Posted Wed, Aug 12, 2009 by JoBildo
Mission Arc: Disaster in the Desert
The following list details the main
quests you’ll need to complete in order to advance through the story
arc in the Desert, the majority of which will be granted by Robert Kaufman
at Project Greenskin, while others will come from Colonel Vanderbilt
just outside the fortress. You’ll spend your time pounding a lot of
Irradiates into the ground, as you unravel just who caused the shield
around Project Greenskin to go down. The whole thing will culminate
in a massive battle, that will test all the skills you’ve learned
up to this point.
Assault on Greenskin
QUEST TYPE: Combat/Rescuing
OBJECTIVES: Defeat Irradiates (10) / Rescue Scientists (5)
DETAILS: Right down the way
from the helicopter where you landed in the desert there are herds of
the Irradiates beating on the Project’s scientists. Kill the
Irradiates and rescue the scientists to complete the mission.
Rounding Up Rads
QUEST TYPE: Collection
OBJECTIVES: Collect 5 planted rockets from around the Grond statue.
DETAILS: All around the statue
of Grond are Irradiates with rockets strapped to their back, trying
to blow up the homage to the Desert’s behemoth. Your task is
to pummel the Irradiates and collect their uranium-armed rockets after
A Question of Suppression
QUEST TYPE: Activate
OBJECTIVES: The defense turrets surrounding Project Greenskin are offline due to overheating. Go out and reactivate them.
DETAILS: This one’s a rather
straightforward task. There are small green circles denoting where
the turrets are, and all you have to do is interact with them to bring
them back online. Be careful though as some are guarded by Villain-level
Irradiates who hit a little harder than average.
A Second Helping
MISSION TYPE: Contact
OBJECTIVES: Head north into the Burning Sands and locate Colonel Vanderbilt to continue the mission arc.
DETAILS: Really simple, as it’s
marked on your map. North out of Project Greenskin you’ll find
the Colonel holed up around some hum-vees and sandbags. Talk to
him to advance the mission arc.
Doomsday Clock Ticking
CONTACT: Colonel Vanderbily
QUEST TYPE: Combat / Device Deactivation
OBJECTIVES: Defeat Brother Alamogordo and use the code found on him to deactivate the massive nuclear device nearby.
DETAILS: This one’s entirely
doable solo, but it may be a little difficult due to the radiation surrounding
Alamogordo. If you have any extra radiation-defense items, now
could be a decent time to use them, but you may wish to save them for
what comes after this quest. Alamogordo is a straightforward enemy,
just with a lot of hitpoints. Use block when he’s charging his
attacks, and pound him the rest of the time with your own. When
he drops, use the Sequencing Code found on his person to deactivate
the bomb in the middle of the pool of radiation.
 Radiation Domination
CONTACT: Colonel Vanderbilt
QUEST TYPE: Item Activated
OBJECTIVES: Take the note found on Alamogordo to Colonel Vanderbilt – Defeat Gigaton within the Radiation Vault