Light spoilers ahead, be advised.

I killed Kellogg in the main story and had the Brotherhood of Steel arrive in the Prydwen. Paladin Danse became a companion and I was tasked to wipe out a castle full of super mutants. Now I've dismissed Danse and I'm fairly certain I send him to Boston Airport. When I glance at the map, both the Airport and the ship have one person living there. Though when I look around, I can't find him. Anybody know where I can find him? Or what area, where to look for?

I'm on PC, though would like to avoid using commands, if possible.

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    I don't see this as a duplicate. Danse ought to be in the mess hall. enter the Prydwen, go down the ladder. The mess hall is on the central axis of the Prydwen, very near and between the doctor and the proctor offices. – Yorik Nov 20 '15 at 18:12
  • @Yorik you mean the mess with the 'bar' kind of area? Straight ahead of you when you enter the place? Basically next to/adjecent to the doctor, proctor and before the mechanic? I don't see him there. I send him to the Boston Airport. – GillesDV Nov 20 '15 at 19:37
  • There is a very specific issue with Danse. The question is not a duplicate of the linked question, primarily because the answers there will not recover him without console commands. If it can be unblocked, I will provide an answer. – T.J.L. Dec 4 '15 at 18:13
  • @T.J.L. This looks like a duplicate, and I don't see anything specific to Danse. A companion was sent to a settlement, and now the player can't find them. I'll vote to reopen if you can explain how it's specific to Danse. – DCShannon Mar 28 '16 at 21:45
  • @dcshannon He ends up behind a quest-locked door. – T.J.L. Mar 28 '16 at 21:50

During my playthrough, when I sent Paladin Danse to Boston Airport he ended up behind a quest locked door that isn't opened until the beginning of the Brotherhood of Steel mission Liberty Reprimed. Unless you're willing/able to use console commands, he can't be reacquired until you start the mission and the door opens.

Obviously, the preventative workaround is to never send him to Boston Airport - use the Prydwyn (or any other location, really), instead.

  • I've had enough playthroughs where Danse disappeared between Fort Strong and heading to the Sentinel Site that him getting locked behind a door that doesn't open until Liberty Prime sounds completely plausible. – DCShannon Jan 19 '17 at 19:08

After dismissing someone to the Boston Airport, they won't be in the Prydwen or even in the BOS controlled area. Fast travel to the Airport, turn right, and go through the hole in the wall to the waiting area and They should be there.


I unfortunately don't know either why he doesn't show up but if you need to get him back there is a companion recall mod you can download and if you want to use it and don't know how to work it go to a chemistry station go to utilities and there should be an item called summon paladin Danse that doesn't require any materials. But just in case you can check the food area on the prydwen(hope I spelled that right) if you don't want to use this mod. (Of course you can use this mod get him, send him to red rocket or somewhere else then uninstall the mod) but that's only a suggestion.

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