Happiness is a Warm Spaceship

Previous Passage to Anywhere
Next The Silent Voices
Location Groundbreaker
Rewards 18000xp
3000 Bit Cartridge
Welder's Goggles
Groundbreaker Reputation Up

Happiness is a Warm Spaceship 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.


Help Junlei Tennyson fix the radiator arrays in the maintenance shaft.

Happiness is a Warm Spaceship Objectives

  • Get New Parts for the Radiators
    You need to get new parts for the Radiator Array to keep the Groundbreaker from overheating. Junlei wants you to salvage the parts for the radiators from old machinery in the back bays.
    You were able to peacefully resolve things with MacRedd. Go retrieve the parts and head back to Junlei.
  • Talk to Junlei about the Parts
    Go talk to Junlei to figure out what to do with the radiator parts you found.
  • Fix the Radiators
    Junlei told you to enter the maintenance shaft and help her install the new parts for the radiators. She warned you to go armed.
  • Return to Junlei
    Follow up with Junlei to let her know the radiators are fixed and to claim your reward.


Happiness is a Warm Spaceship Walkthrough

You will unlock this quest by speaking with Junlei Tennyson at her office near the Groundbreaker Promenade. She will share that she has not fixed the heat issue because she needs parts, and the Board is attempting to extort her with outrageous prices and increased demands.

You can offer your services, and she will inform you that there are parts that can be used within the ship, but they are in the "Back Bays", that have been overrun by undesirables.

You can take the lift in front of the engineering room to go down to the Back Bays. It is best to bring Felix with you if you have recruited him at the Groundbreaker docks. Approach Captain Macredd, and he will soon notice Felix in the party. This makes your options a lot easier, as you can Lie (40) to get the parts, but if Felix is there you can instead Bribe him for 625 bits. He will then let you get through without issue.

If you're also doing the quest: Who Goes There? you can talk to him again and pass a persuade (40) check to finish the quest without violence. Killing him gives you a unique weapon: Montag.

Go past him and up the stairs to the left to pick up Radiator Parts, then head down and talk to Private Lettie Dixon and convince her to head back up. In the same room you can pick up the ship decoration Petey. Be sure to talk to Lettie first, if she sees you, you'll gain negative reputation. Return to Junlei and you'll get 6000xp and instructions on what to do next.

Lift Down

There's a lift heading down within the engineering bay. Take it and you'll face some Mantipillar enemies to defeat. A terminal nearby has some lore logs to read, and a ladder ahead takes you to the next level. You can loot some Bit Cartridge and Armor Parts, then go through the door and take a right. Up the stairs, you'll face a faulty Mechanical Sentry and can pick up some Mag-Pick and ammo. Further Ahead there are some more malfunctioning robots to defeat, and a ladder down taking you to your objective. Kill the two robots by the terminal and then interact with it. You can read the logs to find out about the ship's status and then Cycle the Pumps.

Go back and talk to Junlei and you'll receive 18000xp, 3000 Bit Cartridge, Groundbreaker Reputation and the unique Armor: Welder's Goggles.


Happiness is a Warm Spaceship Rewards

Unlocks quest: The Silent Voices

Other Rewards: 18,000 xp, 3,000 Bit Cartridge, Welder's Goggles, Groundbreaker reputation Up.



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    • Anonymous

      This quest is bugged in that if you do the bounty quest first, then convince MacRedd to give you the lighter, you won't have the option to get the parts peacefully.

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