The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition Patch 1.3: Performance Improvements, Rebalanced SSGI, and More

The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition Patch 1.3 Steam/Obsidian

According to the developer, Spacer's Choice Edition is the ultimate way to play The Outer Worlds. However, many fans and reviewers do not share the same belief. The said edition of the game has been critically panned due to many new bugs and performance issues. The Spacer's Choice Edition currently only has a 39% rating on Steam.

Obsidian released multiple patches to improve the state of the game; the last of which went live yesterday. Patch 1.3 reduces hitching by improving the PSO cache. SSGI settings have been rebalanced, and the ghosting issue caused by FSR has been fixed. Environment assets in Roseway are updated resulting in reduced stutter. A handful of crashing issues are solved, including the one that occurred when unequipping items in the options wheel.

Flickering in Emerald Vale is reduced, and LOW fixes for different environments are made. The rare T-posing bug in Eridanos is fixed, and playing with a gamepad won't show the inventory tooltip anymore. You can check out the complete patch notes below.


  • Hitching improvements
  • PSO cache improvements to fix hitching issues
  • Rebalanced SSGI settings
  • Updated environment asset to reduce stutter in Roseway
  • Fixed ghosting issues caused by FSR


  • Fixed crash when unequipping items in the options wheel
  • Fixed various rare crashes


  • LOD fixes across different environments
  • Reduced flickering in Emerald Vale
  • Fixed rare T-posing bug in Eridanos
  • Fixed wrong inventory tooltip when playing with gamepad
  • Fixed various clipping issues
  • Fixed various popping issues
  • Optimized rock shaders on Monarch
  • Fixed offset map in Pit on Tartarus
  • Fixed minor issues caused by FSR
  • Fixed bug where SMC is on fire when first arriving in Gorgon
  • Various bug fixes

Read the complete patch notes on Steam. Players can also purchase The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition from there for only $59.99.

The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Editionis available on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5. Older versions of the game are also available on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

So, what do you think? Are you interested in any of these changes? Have you been playing The Outer Worlds recently? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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