The Empty Man will be one of the Companion Quests in The Outer Worlds. Companion Quests are the optional-to-complete quests that players may choose to play or not to play during their journey through The Outer Worlds’ story-line. This is a guide on The Empty Man Companion Quest, it explains how to unlock the quest, and how to complete the quest, and lists the rewards that the players will receive upon the completion of the Companion Quest.
The Outer Worlds The Empty Man
This Companion Quest will only be available if you complete The Illustrated Manual and recruit Vicar Max.
First, you will have to locate the Groundbreaker’s security terminal as Max believes that he can track the scholar if he gains access to a data cartridge from the terminal. As the security office will be in a restricted area, you will have to find a Mardet ID cartridge to use the Holographic Shroud.
Once you’re at the terminal, remove the Data Cartridge and give it to Max. He will hack the cartridge to track the scholar’s location. The scholar will be located in a rented domicile in Fallbrook on Monarch.
Head to the scholar’s location along with Max. Once you’re at the location, you will find out that the scholar, Reginal Chaney will not be home. That is why you will have to search his place for any possible hints about where he might have gone to.
Upon searching, you will find a note in his domicile, that will tell you that Chaney has be in search for gold from a river located in the outskirts of the town. Go to the river with Max, where you will find out that the scholar is a different person whom Max met in prison. Max will want to talk to the original owner of the Journal, who is a Philosophist, who resides in Scylla.
Head off to Scylla in the ship, and go to the Abandoned Mining Outpost.
After this, you will have to enter the Philosophist-hermit’s chamber for meditation and take part in the meditative aid. This will allow you to experience a vision quest alongside Max, in which you will have to help Max navigate through the vision and quest and aid him in completing it by confronting his hallucinations.
Although if you killed Reginald, she will not be convinced into helping Max, thus you will have to directly speak to Max to complete the quest.
If you didn’t kill Reginald, you will need to talk to the hermit to ask for a translation. Max and the hermit will engage in a conversation in which she will ask for some ingredients. Accept to gain 3,600 experience points.
Go to the next room, here you will have to interact with the incense which will trigger a cutscene. Try encouraging the conversation and keeping it positive.
Once Max finishes hallucinating, talk to him and see if he has found the answers that he had been in search of. Max will now be a lot calmer and the quest will be completed.
You will get 2,200 Bit Cartridge, 19,200 XP as rewards and the completion of this Companion Quest will also give you Incense Vessel, which is a quest item in The Outer Worlds