Vulcan's Hammer 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.
Orson Shaw, one of Roseway's labcoats, has been tinkering with a prototype pistol. He left schematics for it in the town's Storage Facility, but didn't have a chance to grab them when the marauders attacked. He'd like them returned.
Vulcan's Hammer Objectives
- Retrieve Orson's Schematics
Auntie Cleo's Storage Facility can be found by leaving Roseway via the south entrance and passing east, over hills and countryside.
The door to the armor is locked. You found a note (Storage Facility Passcode) indicating the passcode can be found with someone named "Masha" or at the old Auntie-Biotics Lab front desk.
You've pieced together the code for the armory door in the Storage Facility: 1-2-3-4.
- Return to Orson
You've found Orson's schematics. They're from FORCE, an out-system weapons manufacturer. They are almost certainly contraband.
Vulcan's Hammer Walkthrough
Speak to Orson Shaw near the Workbench in Roseway to gain this quest. Head out of Roseway to the south and make your way to the Storage Facility. Once there, defeat the marauders and you will come to an Armory Door that is locked. You need Storage Facility Passcode from Auntie-Biotics Lab to get in.
Come back with the code and loot the FORCE Pistol Schematics from the basement (it's on the wall, 11000xp). You'll find the Acid Steeper on the way there on a shelf, just above where the schematics will be found. You'll need the Steeper for The Cleaning Machine quest.
Return to either Orson or Gladys for your reward. If you return to Orson, ask why he didn't turn in this contraband. You can Intimidate or Persuade (45) him to get him to buy the weapon for 100 Bit Cartirdge, but you'll lose Auntie Cleo Reputation (5% negative).
- Remaining in good standing with Orson is advisable, as he'll later give you the Unique Weapon: Ulti-Nature
Vulcan's Hammer Rewards
Giving it to Gladys Botches the quest, but nets you 1,875 Bits