Patch Notes

Outer Wilds Update Version 1.04 Patch Details


Outer Wilds update 1.04 is now rolling out for players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. According to the Outer Wilds version 1.04 changelog, the update brings the quality of life improvements. Apart from this, Outer Wilds patch 1.04 also includes stability and performance improvements.

Previously, a minor update was released with various fixes. Unfortunately, since the last patch, many players are still experiencing a number of issues when trying to play the game. Outer Wilds patch 1.04 is expected to fix a few of these issues.

Outer Wilds update version 1.04 changelog

Here’s a list of the biggest and most exciting changes:

  • Removed an invisible repelling force that’s no longer necessary ;;)
  • Added menu for gameplay options that can be triggered by looking at the Player Suit in the Ship after the first loop
  • Visually revamped menu UI system
  • Significant performance improvement on PS4, especially the PS4 Pro
  • Changed the clue in the Black Hole Forge (again…)
  • Sound, especially ship impact noises, no longer travels between Dark Bramble areas

Design improvements

  • The Fig backer satellite is now more easily accessible and less frustrating to explore
  • Fuel and oxygen gauges in the ship cockpit now give actual measurements


  • Outer Wilds update 1.04 added tooltips to the gameplay options menu to describe each option
  • Scrollbars across the game now fully scroll from top to bottom
  • Improved dialogue UI to fit text better
  • Asterisks in the ship log are now orange/yellow


  • Improved visual effects for a certain sequence in the High Energy Lab
  • The Ash Twin hologram on the Orbital Probe Cannon now has antennae
  • Changed the Ship Log picture for the High Energy Lab mural
  • Outer Wilds update 1.04 improved lighting and added baked ambient occlusion to a certain Nomai area
  • Mesh geometry on the Little Scout now rotates to match the camera direction

Minor fixes & adjustments

  • Fix to the archeologist achievement that allows you to get all ship log facts from Gabbro in later conversations.
  • Fix for not being able to look/rotate while using a Nomai projection pool in zero-g
  • Outer Wilds update 1.04 fixed miscellaneous crash bugs
  • Fixed bug that occasionally makes the geometry of the planet you’re on disappear
  • Fixed planet symbols at the Black Hole Forge
  • Outer Wilds 1.04 fixed lakebed cave lighting bug that occurs when the player enters in a particular way
  • The player can no longer slightly see inside the clouds on Giant’s Deep
  • Slate and Hal’s auto-conversation triggers now deactivate if you talk to them manually
  • Outer Wilds 1.04 fixed bug that occasionally vaulted the player upwards while jumping at a certain object
  • Fixed a PS4 crash on the first visit to the backer satellite
  • Outer Wilds version 1.04 fixed a bug where the autopilot tries to direct you towards something that doesn’t exist anymore
  • Fixed bug with singularities

Outer Wilds update 1.04 is now available for download on PS4 and Xbox One.