I want to populate my settlements faster, is there any purpose in placing multiple recruitment radio beacons in them?

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No, the game only checks if there is a beacon in a settlement.

Only happiness increases the chance.

Build bars ( lvl 3 restaurant) to get +40 happiness.

No new settlers will come if you have five settlers that are not assigned to anything.

  • Can you provide a source for the last bit? I'm pretty sure I have settlements that have more than 10 settlers at which I never assigned anyone to any task.
    – aslum
    Mar 28, 2016 at 18:13
  • The link to the source is in the answer.
    – SkyHiRider
    Mar 28, 2016 at 18:58

Personally I didn't notice any difference when I built multiple towers, but I haven't properly tested it

Make sure you have excess food, water and defence (you need 1 food per person, 1 water per person, and 2 defence per person (so as to keep your defence rating equal to the sum of your food and water)) and people should start arriving fairly quickly

Also note that there's a population cap on each settlement, which is equal to 10 plus the number of points you have in the charisma SPECIAL attribute


multiple beacons make no difference to the amount of people who will enter a settlement according to my testing in the ps4 version of fallout 4. only the amount of excess resources and happiness will increase it (given you already have one recruitment beacon)

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