How To Skip Cutscenes In The Outer Worlds


I’m not going to judge you for skipping cutscenes in games. We are all guilty of it sometimes. Maybe you have to rush out the door, or are just trying to squeeze as much game into a free hour as you can. If you need to know how to do it, this guide will show you how to skip cutscenes in The Outer Worlds.

How To Skip Cutscenes In The Outer Worlds

While they are not exactly common, you can skip cutscenes in The Outer Worlds. To do so, just following the below instructions, depending on the platform you are playing on:

  • On PC, just hit the Esc button
  • On PS4, hold the X button
  • On Xbox One, press the A button

The vast majority of the story in The Outer Worlds takes place in the dialogue between different characters. If you feel a character is talking too much and saying too little, you can skip through their conversation as well.

Dialogue History

Circle on PS4 skips dialogue, while the B button on the Xbox One does it. If you are playing on PC, hit the spacebar. This action jumps through the NPC lines but does not skip your ability to ask a question.

If you think you have missed something critical that an NPC has said, you can hit the little clock symbol at the top right corner of the dialogue box. This button brings up the dialogue history, and you can read back over everything the NPC has said and every question you have asked them.

That’s everything you need to know about skipping cutscenes and dialogue in The Outer Worlds, and how to quickly read back over conversations, just in case you missed something.

If you need help with other parts of the game, we have lots of useful guides to help you out. If you need to know how to fast travel, where to get more ammo, or how to change the difficulty setting, then we have you covered.

Best of luck in your new life as a colonist!