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Grunt Work – Starfield United Colonies Mission Walkthrough

“Grunt Work” is the second Vanguard mission for the United Colonies in Starfield. It’s the follow-up mission of “SUPRA ET ULTRA“. Here’s the walkthrough.


1. SPEAK TO CREW CHIEF HERATH AT THE NEW ATLANTIS SPACEPORT

Mission text:
“Commander Tuala directed me to speak to Crew Chief Herath at the New Atlantis spaceport in order to collect the materials I’ll be delivering to Tau Ceti II.”


Go back to the spaceport. Crew Chief Herath is waiting for you. It’s just at the opposite end from your usual landing pad.

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2. MAKE CONTACT WITH THE SETTLERS ON TAU CETI II

Mission text:
“I’ve spoken to Crew Chief Herath and have acquired Tau Ceti II’s repair materials. I should head there to drop them off as soon as possible.”


Take your ship and fly to Tau Ceti II. On the starmap, it’s just west of Alpha Centauri. Land on the spot called “TAU GOURMET PRODUCTION CENTER” on Tau Ceti II. Then approach the facility.

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3. INVESTIGATE THE SCREAM/SPEAK TO THE WOMAN

Mission text:
“I just heard a very inhuman scream from the factory nearby. I should see what happened.”


When you’re close enough, you will hear a loud scream. Head towards the main building, when you will be seen and contacted by a woman. Enter the building to talk to her – Hadrian.

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5. RESTORE THE SECURITY SYSTEM

Mission text:
“I met Hadrian, a former UC researcher brought here by the rumor of an anomalous Terrormorph. She asked me to head to the nearby security outpost and reset her connection to it so she can try and get the facility’s defenses back online.”


Hadrian will send you to the security outpost. There is a computer in one of the buildings ahead, ground floor. Interact with it and select “Reset Security Connection” under “Security System Connection Status. Then, stay put for Hadrian analyzing the system.

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6. TUNE THE LIVESTOCK TRACKER TO 183.5

Mission text:
“I’ve granted Hadrian remote access to the security hub. She discovered a system I can use to track the Terrormorph around the facility. First, though, I need to tune the system to the right frequency – 183.5.


The “TAU GOURMET: LIFESTOCK” computer is just in the next room from the Security Computer. Interact with it to turn the tracking system back on. Then, select the Tracker Frequency Tuner and select 183.5:: Targets (1).

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7. (OPTIONAL) RESTORE THE POWER TO THE KILL LANES

Mission text:
“I tuned the livestock tracking system to 183.5m but it got the attention of the Terrormorph, which is now on the move. Hadrian suggested I try not to fight it, and instead power up the facility’s turrets by throwing the breakers on each building.”


You can kill the Terrormorph without the turrets. But here are the breakers in case you decide to use them. The first breaker combo is inside the Packaging building, right next door to the Life Stock computer. The second one for this power source is on the roof of next door’s Quality Control building.

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The second breaker combo is outside the building called Preservation Sanitation. The second breaker is on the roof of the same building.

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The third breaker combo is outside, on the roof near Hadrian’s position. You have to activate the two of them for the turrets to work. You can see both on the roof.

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7. COLLECT THE TERRORMORPH TISSUE SAMPLE

Mission text:
“I collected the tissue sample for Hadrian. Now I just need to return it to her back at the main building.”


Loot the Terrormorph and take the sample to Hadrian.

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8. FOLLOW HADRIAN

Mission text:
“I gave Hadrian the tissue sample. She’s asked me to accompany her so we can start getting some answers on this thing.”


Follow Hadrian to the microscope.

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9. RETURN TO COMMANDER TUALA

Mission text:
“Hadrian’s asked that I get permission from my commander to take this tissue sample to Percival Walker on Mars. I need to return to Commander Tuala in New Atlantis and see what he says.”


Return to Commander Tuala at MAST, New Atlantis and talk to him. This concludes the mission. Two follow-up missions start: DELIVERING DEVILS and DEEP COVER.

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This is STARFIELD
Release: September 6th, 2023
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Official Website: https://bethesdagamestudios.com/
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