Starfield's Hostile Intelligence takes us to the site of one of galactic history's most horrific Terrormorphs outbreaks. The mission, Hostile Intelligence, takes us to the ruined city of Londinion. This is part of the UC Vanguard Questline.
Hostile Intelligence Walkthrough
Follow and Speak to Hadrian
To start with the quest, follow Hadrian after she is done meeting with Kaiser. Talk to her, and she informs you of a creature named Aceles, which helps us fight the Terrormorphs. She'll also discuss an alternate method to eliminate the Terrormorphs using specialized probes.
Your task is to recover Aceles DNA from Londinion.
Visit LT. Azevedo to Purchase New Gear(Optional)
Before you head out, you can talk to Azevedo, a vendor who sells two unique weapons, the Reckless Bombardment and Vampire's Gift.
If you already have better weapons, skip the weapons and buy the aid supplies, and pick up the nearby medical supplies instead. Be sure to stock up on anti-frostbite aid, as you'll need a lot of it unless you've upgraded your spacesuit properly.
Travel to Toliman II
Tell them you have clearance so that you’re cleared to land. Land at Forward Base 441.
Land at Forward Base 441
Land at the command post and head deeper into Forward Base 441 in Londinion. You want to head inside the coffee shop on the right.
Speak with Commander Hatoum
After the commander briefs you, Hadrian will discuss the plan and tell you to meet up with her when you’re ready to head out.
Grab Legendary UC Armor from Armory (Optional)
Visit the armory and grab supplies from it, as mentioned by Commander Hatoum. You also have the option to skip it, but it is recommended as it will help in the fight against the Terrormorphs. Talk to the guard to get the X-989 Microgun unique heavy weapon.
The Antixeno spacesuit available here is also one of the best and most stylish available in the game. It’s superior to the Nishina Spacesuit you get from Entangled, the Mantis Spacesuit, and even the Mark I.
Inform Hadrian that you are Ready to Go
Meet with Hadrian and the rest of the team waiting at the airlock to set out for the exploration.
Allow Kaiser to Unlock the Airlock
Wait for Kaiser to unlock the airlock, then head inside it and use the switch to open another airlock.
Proceed to the City
Go into the city and start looking for Aceles Gene Sample. Ready your weapons, as you will face hostile creatures immediately once the doors open.
Clear the Processing Plant
Clear the area of enemies and then move on to the next place to start collecting Aceles Gene Samples.
Locate the Aceles Gene Samples and Defeat the Terrormorphs
There are three containers in the area from which you must collect Aceles Gene Samples. You also need to clear out the hostiles in the area to proceed. As you progress through the area, an invisible Terrormorph and an Albino Terrormorph will spawn.
You can also get the unique weapon Shattered Shock inside one of the containers suspended in the air.
Give Kaiser the Samples
Hand over the samples you have collected to Kaiser, and then Percival will tell you the location of the next batch of samples.
Proceed to the Steam Tunnels
Head into the Steam Tunnels and make your way forward till you see a glass window. You will spot a plant on the other side of it. Keep watch on the plant with Hadrian as the Heatleech starts to transform into a Terrormorph.
Speak to Hadrian
Discuss the implications of this discovery with Hadrian. Percival and Hadrian will tell you to track it down. You can just open the door on the right and head into the room ahead.
Kill the Terrormorph
Once you track down the recently transformed Terrormorph, kill it and secure a fresh sample.
Give Kaiser the Sample
Give the fresh sample to Kaiser, who proceeded to analyze it. Kaiser confirms that the Lazarus plant is being used for accelerated growth to cause the attacks.
Discuss the Findings with the Team
Talk with Hadrian about the recent findings and answer some of her questions. Your choice will not affect the outcome, as you will be interrupted by Percival.
Follow Kaiser to initiate the escape plan. He tries to go and attempt the Hatch from the other but fails as there is insufficient power.
Restore Power to the Spaceport Hatches
Head upstairs to the security room and restore power to the door by accessing the panel of the utility controls.
Initiate System Reboot
You need to force a system reboot to get it to work. Press the red button on the wall to force a reboot.
Collect the Recording and Speak to Hadrian
While listening to the recording’s playback. Hadrian notices that it is talking about her father, Vae Victus. The recording proves that Vae Victis learned about the accelerated Terrormorph growth and decided to kill everyone who knew the secret. Grab the recording afterward so they can analyze it back at the base.
You can tell Hadrian about Vae Victis being alive, but you can stay quiet or lie if you want to get quests from him.
Secure the Final Sample
The last Terrormorph is waiting for you at the far end of the Spaceport, currently hiding in the ground; you must collect the sample from it. It will show itself as you get close to it. This Terrormorph is an Anomaly as it is several times larger than regular Terrormorphs.
Furthermore, it will attempt to speak with you mentally and summon mind-controlled aliens to attack you. Kill it and secure the last sample by looting the corpse. Hand the sample over to Kaiser.
Turn on the Nearby Switches
Interact with the switches marked in the middle of the fight to free the creatures from the Terrormorph’s control. They’ll start attacking it instead and help you out.
Another tip for this fight is to plant a bunch of mines before the fight even begins and lead the Terrormorph Anomlay to it.
Return to Forward Base 441
Return to Forward Base 441 and discuss your findings with Hadrian and Percival. You get the option to tell them about Vae Victis once more. The quest, Hostile Intelligence, will be completed after the dialogue finishes. This unlocks the last quest from the UC Vanguard Questline.
Hostile Intelligence Quest Rewards
- EXP - 350
- Credits - 14400
This concludes our guide for the Hostile Intelligence quest in Starfield. Next, we have the final UC Vanguard quest, where you must make one of the most important decisions in Starfield.
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