So I was scrapping some junk, and Nick Valentine walked by in front of me. I didn't pay attention to him and continued scrapping. I scrapped a pile, then turned to another. I was trying to scrap all the junk ASAP because I wanted to go back to looting the wilderness. Nick was standing in front of the pile, and before I realized he was there, I turned, pressed Square to scrap, and pressed X to confirm. Nick was gone. I had quickly looked at what materials I would get for scrapping what I thought was something in the pile, and it said '5 circuitry, 10 cloth, 15 steel' (Nick's 'materials'?) I reverted to an older save and he was there.

So scrapping companions is somehow possible? I would have never thought this was real. I even tried doing it a few more times, but no success. Is this a bug or some sort of hidden feature? I'm weirded out by this. I'm on the PS4, too, so no mods were on.

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    That's nuts, I've never heard of that before, that's hilarious. Nov 20, 2016 at 0:39
  • I thought that maybe if you got your companions disliked you enough you could scrap, like another alternative instead of fighting them, but Nick loved me (I was about to do his personal mission, actually).
    – Typo
    Nov 20, 2016 at 0:50
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    See that's a great theory... companion doesn't like you? Don't bother being nice to people in their company, just scrap them! Nov 20, 2016 at 1:26
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    I suggest you try all the things in this answer and if nothing works maybe try selecting another companion to follow you. I'm hoping that after trying that, the dialogue to send Nick to a settlement will appear. Send him somewhere, then check that location to see if he's there (I would chose a location that's a fair distance away).
    – Timmy Jim
    Nov 20, 2016 at 1:57
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    You're playing a Creation engine game on a console, it was never not broken. (please add the PS4 tag ;)
    – Mazura
    Nov 20, 2016 at 5:26

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Although normally this isn't possible, Fallout 4 is not without its bugs.

There is a way to force mods onto things they are not intended for.

You most likely was scrapping so fast that you somehow was able to target Nick with the scrap dialog, and end up actually scrapping him.

  • The fact that I received multiple items and not just '1 steel' makes me think that the developers actually thought about it.
    – Typo
    Nov 25, 2016 at 3:20
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    Or it may have been the scrap for the items he way carrying, generally if you scrap a container you also scrap the contents...
    – aslum
    Jan 3, 2017 at 19:42
  • @aslum that's not my experience. If I scrap a container, the contents go to my stash. A message pops up that tells me this happened.
    – Nelson
    Feb 14, 2018 at 4:03

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