Remove ice deposits to start the wind turbines again to complete Brownout in Starfield. Make sure to pick up the laser cutter.
Within the Starfield game’s Brownout mission, New Homestead finds itself in the midst of a power outage, and inexplicably, you are the only individual capable of offering assistance.
Your task entails acquiring a laser cutter and using it to eliminate ice deposits that have encased the turbines. This action is pivotal in restoring the power supply.
After successfully clearing the ice from the energy system machinery, you can return to Joyce to relay the good news and collect your well-earned reward.
How to unlock the Brownout mission
To initiate the Brownout mission in Starfield, your first step is to locate and converse with Joyce Osaka. She can be found within the Energy System Office, situated in New Homestead on Titan within the Sol System.
Upon your arrival in New Homestead, proceed through the airlocked gate. Continue in a straight path, and you’ll encounter an elevator on your right. Ride the elevator to reach the Energy System Office where you can meet with Joyce Osaka.
How to complete Brownout in Starfield
Joyce holds the role of Power System Manager in this location. She confides in you, explaining a predicament with the wind turbines: they’re currently inoperative, and there’s a pressing need to have them up and running again.
Regrettably, Joyce finds herself swamped with other tasks and unable to undertake this vital repair herself. This is where your assistance becomes invaluable. You have the opportunity to step in and help restore power to the community.
Joyce specifically requires someone equipped with a laser cutter to melt the ice that’s encumbering the machinery. This essential action will reignite the power supply. If you don’t possess a laser cutter, you can acquire one from Joyce’s desk for this critical task.
Remove the ice deposits
To successfully accomplish the Brownout mission, your objective is to eliminate ice deposits from four specific locations. After agreeing to assist Joyce, exit the building by taking the elevator down to the ground floor.
For optimal navigation, we recommend marking the mission from the menu. This will enable you to easily follow the blue markers guiding you to the towers and turbines where ice has accumulated. In total, there are two towers and three turbines harboring ice deposits.
Upon exiting the building, veer to the right-hand side and continue onward. You’ll come across numerous towers and machinery. Thanks to the assistance of a blue marker, you’ll swiftly identify the precise locations where you must employ a laser to thaw the ice. Within this area, you’ll encounter four ice-covered spots distributed among three towers and one turbine.
Upon successfully clearing the ice from all four designated spots, retrace your steps while following the blue marker. This will lead you to the final turbine requiring ice removal to complete the mission.
Return to Joyce
Once you have successfully removed the ice from the towers and turbines, you need to return to Joyce to inform her that you have cleared the ice.
Get inside the building through an air-locked door and reach the Energy System office by taking the same elevator.
Talk to her and she will say that the power systems are working now. She will say thanks to you for helping her and give you the reward.
Starfield – Brownout mission rewards
On your successful completion of the Burnout side mission in Starfield, you will be able to get the rewards of 2,100 Credits and 75 EXP.