At the end of the High Road lies Ashton - its silo. That
machine with you, it can open it, wake it up, like it did the one in Hopeville.
” — Ulysses
The Launch is a main quest in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on .
Quick walkthrough Edit
Detailed walkthrough Edit
After emerging from the
collapsed overpass tunnel, you will find yourself on the High Road, and you will be contacted by Ulysses and given your next task.
Then you will spot two collapsed buildings farther up the road. There is a nuclear warhead which you need to detonate in order to pass; doing so will also kill a marked man in the collapsed building. If you climb this building you will find
the Crow's Nest.
Continuing past the Crow's nest, four
deathclaws will be on the high road near the Ruined Highway Interchange. The first will jump on the roof of the trailer when you walk inside. The second is up the road a bit. Another nuclear warhead is located here, on top of a truck - the third deathclaw is visible once this is detonated. The fourth is hiding behind a large rectangular container.
The high road ends past the next bend, and there is a small road going off to the left which you must take. The
Junction 7 rest stop is located to the right of the high road at the end. If you take the road down to the rest stop, the deathclaws may respawn on the overpass.
Follow the small road right to the end, where you will find the
Ashton silo control station. Activate the console after ED-E has tinkered with it to trigger another audio log from Whitley, and to complete the quest.
If the player has taken the
Explorer perk, during the initial talk with Ulysses they will be given a special speech option.
Quest stages Edit
Stage Status Description 15 Reach Ashton Silo Central Station at the end of the High Road. 20 Quest finished Activate the console to gain access to Ashton Missile Silo.
Act 1 Ain't That a Kick in the Head · Back in the Saddle · By a Campfire on the Trail · They Went That-a-Way · Ring-a-Ding-Ding! Act 2 Wild Card ( Wild Card: Ace in the Hole, Change in Management, You and What Army?, Side Bets, Finishing Touches) · The House Always Wins ( I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) · Render Unto Caesar · Et Tumor, Brute? · Things That Go Boom · Kings' Gambit · For the Republic, Part 2 · You'll Know It When It Happens/ Arizona Killer Act 3 No Gods, No Masters · All or Nothing · Veni, Vidi, Vici · Eureka!
Other Come Fly With Me · Crazy, Crazy, Crazy · Ghost Town Gunfight · Guess Who I Saw Today · Left My Heart · My Kind of Town · The Legend of the Star and A Valuable Lesson · Unfriendly Persuasion · Wheel of Fortune Companion quests ED-E My Love · For Auld Lang Syne · Heartache by the Number · I Could Make You Care · I Forgot to Remember to Forget · Nothin' But a Hound Dog · One for My Baby Unmarked quests A Bit of Slap and Tickle · A Final Plan for Esteban · Access Powers · All Fired Up! · An Ear to the Ground · Andy and Charlie · Arizona Scavenger · Barton the Fink · Bear Necessities · Big Winner ( Atomic Wrangler, The Gomorrah, The Tops, Ultra-Luxe, Vikki & Vance) · Bounty Killer ( I, II) · Brotherhood Bond ( I, II) · Caching in at the Cove · Cajoling a Cudgel · Claws Mended · Claws Out · Dealing with Contreras · Defacing the Humble Stone · Democracy Inaction · Don't Poke at the Bear! · Eddie's Emissary · Exhumin' Nature · Fight Night · Flogging a Dead Corpse · Friend of the Followers · Gland for Some Home Cooking · Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger · Hat's Entertainment · Help for Halford · Hidden Valley computer virus · Highway to the Danger Zone ( I, II) · Honorary Rocketeer · I Love Bananas · Iron and Stealing · Keith's Caravan Charade · Laurifer Gladiator · Lenk's Bad Debts · Lily and Leo · Long-Term Care · Malleable Mini Boomer Minds · Maud's Muggers · Meeting an Equal · Missing a Few Missiles · Most Wanted · Not Worth a Hill of Corn and Beans · Old School Ghoul · A Pair of Dead Desperados ( I, II) · Papers, Please · Pistol Packing · Playing on the Old Joana · Poor Meat Never Makes Good Soup · Powder to the People · Power to the People · Razzle Dazzle! · Reach for the Sky, Mister! · Rest and Resupply · Ringo's Caravan Rules · Rotface's Loose Lips · Saving (or Savaging) Sergeant Teddy · The Screams of Brahmin · Silus Treatment · Short-Term Treatment · Smooth-Talking Criminal · The Star Showdown · Strategic Nuclear Moose · Straus Calls · Strip Search · Suits You, Sarah · Tags of Our Fallen · A Team of Moronic Mercenaries · Thought for the Day · Tourist Traipse · Trudy's Radio Repair · A Trusted Aide · Useless Baubles or Fancy Trinkets? · We Must Stop Beating Like This · We Must Stop Meeting Like This · Wind-Brahmin Wrangler · You Gotta Break Out a Few Eggs · You Make Me Feel Like a Woman