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You can go home Courier!— Graffiti around the Silo

The Silo is a main quest in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Lonesome Road.

Quick walkthrough[]

Quest: The Silo 
Find a companion to assist in operating the blast door terminal. 
Open the blast doors. 
Reward: 2200 XP 
Leads to: The Job 

Detailed walkthrough[]

Approach the bunker from the pass to canyon wreckage. At about the halfway point, a large pipe will allow one to climb a hill to the southwest. Northwest from the pipe is the Hopeville silo bunker entrance.

Entering the bunker takes the Courier to a sewer access tunnel that leads straight into a wrecked room. Halfway down the tunnel is the graffiti "You can go home Courier" and near the door to the next room the graffiti "Lonesome Road" is painted.

In the first room of Hopeville missile silo bunker, there are locked doors to the north and south. The south door has an unlocked terminal next to it that unlocks it. In the middle of the room is a control panel that needs to be activated, in order to proceed north into the silo, but it is "encrypted beyond your ability to hack."

Walk through the south door and follow the path around and to the left. The path leads to a maintenance area. As the Courier enters, they will pass a commissary terminal on the wall.

The room is decorated with empty robot pods, and inside the robot pod on the south platform is ED-E. Release ED-E by interacting with the maintenance computer next to its robot pod. After talking to ED-E and recruiting him as a companion, ED-E then proceeds to tell the Courier that he can disrupt terminals with small satellite like dishes on them. Bring ED-E back to the console in the main room and he will proceed to return power to the silo door control terminal. Throw the switch on the console and watch the doors open as the silo powers up.

The newly-accessible hallway has a door to hydraulics access level three that can only be unlocked by accessing the locked terminal (easy) next to it and an unlocked door at the end of the hallway which leads to the missile silo proper.

In one of the hallways, one will find an Eyebot upgrade circuit board for the ED-Ecated challenge quest and corresponding Camarader-E perk. It can be found lying in the middle of the hallway behind the door to the left of the entrance, looted from a destroyed eyebot.

Inside the silo, on level three, there is an overturned desk next to the stairs leading up. Climb up to the second level; ED-E plays another log on the way up. At the top of the stairs is a room defended by several turrets and a sentry bot, which can be disabled by interacting with the terminal outside the room. A locked (Hard) desk has Hopeville silo - 1st level security code.

Up the stairs is a storage room with a couple of dead marked men. Leave the storage room to see the irradiated top floor of the silo chamber. To player's immediate left is a damaged security terminal, a turret, and a door, in that order. A sentry bot roams this floor.

If one repairs the damaged terminal (requires Repair 50), they can compromise the security, causing the turret to attack the sentry bot (or vice versa). The sentry bot frequently attacks the turret with missiles and even if the player is sneaking, they can be caught in an explosion if they are not fast enough. Across the way, to the west, enter the large doors. Reminiscent of the Vault Overseers' offices, this chamber has a circular Base Commander desk with some codes needed for the mainframe. A science skill of 75 is required to access this terminal.

The ghoul corpse of the base commander himself, General Martin Retslaf, lies in his chair next to an empty bottle of vodka and a 10mm pistol. A terminal allows one to deactivate Retslaf's sentry bot security and open the doors to the sentry bots.

Return to the silo chamber and this time go south, into the main entrance area. There's a destroyed sentry bot and two dead marked men with arc welders in the main room, and a door that cannot be opened; to the right (west) is a mainframe. Using the codes obtained from the base commander's desk, have ED-E unlock the mainframe and open the silo's doors.

Upon opening them, several turrets and sentry bot will attack. Compromising the security makes the turrets friendly, thus making this battle much easier.

When finished, follow the quest marker up to a door that leads to Hopeville and finish the quest.

Quest stages[]

10 Navigate Hopeville Missile Silo to reach the Lonesome Road.
20 Find something to break the encryption on the blast door terminal.
25 Optional: Have ED-E access the Commissary for you.
30 Use ED-E to break the encryption on the blast door terminal.
35 Turn the silo's power back on.
40 Find the security codes for the missile silo network.
50 Use ED-E to unlock the mainframe.
55Quest finishedActivate the mainframe to unlock the silo's exterior doors.


Main quests
Act 1Ain'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 2Wild 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 3No Gods, No Masters · All or Nothing · Veni, Vidi, Vici · Eureka!
Side quests
New California RepublicAnywhere I Wander · Back in Your Own Backyard · Bitter Springs Infirmary Blues · Boulder City Showdown · Can You Find it in Your Heart? · Climb Ev'ry Mountain · Don't Tread on the Bear! · Emergency Radio · Eye for an Eye · Flags of Our Foul-Ups · Hard Luck Blues · I Don't Hurt Anymore · I Put a Spell on You · Keep Your Eyes on the Prize · Medical Mystery · No, Not Much · Pressing Matters · Restoring Hope · Return to Sender · That Lucky Old Sun · The White Wash · There Stands the Grass · Three-Card Bounty · We Will All Go Together · You Can Depend on Me
Caesar's LegionBeware the Wrath of Caesar! · Caesar's Favor · Caesar's Foe · Caesar's Hire · Cold, Cold Heart · I Hear You Knocking · The Finger of Suspicion · We Are Legion
The StripBeyond the Beef · Bye Bye Love · Classic Inspiration · How Little We Know · Pheeble Will · Talent Pool · The House Has Gone Bust! · The Moon Comes Over the Tower
Freeside & Outer VegasBirds of a Feather · Bleed Me Dry · Debt Collector · G.I. Blues · High Times · Someone to Watch Over Me · The Coyotes · Wang Dang Atomic Tango
BoomersAnt Misbehavin' · Sunshine Boogie · Volare! · Young Hearts
Great KhansAba Daba Honeymoon · Cry Me a River · Don't Make a Beggar of Me · Oh My Papa
Powder GangBooted · I Fought the Law · Run Goodsprings Run · Why Can't We Be Friends?
Brotherhood of SteelEyesight to the Blind · Still in the Dark · Tend to Your Business
OtherCome 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 questsED-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 questsA Bit of Slap and Tickle · A Final Plan for Esteban · Access Powers · All Fired Up! · An Ear to the Ground · Andy and Charlie · Arachnophobia · 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 · 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
Add-on quests
Dead MoneySierra Madre Grand Opening! · Find Collars (8: "Dog", 12: Christine, 14: Dean Domino) · Fires in the Sky · Strike Up the Band · Mixed Signals · Trigger the Gala Event · Put the Beast Down · Last Luxuries · Curtain Call at the Tampico · Heist of the Centuries · Big Winner, Sierra Madre · Return to the FountainCut content
Honest HeartsA Family Affair · Arrival at Zion · Bighorners of the Eastern Virgin · Chaos in Zion · Civilized Man's Burden · Crush the White Legs · Deliverer of Sorrows  · Departing Paradise · Flight from Zion · Gathering Storms · Gone Fishin' · Happy Trails Expedition · Prisoners of War · Retake the Bridge · River Monsters · Rite of Passage · Roadside Attraction · Sanctity of the Dead · The Advance Scouts  · The Treacherous Road · The Grand Staircase · Tourist Trap
Old World BluesAll My Friends Have Off Switches · A Brain's Best Friend · Coming Out of Her Shell · Field Research · He Came... And Went · Influencing People · Midnight Science Fiction Feature! · Old World Blues · On the Same Wavelength · Picking Your Brains · Project X-13 · Sonic Emitter Upgrade · Welcome to the Big Empty · What's in a Name? · When Visitors Attack! · X-2: Strange Transmissions! · X-8 Data Retrieval Test · X-8: High School Horror! · X-13: Attack of the Infiltrator!
Lonesome RoadThe Reunion · The Silo · The Job · The Launch · The Tunnelers · The Divide · The Courier · The End · The Apocalypse