I’m playing through Fallout 4 again, and I’ve come across a bug in the game that’s preventing me from proceeding.

While playing the quest “Reunions”, I fought my way through Fort Hagen, all the way down to just before the boss fight with Kellogg.

Just before I engaged him, I went back to Sanctuary to drop some stuff, rest up, and grab some gear. Now that I’ve returned, there is a locked gate just as you enter the Fort Hagen Command Center, down the hall to the right.

The gate was open before, and there are dead synths all over from the last time I was there, but there is no way to open this gate now. It’s not controlled by a terminal or anything like that. In fact, I’m not sure I had to do anything special to open it before that I remember.

How do I get past this so I can fight Kellogg and complete the quest?

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    It's possible you triggered a cell reset and permanently broke the quest. Not sure if there's a way to fix it without console commands.
    – Nelson
    Commented Mar 1, 2021 at 4:52
  • @Nelson; What console commands would I use? I tried setOpenState on it but it did nothing. Probably because it’s not a regular door.
    – Wes Sayeed
    Commented Mar 1, 2021 at 5:03
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    Can't you just unlock the gate with the console? Use unlock command for it. Commented Mar 22, 2021 at 11:33
  • You should never leave a building when you're on an active quest which is related to it, it can mess up the quest permenantly. Also, Always save before entering buildings so if the worst happens, you can always reload the save.
    – n00dles
    Commented Mar 27, 2021 at 11:54
  • setstage 000229E7 2000 or setstage MQ106 2000 - or something other than 2000 if you want to still try and do the rest of the quest. ... see here for the stage numbers : Reunions
    – Mazura
    Commented Apr 10, 2021 at 20:10

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Open console, the tilde key on keyboard. type tcl (To clip through walls, doors, etc.), walk through door, and immediately after you are through, open console again and type tcl again. Now you are through door, and back on solid ground. Continue with quest!

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