The Cleaning Machine is a companion quest on the Unreliable.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

You found a non-operational sanitation and maintenance automechanical on the Unreliable. If you can get it running again, it may prove useful.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

SAM is located on the second floor of the Unreliable. This quest is started when the Stranger examines and then asks ADA about him.

ADA suggests that more information on Alex Hawthorne's plans for the unit may be found on his terminal. Reading the relevant terminal entries under "Search Term: SAM" will reveal that Hawthorne was going to turn the SAM into a combat-capable variant by replacing its factory-standard S.U.D.S. Steeper with a custom "Acid Steeper". Although the part which he ordered never arrived, he got a lead on an Acid Steeper located in an old storage facility on Roseway.

Travel to the Storage Facility on Roseway. The Acid Steeper is kept in a locked armory next to the kitchen. The armory door can be unlocked with Lockpick ?? or the Storage Facility Passcode. The latter can be obtained from the terminal on the front desk of the Auntie-Biotics Lab without any skill checks. The Acid Steeper is located on a lower shelf right next to the door.

Return to the Unreliable and interact with SAM to repair him. This completes the quest and unlocks SAM as a possible companion.

Quest Stages[edit | edit source]

StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
1 Ask ADA about the SAM unitYou found a defunct sanitation and maintenance automechanical in the supply closet upstairs on the Unreliable. A cursory search of the unit revealed the name, SAM, but little else. ADA may know more.
2 Search Hawthorne's TerminalADA suggested that the ship's former captain, Alex Hawthorne, may have kept information about his attempts to modify or repair SAM on the terminal in the Captain's Quarters.
3 Find an Acid SteeperYou found entries on Hawthorne's terminal in the Captain's Quarters regarding his attempts to turn SAM into a combat-capable unit. Hawthorne planned to replace SAM's S.U.D.S. Steeper with an Acid Steeper but never picked up the part from Roseway.
4 Install the Acid SteeperNow that you have the Acid Steeper part needed to modify SAM, all that remains is to return to the Unreliable and swap it out with the factory default S.U.D.S. Steeper.

Related achievements-trophies[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description Gamer Score Trophy
All for One.png All for One Completed all companion quests. 30 Silver
Anything for a Friend.png Anything for a Friend Finished a companion's quest line. 15 Bronze
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