We Happy Few -- Finding The Boiler Suit Location

To complete the Popped Popper quest you need a boiler suit, but there doesn't seem to be a blueprint anywhere...

Crafting any item you need -- from torn suits for fitting in with wastrels to Sick Up Tea for vomiting rotten food -- is a critical element of survival horror mashup We Happy Few.

No matter how hard players look, no one seems to be able to find a blueprint for stitching together the mission-critical boiler suit, however.

Unlike the proper suit or raincoat, you quite simply can't craft the boiler suit out of materials found in Maidenholm. Instead, you have to buy it from a specific character hiding in an alley.

Where To Find The Boiler Suit In We Happy Few

When Arthur walks down the street with the blocked-off park and the motilene spill, eventually you will come across an area with a bobby investigating a sparking police box.

Talk to the Bobby first to find out something is going wrong with the mechanical contraptions and begin the Popped Popper quest.

After the conversation do not attempt to interact with or repair the broken police box. Even if you have the proper tools, this still counts as being suspicious and the bobby will immediately attack you, as will all the surrounding civilians!

You need to wear the boiler suit first so that you don't look out of place while messing around with the machine.

To acquire a boiler suit you are looking for the Shady Dealer merchant, who is found east and south of the Constabulary, and north of Eric Blair Park in Maidenholm. After you walk by him, he should appear as a marker on your map.


Note that the Popped Popper quest marker won't point you here. Instead, it will try to send you back to the broken police box machine, thinking you already have the boiler suit in your inventory.

The Shady Dealer is hanging out in the alleyway half way down the street. At first the alley looks like a completely empty dead end. If you stand there for a few seconds and look at the wagon in the back, however, the Shady Dealer will open the lid and pop out to ask what you fancy buying today.

You need 64 pounds to buy the boiler suit. If you don't have that much money on you, its time to go robbing the Maidenholm homes or exploring the Garden District until you can scavenge for the funds.

Note that you can also buy an electro-lock shocker here for 16 pounds, which you need for the Ceci N'est Pas Une Pipe quest to get through the locked doorway.

After finishing the Popped Popper quest, the boiler suit can also be used to fit in at other mechanical devices or construction sites without raising suspicion or annoying the bobbies.

For instance if you want to disable the Joy detectors that block you from crossing certain streets, make sure to put your boiler suit on first or the bobbies will decide your head needs to meet their clubs...

They may still approach to ask what you are doing, but if you give them some Scotch from your inventory they will walk away without asking anymore silly questions.

With the randomized nature of the game areas and the many bugs plaguing the game right after launch, some We Happy Few players have reported issues getting the Shady Dealer merchant to appear where he should.

If he doesn't show up in the ally with the wagon, let us know where you searched and we'll try to find another location or a fix to the disappearing merchant bug for you!

In the mean time, looking to find Arthur's misplaced memory masks while exploring Wellington Wells? Check out our We Happy Few memory locations guide here instead!

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Ty splits his time between writing horror fiction and writing about video games. After 25 years of gaming, Ty can firmly say that gaming peaked with Planescape Torment, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a soft spot for games like Baldur's Gate, Fallout: New Vegas, Bioshock Infinite, and Horizon: Zero Dawn. He has previously written for GamerU and MetalUnderground. He also writes for PortalMonkey covering gaming laptops and peripherals.

Published Aug. 15th 2018

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