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How to Fix The Outer Worlds Dark Character Model Bug

“Well, all of that character customization was a waste of time.” We bet that’s what you’ve been thinking if you’ve encountered The Outer Worlds dark character model bug. Obsidian Entertainment’s latest RPG is only showing PC players a silhouette of their created character on the inventory screen. You don’t need us to tell you that this isn’t a good look. If you want to find out how to fix this issue, we’re here to help. Check out our guide on The Outer Worlds dark character model bug to learn how.

The Outer Worlds Dark Character Model Bug | Silhouetted avatar

The Outer Worlds Dark Character Model Bug

It must be frustrating to spend all of that time creating the perfect character only to find out that you can’t see them. With The Outer Worlds being a first-person game, the only way you can see your avatar is in the game’s inventory screen.

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That should be the case, but multiple players on Reddit have stated that this isn’t the case. Loading up the inventory screen only shows them a silhouette of their character. The lights are on depending on what clothes you’re wearing, but there’s no other color present.

How to Fix The Outer Worlds Dark Character Model Bug

The Outer Worlds Dark Character Model Bug

Thankfully, there is a very easy way to resolve this ongoing problem. If you’ve been affected by this, it’s almost certain that you’ll be running the game on a PC with an AMD driver.

What appears to have happened is that the latest update for AMD drivers prevents your PC from being able to render your character’s graphics. That is, to say, that the October AMD update is the cause of your silhouetted character.

If you want to resolve this, you’ll have to reinstall the last update, which will be the September 2019 AMD patch. You’ll need to uninstall your current driver first and then download the September 2019 WHQL one from this link.