In War Relics, you must find and rescue a war robot called Kaiser on the planet Niira in Starfield. He, however, needs some convincing.
In the vast expanse of Starfield, the War Relics quest presents a formidable challenge, directing you to embark on a perilous journey to the hazardous planet known as Niira. Your primary objective is to locate and retrieve the war robot named Kaiser.
However, the quest’s complexity extends beyond mere discovery. You’ll also need to undertake the intricate task of restoring Kaiser’s depleted power cells and persuading him to accompany you back to your ship.
Navigating this mission proves to be a demanding endeavor, as you must confront the hostile and toxic environment that envelopes the planet.
This comprehensive guide is dedicated to walking you through all the mission objectives encompassed within the Starfield War Relics quest. Let’s dive right in.
How to unlock the War Relics mission
“War Relics stands as one of the final faction missions available to the UC Vanguard in the game Starfield. To gain access to this mission, players must first complete “The Devils You Know.” Prepare for an exciting experience in War Relics, filled with intense action, numerous adversaries to vanquish, and bountiful rewards awaiting your conquest.”
How to complete War Relics in Starfield
“Among the faction missions offered by the UC Vanguard in Starfield, the War Relics mission stands out for its extended duration. This assignment requires you to embark on a quest within the hazardous confines of the Niira planet’s toxic environment, all in pursuit of a robotic target. Here’s how the mission unfolds:”
Report to Hadrian
“To initiate the mission, make your way to Mars, situated within the Sol Star System. There, you will rendezvous with Hadrian at the Red Devils HQ.
Engage in a conversation with her regarding the research team and Kaiser, the War Robot you are tasked with locating. Hadrian will provide access to Kaiser’s Schematics, a valuable aid in pinpointing the robot’s whereabouts. Following this, you will receive your assignment to travel to Niira.”
Travel to Niira
To find Kaiser, you must travel to planet Niira, which is located in the Narion Star System. You must dock your ship at an old tech junkyard called 1-OF-A-Kind Salvage.
You must be careful on your venture through Niira as the planet hosts a toxic environment with noxious water and rain. You can make the task of locating the robot easier by talking to Gel.
Gather intel on Kaiser’s location from Gel (optional)
Gel can be found in the Salvage shop, and you can head over to him to learn the whereabouts of Kaiser.
He’ll know where to lead you and will demand 1,000 credits for the information he provides. You can try convincing Gel to lower the price if you have good persuasion skills. We got the same info for 675 Credits after a successful bargain.
Search for Kaiser
Once Gel has guided you, head out from the shop and search for Kaiser. A blue marker will lead you to the robot’s location.
Something important to note here is that while searching for the robot on Niira, make sure to avoid contact with any water sources and rain.
These elements are hazardous on this planet and will damage your health. You must also be on the lookout for some powerful enemies across the junkyard called Sirens.
Kaiser is located in Syracuse, and as you get close, you’ll hear a beeping sound that leads to a beacon. You’ll find Kaiser in this area with alien Heat Leeches draining him out.
Eliminate the aliens and speak to Kaiser. You’ll be asked for the password, to which you must answer “Nos Belli Machinis”. Kaiser will inform you he’s out of power and in need of a MicroCell to reboot himself.
Get the MicroCell from Gel
To get the MicroCell, you must head back to Gel in the Salvage shop. You’ll have two options: buy the Microcell for 11,704 Credits or save some money and let Gel teach you how to craft it.
To craft the MicroCell, you’ll need to find the following items in the junkyard:
- Microcell Power Source
- Microcell Shielding
- Microcell Conductor
You may find these items across the junkyard at randomly placed locations. You can find them marked at different sites on the map.
Once you’re done collecting the items, head back to the salvage shop and utilize the crafting table to build the MicroCell. Now that you have the MicroCell head back to Kaiser.
Restore Kaiser’s Power with the Microcell
Return the MicroCell to Kaiser in Syracuse and utilize it to boost his energy levels. Once the robot is fully charged, issue the Activation command.
Kaiser will be willing to accompany you back to Mars in exchange for your assistance with a mission at the Ecliptic base.
Help Kaiser complete his mission
You must follow the robot to the Ecliptic base to complete Kaiser’s mission. During your journey, you’ll face many enemies, including Sirens, which you must take down with the help of the robot.
Both of you will have to make your way to the Ecliptic Base, where you’ll come head-to-head with powerful enemies, including Unit 99 in Starfield.
Clear the Ecliptic Base
While accompanying Kaiser, you’ll reach a hill where he’ll reveal the whereabouts of Unit 99 within the Ecliptic Base.
Dealing with Unit 99 is a formidable challenge, requiring precise battle tactics for victory. Consider utilizing elevated terrain to gain a strategic advantage.
In addition to facing Unit 99, you’ll also need to contend with Ecliptics, who will attempt long-range attacks. It’s crucial to bear in mind that you’ll have Kaiser’s support throughout the battle against Unit 99.
Once you emerge triumphant against the Ecliptic forces, including Unit 99, Kaiser’s mission will be accomplished, and he’ll be prepared to accompany you back to Mars.
Return to the Red Devils’ Headquarters
Having successfully fulfilled the remaining objective of the War Robot, board your spaceship alongside him and journey back to Mars.
Proceed to the Red Devils Headquarters, where you’ll encounter Hadrian. Upon accomplishing all these tasks, your mission will conclude, and you’ll unlock the Hostile Intelligence quest within the Vanguard Faction.
An important point to consider is that War Relics provides you with the chance to be honest with Hadrian about her father. The truth will surface eventually, so it may be wise to cease the deception.
Starfield – War Relics mission rewards
After returning Kaiser to Hadrian in the Red Devils HQ and completing the War Relics quest in Starfield, you’ll receive the following rewards:
- Credits: 9300
- EXP: 250