Breach of Contract companion quest in Starfield will check your detective and persuasion abilities to clear an innocent man’s name all in the name of love.
“Breach of Contract” stands as a companion quest, accessible only after recruiting Barrett and gaining a significant amount of his approval in Starfield. The game offers the opportunity to locate and enlist various companions, but you can only engage in romance with four of them. Typically, these four companions present you with a unique companion quest, ultimately unlocking the option for romance.
Within this guide, we will assist Barrett in the endeavor to exonerate the name of his late husband, Ervin. “Breach of Contract” will take you on a journey across the galaxy, casting you in the role of a detective, as you work to clear Ervin’s reputation and aid the man you love in Starfield. To facilitate your navigation, we have thoughtfully divided the quest into multiple sections.
How to complete Starfield Breach of Contract quest
Barrett will inform you that his informant has forwarded valuable information capable of vindicating Ervin’s reputation. It appears that the mining company Ervin was associated with attempted to exploit the situation by utilizing his name. Upon agreeing to assist Barrett, the “Breach of Contract” quest will promptly commence within Starfield. Additionally, Barrett will become an essential, irreplaceable companion for the duration of this quest.
Travel to Gagarin
Embark on a journey to Gagarin, situated in the Alpha Centauri system, in your quest to locate Ervin’s lawyer. Upon docking, engage Barrett in conversation to advance the storyline of the “Breach of Contract” quest within Starfield. As you disembark from your ship, proceed straight ahead and then veer to the right, following the quest marker. Your destination is the Yankton law office.
Once you arrive at the Yankton law office, initiate a conversation with Ellie Yankton. She is the attorney who previously represented Ervin, both before and after his untimely passing. Select the initial dialogue options consistently to broach the subject of Ervin’s case and the Hephaestus mining company. Through your discussion, you’ll discover that Ervin had been unjustly scapegoated for the events on planet Gagarin years ago, casting him as a villain within the system. Ellie will request your assistance in gathering additional evidence to clear Ervin’s tarnished name.
Ellie will task you with locating the mine where Ervin had worked, although she is unaware of its precise location. Accompanied by Barrett, make your way to Ervin’s apartment to retrieve the necessary documents. We advise against resorting to theft at this juncture. While at Ervin’s apartment, take the opportunity to engage in flirtatious interactions with him.
Search Ervin’s apartment
Exit the apartment and trail the marker to arrive at Ervin’s apartment. Rest assured, Barrett possesses the key to access the apartment, bringing you one step closer to advancing the “Breach of Contract” quest in Starfield. Within the apartment, be thorough in your search, examining the Alien Cactus and Ervin’s computer before turning your attention to the safe. Take a moment to read the “Application for Hunting License” file to gather more information.
Now, utilize the “unlock safe” option from the computer terminal and employ digipicks to hack into the safe. Engage Barrett in conversation to confirm that you have successfully acquired a hunting license and Ervin’s employment contract. Present the Alien Cactus plant to Barrett to earn his approval. Exit once more and follow the marker to reach the Town Hall.
Within the Town Hall, investigate the terminal and navigate to the “Applications” tab to locate Ervin’s hunting license. Return to Ellie’s office and furnish her with all the collected evidence.
Proceed outdoors and locate the Foundry Terminal situated within the Foundry District by following the blue marker. Access the “Admin” account and conduct a search within the database, utilizing the “Mines” filter. This search will yield the coordinates necessary for locating the abandoned mine. Engage Barrett in conversation once more and prepare for the forthcoming exploration of the mine.
Search Hephaestus’ mine
Use fast travel on the same planet to reach Hephaestus Mine H-363. From the landing position, go straight until you reach the marker. Interact with the computer and select “Employees” tab. Download all the information on Ervin Madani. Then hack Admin tab with another digipicks. Read all about Ervin’s research station. Now go back to “Memos” tab and read all the files.
Go up the stairs and use the elevator. You are now getting closer to solving the mystery of Breach of Contract quest in Starfield. Use both Helgi’s and Ervin’s computer terminals and read all the files.
Beware of the creatures in this area and take them out to earn some precious XP. Use fast travel to Gagarin once more and go back to Ellie.
Deliver the Evidence and find Helgi
Present all the evidence you’ve gathered thus far to Ellie. She will accept the evidence and opt to summon a judge to reopen the case. To advance the “Breach of Contract” quest in Starfield, select the dialogue option “Why is that a problem?” at this juncture.
Exit the office and follow the marker to locate Dr. Keala inside the Med clinic. She may initially prove to be obstinate, refusing to offer her assistance. Nonetheless, she will provide you with another clue: to seek out Clint, who owns a store in the vicinity. While conversing with Dr. Keala, inquire if she can vouch for Helgi’s character; she will at least agree to testify in court on that matter.
Visit Clint’s shop and discuss Helgi with him. He will request payment of 4000 credits that Helgi owes him. You can either attempt to persuade Clint into providing the information you seek or choose to pay the owed credits; the choice is yours. Clint will inform you to meet Lizzy at the bar and inquire about Helgi’s whereabouts. He also agrees to testify in court.
Next, engage in a conversation with Lizzy at the bar and inquire about Helgi. You can choose to either pay or employ persuasion to convince Lizzy to disclose Helgi’s whereabouts. Lizzy will also agree to provide testimony in court.
Follow the marker to locate Helgi, engage in a conversation with him, and if necessary, employ persuasion should he be initially uncooperative. Then, return to Ellie and select Dr. Keala as the character witness within the dialogue option.
To bring the “Breach of Contract” quest in Starfield to a close, converse with Barrett. During the conversation, be attentive to flirt options, as they can lead to romance and eventual marriage with Barrett in the game.