The majority of side quests in The Outer Worlds are simple. Speak with an NPC, follow the objectives, done. Make sure when you are attempting a specific quest, that it is selected in your journal. You can only track one quest at a time, so you want to ensure you’re chasing the correct markers.
Amateur Alchemist Quest Guide
This quest will be obtained in Roseway as a part of The Distress Signal when to get here, in case you go into the Auntie Cleo apartments area and speak with Vaughn Cortes. You will get the quest if you agree to his request for his help for the quest.
You will need to fight a lot of Outlaws and Raptidons once you get to Cover Labs which is southeast of Roseway. After you are done fighting with them you will get to Vaughn’s Research. There will be a terminal inside and you need to choose what to do with it.
You can give two samples out by calibrating the experiment using 50 Science which will yield 2x Raptidon Musk but the same experiment will give you only half the yield.
You can also get the unique Weapon Rapti-Prod from this area.
You will have to choose who gets the data you got from the terminal between Vaughn, Anton and Gladys and the number of samples you have correspond to the number of people you can give the data to. The quest will be Botched if you give it to Gladys. You will get XP if you give it to Vaughn or Anton and it will finish your quest.
If you go back to Vaughn you can give him two samples or lie (45) to him and keep half the sample. Your reward would be 8250xp, and 11000 xp along with Auntie Cleo Reputation upon completing the quest. You can ask for 1875 Bit Cartridge as well.