The Outer Worlds is one of the best games of the year, and it's a pretty sizeable RPG with a lot of great stuff to do - which is why the interface can sometimes feel a bit cluttered. The good news is that coders have already found a way to fix that with The Outer Worlds minimal HUD mod.
Below we'll show you the best way to use The Outer Worlds custom HUD options, which allows you to completely customize the interface - so you can remove pretty much all of the clutter. Let's have a look.
How to get The Outer Worlds minimal HUD
As anyone who's played The Outer Worlds can tell you, the HUD can be a bit of a mess, and you can't turn off any of the options. While health and time dilation are important, do we really need to have the button prompts for inhaler, dodge, and squad commands on at all times? Of course not. So let's turn them off!
First thing you need to do is head here and pick up the Minimal HUD Mod. This mod creates a redesigned HUD for the game and turns off everything except the Health/Time Dilation/XP bar, crosshair, and the quest waypoint marker. See the picture at the top of the page for the striking difference.
Download the mod and put it in one of these two locations - making sure to backup the old file - depending on where you have the game:
- Epic Games Store: C:\Users\*user name*\AppData\Local\Indiana\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor
- Xbox Game Pass for Windows: C:\Users\*username*\AppData\Packages\PrivateDivision.TheOuterWorldsWindows10_hv3d7yfbgr2rp\LocalCache\Local\Indiana\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEdit
After that, the HUD is completely customizable. Open up the file with Notepad and set whatever you want to '0 / False / Off' for Off and '1 / True / On' for On. "CompassVisibilityMode=Off" turns off the compass at the top of the screen, for example. Have fun!