Weapons From the Void 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.
Logs found in the captain's terminal on the Unreliable mention finding a powerful weapon. Perhaps the Halcyon colony contains other weapons which, like this one, push the boundaries of what science can achieve. It would be worthwhile to seek out these devices - these science weapons.
Weapons From the Void Objectives
- Acquire the Science Weapon on Groundbreaker
The logs on Hawthorne's terminal mentioned rumors from the Groundbreaker of a scientist who bragged about a powerful weapon he was researching. Perhaps more details can be found on the station.
Another of Hawthorne's logs mentioned looking in Gladys's shop for old records. Apparently the smuggler acquired several leads that way.
- Acquire Phineas' Science Weapon
The logs on Hawthorne's terminal indicated that Phineas has a powerful weapon at his orbital lab.
- Search for Clues
Hawthorne's terminal mentioned searching black market vendors on the Groundbreaker and Fallbrook. Apparently he had success in the past finding rare items using such sources. Purchasing old logs or data archives from these vendors might lead to clues about where to find more of the powerful science weapons.
- Review the Hephaestus Mining Archive on Hawthorne's Terminal
A data cartridge acquired from Gladys on Groundbreaker may have clues to another science weapon's location. Use the captain's terminal on the Unreliable to review the data archive.
- Acquire the Science Weapon on Scylla
After reviewing the data archive from the Hephaestus Mining outpost on Scylla, you learned that a powerful weapon was used to kill one of the miners. Search the outpost for the weapon.
- Acquire Science Weapon in the Abandoned lab
Duncan in Fallbrook sold you a datapad used by one of the team that scouted the abandoned lab is Cascadia. The unfortunate contractor didn't survive, but one of the entries mentioned "Going back for the weapon".
Weapons From the Void Walkthrough
Read through the logs on the computer in the captain's quarters aboard the Unreliable to obtain this quest.
To get the Prismatic Hammer you need to purchase the Battered Mardet Datapad from Gladys on the Groundbreaker. Go back toward customs and find the rest room with all the beds for the Stevadore. You'll need to jump up on top of the beds (using the crates near the door) and then drop down behind them and kills some enemies. Loot the Repair Hangar Keycard from the Outlaw Squad Leader and open a locked door to find the Hammer. (3500xp) A nearby terminal will have some lore information.
Purchase Hephaestus Mining Archive Cartridge from Gladys on the Groundbreaker. Bring it back to the ship and go to your cabin and use the log to read up. You'll get 3500xp and a tip about a weapon in Scylla.
Head to the UDL Lab northwest of Fallbrook. You can pick up UDL Lab Weapons Terminal Keycard from a table on the second floor, where you kill the ringleader. You can bring the UDL Lab Weapons Terminal Key Card to the 1st floor and interact with a terminal. You can unlock the weapon they have been developing with Hack (55) or answer: Protect the Chairman, answer: Berate him relentlessly to defend the Chairman's honor, answer: Arrest your spouse and admit your children to a reeducation program. This will get you the Gloop Gun Science Weapon.
Head to Rizzo Secret Laboratory in Cascadia. You'll access this for the quest Space-Crime Continuum. Go through the whole lab until the very end by a lift heading back to the surface. Go toward the lift and look right - there's a gap to jump across, leading to a ladder, another jump and another ladder. You'll find a dead scientist and a safe that contains Mind Control Ray. (3500xp)
You will gain 14000 XP from gathering all of these Science Weapons.
Weapons From the Void Rewards
Unlocks quest: ??