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.
Who Goes There? Quest Guide
You can get this quest by talking to Cmdt. Sanita or perusing the bounty board and if you complete this quest you will get access to even security restricted areas which you need for quests like The Empty Man.
The purpose is to look for Captain MacRedd who is present in the Back Bays area. Use the elevator in the promenade to go down there and you will find him.
You have the option to Persuade (40) him which will make him put his gun down. The other option is the violent one in which you have to kill him along with his guards but you will get the Unique Weapon: Montag.
Your rewards include 6000xp and MacRedd’s Lighter and when you go back to Cmdt. Sanita, they will give you 14000xp, Ollie Ollie Toxifree x2 and 1000x Bit Cartridge along with an increase in Groundbreaker Reputation.