By His Bootstraps is one of the Side Quests in The Outer Worlds. Side Quests are optional quests that players can chose to complete in order to obtain special rewards, XP, or reputation.
A labcoat by the name of Jameson is missing. There's raptidons and marauders about, so his boss, Anton Crane, is (somewhat belatedly) worried for him.
By His Bootstraps Objectives
- Rescue Jameson
Anton sent Jameson to Auntie Cleo's old Aunti-Biotics Lab, just down the road south of Roseway. Make sure he isn't raptidon chow.
- Talk to Anton
Jameson is pissed off but otherwise fine. Head back to Roseway to give Anton the good news.
By His Bootstraps Walkthrough
You will obtain this quest after landing in Roseway and entering the town. Find and talk to Anton Crane, and he will mention he left his protege at the lab during the commotion. Accept to rescue the labcoat to begin the quest.
Exit the town toward Roseway Gardens, and defeat the Raptidon that attack you as you approach Auntie-Biotics Lab 0013. Go inside, and you'll find a Vending Machine and a terminal that can be hacked to unlock the hallway lift, and you can read the Storage Facility Passcode. If you cannot hack it, take the left door from the entrance and make your way to the upper level or you can Lockpick the door on the right.
On the second floor, defeat several Raptidon and then loot Elite Troop Armor from a Corporate Commander corpse. An unlocked door nearby leands to an office. Within the office, pick up Gigantaur Energy Drink and interact with the terminal by it to learn about the Raptidon experiment. You can loot Standard Troop Helmet and a container.
Back in the large office where you fought the Raptidons, a locked door can be opened with Cleo Lab Office Keycard, or sufficient lockpicking. Once you've unlocked the door, you can go in and talk to Jameson. He recognizes you and asks you what you're doing here. Tell him Anton sent you and he'll complain that Anton is always double-checking everything he does. Jameson says that Anton does not care about him and instead just wants the precursors that he is holding. You can bring up that employee death would look back for Anton, ask him for the item to test the theory, or just get going.
Tell him about employee death: You will get 8250xp and Jameson will run off
If you have already been inside the other labs before or after accepting this quest, then you will find the door is already shredded by the Raptidons. If so, Jameson will have been mauled to death.
You can retrieve his keycard for 9000xp.
Returning to Anton you will get a somber reaction, 9000xp, 625xp, and a minor Auntie Cleo reputation loss.
By His Bootstraps Rewards
If Jameson was found alive:
- 1000 Bit Cartridge
If Jameson was found dead:
- 625 Bit Cartridge