The Outer Worlds has two kinds of factions, primary and secondary. Both factions offer multiple faction quests that The Outer Worlds players can complete for rewards and XP. Faction quests are just one of the many different quests and activities in the game.
By completing faction quests players can gain reputation with various factions. Some companions of yours are associated with certain factions and depending on who your companion is certain faction quests will have different outcomes. Companions will lobby the player to support their faction but you do have the ability to make see things from your perspective.
Bolt With His Name Quest Guide
BOLT with His Name is one of the Faction Quests in The Outer Worlds. Faction Quests are optional quests that players can chose to complete in order to obtain special rewards, XP, and reputation with a given Faction.
BOLT with His Name Objectives
Get into the ARMS building
- The BOLT-52 is in an abandoned building north of Stellar Bay.
(Optional) Wipe Any Terminals in the Building
- Sanjar wants the data on any terminals in the ARMS building deleted.
- You found Sanjar’s executive review on the ARMS terminal. It was less than flattering.
Obtain the BOLT-52
- The BOLT-52 is in a locked closet. Find a way inside and retrieve it. Huxley’s partner had the key to the door, but he was probably killed by raptidons. You might find the key on his body, or in a raptidon’s stomach.
- You found the key to the closet.
Return to Sanjar
- Return the BOLT-52 to Sanjar in Stellar Bay.
BOLT with His Name Walkthrough
Speak to Sanjar Nandi, at Stellar Bay in Monarch to begin this quest. Sanjar will confide that the 10 years of isolation have been hard on Monarch, and they want to get back into the mainstream. He will reveal a plan to get MSI back into the board. Ask him about it and he’ll share details of his two-phase plan that begins with proper defenses for the planet. You can also learn more about the planet, that used to be called Terra 1, and the reform that Sanjar and MSI tried to achieve to give more humane working conditions for everyone within.
Head out into Monarch Wilderness and make your way to the objective building by a large bridge. There’s a Raptidon Behemoth here, and you can loot an Iconoclast corpse for ARMS Building Key and Leaded Armor.
Go inside the ARMS building and you can loot several items including Purpleberry Liqueur, Stogie Slims, Adreno, Spectrum Vodka and Light Ammo by a terminal. Read the report within to learn that Sanjar is bad with jingles and slogans, and instead includes numbers and statistics in his report. In addition, he completes work instead of delegating it – not a desired trait for promotion. You can use Hack (20) to read the files of Graham Bryant, who is apparently “subversive”. Lastly there’s Dora Erickson, who is recommended for the promotion thanks to her delegation skills. It is now obvious why Sanjar wants you to delete the terminal contents – do it or not it’s your call! (5625xp for deleting)
Go upstairs and approach a locked door, someone will talk to you via intercom. This is Huxley who is stuck and needs help unlocking the door. This gives you 5625xp. Say you want into the room as well and Hux will comment that his friend had a key. This is the key you picked up earlier, but you can use this time to ask some questions about the Iconoclasts.
You can also ask Huxley to open the door from inside, it takes Perception, or Engineering (35), Intimidate (55) or Persuade (55). The door will open and Huxley will come out and you’ll get Iconoclasts reputation. You can ask her for a reward, and obtain some Iconoclast reputation. Inside the room, loot Mag-Pick, Ammo and Bit Cartridge and the BOLT-52 Cartridge.
Return to Sanjar and tell him you saw the review. He will mention he even gave a kidney to the company in order to improve his chances of being promoted. You can encourage him for the part he plays now.
Give him the BOLT-52 and you’ll get 5625 and 15000xp , MSI Elite Helmet, 3000 Bit Cartridge and Monarch Stellar Industries Reputation. He reveals the plan is to blackmail the board into letting them back to the table. Sanjar will reveal he believes another corporation is operating illegally within Monarch, granting you the quest Errors Unseen. He will tell you Catherine is likely supplying them from Fallbrook. He wants you to infiltrate the secret facility and bring back evidence – be it an item or staff.
BOLT with His Name Rewards
- Unlocks quest: Errors Unseen
- Other Rewards: 15000xp, 3000 Bit Cartridge, MSI Elite Helmet, Monarch Stellar Industries Reputation Up.