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.
The Demolished Woman Quest Guide
The Demolished Woman is one of the Main Quests in The Outer Worlds. Main Quests are those that must be completed in order to advance the main story and progress the game.
The Demolished Woman Objectives
Retrieve the Documents
Lockwood was working on some sensitive documents. Adjutant Akande wants you to retrieve them for her.
Find Rachel Lockwood
You learned that Rachel Lockwood works for the Bureau of Exploration.
Kill Rachel Lockwood
You learned that Rachel Lockwood works for the Bureau of Exploration. You’ve learned Rachel Lockwood is hiding out in the maintenance tunnels beneath Byzantium.
The Demolished Woman Walkthrough
Offer to convince Sophia Akande on Byzantium that she can trust you to accept this quest. You can speak with Sherman Bradshaw at the Bureau of Exploration and Persuade (40) him into letting you into the office for just a second. Or you can Pickpocket the key from him. He’ll tell you that she’s likely at Billingsly’s.
If you Lockpick the door in this area and discover the dead body of the receptionist and then confront Bradshaw, he’ll admit he’s an assassin hired to kill Lockwood. You can then tell him where she is located if you want, and he’ll offer to help kill her.
You can pay Mr. Billingsly in Prosperity Plaza of Byzantium for her location, though it is not cheap.
Rachel Lockwood is located in the Maintenance Tunnels beneath Prosperity Plaza. Finding her there will net you 24,000 XP. Speaking to her you’ll learn that she was asked to erase Edgewater from some maps of Emerald Vale. If you told Bradshaw where she was then he’ll appear and you can converse about how and when to kill her. If you let him kill her, you’ll gain 24,000 XP
If you decide not to kill her you will gain 24,000 XP and she will give you the key to her office where the documents Sophia wants are located.
If you decide to kill her you will gain 24,000 XP and she will have the key to her office and 2,000 Bit Cartridges on her corpse.
Use the key to get into her office up the elevator in the Bureau of Exploration. You can use the terminal to get some insight into what has transpired. The papers you need are on the desk there. Grab them and return to Sophia.
Return to Sophia to gain XP and 1,125 Bit Cartridges. If you didn’t kill Lockwood she will be displeased with you and give you slightly less Bit Cartridges. Either way you will begin the quest Long Distance.