Balance Due

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Previous Passage to Anywhere
Next The Puppet Masters
Location Groundbreaker
Rewards 70k XP
Board Reputation Up
Byzantium Navkey

Balance Due 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.


Udom Bedford is interested in your information on where to find Phineas Welles - the target of a bounty reward from Halcyon Holdings Board. However, he sold his official Board seal to Gladys, and he needs you to recover it before you can travel to Byzantium and report to his superiors.

Balance Due Objectives

  • Retrieve Udom's Board Seal
    Udom Bedford sold his official Board seal to Gladys in return for a large sum of money. Buy it back from her so that you can fly to Byzantium with official Board papers and turn in Phineas


Balance Due Walkthrough

This Quest is obtained by telling Udom Bedford that you know the location of Phineas Welles, and offering to help recover his Board Seal from Gladys. You'll need to buy or steal the Official Seal of Halcyon from Gladys safe on the Groundbreaker. If you can pick the safe lock in 1 second (around 55 lock pick skill), you can consistently steal it without reputation loss.  Attempting to stealing it with less skill may require you to Intimidate or Lie to the guards and gain a slight amount of negative Reputation with Groundbreaker instead of spending 8000+ Bit Cartridges.

Return the Seal to Udom to complete this quest and receive 70,000 XP, The Board Reputation up, Byzantium Travel Authorization Papers, Byzantium Navkey and to begin the quest The Puppet Masters.


Balance Due Rewards

Unlocks quest: The Puppet Masters

Other Rewards: 70000xp, The Board Reputation Up, Byzantium Navkey



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    • Anonymous

      The part of being able to pick without reputation loss is utter bullshit. I'm at 71 in lockpick, I'm at 1s to open the safe and still get caught everytime.

      • Anonymous

        Should be added, that it will be impossible to get this quest after your first visit to Byzantium (Udom would be replaced)

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