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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 '16 at 18:13
  • The link to the source is in the answer. – SkyHiRider Mar 28 '16 at 18:58
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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

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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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