Ludwig was Right achievement in The Outer Worlds

Ludwig was Right

Bring robo-destruction to Edgewater.

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How to unlock the Ludwig was Right achievement

  • British LegendsBritish Legends914,766
    27 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019
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    Missable Achievement

    This achievement can be earned via the main quest "Foundation", however whether this mission is available to you depends on how you handle the Emerald Vale power crisis near the beginning of the game.

    Here's how I did it:
    * Redirected the power back to Edgewater.
    * Convinced Reed to step-down and for Adelaide to take over as leader of Edgewater. (Comes Now The Power)
    * Get the NavKey to Monarch (Passage to Anywhere)
    * Learn the location of the chemicals (Radio Free Monarch)
    * Steal the chemicals for Phineas (The City and the Stars)
    * Plant tracking signal for Sophia (Long Distance)
    * Meet with Sophia and agree to sort out Edgewater (Long Distance)

    This should give you the mission "Foundation".

    I believe there are multiple possible options that can differ from the above that you could take and still give you the mission. Turning in Phineas at the start of the game may short cut the time it takes. Although I haven't tried this myself.

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    Apostle92627I did the three quests to get the NavKey but I still have to pay 10,000 bits for it? Why?
    Posted by Apostle92627 on 23 Apr 20 at 19:03
    darthluigi7I can confirm what Fightclxb said, this achievement pops after you destroy the mechs in Edgewater.
    Posted by darthluigi7 on 17 May 20 at 20:19
    Ghost Dog ZeroI got an instant botched job when assigned Foundation. Not sure why. Suspect it's because I destroyed all the automechs on my first pass through the geothermal plant. There weren't any online to get the bugged code from.
    Posted by Ghost Dog Zero on 16 Aug 20 at 11:39
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  • MushaConvoyMushaConvoy907,409
    04 Nov 2019 04 Nov 2019 04 Nov 2019
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    This guide is for anyone following Peace In Our Time, you can actually get both of these with a simple hard-save.

    Following the previous achievement, you want to:

    * Divert power to Edgewater
    * Convince Deserters to return, leaving Reed in charge
    * Turn in Phineas to the Board to start working with Sophia
    * Progress story until you resolve the Radio Transmitter and the UDL ship crashes

    At this point, Signal Point in Space will change and ask that you return to Sophia. Before you do, head to Edgewater, up the elevator to Reed's office and kill him and his two bodyguards. The rest of the town won't even notice. Now when you talk to Sophia, she'll say that Edgewater is in shambles and need you to activate the Termination Protocol Foundation mission.

    This achievement will pop as soon as you clean up the final robot.

    As a bonus, if you're going for the 3 Negative Faction achievement, killing Reed will immediately give you 100% negative Spacer's Choice. Killing Sophia will give you 100% negative Board, then you're likely close to negative with either MSI or Iconoclast. If not, Roseway is a good choice as I'm guessing this isn't your ideal save to continue the story anyway.
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    vinachaWorks like a charm, thx
    Posted by vinacha on 01 Dec 19 at 00:05
    GabweWorked for me, thanks!
    Posted by Gabwe on 02 Dec 19 at 17:36
  • BradLeafsFan9BradLeafsFan9389,925 389,925 GamerScore
    06 Dec 2019 06 Dec 2019 06 Dec 2019
    13 1 1
    Mightier Than the Sword | Ludwig Was Right

    - These are 2 Very Missable Achievements CAN be acquired in the same play-through making the right decisions and using Saves
    **Make NEW SAVES often throughout to give yourself options if you screw up along the way, which is easy to do!**

    I speed ran these 2 cheevs after my first play-through.

    Here's what you must do early in the story:
    } Redirect Power to Edgewater (Adelaide tries to change your mind)
    } Convince Deserters to return to Edgewater (Only need to do the side-quest for 1 of the 2 people)
    } DO NOT make Reed step down!
    *I did this before realizing lol

    A fair bit later after getting Udom Bedford's Seal from Gladys and agreeing to take out the Cartographer for Sofia. You will then be tasked with sending a signal from Dr. Welles' Terminal in his Secret Lab that you can fly to.
    (Don't have to turn in Phineas, you can just send the corrupt signal from Phineas' Terminal)

    You will now have to continue with the main quest for Sofia
    until you deal with the broadcasts on Monarch , eventually this mission will say
    [] Return to Sofia.
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    **You will want to SAVE before talking to Sofia after you have dealt with the broadcasts**

    For Mightier Than The Sword talk to Sophia after making that Save,
    then re-load that SAVE

    - You can now go to Reed in Edgewater and KILL HIM, you can then return to Sophia and she will make you do a mission involving Edgewater. Finish that side-quest to get the Ludwig Was Right achievement (unlocks right after finishing the automechs in Edgewater).

    Doing this will net you both cheevs without having to do a new play-through! :)
    *You can now load up any SAVE you like so that you can play the story the way you would like to!

    All of my HD Achievement Guides for The Outer Worlds can be found here! :) (Mobile Friendly)
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    ToadLord180BradLeafsFan9 is a Saint. I honestly thought I had to do another playthrough but you saved me so much greif!
    Posted by ToadLord180 on 07 Oct 20 at 19:13
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