Game Lag / Enemy Spawn
If the game lags for a second, it might mean an enemy has spawned. The music will change if an enemy is nearby or has noticed you, and the main character's breathing will become rapid.
Night Vision & Batteries
Follow the instructions below to conserve your batteries.
- If night vision is off, the camera won't drain your batteries.
- Don't use night vision in a well-lit area.
- Don't use night vision while hiding in a locker. Instead, listen to your enemy's activities.
- If you run out of batteries, you will still be able to see a short distance ahead of you. Backtrack and search for more batteries. They glow blue. If you can't find any, consider loading an earlier save.
Here's a nice tip to get up to 100 batteries! When you find a battery, just keep saving and then reloading your game near to it. Each time you reload the battery will respawn and you can grab it and then repeat the process!
Nearby enemies will hear you if you run. If you haven't been spotted yet, walk slowly until you are out of danger.
Whenever you see something noteworthy, such as a new enemy or writing on the wall, bring up your camera. This will record a note explaining your character's thoughts.
Don't close all of the doors in the room you are in. Leave one open to provide yourself an escape route. Keep in mind that enemies can break down doors.
This works sometimes... when you are near an enemy keep pressing the circle button repeatedly and often they won't be able to touch you!
Documents and Notes Locations Guide
There are 31 documents to find and collect, as well as 31 notes. To collect notes, you must aim your camera at certain things in the game. Once you find 15 of each in a single playthrough, you will earn the "Educated" Trophy, and once you find all 31 of each in a single playthrough, you will earn the "Pulitzer" trophy. Follow the instructions below to find them all.
Chapter 1: Administration Block
Document #1: The Whistleblower - You will receive this....
Insane Difficulty Mode Walkthrough
Watch this video to be shown how to do a speedrun of Outlast on the insane difficulty mode. If you can do it, you'll earn the Lunatic trophy (which is gold). Note that insane mode is based on "Nightmare" difficuulty mode, but there are no checkpoints and you can't save the game! If you die you will need to start from the very beginning...