Starfield UC Vanguard Questline - Grunt Work Walkthrough

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Now that you've joined the UC Vanguard in the quest, Supra Et Ultra, it's time to go on your first official mission. Help a nearby United Colonies settlement with some repair work in the quest Grunt Work. It is a simple enough job that turns into something much more terrifying as you come face-to-face with a Terrormorph.

Speak to Crew Chief Herath

First, get the repair supplies from Crew Chief Herath, who you can find near the Spaceport in New Atlantis.

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Travel to Tau Cetti II

Make your way to Tau Cetti II in the Tau Cetti Star System - land near the settlement.

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Make Contact with the Settlers

Walk into the settlement, where you'll find corpses of the locals strewn about in the aftermath of some terrible carnage.

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Investigate the Scream

You'll hear a loud and terrifying scream as you enter the compound. A woman will spot you and unlock the door on the first floor for you to access.

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Speak to Hadrian

Speak to the woman, Hadrian, who will tell you about the Terrormorph attack. She'll ask you to help deal with it by resetting the security systems.

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Reset the Security System Connection

Walk further into the facility and interact with the Security System connection to reactivate the turrets.

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Wait for Hadrian to Analyze the System

You'll have to wait for Hadrian to Analyze the system. At this point, the Terrormorph will appear right in front of the room you were inside.

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Tune the Livestock Tracker

Interact with the Livestock Tracker in front of you and calibrate it to the frequency 183.5. This will give you a HUD display that lets you know how far the Terrormorph is from you.

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Flip the Circuit Breakers

Flipping all the circuit breakers to reactivate the Turrets is optional, but you can do this if you need help to take on the Terrormorph.

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You don't have to activate all of them, but they definitely help, especially if you haven't leveled enough or don't have any of the best early-game weapons. To reach the power breakers on the roof, you can use the stairs behind the last building on the left.

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Kill the Terrormorph

Whether through the turrets, through combat, or with the help of companions, you'll have to kill the fearsome Terrormorph.

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Collect the Terrormorph Tissue Sample

Collect the Terrormorph Tissue Samples from its corpse so Hadrian can analyze it.

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Return to Hadrian

Go back to Hadrian and hand over the sample.

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Follow Hadrian

Follow her downstairs as she heads to a nearby Research Station to check the sample.

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She'll ask you to get permission to have it delivered to Percival Walker.

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Report to Commander Tuala

Return to Commander John Tuala on New Atlantis and debrief him on what happened.

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Grunt Work Quest Rewards

  • EXP - 250
  • Credits - 4800-12000
  • UC Vanguard Spacesuit
  • UC Vanguard Space Helmet
  • UC Vanguard Pilot Pack
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Next up, we have the quest Delivering Devils, where you get closer to the origin of the Terrormorphs.

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