The quest is started as soon as the player downloads the Automatron DLC and is level 15. The Sole Survivor is notified to listen to the new Caravan distress call that has appeared on their radio. Upon listening to it, they are notified to head over to an area near Wattz Consumer Electronics. Once there, they will find a multitude of robots battling it out beneath a highway. Once all enemy robots have been defeated, the player speaks with Ada and the quest ends.
A possible solution is to load an older save outside of the Cambridge area before starting the quest.
If you delete your saves so you don't have any outside of Cambridge you can uninstall Automatron , make a save outside of Cambridge then install Automatron again.
After eliminating the robots, Ada may be sporadically and quickly moving around in all directions, making it impossible for the Sole Survivor to interact with her.[platforms tag needed][verification overdue]
pc If the distress call is not listened to immediately after the quest spawns, that station may fail to play, preventing the quest from moving to the next step and the quest marker at Wattz Consumer Electronics from spawning. It will still be possible to travel to the caravan's location and engage in the battle. It is unclear whether this bug is triggered by fast travel or loading of an environment in general.[verified]
After killing all the robots, you are prompted to speak with Ada. Some players have experienced the inability to activate any kind of dialogue with Ada rendering the quest unable to complete. [verification overdue]