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SWTOR Patch 1.5–HK-51 Companion Droid Quest guide

SWTOR HK-51 guide with detailed walkthroughs on obtaining HK-51, the new companion droid introduced to SWTOR in Patch 1.5.



Things to know before starting the quest (i.e. how to prepare)

  • You will need an alt of the opposite faction. It doesn’t have to be high level (Level 15 is ok). This is because one of HK 51’s components is obtained from the other faction’s territory but it is bind on legecy (i.e. you can mail it to your main)
  • The more the merrier. When hunting down HK-51’s components, the more people you have to cover territory, the better. Once a component is unearthed, anyone nearby, regardless of if they are in your party/ops, can loot it. If you scanner detects a component nearby, make sure to call it out so other players can benefit as well!
  • You will need to run two specific flashpoints as part of the quest.
  • Only Coruscant and Dromund Kaas compoents are bound to legacy, rest of the components go straight to your mission tab of your inventory and are bound to that character. So yes, you will need a level 50 character to unlock HK-51 but there might be an option in the future to unlock it for other characters in your legacy.

Fatal Errors (Empire) | The Fatality (Republic) – Heroic 2+

Quest start – Belsavis Section X

New arrives to Section X will be greeted by a droid called G0-A1 (Empire) |  B6-31 (Republic) not far from the ship landing pad. He will hand you a quest called Fatal Errors (Heroic 2+)  for Empire players | The Fatality (Heroic 2+) for Republic players and ask you to track down General Avrun (Empire) | Bren (Republic) out in the Frozen Lake.


While this quest is labeled as a Heroic 2+, it can be soloed if you are decently geared.

You will need to head to the west portion of Section X and enter a subzone called The Frozen Lake.


Talking to General Avrun | Bren will lead you to the middle of map where you enter an instance for the mission. Here is the lore/quest text associated with this part of the mission.


At the end of the mission, you will encounter a trio of Dread Forces Leader (champion) and 2x Dread Forces Gunner (strong).


Completing Fatal Errors will reward you with the following lore text for Fatality Crash


Theoretika portion– Heroic 2+

Completing Fatal Errors will grant you the next heroic 2+ mission: Directive: Activate Assassination Protocols for Empire players or Assertion: Repairs Required for Republic players.

Here is the quest text associated with it.


You will need to hop back on your shop and travel to the Unknown regions to locate the ship called Theoretika


This is a fairly spooky ship…

Deck 4

The first deck you will enter is Deck 4. It is pretty spooky here and there is a little treasure hunt here.. you will need to get an access card off one of the dead bodies and find two data recordings (if you want to do the bonus quest).

First, the dead body. Getting the badge off the dead body will grant you access to the two engineer decks down at the bottom of the map (left and right corner).

Don’t worry if you found a door that needs a security card to access. this door will be unlocked later!


The two datalogs

First one


Second one..


Now.. go to the bottom left and bottom right corners of deck 4, you can now open both doors with your recently acquired engineer ID badge..


You will find a datalog and an emergency power battery in each..

Right engineer bay



Datalog 3


Left Engineer bay

Datalog 4


There is also a battery here you can grab but it appears you don’t need it.


Unlocking Deck 5

To unlock Deck 5, you need to head to the very front of deck 4 and insert the battery into one of the clickable sockets.


This will allow you to power up the terminal nearby and get you access to Deck 5!

Deck 5

Deck 5 entrance is right here..


Right inside is datalog 5


Go to the right side of deck 5, you will enter a room with some water and a bunch of broken wires below. You will need to run to the end of that room and activate the console to turn power back on with your emergency battery.


There is a bit of problem after you restored the power, you can’t cross the water anymore since the electricity is flowing through the water! To get back, you need to do a small jump puzzle! 

First, get on top of the ramp


See those boxes on top of the ramp? You are going to jump on top of it and onto the pipe above it.


From the pipe, you need to jump onto another pipe that is right across! This jump may take a few tries. Just don’t jump too close to the pipe or your head will hit it and fall down!


Once you are up on the pipe, jump up and follow the arrows.


Now, you are going to cross the narrow beam in the middle connecting the two fat platforms. Once you are across, don’t run forward but instead go to the other direction to get on another pipe.


At the end of the pipe is a container that you can blow up to get past the fence and hop on another pipe. Follow this pipe to the end and you can jump down on a platform to cross the water!


Now you will see another door open due to the restored power, you can now get to the north side of Deck 5 and gain access to Deck 6! Don’t go there yet!! Look for a dead body along the way.. it will have a security access badge.


Deck 4 Security Access Room

Now recall the room in Deck 4 that required a security access badge to enter? Ya, go back to Deck 4 and enter that room..


Surprise surprise! Here is datalog 6 and a dead body but you need to get out first (if you die or do /stuck, you will need to wait ~5 minutes for the door to reset to enter that room again).

Immediately to the right of the door is a crate you can click to reveal a control panel.. but you need a fuse to operate it..


The fuse is actually located on the top left corner, in a pile of garbage if you place the door on your back. Here is a map of the location, keep in mind that the map is a bit weird since it places the door to the right.


Now you have opened the door, grab the #6 datalog and the medical bay badge!

Deck 5 Medical Bay

Go back to Deck 5, at the bottom left corner is the medical bay


Inside the medical is the final datalog and also empty stim injectors that you can refill with the nylite canisters located around the room. Now you are ready to head to Deck 6!

Deck 6

First order of business, restore power to Deck 6 first by using the Research Lab Power Breaker.


This will spawn Specimen Gamma 19, which is fairly challenging to solo for undergeared players. Now, remember that Nylite stuff you acquired in the medical bay? It is in your missions items tab in your inventory. Use it on the boss to make it easier to kill!


After you defeated the boss, use the panel and you just completed the Theoretika portion!

7 HK Components

Component #1 (Transistor): Outlaw’s Den in Tatooine.

If you have the legacy perk purchased, you can just port to Outlaw’s Den directly. Otherwise, travel to Outlaw Den and seek out Collector Kezzit, the jawa vendor.Beware this place is free for all PVP so you will be flagged and could get griefed.


He sells two things you need to buy

Burba Seismic Excavator/Scanner for 50k (need it for other components) and Wrapped HK Transistor for 125K (first component of HK-51)


Component #2 (Chassis): Taris – Sinking City

At this time, I am not sure if the components are random spawns or spawns in a number of pre-determined locations. You will need to use the Burba Seismic Excavator/Scanner and click it (hotbar it). This will scan within 25m of it and tells you if it find it or not.

Here are some coordinates where people have reported finding the HK-component on Taris.


  • -120, –157 (my location marked on the map)
  • 90, –100 (reported location)
  • -51, –142 (second reported location)

Note that once unearthed, it will stay on the ground for 1 minute and allow anyone nearby to click it. Thus it is recommended that everyone work together in the rough area indicated in the map to locate it. Once it disappears, it will reappear in another location.


Component #3 (AI Regulator) Coruscant– Jedi Temple

If you are Imperial, you will need to make a Republic alt and level him/her to level 15ish or just have a high level escort you. You will need to head to Jedi Temple and take the elevator up. Again, the location is random and moves after someone found it. Here is where I got my (-2915, 3091)


Note that the component acquired from Coruscant goes straight into your inventory and it is bind to legacy so you can mail it to your main.

Component #4 (Motivator/Arm) Dromund Kaas – Dark Temple Approach

If you are Republic, you will need to make an Imperial character and level him/her to L15 or just have a high level escort you. You will need to head to the Dark Temple Approach. There is no exact coordinate but I got my on –1758, 517. The component moves after one person has found it so just hunt around the rough location on my map.


Note that the component acquired from Dromund Kass goes straight into your inventory and it is bind to legacy so you can mail it to your main.

Component #5 (Power Core) Hoth – Glacial Fissure

Hoth component can be acquired in the NE portion of Glacial Fissure, all around the wreck of Ambria’s Fury. This is one vast area to search and we finally found our component here at the locations 645, –869. Like other components, this one moves once someone unearth it so just search in the general area around the wreck.


Component #6 (Weapon Component) – False Emperor normal mode

HK-47 will drop the component required.


Component #7 (Loyalty Chip) – Hardmode Maelstrom Prison/Foundry

Foundry: Empire players will need to complete hardmode Foundry. At the end of Foundry, after you defeat Revan, there will be a Loyalty Chip that you can pick it up located right above the chest.


After you have all 7 components, you will be asked to return to General Avrun and this will complete the quest!

Lord of Agony– Heroic 2+

You receive this mission after completing Activate Assassination Protocols from Avrun or Repairs Required from Bren. Unlike the previous heroic 2+ missions, this one is actually a heroic mission as you will be facing trios of champion + 2 strongs. A lot of mobs can also heal, making this a bit more challenging than the previous heroic 2+s.

You are on the home stretch though! After you defeat Lord of Agony, you will get to activate HK-51 and watch a nice cinematic!



By Dulfy

MMO guide writer and blogger. Currently playing and covering SWTOR, GW2, and TSW.

575 replies on “SWTOR Patch 1.5–HK-51 Companion Droid Quest guide”

Pieces move after being spawned. There was a rumor that you only got 3 tries once you ‘found’ it within 15m but we proved that wrong by trying over a dozen. Once spawned the piece stays about 60seconds and anyone who sees it can loot it then piece will move to another location in the area.

Foundry is currently bugged. When you loot the loyalty chip by the chest after you kill Revan it will update your item count by more than 1. For example I was 5/7 just missing foundry and FE looted the loyalty chip it did not go into my inventory but the red text appeared that I got it and updated my quest to 7/7 though I am not able to proceed

Hey, I can confirm that I got bugged this way as well. I was 2/7, did HM Foundry, got to 5/7 and then got into the same bug as you and unable to proceed. Maybe we need to do HM foundry last to prevent this bug

i had only the kaas, fe and maelstrom ones to get, did maelsyttrom, and gave me 7/7, with 6 components in my inventory and bugged the tracker for it

One note for the peices.. if your republic and using your imperial toon to get a peice, they must buy the scanner for 50k..and vice-versa I would hazard a guess

How did you guys get round the bug incident we encountered in the Foundry
It was too late for me to continue last night

we got all the other parts first and then went to do FE. upon killing HK-47, it give us the weapon component off his body and the quest went from bugged to the next step (I got 2x weapon components, one of them game identified as the loyalty thingie I guess).

Just a question…once you unlock him, is it fully unlocked on ALL your toons? or do you have to repeat this each time?

you can purchase through cash or cartel coin to unlock him for an entire faction (pub or imp) in the character perks once you have acquired him.

I tried to get the FE component with a different character, but it will only drop for the character that has the companion quest.

the only part that is mailable I think it is the coruscant/dromund kaas one since they are Bind to legacy and go to your inventory rather than your mission tab right away

I thought I saw some reason that you needed 50’s on both sides but now I dont see it.

Why do you need a 50 (or highlevel at all) for this quest?

The False Emperor flashpoint is a lvl 50 flashpoint. Hence needing a lvl 50 on either side. Same with the hard mode Foundry/Maelstrom Prison

You only need one 50. You will need another character on the other faction to get the BoL item on their planet capital, but you can get it at significantly lower than max level.

Dulfy, in your opinion, can the H+2 be soloed by a campagin geared dps with a black hole or better geared healer companion?

Should be able to easily. The only H2 that might give you some trouble is the last one since all the mobs come in a group of three and some of them heal. We were also caught offguard since we didn’t expect it to be that tough given how easy the previous H2s were.

Wasn’t HK supposed to be a legacy companion and you wouldn’t have the redo the full quest to get him on alts? I ask because it’s starting me over completely on my pub alt and I thought the devs said you would still have to go get him but not do the full quest.

I pulled Gamma 19 back to that area with the liquid filling half the room and killed him from above (as I didn’t have the injector)…. anyway now I know. The “dark room” was funny as was the whole atmosphere on that ship.

i m republic, yesterday i send the wrapped box to my new char on imp side… lvl him to 7 and went to dromund caas- i was in operation and stand next to the found item if hk 51 – i cant click it- message -you need the scanner- ok time to open the box i thought- i try to open – message – you dont need to do this now- box was still closed-
it seems there is a min lvl to use the fucking box- today evening i ll send money and jump to tattoine and buy the real scanner.. with tokenjump back and go dying again through dromund… wish luck to me

Have you figured out how it works with the scanner on the toon that did not start the quest? I.E. if I want to complete the quest wit my imperial character, and logg to my rep to get the piece from the Jedi temple, will he have the scanner in his inventory already or do I have to start the quest with him in the Section X, too?

on Theoretika portion– Heroic 2+ it says shop instead of ship just a minor typo but just wanted to tell you.

Can anyone comment on whether when you have HK-51 is it possible to send 1 more companion out on crew skills or are you still stuck at the previous number of crew members on crew skills

Just found out on Test center today. Hk-51 has become a legacy companion. Once his quest is completed it unlocks the ability to purchase a character perk for 1million credits unlocking HK on that character. He will join geared in level 51 (armor rating 118 gear) bypassing the quest chain on your alts

Hi is the Burba Seismic Excavator/Scanner bound or can it be sent to the opposite fraction or would the OF have to goto Tat and pick one up

Anyone knows if doing all this will unlock hk-51 for all caracters or it as to be done individually for every toons ? thanks

That’s a bummer that he doesn’t have a tank stance. As both my main toons are DPS, he’s kind of useless to me.

Ok….I hit the Outlaws Den and got the 2 items there….Then I went to section X on Belsavis….Did the First Heroic Fatality…Tried getting the piece on Taris but got the Message “You don’t need that yet”…..then I went to the Jedi Temple and got that piece….traveled to Hoth to get the item there and recieved the same “You Don’t need that yet” message.
Why can’t I get the pieces on Taris or Hoth??

Any idea why after doing the Theoretika (Heroic 2+) quest…I went to Outlaws Den to buy the parts…but the vendors goods looked like a pvp vendors goods? Crystals, medpacks, etc. No sign of the 2 parts I needed…and I am on the quest. Did I miss something?

I started this quest last night and my subscription ran out today, ironic as hell. Does anyone know if I can finish the quest and still get HK without resubscribing?

For some reason, I’ve had zero luck finding the fuse in the Theoretica, and keep dying once the time runs out. Any tips on how to find it in the pile of garbage?

It’s the slightly glowing blue box laying on the garbage in Dulfy’s picture. Run your mouse over it and it should become clickable.

Can you explain how I get a piece without the Scanner? You say in the guide I don’t have to be high level, but I can’t even get the quest to start the thing at level 33. Tried clicking a piece someone else found and it tells me I need the scanner.

Also you can do it without the scanner – you just need someone with scanner aside you. When part is found everybody can take it.
On Coruscant a pair of 10-15 lvl darksiders’ alts grouped with me just to wait while i did the job 🙂

I did the foundry part first, didnt bug at all for me… has everyone remembered to OPEN the boxes to see if the mission log updated??

In Maelstrom Prison HM, the the chest is in the very last room, after you talk to Revan. Instead of turning right and going out of the instance, you turn left. There’s a chest on the floor.

For the Jumping Puzzle in Theoretika, I found out it was possible to just run through if you’ve got more than 21k Health. As a Jugg Tank with 25k hp, I died once on Specimen 19(didn’t get the Nylite at all as I forgot all about it on both attempts, 2nd attempt took him down by kiting him around the room with vette DPSing him down) and was frustrated it sent me back to the other side of the engineering room where I had to jump again. I tried the jumping puzzle a 2nd time and fell into the ‘electrified’ water by accident, and it was around 4k damage/2 secs. I figured I could prolly run all the way across, and I did survive, with around 4k HP remaining. Just remember to heal yourself immediately once you get across. ;P

Thanks for the guide, you’re always a great help to the Community!

I’m a Commando healer in black hole gear (rakata implants/earpiece, recruit relics, tionese weapon, BH everything else) with my Tanno Vik (melee tanking companion) in Columi gear, and I didn’t even remember that I had the Nylite stuff. It just wasn’t necessary, the thing hits like a wet noodle.

Yeah, a healer with a tanking companion combo would definitely find it easier or a double DPS team might even take him down quicker. 🙂

By the way, has anyone had success soloing the last part(Lord of Agony) of the quest? I still need to do HM Foundry(due to time constraints, can’t log in for a long period of time), and I prolly can get a group easily for the last part, but just curious if you could, cause I would love to try. What’s the best companion combo to go in with? Immortal Jugg here. Thanks!

Battlemaster-geared Defense Guardian with Recruit-geared Healer-Companion here, soloed Lord of Agony with ease. So with raid gear it should be no problem at all.

Thanks a lot for the site and for this guide 🙂
Want to add about “Theoretika portion– Heroic 2+” – it’s not Heroica at all, you can do it oneself like i did it yesterday by my Gunsligner (just all dailies purple mods 50 in orange gear) with a healer companion. There are no mobs (but it’s realy spooky :-)) and only one boss beast – so you do not need group if could not find any.
And i have a question about other side component – i took one from Coruscant and my quest here is done, can i find now another one for my Mercenary char and mail it to him? I just can go and use excavator in Jedi Temple even if i have no quest for it? Or only one component of each kind is restricted for one char?

I mailed the scanner to my imp for the D.K. piece, then mailed the hk-51 item and the scanner back to my main to continue the quest.

When i got a piece on Dromund Kaas with my Emp alt, call my email droid, send the piece to the main char and tried to pick up the piece again i got a message “You have it already”… so need to run another scanning. Or pay 1 mio! Heriocs for HK 51 are good and funny, but scanning is boring…

my friend and I when we go to get it, i get it and he didnt cuz his PC crashed and lost the timer to grab it. we go the next day and redo the search and he get it and i get it again (the old one was already clicked for the quest)

Since I never did a FP before, I have a question, what exactly I have to do to enter in the Hardmode Maelstrom Prison/Foundry?

Not sure if it is still required if you can’t enter those HM FPs directly by talking to the guy near the entrance, you may need to pick up a quest from a NPC on the same ship (forgot the name) that asks you to complete normal Boarding Party/Republic equivalent first.

Thanks for your answers. 🙂

In my case, I play with a Sith Warrior, so, it’s not exactly like the case DV described, but it’s probably similar, right?

If I understood right, I need to do a different FP called Taral V first, correct? After I did this FP, will I be able to do the MP directly in a different day (I only have 1-2 hours/day to play) or I will always have to do this Taral V before?

I google a little and I believe that I found my answers. For my case, the first FP should be Boarding Party (which I will take in the Fleet), after this one, I will do the Foundry FP.

So, the “only” problem will be now find a group to do both FPs. 🙁

Only an update. I did the HM Foundry yesterday and it was easier than I thought to enter it.
I only had to use the Group Finder for this specific HM and voila, a few seconds later and I was in the beginning of the FP. 🙂
It’s not necessary anymore do the Boarding Party as a pre-requisite.

On the Republic side, Maelstrom Prison is part of a mission chain called The Jedi Prisoner, that takes you to the flashpoint Taral V before MP — I understand a similar scenario is the case for Imps, but I haven’t played that myself yet. There is a flashpoint courier droid on the fleet, it’s a level 27 mission, and then you take Interfleet Transport (a shuttle) to the Telos, another ship within the Republic fleet.

It doesn’t really stay for 1 minute when i found it, more like 30-40 seconds, when I found it on Taris. (Forgot Co-ords sorry)

So mmm.. why is the scanner even for sale for 50k in Outlaws Den? I completed the Theoretika and when I checked my inventory to see what loot I had the scanner was already there. Also another bit of random weirdness happened. When I got to the vendor in the Outlaws Den on Tattoine I realised like a dope that I was actually skint.

I decided to do the Black Hole Dailys to get some cash so off I went. After the Heroic 4 I quick Travelled back to the outpost to get my rewards and sell my junk items. I was very surprised to find the HK weapon component in my inventory even though I know for certain I only had a couple of medpacs and a crafting recipe in my inventory when I left Tattooine…

Now I did do False Emperor about 3 or 4 days ago but that was before I even had or knew about the HK quest chain…

I didnt see anywhere you mention how to get the scanner to0 use on DK/Cor to get the legacy bound parts, had to ask a guild lot, some are saying you were suppost to receive it upon collecting teh quest from fleet.. I dindt.. so had to go all teh way to Tattooine to grab one from teh outlaws den area

In HK voice:
Gratitude: I cant even measure my thanks for the guide, would never completed even Theoretika part without it…
Information: HK comes with full set of 118 rated items for all slots. Pride: This makes him excellently capable companion making daily runs breeze.

I have one issue here, I made all the parts quests except the “Loyalty Chip”, which i left it for last, since is hard mode, BUT at the flashpoint entrance dialog scene, instead of choosing hard mode I chose normal. I wanted to abandon the flashpoint, yet accidentaly I abbandoned the HK quest. Now I’m not able to play it again at all. What the heck should I do? Do you have any sugestions? And don’t tell me to contact customer servicde or make game tickets – no luck so far.

On that room with the trap door from Deck 4, where you have to replace the fuse from the console in order to open the door, I searched like hell everywhere and I haven’t found any god damn fuse. There’s nothing on the top left according to the indications. WTF!!!!!

Awesome job! Small typo for ship was typed as shop: “You will need to hop back on your shop and travel to the Unknown regions to locate the ship called Theoretika”

I ran False Emperor normal with main that has quest and 5 other components an killes HK-47.
But nothing dropped. Bug or does it not always drop?

To be clear, if you’re a republic player, you don’t need the part from The Foundry? The description above wasn’t entirely clear.

The most awesome walk-through I have come across. Detailed and specific without being elitist. Very rare to see these days. I have one addition. You mention that you can mail the part from kaas within your legacy (for alliance players). I would like to point out you can mail the excavator/scanner as well. I almost wasted money buying a second one, but decided to see if I could mail it first. Glad I did.

So, technically if i am republic I need to mail the scanner and evac to my empire guy and then when i get the part, I can mail all three back to my Jedi?

Anyone know if it is possible to do the final Flashpoints co-op (other than PUG)
I do most of my questing with a friend, and to be honest do not really like grouping up with others that I do not know :O

My friend an I did False Emperor 2-man with our companions. We’re fairly casual players so only in the 50 epic gifted raid/pvp gear.

Haven’t attempted the HC foundry tho. Reckon that will be too much for us.

You can cross the electrified water in the Theoretika if you suck at jump puzzles, although you’ll take some damage. It does not insta-kill you (unless they changed it recently). If you have a speed boost, or a damage shield, you won’t get hurt very much.

i found a CONFIRMED location for the part in the Jedi Temple. Not sure if the screenshot will bring it up. but i found it @ -3044 3030

Thank you for the walkthrough. Much greatful. I do have a question. I play republic and found out that I would need an imp character to get the part. So I made one. What do I need to unluck through legacy so I can mail the scanner and parts back and forth to one another. A mail droid or legay bank? This is where I’m stuck.
I know noob

Great guide. Please note, you may want to,warn people NOT to open the legacy HK51box. It only has same items as he is currently wearing. I think it’s only for other robots or to send to legacy HK51 unlocks. Does legacy unlocks have gear? Also, once opened you cannot send to players it’s bind on open.

I can’t believe it, you’re like a one man army, doing all of this for us…. THANK YOU!!!

also using the legacy ability “Sacrifice” (dark 5) + healing companion should get you across the water without a problem

I found my Taris HK-51 part at -1623, 75. I know you said it moves, but it was definitely outside of the circle range you had on your map. Just a heads up.

the second location in the guide for Taris is an unreachable location. Just though I’d let you know that the person who reported it to you was lying to you.

can the burba seismic scanner be mailed? cause i doubt i will be able to get it with just a 15 lvl character in Imp side

On Quesh the entrance to the sewer at 619 580 is correct, you just need to go up the ramp that appears to head for the entrance but turn right at the big tree half way up.
Found this out as it’s actually the exit you come out of when doing the quest as Republic.

Great guide. I found the one on Taris according to your location in 15mins. Hoth and Dromund Kaas both in less than 2mins. Now just train a Republic character for the last one. Thank you.

I made a comment a while ago about finding parts again after finding them once. As long as you have a scanner you can find any parts, you just can’t pick them up unless it’s the coruscant or durmand kass parts.

Hi i am Empire player , but i have a lvl 15 Republic , i log into it but were do i found the quest? i mean i dond ahve a scanner to find the component att the Jedi temple.
I am stuck..

You need to either purchase the scanner from the vendor in the Outlaw’s Den or mail the scanner from the Empire player to the Republic player and then mail it back when you are done. Your Republic player does not need any special mission for this.

Because the guide doesn’t specify, the last quest takes place on Belsavis. For those who got their quests reset during the parts missions, that is where you’ll need to travel. This was oddly hard to find.

Might want to mention in this Guide at the start of the Components section, big Warning, that the questline is bugged at the Maelstrom/Foundry piece, #7. Random bug that completely deletes the questline and all progress. *ALL* progress. SWTOR people say it affects roughly 5% of players and is random. So if you’re going to tackle this questline, best to get the Maelstrom/Foundry piece first before you find out if you’re going to lose all the pieces you’ve dug up.

Or at the very least do not “unwrap” any of the pieces you do dig up so they aren’t technically mission items and deleted when/if the quest bugs out

Out of curiosity, how much of this quest can be done solo at 55? I don’t have a 55 to try to solo it yet or I would. Just wondering if anyone has tried to solo it at 55 (I’m guessing the flashpoints won’t be able to be soloed at 55).

I was able to solo the entire thing on my level 55 characters except for the 2 Flashpoints. The three Heroics are easy if you have a healer and interrupt some of their heals.

Actually, decently geared class with long duration cc is capable of soloing it at 50 with healer companion. Did the job with gunslinger, sniper, sorcerer, sage, mercenary and commando myself. (For Tank classes I’ve unlocked the Treek insteead)

I completed to mission completely solo. Lvl 55 with 156 rating armor… Took a few days at 3-4 hr play time for each day…Good luck

Question is the flashpoint parts even working because I just solo False Emperor till Hk-47 and he didnt drop his part and I tried the HM Foundry and I couldn’t pick the loyalty chup ;(

So, technically if i am republic I need to mail the scanner and evac to my empire guy and then when i get the part on DK, I can mail all three back to my Jedi?

To cross the electrified water, if you’re a SNIPER, use covered escape as soon as you start to suffer damage. Much easier. And thanks for the guide. Really helpful.

For republic/imperial specific mission it would be nice to have a map showing the imperial/republic location for people having the quest

Hoth 666, -794. The radius around the ship is bigger than i originally thought. Well advised to bring multiple people to cover more ground.

You need the Quest , else it won’t drop . I tried it today with a G-mate on Alt (no quests) and didn’t drop , we did 4 times in a row . Logged main , took Quest (Didn’t do HK quest before , since I’m using Treek anyway ^^) and it dropped the first time …. Don’t know if it’s luck or not , might be a bug as well .


137, -187

Also, every vid I’ve seen of it was near a tent, building, etc.

Also Dulfy, I think you can’t get to “90, –100 (reported location)”

Just want to warn you guys something about the quests. If you are a subscriber and you don’t purchase the Section X unlock from cartel market, as you can get in Section X because of subscription privilege. Not completing HK-51 activation quest before the subscription ends will reset all the quests back to Theoretika.

You will probably lose all of the components that you gathered and need to find them all again. Not sure if it is the bug that cause all to disappear when you grab the loyalty chip as the last piece. I returned to this game a week ago and this is a sad news for me.

So I have an imperial and im looking for the 3rd piece on my pub, do I need the Burba Seismic Excavator/Scanner to do this and if I do how does he get it if hes only lv 24?

Hoth – 694,-885 It looks like they need to be acquired in order… Or I am missing some pre-req, I couldn’t loot.

This guide is okay, but the biggest problem with the quest line is the searching for the components, it’s a random number generator that places the parts, so no one set of coordinates will help you.

One thing seems to have changed with this; at some point I was just given the burba excavator, I think when I completed Theoretika, since it was near the end of my inventory.

2 hours and counting wandering around that wreck on Hoth. I’m about to order an orbital bombardment on Bioware and be done with the whole thing. Too much bullshit for a quest hardly anyone is doing these days.

There seems to be some werid co-ords floating around for the Dromand Kass HK parts. There is a bug where the players co-ords will not match up with the cursor, this seems to rectify (temporary) if you jump while the map is open. I have mapped out a few of the possible locations that are in and around the area where the two roads are:

Dromund Kaas – Dark Temple Approach (Motivator/Arm): -1574, 68.
Most of the locations given by others for this one, are inside the mountain, so I guess Bioware changed the map’s coordinates.

Looked all over the Endar Spire area and still not even a hint on where it is. All I keep getting is no parts detected.

Checked through the Endar Spire region for almost 90 minutes.

In the end, I found it just north (outside, according to the map) of the Endar Spire region, slightly west of the small lake. Basically was walking back and forth in a search pattern which I continued until my position was outside the “described” area, than turned back about 10 meters distant.

Found the drop at Coruscant smack in the middle of the area, but was walking around it for about 5 minutes due to some strange “measurements”.

I found the one on Hoth in under 15 minutes. Lucky considering all other places have been 30-90 minutes

Hi for Empire players, where is General Avrun ? Is he on Hoth as I just finished the HK [Heroic 2+] Directive: Activate Assassination Protocols after a long time away from SWTOR. So now I don’t see on the Galaxy Map where to find General Avrun for that mission.

Well… i am free2play player and i collected money the whole game just to buy the Section X , then i picked the quest, collected the HK parts and now i am missing the one on coruscant ,i cant mail it . What should i do ?

you have a pubside character? on coruscant? you have to send the scanner to your pub tune to find the part then mail it

Thanks for uploading the pictures. I found the Dromund Kass part at
x: -1623 y: 670 near a few Yozuck Spawnlings

I done the first part of this about a year ago and began hunting the part on Taris. After several hours I gave up.. I started looking again yesterday and finally found the first piece, but it would not let me pick it up. I went back to Section X to see if my quest had somehow reset or something, but the droid is not offering the quest again. So.. I have absolutely no idea what to do next..

in the Theoretika, Deck 4 Barracks 4B (North-Eastm with datapad #6) any assassins who have difficulty repairing the door and thought “hey I’ll drop a phase walk and teleport back outside if Im about to die”…

If you do so, you have to wait out the debuff before you can reopen the door. So depending on how early you Phase Walk out, you can be waiting upto 5 minutes before you can re-open the door. You won’t die, but you actually keep the debuffs as if you were still inside the room.

Does it matter? You got the help you were looking, be thankful that some people go out of their ways to help others – a lot could learn from that, we do play MMOs after all, which use to be a place where people “went out of their way to help each other” … no anymore unfortunately

great guide; a couple of notes:

rocket boost makes travel times in the ship much more manageable.
phase walk will NOT get you out of the asphyxiation room, but you CAN use it to completely avoid the jumping/pipe/electrocution puzzle. Just set the return point on the edge, run across the water, flip the button, and phase back. No muss, no fuss. (there may be a way to do this on a leaper-type, as well),
you only have the one fight on Theoretika. The nylite injector will be in your mission items, but will NOT show up in the top right corner during the fight, so open the window or drag it to a hotbar – and you also have to be close (melee) to inject it.
you may get to the Den and find Kezzit is not there (there will be a busted up sand speeder & a broken droid on the ground) – it means someone has killed him. :/ That means you have to wait out the respawn . . . like I am now.

I’m a 60 pub shadow in 186 self & companion gear, and will solo all of this that I can. Will let you know if I get anything else of importance.

Ther are two jawa vendors in the Outlaw’s Den, can use both.

This can be soloed at level 50 if you are well geared.

hei , i cant find HK-51 parts for my second character, because as my only rep char i could find the coruscant part only once and now i cant find it for the onter chars , pls help

what he meant by not a valid location is that location is in black sun territory, not at the jedi temple

so don’t inject that nylite solution into yourself. just did it for shits and giggles as a 60 jugg tonight. used all my cds, endure pain, medpack. it will kill you LOL. use it on the monster

When you’re on the Theorotika, there’s a moment where you need to find a fuse to open the locked door… I’ve been looking everywhere and there’s no fuse in the room, so I keep dying. Anyone having this problem?

That’s an optional room for completing the datapad bonus quest. You need to grab and activate a light-droid for that, or turn your gamma way up to “nightvision” mode. The fuse box is hidden behind boxes on the left side of the room, and the replacement fuse is diagonally across from there (also mostly hidden).

Thisx10000000000. I died the first time looking for the fuse. Looked at comments before opening up the door again and saw that you had to click on the fuse box before it would show it to you.

Latest coords for Hoth : 667 -842. Take note that its within the same area that the last know coords listed on this page, so search that middle area for it.

Found on Hoth at 495, 50.

Also, your coordinates change when you kneel. So if you open the map then place the excavator, you should see your ‘y’ coordinate change. It will stay incorrect until you close and re-open your map. So please be careful when entering the coordinate where you find parts at.

Did this mostly on my Imp toon, with the Jedi Temple part of course on a Pub. I think the Dromund Kaas part was by far the most annoying one to find. There were 3 of us searching the area and it still took 45 minutes. The area is just huge.

I got lucky on DK. I started in the area in the picture above and worked straight across. I got it in maybe 5 min.

I searched for hours to no avail on Hoth then decided to get some sleep and start in the morning when there might be more people on trying as well. This morning I asked if anyone was looking and immediately got invited to a group. They said they were near it I searched a few feet away from them and I found it on the first search, felt like it was my birthday or something… Oh wait Today is my Birthday LOL, they were happy and astonished and I was happy as well. Found The Taris one at -40, -186 and the Hoth one at around 566, -971 on a small ice patch next to the ship.

do u can read josef binar? its clearly wrote “Completing Fatal Errors will grant you the next heroic 2+ mission: Directive: Activate Assassination Protocols for Empire players or Assertion: Repairs Required for Republic players.” SO u just must lear read its shame for u

You’ve got to be kidding me. You complain about somebody not reading, yet you spew that vomit you call a sentance? How…sad for you.

I need help. I’ve done the foundary twice. when I defeated revan I went to go get the hk loyalty chip & It doesn’t let me pick it up & I don’t know why. I try right clicking it but it just won’t let me, some one please help me it’s really stressing.

On False Emperor you don’t need to fight every mob. Just HK47 and the boss before that.
Breeze past with a stealth character at lvl 60.

The thing is it won’t give me the option to pick it up so I don’t know what to do because I’ve done the flash point twice & the same thing happens.

Did you go up the ramp and check the box? Then you have to actually look in the box to pick it up after you open it. (I am assuming you are talking about the last quest)

Yeah I’m talking about the last quest , I checked inside the chest & then i tried getting the chip but it didn’t let me, I don’t know I guess I’ll try again

I am so upset about searching for the fuse in the dark. The flashlight does not work in this room? What explorer does not carry a torch for dark rooms? I hate writers and game designers who just do this stuff to torture game players. i have spent over an hour looking for the fuse.

The fuse/dark room is not part of the actual HK mission, it just contributes to the bonus mission aboard the Theoretika. If it’s too aggravating, you should probably come back to it later, and keep working on HK.

This is actually not an issue. There is a lumination droid that you get earlier from one of the dead bodies. You can activate it either from your mission items inventory, or by clicking the button next to the mission tracker.

If you teleport out of the room/instance during the quest and come back again, the illumination droid will bug out and won’t be usable anymore. Found out after I traveled to my stronghold and back. Maybe that’s what happened to the OP?

Thankfully, you can just lower the graphic setting significantly and tada: the whole place is lit.

Plus, you need to interact with the fuse box three times – you’l lget then text about needing a new fuse and at this point, the fuse becomes interactable.

Just something annoying we just discovered, you can get the cross faction part with any toon anytime, but….you need quest for any other one to be PICKED up…you can FIND the cursed things, but it says nope not for you when you try stuff it in your pockets

That didn’t happen when I did it, all you need to do is mail or transfer the HK scanner over to your other toon, then use it to locate the part

Not sure I was clear there, I was talking about all parts OTHER than the Legacy part, which, btw, if youre quick summoning a mailbox you can grab 3…;) All other parts are character specific and need you to have started the Questline for HK and have the Schematic in your Mission Inventory….

just a question i can’t find an answer to, if i unlock him doing the quest for an imperial character, do i still have to do this all over again for republic? I know about the legacy perk for imp toons.

For anyone having a problem finding the fuse in the dark room on the ship Theoretika. I think the fuse only shows up after you attempt to open the crate and discover the fuse in the crate is broken. So right after the lights go out, go to the crate and click to move the crate, click to open the panel and then click to remove the old fuse.

After that, go to the corner indicated by the map position above and the fuse will highlight when you mouse over allowing you to pick it up. It is indeed on the floor mixed in with that garbage pile.

You can also use the illumination probe to light up the area, but it will go out each time you move, though you can mouselook around and it will stay lit. This helps in navigating the room!

A lot of peeps saying it’s bugged, it’s not. You need ot interact with it three times, and then it will state you need a new fuse. At this point, the fuse in the opposite corner becomes interactable.

Doing the quest now on a toon and got the Burba Scanner automatically added to my inventory after finishing the Theoretika portion.

IMPORTANT!!!!! Now post 4.0 update you will need 4 Level 65’s to complete the Maelstrom HM Flashpoint portion. They have increased the difficulty on all HM FP’s to L65.

Not sure if this is just my experience, or whether others have noticed the same, but across all of the “searched parts” (i.e. the ones not purchased from vendors or acquired in FlashPoints) I did notice something of a pattern.

What worked for me was to find the toughest mob in the area, kill it, scan at the location they were standing when I first saw them (not where they died) and EVERY time I got a hit within 25 meters.

Once you have the first hit, the search area you have to work with becomes so small that if it takes much longer than 5 minutes, you might as well give up!

The Loyalty Chip from Maelstrom Prison doesn’t drop in Tactical mode. Maybe Solo, haven’t tried it. In Tactical mode the chest/crate thing is there, it shows up on your map, but when you loot it nothing goes into your inventory and the quest marker says “Hard Mode Only”/

I didn’t even get a chest in Tactical mode. In Solo-mode there was a small lootbox on the Rakata generator console, that contained the HK part. Haven’t tested Hard-Mode.

False Emperor tactical did drop the HK part, though.

My box showed up empty as well. No amount of camera tilting in Tac Mode on that little crate they give you seems to be helping.

NOTE: reran this on Solo mode and it appeared in the box without issue. Who knew running this SM would be more fruitful? But it works!

I ran Maelstrom in Tac Mode hte other day – the chest was there, but nothing was inside it when I opened it. Ran it again in HM, and it all worked as expected.

Hoth: 691, -838

Taris: -2919, 490 (This is the glitched y that shows up when you open the map and don’t move, but it’s still usable so I thought I’d add it)

hi i need help i cant equip anything on hk at all and it says need droid armor and cant find a thing on it even 2vr8 has the same issue

Gear is now only cosmetic on companions, As droids only really change their look with companion customization items they no longer have gear slots.

I just the Taris’ component near the imperial faction phase entrance (or specifically the Bounty Hunter class’ phase entrance)

Do you know, is there any scanning location for Tatooine? Or is the only way to get the component from the Jawa vendor?

If I understand it correctly, you either have to do it, or buy the unlock for a million credits. I don’t know if there is a CC unlock or if the cost is per character or per account.

Question: I’m on day 3 of trying to find the part on Coruscant and I’m not having much luck. Has the part ever appeared up on the balcony that stretches along the north portion of the temple?

I did it today and it took me less than a half hour. Getting a new acc to 15 to a bit. What i did was scan around the circle path and got nothing then did another circle between the path and wall. I would have then done the center if i couldnt find it. Find mine along the west side.

You don’t have to do hard mode Foundry with Imperial characters to get the chip. I did the normal mode – solo, and I still got it after defeating Revan.

I dont know if it is a bug or whatever but i get a hk head on corrussant now, instead of a ki regulator….and the head is now the legacy part ?!?!

The DK numbers with the Y coord being around100 don’t make any sense. those positions on the map are due east of the temple and cannot be accessed.

You can turn your graphics settings down so the Theoretika isn’t dark. It might be Shader Complexity but I haven’t tried it out.

Taris: 98, -222
I thought the spawn area was limited only to “Endar Spire Crash Site” but it appears to include the area in front of the bunker to the east of the lakes as well.

I plotted all the coordinates I could find, and it looks like a huge concentration of found locations sits along the -147 Y-coordinate, stretched out from -120X to +140X

Taris -24 -146
Hoth like in the guide(someone actually found it when i got there then just left and i got it,lol)
Coruscant -2951 487

It is worth noting that there is a Cartel Market purchase required to enter Section X (at least for free-to-play players)

Taris: opposite side of the lake in the above picture.
Corruscant: Adj 2x anamolous green crystal formations.
Hoth: abt 1/4 of the way in between the two sections of the Ambrosia in that middle area.
DK: x-1531, y640, z70 next to the corpse near the root and to tje left of the wall running parallel to the right branch of the path going to the temple. Another player found it at -1624, 567

I successfully completed both flashpoints in story mode and got the components needed. It was not difficult at level 62 with a Jedi Sentinel.

The information about the FUSE (Deck 4 Security Access Room) could be more detailed. You really must access that Control Panel. There are several steps to it: open it, inspect the inside, and remove the defunct fuse. NOW you are able to start searching for the FUSE in the south-west corner. The fuse will NOT highlight unless you do these required steps. I lost quite some durability on my gear until I understood this.

Thank you for this comment! I moved the box and died twice before I found your comment. I was getting so frustrated with the fuse not becoming collectible.

Just found the Chassis at -122, -144 after two days of searching and looking in that exact location 10 minutes earlier.

How are people accessing locations like -1644, 84. on DK? It’s a freaking mountain. There’s no access from either side.

I just absolutely CAN NOT find the Dromund Kass component. I have surveyed the entire area, but to no avail. Someone please help me!

As you go to the dark temple, look for the piece in between the parallel roads, at the begining of them, that’s where i found it.

This quest is bugged now. The blast door locks behind you as you enter deck 5 so there is no way to go back to Deck 4 and complete the secondary objective. Worse, after that you fight the boss they take away your flashlight so even if you go back to the Theoretika just out of curiosity, you will never be able to find the final crew logs.

Just did it tonight, and it’s not bugged. You need to go back into the room with the electrified water and go through the door in the corner to go back down to four. You do NOT need to cross the water again, the door is to your left as you enter the room.

I was confused at first, too, because the door I THOUGHT I came through was jammed shut with no way to remove the debris. The map makes it look like you have to go through that door to get back to four, too, furthering my confusion. I even started Googling to find out how to get back downstairs, and nobody mentioned it, so I figured I must be doing something wrong. Started searching for another way out. Once I found it I was like, “Ohhhhhhh. I feel dumb.” lol

This guide was great i didn’t have any problems . the only thing i did that was not listed was i tried to to get part 4 before part 3 . but after wasting 30 mins i switched to a republic char then back things went smooth sailing from there did everything but part 3 with a Sith juggernaut . Was a blast !

okay so I just re-subbed today and got the quest “| The Fatality (Republic) – Heroic 2+” but I already have HK-51 as a companion when I was playing years ago. Any reason I need to do this stuff again?

Apparently you don’t need to bother with that pain the neck room that locks you where that stupid fuse is nearly impossible to find. You can completely skip that step and go up to deck 6 enter the area where the boss is and finish it up there. So unless you really want to get those data logs you can bypass that one room on deck 4.

I got the parts:
Taris: 73, -171 (near big “junk pillar”)
Coruscant: -2993, 3038 (center of the Temple)
Dromund Kaas: around -1592, 693
Hoth: 481, -982
Hope this’ll help someone!

easiest mode to do this is make a tank or have a tank-able class. Force pull or grappling hook mobs to a corner and then use the dead un-looted mobs to determine the meters from your next spot.

That area in the ship with all that jumping to turn off the electricity in the water, if your comp is high enough u can rocket boost yer way across the water with minimal injury. My wife suggested it when i went through the ship with her.

The problem with the Hk-51 companion quest is that after Theoretika it just isn’t fun. Take this seismic sensor thingy and go play the slots. I di this on Taris and it was tedious but I found the part. Now I am doing it on Dromund Kaas – boring!

I feel you, man. Jedi temple on Coruscant is easy, because it’s a contained area. But with the others, you cannot really tell how to limit your search area. I did Jedi temple in 30 minutes, then Dromund Kaas in an hour. Now moving to Taris…. and I hate Taris

“After you defeated the boss, use the panel and you just completed the Theoretika portion!”
Which panel is this?

How do you find the one at the Jedi Temple if your alt is only lvl 15? I have a level 35 but have no idea how to use the scanner, and also the toon doesnt have the quest.

I collected all of the parts as an Imperial. For two of them, I had to use an alt from the Republic side. I have both of those items in my main’s inventory, but not under mission items. My mission progress says I still need those two items. I read that they are legacy bound, so why aren’t they registering in mission progress? I haven’t received the prompt to do the final heroic because of this. What can I do? I am NOT doing this whole thing over again, because it takes forever. Please help!

All you have to do with the two items left in your inventory is to right-click them. They will then go into your mission items of the other parts you already have for HK. You should then get a message to return to General Avrun.

some of mine:
jedi temple on coruscant-3114/ 2929
taris 98/-147
dark temple on dromund kaas -1589/657

Probably the worst idea I’ve seen yet, as far as going a companion goes. The fact that you need a toon on the opposite faction is eyebrow raising, never mind the scanning that takes more than an hour even with a group. Just a bad implementation all around. Hopefully the entire quest chain gets toned down. No one should have to hit max level to experience a new companion. It isn’t like you’re unlocking anything crazy to begin with. As much as I love HK, just not worth it right now.

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