Find and Recruit Outer Worlds Companions

Although most Outer Worlds companions are easy to find some recruit they can be difficult to find in certain quests. This guide will show you how to recruit all of the companions in The Outer Worlds.
In addition to the Companion Quests and fun rewards that are available for adding your crew, your character will also receive bonuses depending on which company they keep. Each follower is assigned three special stats that reflect their expertise.
These skills can be used to boost or assist your abilities when you need them. These buffs can also stack, so you can build powerful teams that will make a huge difference in your starting stats.
Companions can unlock additional perks that will enhance your skills while you’re with them.

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Find and Recruit All Companions in The Outer Worlds


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Parvati is one of your first outer worlds companions. You can find her in the Edgewater settlement. You must initially travel by foot to Edgewater, but you can choose to fast travel later. You will meet Reed Tobson in Edgewater during the main quest, Stranger in a Strange Land. He can be found in the tower. Parvati, after speaking with Reed Tobson asks to be a part of your group.

Parvati is an engineer, who can be kind but awkward when talking to other characters. You must allow her to accompany you on the ship before you go. Before you can enter the ship, she will confront you. Parvati is not happy in Edgewater and will confront you before you enter the ship.

Parvati will greet you as soon as Reed approaches the Saltuna cannery at Edgewater. She’ll offer her help with the Rebels. You can agree to become her permanent outer worlds companion. Parvati’s Follower Quest is called Drinking Sapphire Wine. You can access it by taking Parvati with you and speaking to Parvati on The Groundbreaker.

Parvati’s  Perks

  • Bonus Support Engineering: +10 Engineering
  • Mod Finder: +10% Chance to extract Mods in the Field
  • Synchronicity: +25% Tactical Time Dilation Meter
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Parvati’s Ability

  • Knockout: Knocks the target to the ground, rendering them unconscious for a few seconds.
  • Stun: Stuns the target, leaving them unable to act for a short time.

Vicar Max

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Vicar Max is another one of the outer worlds companions that might be missed if you don’t pay attention or explore enough. He can be found inside Edgewater’s church. He doesn’t mention joining you at first, so he doesn’t seem like a companion. Parvati actually mentions him when you speak to them. Parvati will request that you seek the advice of Vicar Max in Edgewater before you go to the Rebels. Talk to him at the church.
To recruit Vicar Max you will need to complete his side quest, The Illustrated Manual. To start the quest, tell Vicar Max that you will look for his book. Vicar returns the book to him after he has found it. Because he needs someone to translate the book, he ends up joining you. He will be able to meet you onboard your ship.

Vicar Max’s Perks 

  • Bonus Support Hack: +10 Hack
  • Sermon: +20% Dialog Combat Effect Duration
  • Mad Max: +20% Science Weapon Damage

Vicar Max’s Ability

  • Knockdown: Knocks the target to the ground, making them unable to take any action for a short time.
  • Weaken: Lowers all Skills a moderate amount and target takes increased Plasma, Shock, Corrosion, and N-ray damage.


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It is very easy to recruit Felix as the outer worlds companions. You’ll find Felix in a small conflict as soon as you land on Groundbreaker. Felix will be waiting for you outside the Groundbreaker’s landing pad. He is not yet available for recruitment. You must complete the main quest before you can leave your ship. He will be at your ship and eager to join your crew. He actually wrote a speech. You can either listen to his funny speech or hire him immediately.

Felix’s Perks

  • Bonus Support Persuade: +10 Persuade
  • Bootlickers!: +20 Damage to Cowering Enemies
  • Rebellion: +20 Damage to Corporate Military
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Felix’s Ability

  • Description: Damage to Corporate Military +20%


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Ellie is the most misunderstood outer worlds companions. On the huge Groundbreaker ship, you can hire Ellie as a female companion. You can find her in the Medical Bay, which is located on the far left of the hub. Ellie needs your assistance. Jesse is the woman you need to talk to.

To complete the Worst Contact quest, the easiest way is to go to the med-bay and pick up the disguise at the table near the “Restricted”. Walk – but don’t run! – around the corner, until you reach the quest marker. Then, speak to Jessie. Talk to Udom at Byzantium Embassy to agree to pay her debt.

You have two options: either you pay her 2200 bits, which is a small amount for a follower in this game’s grand scheme of things; or you convince him to let her balance her debt by offering her a job.

After you have resolved Jesse’s debt problem, return to Ellie. Ellie will be happy to join the crew. Tell Ellie she is welcome to join the crew.

Ellie’s Perks

  • Bonus Support Medical: +10 Medical
  • First Responder: +20% Heal amount granted by Medical Inhaler.
  • CPR: Recover 25% Health when fatally wounded.

Ellie’s Ability

  • Bleed: Deals damage over time and reduces Body attributes. Does not apply to Automechanicals.
  • Disarm: Removes the enemy’s held weapon for 15s. Does not apply to special enemies, such as those with attached weapons.


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Nyoka is a female outer worlds companions character with dark brown hair. Her location is Monarch. You are instructed to talk to her at the Yacht Club during the main quest. You must complete her quest to get her medication so she can be sober. The quest can be quite easy, depending on your approach.

Stellar Bay is the best place to find her. You’ll need to do the side quest “Passion Pills” in order to get her on your side.

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Follow the marker to Auntie Abi. To obtain the Caffenoid. You can either intimidate her or find the body of Dr Williams. You can easily access the hangover cure by lifting the key card to his storeroom from the corpse.

It can be taken back to Nyoka, and she will join your party.

If you speak to her while walking to Devil’s Peak, you can unlock Star-Crossed Troopers’ Companion Quest.

Nyoka’s Companion Perks

  • Bonus Support Lie: +10 Lie
  • Hunter: -20% Radius of Footstep Sounds
  • Exterminator: +20 Damage to Creatures

Nyoka’s Companion Ability

  • Barrage: -30% Armor Rating for 15s
  • Burn: Deals damage over time.


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After activating the power of your ship, the Unreliable (or ship), go up to the top floors above the stairs. SAM, a decommissioned robot, will be found. Talk to the AI on the ship and interact with the robot. The AI will suggest you inspect the Captain’s Quarters. To reactivate SAM, you will need an Acid Steeper. The Acid Steeper can be found in Roseway later. You can recruit SAM by returning to the robot after you have obtained the item.

You’ll find the decommissioned cleaning robot SAM in The Unreliable’s Crew Quarters. ADA will help you find Hawthorne’s terminal from your cabin.

This message will direct you to the Roseway research center on Terra-2. You will need to contact Gladys on The Groundbreaker to investigate the distress signal from your ship.

Follow the marker to the laboratory. Once you are there, you will find an Acid Steeper which you can install back onboard the ship.

SAM’s Companion Perks

  • Bonus Support Intimidate: +10 Intimidate
  • Bad Samaritan: +20 Damage to Automechanicals

SAM’s Companion Ability

  • Acid: Deals damage overtime and reduces Armor. Automechanicals take extra damage.
  • Knockdown: Knocks the target to the ground, making them unable to take any action for a short time.