I know that the various companion NPC's all come with a 'default' weapon, which doens't use ammunition. That's pretty great, and all, but some of the weapons they are carrying... do not look very good. For instance, it seems that Nick Valentine is using a beat up old Pipe Revolver.

Is there any way to see the stats for these default weapons, so that I can better assess whether I'd rather part with some hard-earned ammunition to spare them the indignity of their defaults?

(Or just hand them Grognak's Axe and the Grognak costume and tell them to go smash things...)

  • I know you can force NPCs to unequip items by commanding them to equip an alternate item for the same slot. Ive had unique items appear in their inventories as a result, but I cant confirm this works for companions weapons. If it does, you should be able to look at the weapons as normal.
    – user106385
    Nov 22, 2015 at 6:54
  • @Timelord64 That was the first thing I tried. Works for their clothing/armor, but doesn't seem to work for weapons. :( Nov 22, 2015 at 6:55

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No, there is no way to see what the stats of each companion's default weapon are as there is no way to get this weapon to show in their inventory (unlike their clothing/armor). Even if you equip them with another weapon, their default doesn't appear in their inventory.

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    +1, I have more than 3 days of playtime now, and this is correct. Somebody could probably use the console on PC or deconstruct some config files to figure it out, but there's no way to determine it in game.
    – DCShannon
    Nov 22, 2015 at 14:39
  • From the followers I have found so far - they do seem to be generally worse than the defaults for companions in Fallout 3 (Charon's Shotgun anyone?) - I guess the idea is to force players to outfit companions in better gear in Fallout 4, and only default back to the stock weapon when absolutely required.
    – Robotnik
    Dec 8, 2015 at 5:11

While there is no way to see the default weapon damage for each companion, you are able to see their default weapons on their individual pages on the Fallout 4 Companion wikia.

Using the damage output numbers of their default weapon and their SPECIAL stats, it would probably be possible to compute their default damage output, but you might as well just give them better equipment.

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