Quests are the primary way in which the player experiences the story of Outward. While it is possible to ignore most of the quests and explore at will indefinitely, quests will allow the player to access more content such as new locations and items, and help the player understand the world in which they find themselves.
Outward handles quests differently. Some quests have multiple outcomes based on how you choose to handle the situation being presented to you. Similar to defeat scenarios, quest failure is also dynamic.
Most of the faction quests are timed, meaning that taking too long to complete certain objectives during the quest may result in penalties or outright failure. Additionally, certain quests have timers that start counting before the quest even begins, such as Vendavel Quest when you join a faction.
You have two main "grace periods" where no timers are counting: during Looking to the Future, when you can freely explore all areas and decide what you want to do, and when you receive Well-Earned Rest (main quests completed).
List of Quests
The following is a list of Quests in Outward.
In the tables below, "Dynamic" indicates that the quest has dynamic outcomes (ie. failures, varied degrees of success, or major branching choices).
|#||Quest Name||Related Faction||Timed?||Dynamic?|
|2||Call to Adventure||-||✓||✓|
|3||Looking to the Future||-||x||✓|
|4||Mixed Legacies||Blue Chamber||x||✓|
|5||Ash Giants||Blue Chamber||✓||✓|
|6||Whispering Bones||Blue Chamber||✓||✓|
|7||Ancestral Peacemaker||Blue Chamber||✓||✓|
|4||Tending the Flame||Heroic Kingdom||x||✓|
|5||Sand Corsairs||Heroic Kingdom||x||✓|
|6||Mouths to Feed||Heroic Kingdom||✓||✓|
|7||Heroic Peacemaker||Heroic Kingdom||✓||✓|
|4||Questions and Corruption||Holy Mission||✓||✓|
|5||Doubts and Secrets||Holy Mission||✓||✓|
|6||Truth and Purpose||Holy Mission||✓||✓|
|7||Hallowed Peacemaker||Holy Mission||✓||✓|
|4||Up The Ladder||Sorobor Academy||✓||✓|
|5||A Knife in the Back||Sorobor Academy||✓||✓|
|6||Cloak and Dagger||Sorobor Academy||✓||✓|
|7||A House Divided||Sorobor Academy||✓||✓|
Parallel quests are a type of main quest which occur concurrently with the rest of the story. There is one parallel quest associated with each faction.
Players can complete parallel quests for any faction, however Rust and Vengeance requires The Soroboreans DLC.
|Quest Name||Related Faction||Timed?||Dynamic?|
|Blood Under The Sun||Heroic Kingdom||✓||✓|
|Vendavel Quest||Blue Chamber||✓||✓|
|Rust and Vengeance||Sorobor Academy||✓||✓|
|A Myriad of Bones||x||✓||x|
|Alchemy: Cold Stone||x||x||✓|
|Alchemy: Crystal Powder||x||x||✓|
|Ledger to Berg||x||x||✓|
|Ledger to Cierzo||x||x||✓|
|Ledger to Levant||x||x||✓|
|Ledger to Monsoon||x||x||✓|
|Light Mender (quest)||x||x||✓|
|Need: Beast Golem Scraps||x||x||✓|
|Need: Cierzo Ceviche||x||x||✓|
|Need: Manticore Tail||x||x||✓|
|Need: Shark Cartilage||x||x||✓|
|Purify The Water||✓||✓||x|
|Silver for the Slums||x||x||x|
|Skulls for Cremeuh||x||x||x|
|Need: Angel Food Cake||x||x||✓|
|Need: Fire Elemental Particles||x||x||✓|
|Need: Manaheart Bass||x||x||✓|
|Need: Shield Golem Scrap||x||x||✓|