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Accidents Happen Walkthrough: Where To Plant the ARC Device in Starfield

Shane Williams

Accidents Happen is the sixth mission in the Ryujin Industries faction quest line in Starfield. This assignment leads you to "Hopetown" iconHopetown where you’ll need to use your sneaky skills to plant an ARC Device without being detected. Read below to find out the best way to successfully plant the device.

You’ll want to visit HopeTown to plant the device.

How to Start The Accidents Happen Faction Quest in Starfield

Before you can start the Accidents Happen Faction Quest you’ll need to complete the previous quest, Sowing Discord and you can do that by following the steps on our Sowing Discord Guide: Influence Arthur Cruz and Zola Adisa. Upon completing the mission, Imogen will give you your next assignment and thats to plant an ARC Device in order to threaten a competitor of Ryujin Industries, so you’ll want to travel over to HopeTech that is located on the planet Polvo which can be found in the "Valo System" iconValo System.

Where to Plant The ARC Device in Starfield?

Once you’ve landed on HopeTown and you’ve yet to explore this area in your game, then be sure to checkout the Best Defense Store which is located just before you reach the entrance to HopeTech as there are lots of weapons you can purchase that’ll make future combat encounters easier. When you enter the HopeTech Building you can speak with Inaya Rehman to purchase better ships if you’re still using the starting one. After you’re done shopping, its time to get to work, so proceed through the door which is located on the opposite side of the entrance.

(1 of 2) Follow the waypoint to the access point

Follow the waypoint to the access point (left), and wait for guard to look away before planting the device. (right)

Here you’ll find yourself in the factory section of the building, so activate your scanner by pressing Xbox-BumperLeft and follow the way point along and head up two sets of stairs, then continue following the path until you reach a ladder. Climb up the ladder and you’ll see the Access Point relatively close to where you come out. However, before you interact it and attempt to plant the ARC Device you’ll want to wait for the guard to be looking in the opposite direction to avoid him spotting you.

You’ll now want to return to "Neon" iconNeon City and make your way over to Ryujin Industries, then inform Imogen that the assignment is completed and the quest will come to a close. Here you’ll be rewarded with 100 EXP and 2,500 Credits, but this may vary depending on your difficulty.

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    PC, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Action RPG, Shooter
  • Guide Release
    30 August 2023
  • Last Updated
    18 October 2023
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Starfield is an action role-playing game from Bethesda Game Studios set in a futuristic interpretation of space exploration and colonization. Earth has long been abandoned, but there are plenty of other planets in different star systems where humans have ventured and settled. You have the freedom to create your own character with a unique background, but the main story will take you through a series of adventures as you uncover more information about mysterious artifacts which create gravitational anomalies. Along the way, you can build and customize your own space ship, establish your own outpost, befriend and romance new companions, and more. As a Bethesda game, you can also expect to see a lot of creative mods which have the potential to change your experience of the base game, or take it in an entirely new direction.

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