Brave New World

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Previous Kept Secret But Not Forgotten
Next Endings
Location Phineas' Lab
Rewards Endings

Brave New World 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.

 

Phineas has been captured and brought to the prison planet of Tartarus, where the Board intends to interrogate him. Now it's up to you to infiltrate the prison and rescue Phineas before the Board can enact its plan to cull Halcyon's population.

Brave New World Objectives

 

Brave New World Walkthrough

This quest is obtained by Skipping The Hope to Terra 2 during the Kept Secret But Not Forgotten quest or by Skipping The Hope to Tartarus.

Terra 2 Route

Head back to the Unreliable and travel to Terra 2. When you arrive, ADA will tell you that the crew would like to speak with you, which will trigger some dialogue. ADA will warn you that you should finish anything else you need to do before heading there, and you can ask your crew what they think. ADA will then once again speak with you and you will receive a transmission from a Corporate Trooper telling you that you will be executed and your vessel seized. You can Intimidate (100) or Lie (100)  to get him to back off (since you are inside the ship, you won't have the talent bonus from the companions stats) and gain a Labyrinth Security Personnel ID Cartridge. You will also find out that the Groundbreaker has docked as well.

Once on the planet make your way to the facility. If you helped Junlei on Groundbreaker her forces will help you assault the facility. Make your way to the elevator and head down. Once there, head into the restricted area and head towards the nav point. There are a ton of guards here and a bunch of loot. You'll need to head through the door at the top of the lift/ladder. There is some loot and a Workbench and some Vending Machines on your lift, but then you need to transition to The Pit. If you help Sub-light carrying out Lily's orders then some Sub-light forces will show up to help you.

Immediately on your left is a locked door (55) that has a terminal inside with information on the procedure of the Pit. The nearby door will take you to the lift up. If you didn't head through the locked door, you'll head right, but eventually end up in the same place. You can explore further here before using the lift to find another terminal in a room that allows you to Deliver Pacification Gas, but you'll need the password for it. Speak to Melody you can Lie (100) to her to get it. Using it will wipe out all the guards on this level if you have not killed them already.

Once up the lift, if you helped the Iconoclasts on Monarch they will assist you with the guards here. Head through the door at the nav point and make your way down the hall through the door on the left. Use the terminal near the sealed door to open it and head inside to speak with Chairman Rockwell. You can Lie (90), Intimidate (90) or Persuade (90) him into helping you if you make it out alive. You can use the terminal in the room to get some info on the announcement, then head into the Restricted Access area.

Take the nearby lift up and the MSI will attack the guards if you helped them on Monarch. Head for the elevator in the middle and take it up to speak to Sophia Akande. You can Persuade (100) or Charm her. You can also use Science, Hack or Engineering (60) to tell her the experiments are wrong. Finally, you'll need Lie (100) Perception or Persuade / Science (90), and Lie / Hack (90). Sophia will accept your terms and return Dr. Welles to your care.

If you have Intimidate (90), Heavy Weapons (60) and 2-Handed Melee (90) and you can threaten her. You can then Lie (100) or Pesuade (90) Science (90) her. You can then Intimidate (100) or Temperament her. If you make it through all of these she will stand down and give you back Phineas Welles.

Make your way to the nav point and loot The Chairman's Key, then use it to free Phineas. This will conclude the quest and end the game.

Tartarus Route

Then you'll have a dialogue with your crew on the Unreliable. Head to Tartarus and you will be contacted by a Corporate Trooper asking if you're the back up. You can Persuade (30) or Initmidate (30) him to get the guards to help you.

Once on the planet make your way to the facility. If you helped Junlei on Groundbreaker her forces will help you assault the facility. Make your way to the elevator and head down. Once there head into the restricted area and head towards the nav point. There are a ton of guards here and a bunch of loot. You'll need to head through the door at the top of the lift/ladder. There is some loot and a Workbench and some Vending Machines on your lift, but then you need to transition to The Pit.

Immediately on your left is a locked door (55) that has a terminal inside with information on the procedure of the Pit. The nearby door will take you to the lift up. If you didn't head through the locked door, you'll head right, but eventually end up in the same place. You can explore further here before using the lift to find another terminal in a room that allows you to Deliver Pacification Gas, but you'll need the password for it. Speak to Melody you can Lie (100) to her to get it. Using it will wipe out all the prisoners on this level if you have not killed them already.

Once up the lift, if you helped the Iconoclasts on Monarch they will assist you with the guards here. Head through the door at the nav point and make your way down the hall through the door on the left. Use the terminal near the sealed door to open it and head inside and you'll find Chairman Rockwell. He may be dead or alive depending previous choices. If he's alive you can choose to spare him which will repercute in the ending cutscene. With high dialogue skills you can convince him to work with you, but if Felix is present, he will become furious and you will have to pass an Inspiration(100) and Determination(100) check to prevent him from leaving the party. You can use the terminal in the room to get some info on the announcement, then head into the Restricted Access area.

Take the nearby lift up and the MSI will attack the guards if you helped them on Monarch. Head for the elevator in the middle and take it up to speak to Phineas Welles. You can Lie (100) to him if you're Dumb or Persuade (90) Science (90) him here. You can then Intimidate (90) Handguns (90) him. Then finally you can Intimidate (100), Persuade (80) Medical (80), or Temperament him to kill himself.

Make your way to the nav point and loot The Chairman's Key from Phineas' corpse then use it to free Sophia . This will conclude the quest and end the game. You have a chance to ask Phineas what he thinks has happened - take the opportunity and he'll say more about the disappeared frigate and lost contact with Earth. He will also revealed he experimented on The Hope's colonists and is burdened by his failures.

  • Your choices during this quest affect the Endings

 

Brave New World Rewards

Unlocks quest: Endings

Other Rewards: Endings

 




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    • Anonymous

      21 Nov 2020 07:54  

      The game is not giving me the option to use persuade or charm on Sophia, I'm only getting the intimidate option, which I'm low on at the moment. Is this a bug?

      • Anonymous

        23 May 2020 12:24  

        Is there no way to switch companions once you start this quest? I knew you couldn't travel off world but I need 13 more intimidate(after gear and potions) for the final skill check with akande and so need to switch companions

        • 21 Nov 2019 20:51  

          It's very important to know that you can go through Tartarus without firing a single bullet, siding with Phineas or Akande. You need to have PERSUASION 100 inside the Unreliable (so, you can't count on your companion skill help) in order to get a Labyrinth Security Key or a Prisoner Security Key. You will then proceed through the Pit disguised until you face Phineas, Akande or Rockwell (if you killed Akande). Even if you can't convince Phineas or Akande to give up (Rockwell can't be convinced), with Lockpick, Hack and Science 100 you can totally disable R.A.M. and proceed to the final room. Piece of cake, if you have these skills maximized!

          • Anonymous

            04 Nov 2019 21:22  

            The door is bugged. There is a video on YouTube with a fix that shows where to jump over the wall so you can enter from the other door. What I did was use the terminal to unlock the door to his room then run around, jump over the wall, and enter from the other side. Alternatively you can just shoot him from outside the room and once he's aggro you can enter and kill him.

            • Anonymous

              04 Nov 2019 00:10  

              Experiencing a Crash when i try to walk in and talk to Rockwell. As soon as the door gets fully unsealed, as in the animation fully ends, the game will crash.

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