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Take on Outward as a true challenging yet rewarding experience. Improved AI, deadlier scenarios, no more cheesing fights and unique mechanics.

Last updated 6 hours ago
Total downloads 2522
Total rating 4 
Categories Balancing Mechanics Misc
Dependency string IggyTheMad-TrueHardcore-2.7.0
Dependants 0 other mods depend on this mod

This mod requires the following mods to function

sinai-dev-SideLoader-3.7.14 icon

API and Mod Development Toolkit for Outward.

Preferred version: 3.7.14
BepInEx-BepInExPack_Outward-5.4.19 icon

BepInEx pack for Outward.

Preferred version: 5.4.19



Taken on Outward as a true challenging yet rewarding experience. Improved AI, deadlier scenarios, no more cheesing fights and unique mechanics.

WHAT EXACTLY IS DIFFERENT?-------------------------------

-Dying now applies stacks of Mortality (up to 3 each death), which reduces your defensive stats by 5 and can stack up to 10 times.

This debuff can only be cleansed by using a Trinket of Elatt OR visiting a Cleanser (near the inn of all cities)

 -Trinkets of Elatt can be bought from general merchants or crafted from 4 Beeds of Elatt.

 -Beeds of Elatt can be found randomly in any enemy, any chest, or any other kind of loot.

-Blessings: Blessings that strongly buff certain stats can be purchased from cleansers, but are lost on death and need to be purchased again.

-Enemies will no longer be blind and will spot you from further away and have better hearing. Killing an entire bandit camp one by one is no longer possible without proper stealth.

(new v2.7)-No longer can you cheese fights by running forever or coming back days later, as enemies now start regenerating HP if succesfully damaging the player.

(new v2.7)-Stop enemies regeneration by dealing direct damage to them.

-Enemies heal whenever you change zone or die. No cheese.

-No longer regenerate stability when blocking, so block efficiently.

(new v2.7)-Reduced blocking effectiveness for enemies and players. Dodge!

-Enemies will fight each other more often, leading to some chaotic scenarios.

-Enemies fighting each other no longer ignore players. They may switch targets at any time.

-Dying damages your armor a lot more, and if it breaks, it can ONLY be repaired by a blacksmith.

-Bandits are now proper bandits. Dying by their hand will take most (if not all) of your money. Why would they take 30 gold and leave 2000 on you?

-Vagrancy is no longer allowed in cities. Buy a house or sleep in the wilds.

-Guarding while sleeping is no longer a thing. Always be prepared for an ambush.

-Cities close their outer gates at night. Get in early or be ready to camp.

-Reviving fallen players takes longer. Think before you revive each other.

-Looting in combat is much slower, putting you in a dangerous position. No loot n run.

-HARDCORE MODE ONLY: Permadeath can only happen when any player is above 5 Mortality stacks.


v2.7 - Enemy heal redesign. Heal on load bugfixed.

v2.6.1 - bugfix blessings

v2.6 - Enemies heal on load. Nerfed enemy heal over time.

v2.5 - Added Blessings.

v2.4 - Added Cleansers to all cities, which can remove 5 (2 in hardcore)mortality stacks for 50 silver..

Trinket now removes ALL mortality. Hardcore death starts at 5 stacks (down from 10).

v2.0 - Redesigned Death System (introduction of mortality stacks), and now works in normal mode too.

v1.0 - True Hardcore release (hardcore mode only)

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  
2022-9-28 2.7.0 8 Version 2.7.0 Install
2022-8-7 2.6.1 425 Version 2.6.1 Install
2022-8-7 2.6.0 33 Version 2.6.0 Install
2022-6-28 2.5.0 346 Version 2.5.0 Install
2022-6-27 2.4.0 55 Version 2.4.0 Install
2022-6-2 2.3.3 335 Version 2.3.3 Install
2022-5-30 2.3.2 80 Version 2.3.2 Install
2022-5-27 2.3.1 105 Version 2.3.1 Install
2022-5-27 2.3.0 27 Version 2.3.0 Install
2022-5-23 2.2.1 98 Version 2.2.1 Install
2022-5-23 2.1.5 52 Version 2.1.5 Install
2022-5-23 2.1.0 30 Version 2.1.0 Install
2022-5-23 2.0.0 38 Version 2.0.0 Install
2021-10-30 1.5.0 722 Version 1.5.0 Install
2021-9-18 1.4.0 168 Version 1.4.0 Install