive 1 perk point for every even level that you hit). This means players can have up to 18 perk points, assuming they don’t earn others through gameplay. In The Outer Worlds, if your character goes through something traumatic often enough, the game will offer you a perk point to take a hit in some of your stats. It’s pretty genius but it takes some consideration.
If you’re not sure how to hit the max level of 36 in The Outer Worlds, consider reading up on our tips to not be terrible at The Outer Worlds. In that article, I detail how you should be getting caught stealing and pick pocketing every now and then, as well as finishing all your dialogue options with NPCs. There’s XP to be had, but you must work for it.
Now that you know the max level for The Outer Worlds, visit The Outer Worlds guide and walkthrough hub we have going to keep tabs on all the game’s biggest decisions and most complicated systems.