Empty Man is a side quest in Outer Worlds. It’s Vicar Max’ personal quest, and it involves finding and translating a bunch of lost writings. One of the steps of the quest takes place on the Groundbreaker, and requires you to open a locked door so he can hack a terminal. However, there’s no key for the door, and it requires quite a bit of lockpicking skill. If you haven’t invested in that particular route, you might be feeling stuck. Fear not, because there are other ways past that darned door. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to open locked door on Groundbreaker without lockpick, so you can complete the Outer Worlds Empty Man quest.
How to open locked door on Groundbreaker
You’ll need lockpick at 25 to break through the door, along with good sneaking skills or a Groundbreaker ID Cartridge to get into the restricted area. However, you can still complete the quest without any of those – all you need is a little diplomacy.
As soon as you enter customs from the landing pad, turn left and you’ll see two security officers on the other side of the glass. Both of them can give you access to the restricted area, which will allow you to go in freely, but also unlock the door that’s been haunting your dreams. There are three ways you can go about it:
- Talk to Commandant Sanita (the one on the left) and take a bounty. Find the fugitive, bring him to justice, and Sanita will help you out.
- If you’ve completed the Happiness is A Warm Spaceship side quest, talk to Private Lee Flores (the one on the right) while having persuade at 30. It’ll allow you to charm him into helping you out.
- Talk to Private Lee Flores (the one on the left) and offer him a bribe of 500 bits. You’ll be able to lower it to 300, because he’s thick.