The Outer Worlds – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Halcyon Galaxy: Sidequests

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The Outer Worlds – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Halcyon Galaxy: Sidequests

 

A helpful checklist of all the sidequests in the game with mild spoilers.

 

Questions and Answers

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The Outer Worlds – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Halcyon Galaxy: Sidequests 1 – wpgameplay.com

Q: What is the purpose of this guide?

A: To show the locations of all the sidequests in the game with minimal spoilers. Unlike the Borderlands series or The WItcher 3, guest-givers in The Outer Worlds are not marked on the map or on the UI. They are usually found in the major hubs or appear along the intended critical-path.

Q: How many sidequests are there in The Outer Worlds?

A: There are 56 sidequests, 55 of which you can complete in a single playthrough.

Q: Can I kill any NPC in the game?

A: Yes, although indiscriminately killing off NPCs will wall-off content from you.

Q: Can I make the game unwinnable?

A: No. Regardless of how chaotic you are the game will always have a contingency allowing you to progress.

Q: Are there any quests that are easily missable?

A: The pacifist resolution to the conflict between MSI and the Iconoclasts can be easily missed if certain quest-sensitive actions are not taken beforehand.

Q: Can I do quests out of order like giving a guest-giver the item the moment they ask for it?

A: Yes! The game allows for a high-degree of sequence-breaking. Knowing this can make replays of the game somewhat faster.

Q: Does this guide cover the DLC?

A: Not yet. Only when all the DLC is released and their relevant achievements have been patched into the Steam version of the game.

 

Emerald Vale

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The Outer Worlds – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Halcyon Galaxy: Sidequests 2 – wpgameplay.com

 

A Few Kindred Spirits

Quest-Giver: Grace Romero

Location: Botanical Lab

Note: This quest-giver will move to Edgewater if convinced to do so.

 

The Frightened Engineer

Quest-Giver: Thomas Kemp

Location: Botanical Lab

Note: This quest-giver will move to Edgewater if convinced to do so. It is possible to collect all three items needed for this quest before even speaking to Thomas.

 

Die, Robot

Quest-Giver: Ludwig Miller

Location: Edgewater Landing Pad

Note: It is possible to complete all three tasks of this quest before even speaking to Ludwig.

 

A Small Grave Matter

Quest-Giver: Silas

Location: Edgewater Cemetery

 

The Illustrated Manual

Quest-Giver: Vicar Max

Location: Edgewater

Note: It is possible to collect the item needed for this quest before even speaking to Max.

 

Fistful of Digits

Quest-Giver: Constable Reyes

Location: Edgewater

 

The Long Tomorrow

Quest-Giver: Martin Abernathy

Location: Edgewater

Note: It is possible to collect the item needed for this quest before even speaking to Martin.

 

The Unreliable

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The Outer Worlds – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Halcyon Galaxy: Sidequests 3 – wpgameplay.com

The Cleaning Machine

Quest-Giver: Inspect cleaning machine or speak to ADA

Note: It is possible to collect the item needed for this quest before even inquiring about the cleaning machine.

 

Weapons From the Void

Quest-Giver: Pick up any Science weapon or inspect Alex’s computer.

Note: All five science-weapons can be found the system in any order, although one is gated behind the quest Space Crime-Continuum.

 

Companions

After recruiting a companion they may ask for your attention either on the Unreliable or out in the field.

 

Friendship’s Due

Quest-Giver: Felix Millstone

 

The Low Crusade

Quest-Giver: Ellie Fenhill

 

The Empty Man

Quest-Giver: Vicar Max

 

Drinking Sapphire Wine

Quest-Giver: Parvati Holcomb

 

Don’t Bite the Sun

Quest-Giver: Parvati Holcomb

Unlock: Complete the quest Drinking Sapphire Wine.

 

Star-Crossed Troopers

Quest-Giver: Nyoka

 

Groundbreaker

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The Outer Worlds – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Halcyon Galaxy: Sidequests 4 – wpgameplay.com

 

Happiness is a Warm Spaceship

Quest-GIver: Junlei Tennyson

Location: Groundbreaker Promenade

Note: It is possible to collect the item needed for this quest before even speaking to Junlei.

 

Worst Contact

Quest-Giver: Ellie Fenhill

Location: Medical Bay

 

Solution Vital

Quest-Giver: Dr. Wanda Dorsett

Location: Medical Bay

Note: It is possible to complete the main task of this quest on Scylla before even speaking to Wanda.

 

Who Goes There?

Quest-Giver: Cmdt. Sanita

Location: Mardet Office

Note: It is possible to complete the main task of this quest before even speaking to Cmdt. Sanita.

 

The Distress Signal

Quest-Giver: Gladys

Location: Rest-n-Go

Note: Necessary to undertake to unlock Roseway.

 

The Silent Voices

Quest-Giver: Edna Ingmire

Location: Groundbreaker Promenade

Unlock: Complete the quest Happiness is a Warm Spaceship.

 

Groundbreaker: SubLight

The following quest-line happens in sequence and involves the one quest-giver. It will have you going back and forth from the Groundbreaker to Monarch, an abandoned satellite, and Byzantium.

 

Salvager in the Sky

Quest-Giver: Lilya Hagen

Location: Sublight Salvage & Shipping

Note: This quest can be skipped if you have a navkey to Stellar Bay beforehand. If you wish to have the quest logged then accept the quest and immediately leave the conversation, before speaking again and turning it in.

 

Space-Crime Continuum

Quest-Giver: Lilya Hagen

Location: Sublight Salvage & Shipping

Unlock: Complete the previous quest.

 

The Ice Palace

Quest-Giver: Lilya Hagen

Location: Sublight Salvage & Shipping

Unlock: Complete the previous quest.

 

The Chimerist’s Last Experiment

Quest-Giver: Lilya Hagen

Location: Sublight Salvage & Shipping

Unlock: Complete the previous quest.

 

Roseway

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Roseway is an optional zone that can only be accessed after speaking to Gladys on the Groundbreaker. Every item of research found here can be returned to their respective quest-givers or sold to Gladys.

 

By His Bootstraps

Quest-Giver: Anton Crane

Location: Roseway (Town)

Note: It is possible to save the character needed for this quest before even speaking to Anton, however this quest will not be logged.

 

The Amateur Alchemist

Quest-Giver: Vaughn Cortes

Location: Roseway (Town)

Note: It is possible to collect two copies of the item needed for this quest before even speaking to Vaughn.

 

The Doom That Came to Roseway

Quest-Giver: Anton Crane

Location: Roseway (Automatic)

Note: It is possible to collect the item needed for this quest before even speaking to Anton.

 

Vulcan’s Hammer

Quest-Giver: Orson Shaw

Location: Roseway (Town)

Note: It is possible to collect the item needed for this quest before even speaking to Orson.

 

Journey into Smoke

Quest-Giver: Lillian

Location: Covert Lab, exit

Note: It is possible to collect the item needed for this quest before even speaking to Lillian.

 

Monarch: Stellar Bay

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The Outer Worlds – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Halcyon Galaxy: Sidequests 6 – wpgameplay.com

 

A Family Matter

Quest-Giver: Agnes Needham

 

Herrick’s Handiwork

Quest-Giver: Velma Ballard

 

The Secret People

Quest-Giver: Velma Ballard

Note: It is possible to collect the item needed for this quest before even speaking to Velma.

 

Passion Pills

Quest-Giver: Nyoka

 

The Grimm Tomorrow

Quest-Giver: Grimm

Note: It is possible to collect the item needed for this quest before even speaking to Grimm.

 

The Stainless Steel Rat

Quest-Giver: Talmadge Kerr

 

Mr. Pickett’s Biggest Game

Quest-Giver: Sebastian Adams

Note: It is possible to collect the item needed for this quest before even speaking to Sebastian.

 

Flowers for Sebastian

Quest-Giver: Celia Robbins

 

Monarch: Beyond Stellar Bay

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The Outer Worlds – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Halcyon Galaxy: Sidequests 7 – wpgameplay.com

 

Little Memento

Quest-Giver: Ash

Location: Amber Heights

 

Odd Jobs

Quest-Giver: Bronson

Location: Amber Heights

Note: It is possible to complete all tasks steps of this quest before even speaking to Bronson.

 

Mandibles of Doom

Quest-Giver: Berthold Fox

Location: Devil’s Peak Caverns

Note: This quest can also given by the C3 mercenaries near Devil’s Peak Station.

 

Spratkings

Quest-Giver: Nelson Mayson

Location: Fallbrook

 

Slaughterhouse Clive

Quest-Giver: Catherine Malin

Location: Fallbrook

Note: Completing this quest will botch the opposing quest A Cysty-Dance with Death.

 

A Cysty-Dance with Death

Quest-Giver: Clive Lumbergh

Location: C&P Boarst Factory

Note: Completing this quest will botch the opposing quest Slaughterhouse Clive.

 

Monarch: MSI vs Iconoclasts

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The Outer Worlds – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Halcyon Galaxy: Sidequests 8 – wpgameplay.com

On Monarch there are two factions with differing ideologies who must be interacted with to continue the main story. After a certain point the main story will leave Monarch and any further dealings with the two factions are optional.

CAUTION!: If you seeking a peaceful resolution to this conflict then you must accomplish four optional tasks, two of which are highly missable. You also must not kill or antagonize either faction beforehand.

 

BOLT with His Name

Quest-Giver: Sanjar Nandi

Location: Stellar Bay

Note: It is possible to complete both the mandatory and the optional task before even speaking to Sanjar. The optional task is necessary to unlock the peaceful ending.

 

Errors Unseen

Quest-Giver: Sanjar Nandi

Location: Stellar Bay

Note: It is possible to complete both the mandatory and the optional task before even speaking to Sanjar.

Unlock: Complete the quest BOLT with His Name.

 

The Commuter

Quest-Giver: Graham Bryant

Location: Amber Heights

Note: Complete the optional task for Zora to unlock the peaceful ending.

 

Pay For the Printer

Quest-Giver: Graham Bryant

Location: Amber Heights

Note: Complete the optional task for Zora to unlock the peaceful ending.

Unlock: Complete the quest The Commuter.

 

Sucker Bait

Quest-Giver: Zora Blackwood

Location: Amber Heights

Unlock: Complete the quest Pay For the Printer and both prior optional tasks for Zora.

 

Canid’s Cradle

Location: Devil’s Peak Station

Note: The peaceful option is only available if all four optional tasks and the quest Sucker Bait was completed. The Iconoclasts must also undergo a change in leadership. Collect the optional item for Sanjar to unlock the peaceful ending. This item can be collected before Sanjar even asks for it.

Unlock: Complete the main quest Radio Free Monarch or Signal Point in Space.

 

Byzantium

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Byzantium is accessed later in the game by completing the main quest Radio Free Monarch, or early on by completing the main quest Balance Due.

 

Cupid of the Laboratory

Quest-GIver: Giles Molina

Location: Prosperity Plaza, outside Maintenance Tunnels

 

Makes Space Suits, Won’t Travel

Quest-Giver: Celeste Jolicoeur

Location: Prosperity Plaza, inside Jolicoeur’s Haberdashery

 

At Central

Quest-Giver: Maverick Johnston

Location: Prosperity Plaza

 

Why Call Them Back From Retirement?

Quest-Giver: Hortense Ingalsbee

Location: Outside the entrance to the Halcyon Holdings Corporation

 

The Lying Earth

Quest-Giver: Minister Clarke

Location: Minister Clarke’s Residence

Unlock: Given during the main quest The City and the Stars.

 

All Halcyon in a Day

Quest-Giver: Alonzo Vallejos

Location: Bureau of Exploration

 

The End?

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Comment below if there any mistakes to be corrected, or additions that need to made. Please don’t lift the written content of this guide without crediting the proper source.

 

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