The Outer Worlds: How to use and refill the Inhaler

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Ah ah ah ah, staying alive, staying alive...

The Outer Worlds is out today and Stevivor’s here to help with a series of handy guides that’ll set you off on your way. This guide’s all about how to use the Inhaler in The Outer Worlds.

How to use the Inhaler

The Inhaler will be your best friend — on Xbox One, a simple tap of the LB button will bring it to your mouth, restoring your health and — depending on your characters’ Perk selections — restoring some of your companions’ health as well. In the screenshot below, you can see your health in the upper-left (in red) alongside the health of your companions below that (also in red).

While using the Inhaler isn’t difficult, I was confused when I ran out of whatever’s in the Inhaler, scouring nearby Vending Machines in an attempt to refill it. You’ll also notice that I have zero Inhaler users in the screenshot below too — it’s the icon just above Parvati’s head-icon on the left.

Turns out, you’ve likely got all the items you need without having to scavenge, you just need to use them correctly.

How to refill the Inhaler

Your Inhaler is designed to use the health-restoring single-use items in your inventory and instead change them into multi-use Inhaler puffs. To refill your Inhaler, simply do the following:

  • Head into your Inventory
  • Highlight and item in the Health section (denoted by a cross; see screenshot below)
  • Press (on Xbox One) to Equip it; notice that it will head into one of the four inventory slots to the right of the Inhaler itself (and be aware that you’ll need to unlock additional slots with Skills).
  • Repeat the previous step, as needed, for additional slots
  • You’ll notice the Inhaler now has ‘fuel’ — it’ll tell you how many puffs you’ve got left

Easy once you know, eh?

The Outer Worlds heads to Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 on 25 October.