In “A Break at Dawn”, you serve as a relationship counselor to settle the matter between Hugo and his ex in Starfield.
Serving with the UC Vanguard comes with its advantages, such as safeguarding New Atlantis. However, at times, it can involve more demanding tasks, such as acting as a relationship counselor for Hugo in the “Break at Dawn” side mission in Starfield.
While the quest itself is relatively straightforward, the choices you make at the end hold significance. Although they won’t impact the quest’s outcome, they will leave a lasting impression of your integrity on Hugo.
How to unlock the “Break at Dawn” mission
To initiate the “A Break at Dawn” mission in Starfield, you must initially complete the “Keeping the Peace” mission for Sergeant Yumi in New Atlantis. Afterward, anticipate his contact for further assignments. Upon receiving his next communication, you’ll unlock the “A Break at Dawn” mission.
How to complete A Break at Dawn in Starfield
After receiving the prompt, head to the UC Security Building in New Atlantis and speak with Yumi. He will ask you to inspect the recent rowdy breakdown of Hugo with his ex and figure out a way to resolve the dispute and return the ring he stole from his ex.
Sergeant Yumi will then proceed to tell you the last known location for Hugo.
Head to Dawn’s Roost
Follow your quest marker and head to Dawn’s Roost by taking a train located in the Commercial District of New Atlantis.
You need to speak with Royce here to find out where Hugo is.
Track down Hugo in the Athena Tower
Royce will inform you of Hugo’s whereabouts, specifically that he can be found in the lobby of the Athena Tower, an apartment complex situated near Dawn’s Roost.
Make your way to the Athena Tower and engage Hugo in a confrontation. Request the return of the ring, prompting him to launch into an explanation for his actions.
Hugo asserts that his former partner was engaged in an affair with a waiter, portraying the ring as a mere gift. This revelation will present you with two distinct options for addressing the situation.
Should you persuade or let Hugo keep the ring?
Regardless of the choice you make, it will not alter the ultimate outcome of the “A Break at Dawn” side quest in Starfield. However, in our perspective, allowing Hugo to retain the ring is the preferable option, as a cheater does not merit possession of such a valuable item.
If you opt to convince Hugo to surrender the ring, you can subsequently choose between returning it to Yumi or personally pocketing 675 Credits by deceiving Yumi and selling it to a vendor in Starfield.
Starfield – A Break at Dawn mission rewards
Return to Sergeant Yumi after dealing with Hugo to get your rewards:
- 2000 Credits
- 100 EXP