Here's how to change The Outer World's text size

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Published by FileTrekker 2 weeks ago , last updated 2 weeks ago

Simply put, I am loving The Outer Worlds right now. There'll be a full review coming in the next day or so, and even James may be getting in on the act over on our YouTube channel. One thing I have struggled with though is reading the text size on the screen.

This is especially the case for me on a 4K TV in my living room. Sure, my eyesight isn't the best, I admit that, but even so, the text is just a hint too small to comfortably read for my taste at that distance. Thankfully, it seems I'm not the only one, as there's now a newly discovered tweak to the game's INI file that will fix the issue.

Thanks to Chocotacoz on Reddit, you can follow these instructions to make the change yourself. It'll take a bit of playing with to get it perfect for you, but you can change the scale of the game UI, and thus text size, using this tweak;

Firstly, you'll need to navigate to the game's folder. For the Epic Games Store version, you can click Start, type "Run" to open a RUN dialog box, then type;

%LocalAppData%\Indiana\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor

There will be differences with the Windows Store / Xbox Game Pass version, though, which will be located in the \Packages\ folder, and will be named something along the lines of PrivateDivision.TheOuterWorldsWindows10

Once you locate the right folder, you'll see an Engine.ini file. Open this in notepad, and add this to the bottom of the file;

 [/Script/Engine.UserInterfaceSettings]
ApplicationScale=1.20

You can adjust the 1.20 to any value that suits yourself.  As mentioned, it will take some adjustment but it does make a huge difference to the text size. 1.20 is where I started, but your mileage may vary.


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