BOLT with His Name

Previous Radio Free Monarch
Next Errors Unseen
Location Stellar Bay - Monarch
Rewards 15000xp
3000 Bit Cartridge
MSI Elite Helmet
Monarch Stellar Industries Reputation Up.

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.


Sanjar needs a BOLT-52 cartridge to defend Stellar Bay. He believes you can find one in the ruins north of town.

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.



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    • Anonymous

      I cant move forward with another quest because I cant access the terminal in the building. This completely ruined my entire playthrough they need to fix this bug asap

      • Anonymous

        WARNING! There is a bug associated with the optional quest objective dealing with reading the ARMS Building terminal (removing records). The player should be careful interacting with the terminal as closing out of the terminal before reading any entries can lock out specific quest progression MUCH later on due to a quest update error/ bug.

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