The Commuter

Previous Radio Free Monarch
Next Pay for the Printer
Location Amber Heights - Monarch
Rewards 15000xp
2900 Bit Cartridge
Iconoclast Apostle Helmet
Iconoclasts Reputation.

The Commuter 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.


The Iconoclasts are due to receive a shipment of vital supplies from Carlotta, a sympathizer that resides in Stellar Bay. The meeting is set to occur at the Bayside Terrace warehouse.

The Commuter Objectives

  • Get the Printing Press Rollers from Carlotta
    Travel to the warehouse at Bayside Terrace and find Graham's contact, Carlotta. She should have a shipment for him. Retrieve it.
    Speak to Carlotta
  • (Optional) Get High-Capacity Cartridges or Extra Supplies from Carlotta
    Graham wants to tack on some high-capacity cartridges to his order, but Zora would prefer it they could get extra food and medical supplies
    You got extra supplies for Zora (or) You got High-Capacity Data Cartridges for Graham.
  • Return to Graham
    Bring the needed parts back to Graham at Amber Heights.
  • Rewards from helping Graham bits and Iconoclast Apostle Helmet
  • Rewards from helping Zora bits and Iconoclast Apostle Helmet


The Commuter Walkthrough

This is the first Faction quest for the Iconoclasts, and it's picked up in Amber Heights, Monarch. You can meet Graham Bryant and Zora Blackwood at their command center which is the largest building in Amber Heights, to the right side of your map.

Go inside and talk to Graham, then accept to pick up the delivery to begin the quest. Having Vicar Max on your party during your meeting with Graham can yield some interesting dialogue!. There's also a terminal in a nearby room that has some information on what transpired between Graham and Sanjar Nandi. You can also learn that he finds Zora to be materialistic, since she's focused on the needs of the body such as shelter, health and food.

Head to the building near the one you're in and talk to Zora to get her take and find out what happened at the ruins. You should then head to Bayside Terrace Warehouse to continue the quest. As you arrive, you'll meet Niles, who is blocking access. You can Lie (55), Persuade (55) or Bribe him for 2877 bits to get access. The SubLight crew that was hunting Carlotta will leave and you can continue the quest. You can kill them, but you will gain negative Reputation with SubLight Salvage & Shipping. An easy way to do this is to head into the first building on the left past Niles and Hack (55) the terminal to vent gas and kill everyone.

Approach the locked door at the edge of the facility and use the intercom. She will open the door and you can go in. There's a Vending Machine inside if you need it!. Talk to Carlotta, she will give you Printing Press Parts and you'll earn 7500xp. You can then ask her some questions about what happened, and you can opt whether you want high-capacity data cartridges, or food and medicine (choosing this unlocks future quests for Zora).

Food and medicine is recommended since it unlocks certain options in future quests related to the Iconoclasts from Zora (there is no game-related benefit to data cartridges). Pick the one you agree with and earn 7500xp.

Return to Graham and you'll find him arguing with Zora about the Van Noys, a unit of the Iconoclasts that is MIA. Inform Graham that you got his rollers, and food and medicine if that was your choice. You'll receive 7500xp and Zora will ask when the next drop is. Inform her that Sanjar has made it illegal to trade with the Iconoclasts. Graham will say they must spread the word, and it unlocks the next quest: Pay for the Printer.

This completes the quest, granting you 15000xp, 2900 Bit Cartridge, Iconoclast Apostle Helmet and Iconoclasts Reputation.


The Commuter Rewards

Unlocks quest: Pay for the Printer

Other Rewards: 15000xp, 2900 Bit Cartridge, Iconoclast Apostle Helmet and Iconoclasts Reputation.


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    • Anonymous

      If you do Sublight-based quests first, Niles will recognize you, and you have the option of telling Niles that you'll put in a word with Catherine for him. This seems to make him and his team leave without any faction hits, and without any skill checks required (possibly a bad thing if you want xp for that).

      • Anonymous

        You can sneak past NIles on the left, then go into the left building and trigger the gas to kill the guards. Turn the gas back off so you can go back outside safely. This leaves lootable bodies and DOES NOT give negative reputation with Sublight.

        • Anonymous

          You seem to also be able sneak in along the left side, just did not try as didn't want to effect the rep of SubLight faction. The bribe seems to be based off of some stat as mine changed every time I loaded so see the other options.

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