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The Outer Worlds is the latest RPG from renowned developer, Obsidian Entertainment. Like most RPGs, the game features companions that you can take with you.
Before we dive into where and how to find companions, you need to know a few things. You can only have two active companions with you so chose carefully. You can swap companions if you don’t feel that a particular companion in the Outer Worlds doesn’t suit your play style.
Not only that, each companion in the game has perk bonuses and abilities. Companion perks grant bonuses to players and with each level, your companion unlocks a new perk. Each companion features a perk that grants party bonuses. This allows players to chose companions that best suit their play style.
The Outer Worlds Companions also have abelites which only unlock if your Determination skill is over 20. As you level up Leadership skills for your character the more companion abilities unlock.
Ellie Companions Guide
Ellie is a pirate that joins your crew after you help her on Groundbreaker. She also has a mysterious past and doesn’t like to talk about it. Not only that, Ellie’s companion quest is the hardest one to unlock.
To recruit Ellie as your companion, complete the quest Worst Contact on Groundbreaker. After the quest is complete, Ellie is available as a companion.
Like all of the companions in the game, Ellie also features unique perks.
- Bonus Support Medical: +10 to Medical.
- First Responder: +20% Heal Amount granted by the Medical Inhaler.
- CPR: When she’s in the party, any damage that would kill you instead heals 25% of health. This ability has a five-minute cooldown.
The Low Crusade is the companion quest for Ellie. Just make sure Ellie is equipped as your companion while you visit Byzantium. The quest involves visiting her parents.
Worst Contact Walkthrough
You will find Ellie at the Medical Bay of the Groundbreaker, on the 5th floor’s second main door to the left of the entrance courtyard. This is also the location you access for the Solution Vital quest.
Ellie will ask you to check in on Jessie inside the quarantine area. If you have the Holographic Shroud and a cartridge for it, you can just go in and you’ll automatically disguise. Walk to the end of the hall and talk to the intercomm to meet Jessie Doyle. If you don’t have the shroud, there’s a secret entrance to the medical area behind Gladys’ compartment – you’ll have to crouch around a squatter’s spot.
Ellie’s story sounds far-fetched, and you can intimidate (20) to get her to open the door. She is not sick, she just owes a lot of money to the board. She’s thief by profession, and the Blood Tear diamond (last seen aboard the Hope) has surfaced. She wanted to steal it and got Udom Bedford to finance 50% of the heist. Things did not go smoothly, however, and she’s now deeply in debt to him. She asks that you talk to Udom. Accept to do this for 9600xp.
You can talk to Udom Bedford at his office near the Groundbreaker Promenade. He will say Ms. Doyle owes The Board a significant sum, and that the only collateral available are her organs so “compulsory donation” is legal in this case. You can offer to pay the fine or pass a Persuade (20) check to convince him to instead indenture her. 9600xp, The Board Reputation is gained by persuading. Paying the fine gives you the option to bribe for a varying amount of bits depending on your Reputation, or argue about the line item “emotional anguish”. You will also obtain 9600xp and The Board reputation.
Return to the Med Bay and Jessie and Ellie will be talking. Jessiewill give you 1000 Bit Cartridge to mitigate the cost of the debt paid. Talk to Ellie and you’ll gain 19,2000 and 9600 xp, and Groundbreaker reputation. Ellie will also offer to join your party. Accept and she will be found at the Unreliable if your party is already full.
The Low Crusade Walkthrough
If you’ve completed Worst Contact and recruited Ellie this quest will trigger if you speak to her on the Unreliable once you travel to Byzantium. Head to the Fenhill Estate and speak with Ellie’s parents. You’ll learn that they collected on her life insurance policy by concocting an insane story and now they want her gone, or they’ll lose their wealth. This will net you 12,240 XP.
Speak to Ellie outside the Estate, and she’ll hatch a plan to steal the money. Agree to help her and you’ll gain another 12,240 XP.
Next you’ll need to examine the mailbox outside Greater Halcyon Insurance Group, next to the two guards in Prosperity Plaza. It’s right across from Auntie Cleo’s Salon Club, which is closed. Once you do the quest will update and you’ll be instructed to head to Fallbrook on Monarch and setup a dummy account.
Speak to the Insurance Agent there and change the beneficiary on Marilyn Fenhill’s life insurance policy. She will tell you cannot do it, but will tell you that you can alter the beneficiary on the terminal in the backroom. Or you can Bribe her for 3800 Bits to do it, or Intimidate (30) her to do it.
You can Lockpick the back room if you have (45) Lockpick or you can Pickpocket the key from the Insurance Agent. If you Pickpocketed the Insurance Agent you can use the key on the terminal as well. Changing Ellie to the beneficiary will net you 12,400 XP.
Speak to Ellie afterwards and you’ll gain 1,313 Bit Cartridges and a Framed Insurance Check. as well as 53000 XP. This concludes Ellie’s quest line.
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