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Achievements are currently only available in the Xbox, PS4 and Steam versions of the game.

List of Achievements[]

There are 31 Outer Wilds achievements. 17 of these are from the base game, Outer Wilds. The other 14 are from the DLC, Echoes of the Eye.

Hidden Achievement
Complete the ship log.
Beginner's Luck
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Reach the Eye of the universe in one loop.

NOTE: If you die at any point, you need to quit and start a new expedition again, this needs to be done in a single loop.

  1. Wipe your save file and start a new one. (A new profile is recommended)
  2. Acquire your launch codes from Hornfels in the Observatory
  3. Acquire the Distress Beacon signalscope frequency by visiting Escape Pods 1 or 2.
  4. Wait for the Ash Twin Project to be accessible through the warp towers.
  5. Retrieve the Advanced Warp Core from inside the Ash Twin Project.
  6. Visit the Nomai Grave within Dark Bramble - find it by using your signalscope to get to Escape Pod 3, then following the trail of light beacons. Shoot a Little Scout into the bramble seed there.
  7. Follow the Scout's duplicate signal to The Vessel. Be careful not to get eaten by the anglerfish on the way there, particularly in the red seed - there are three anglerfish waiting just within the entrance.
  8. Place the Advanced Warp Core into the Vessel's receptacle for it.
  9. Push the orb switch in the ground towards the fore of the Vessel, raising the coordinate input device.
  10. Input the coordinates for the Eye of the Universe, found in the Probe Tracking Module within the core of Giant's Deep.
  11. Activate the orb switch revealed by the coordinate input device.
Cutting it Close
Hidden Achievement
Use your suit's oxygen in an ill-advised manner.

Your suit will use oxygen as propellant when you run out of jetpack fuel.

Deep Impact
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Enter Giant's Deep ocean fast enough to break through the current.

Requisite velocity is 5,000 m/s directly towards the core. Aim carefully.

Die Hard
Hidden Achievement
End a time loop (Alive) after having taken (and healed) over 1000 damage.
From the Hearth to the Moon
Hidden Achievement
Land the model rocket on the Attlerock.
Gone In 60 Seconds
Hidden Achievement
Die within 60 seconds of waking up.
Harmonic Convergence
Hidden Achievement
Pick up all traveler instruments simultaneously with your signalscope.
Hey, what's this button do?
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Press the ejection button in the ship.
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Manually fly to the Sun Station.
It belongs in a museum!
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Bring an artifact back to the museum.

Bring a warp core back to the museum on Timber Hearth. These can be found in the High Energy Lab, the Ash Twin Project, or the Vessel. (Projection plates and scrolls don't count towards this achievement)

It was worth a shot.
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
You tried to escape the solar system.

Specifically, be 10000km away from the sun when the time loop resets.

Mica's Wrath
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Destroy the Model Rocket by flying into the Sun or Hollow's Lantern.
Mmmm, Carcinogens
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Eat ten burnt marshmallows.
Hidden Achievement
Fire your ship out of a gravity cannon.
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
De-orbit the Hearthian satellite.
You've met a terrible fate.
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
No going back.

You need to create a temporal paradox and destroy spacetime. You can do this by either:

  • Preventing your scout probe from entering the black hole after it has already exited the white hole in the high energy lab.
  • Meeting yourself inside the Ash Twin Project by jumping into the temporal wormhole and then finding out what happens.

Echoes of the Eye Achievements[]

Around the world in 90 seconds
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Raft around the Stranger in under 90 seconds.
The Silenced Cartographer
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Render the Deep Space Satellite inoperable.

This can be done by knocking the deep space satellite out of orbit. Do note, your map becomes unusable after doing so, though this resets the next loop.

Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Ride the face of the wave for at least 15 seconds on a raft.
Early Adopter
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Attempt to use the second artifact prototype. Curiosity killed the cat, but a time loop brought it back.
The Grate Filter
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Swim through the dam grate. Not everyone makes it!
Flat Hearther
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Stand your ground beneath a moving chain elevator.
Celsius 232.78
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
This knowledge isn't going to forbid itself!

Burn a slide reel on any campfire.

Ghosts in the Machine
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Reach all 3 Forbidden Archives in a single loop without getting caught.
Sleep. Wake. Repeat.
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Be woken up from a dream 5 different ways in a single loop.

There are many ways to "die" in the Secret World. Easy ones include:

  • Jumping into water
  • Being woken by an alarm system
  • Getting caught by a pursuer
  • Falling onto a hard surface, especially in the Endless Canyon
  • Standing in the campfire you "wake up" next to in the Secret World
Simulation Hypothesis
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Attempt to use the artifact at a normal campfire. Well, that settles that!
Fire Arrows
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Shoot the Little Scout at the artificial sun in the Stranger.

This requires landing the shot, which is more difficult than would be expected. You may need to fire some test shots at the artificial sun to get a feeling for the Coriolis force experienced within the Stranger.

1 / 900
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Yahaha! You found me!
You'll Never Take Me Alive!
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Escape your pursuers by jumping to your "death" instead of dodging past them.

Fatal heights from which to jump onto hard surfaces are seldom found in the Secret World; this refers to jumping into water while a pursuer is chasing you.

Oof Ouch, My Bones
Hidden Achievement (Secret)
Have your spine adjusted by a pursuer.

Enter the Secret World, activate the pursuers, put your lantern on the ground, and bump into a pursuer.


Die Hard! may be a reference to a movie of the same name.

Gone in 60 Seconds is also another reference to a movie with the same name

Deep Impact may be a reference to the science fiction movie Deep Impact.

From the Hearth to the Moon is a reference to the book by Jules Verne, titled From the Earth to the Moon.

It Belongs in a Museum is a reference to Indiana Jones, who says this line about the Cross of Coronado.

Around The World in 90 Seconds is a reference to the book and movie Around The World in 80 Days.

The Silenced Cartographer likely is a reference to The Silent Cartographer, a stage in Halo: Combat Evolved.

The Grate Filter is a reference to the great filter, a theory about why no alien species are currently known.

Celsius 232.78 is a reference to the book Fahrenheit 451, a book about a man who burns books, hence the achievement requiring you to burn slide reels.

Flat Hearther is a pun of "flat earther" with Hearthians. It references the silly conspiracy theory that the earth is actually flat.

Ghosts in the machine is likely a reference to a philisophical theory by Decartes in which mental and physical activity occur entirely seperate from each other. The achievement's image may be a reference to Pac-Man.

1/900 is a reference to koroks from Breath of the Wild, with there being 900 of them scattered around the map to find, hence the 1/900. "Yahaha" is the noise they make whenever you find one.

Fire Arrows is a reference to Ocarina of Time, where Link must shoot regular arrows into the sun to obtain fire arrows.

You've Met A Terrible Fate is a reference to Majora's Mask, wherein the Happy Mask Salesman introduces himself with the line "You've met a terrible fate, haven't you?"

Oof Ouch My Bones is a reference to a meme in which characters accidentally drink "bone hurting juice" and say Oof ouch my bones.

Simulation Hypothesis' premise is likely a reference to the Matrix franchise.