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17 Brand New Start Scenarios with an alternative intro Quest, some with unique gameplay changes to spice new playthroughs or join factions immediately

Last updated 11 months ago
Total downloads 21110
Total rating 12 
Categories Misc Quests Mechanics
Dependency string IggyTheMad-AlternateStart-1.1.4
Dependants 2 other mods depend on this mod

This mod requires the following mods to function

BepInEx-BepInExPack_Outward-5.4.8 icon

BepInEx pack for Outward.

Preferred version: 5.4.8
sinai-dev-SideLoader-3.7.14 icon

API and Mod Development Toolkit for Outward.

Preferred version: 3.7.14


Alternate Start

Experience 17 New Start Scenarios with an alternate intro Quest, some with unique gameplay changes to spice new playthroughs or join factions immediately!



New playthroughs start in heaven, where you can choose your new start.

You can choose between 12 Backstory Scenarios, where your player will be given buffs and debuffs to spice gameplay and have a different short intro quest that lets you join a faction immediately. If you prefer vanilla, you can choose between 5 Vanilla-like scenarios, with no changes other than start location and skip to faction join.

(In Multiplayer, scenario is defined by host player 1, but other players can still choose their own starting perks)

------ Backstory Scenarios -------

-[Conflux Watcher] Passive mana regen, but reduced stamina regen.

-[Harmattan Trader] Reduced buy prices, but slightly reduced resistances.

-[War Veteran] Greatly increased hp, but the lowest your stamina, the lower your impact resistance and movement speed.

-[Enmerkar Hunter] Draw bows a lot faster, but deal less damage and impact with any other weapon.

-[Giant Risen] You are immovable, increasing impact resistance and impact damage, but stamina actions cost more and Dodge is slower.

-[Slums Beggar] Easier to satisfy needs, bonus weather resistance and increased move speed. Reduced Stamina and HP.

-[Slave] Increased pouch size, max stamina and physical damage, but you bleed very easily from taking physical damage.

-[Wolfgang Mercenary] Deal more damage per current stamina point. But have reduced magic resistances.

-[Priest of Elatt] You deal less base damage, but all damage dealt is converted into electric/holy damage.

-[Survivor] Deal bonus damage when below 75%. Gain the Rage buff when bellow 50% hp. Gain bonus attack speed when bellow 25%. But reduces All resistances.

-[Corrupted Soul] Permanently at 90% corruption, but also makes you immune to any kind of poisoning.

-[Claustrophobic] Wearing a helmet quickly drains stamina, however, when not wearing a helmet, greatly reduces stamina costs, mana costs and cooldowns.

------ Vanilla-like Scenarios -------

-[Vanilla-like: Cierzo]: Spawn in an alternate shipwreck in chersonese, ready to join any faction.

-[Vanilla-like: Berg]: Spawn at the edge of the Enmerkar river, ready to join any faction.

-[Vanilla-like: Levant]: Spawn at a pile of bones in the Abrassar desert, ready to join any faction.

-[Vanilla-like: Monsoon]: Spawn at a shipwreck in the hallowed marsh, ready to join any faction.

-[Vanilla-like: Harmattan]: Spawn at a shipwreck in the antique plateau, ready to join any faction.

------- ROADMAP --------

----Version 1.0-----

-12 Backstory Scenarios + 5 Vanilla-like Scenarios

---- Update 1.2 ---- (soon-ish)

-3 New "Outlaw" Scenarios (Cannibal & Bandit & Vampire)

---- Update 1.XX ----

-More Backstory and Outlaw Scenarios

-Home purchasing regardless of faction

---- Update 2.0 ----

-New Custom Questslines & Side Activities (not scenario specific)


Thanks to everyone in the modding discord, specially those who provided feedback or ideas <3

------------CHANGELOG-------------- (unlisted releases are just bugfixes)

v1.1.3 - Veteran changes n fix.

v1.1.1 - Trader bugfix.

v1.1.0 - Claustro will not auto equip helmets. Berg Spellblade trainer updated.

v1.0.8 - Random bugfixes.

V1.0.7 - Survivor bugfix.

v1.0.6 - Beggar bugfix.

v1.0.5 - Inbetween quest fix

v1.0.3 - Quests now remain after logging out.

v1.0.1 - Launch of AlternateStart with 17 Scenarios.

Available versions

Please note that the install buttons only work if you have compatible client software installed, such as the Thunderstore Mod Manager. Otherwise use the zip download links instead.

Upload date Version number Downloads Download link  
2023-1-16 1.1.4 12119 Version 1.1.4 Install
2022-11-2 1.1.3 3182 Version 1.1.3 Install
2022-9-28 1.1.2 1355 Version 1.1.2 Install
2022-8-29 1.1.1 992 Version 1.1.1 Install
2022-8-12 1.1.0 808 Version 1.1.0 Install
2022-8-8 1.0.8 248 Version 1.0.8 Install
2022-8-7 1.0.7 120 Version 1.0.7 Install
2022-8-7 1.0.6 81 Version 1.0.6 Install
2022-7-14 1.0.5 775 Version 1.0.5 Install
2022-7-3 1.0.4 636 Version 1.0.4 Install
2022-6-29 1.0.3 310 Version 1.0.3 Install
2022-6-29 1.0.2 114 Version 1.0.2 Install
2022-6-27 1.0.1 245 Version 1.0.1 Install
2022-6-27 1.0.0 125 Version 1.0.0 Install