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Questions tagged [fallout-4]

An open world action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda and the sixth game in the main Fallout series. Use this tag for questions about the mechanics and story of Fallout 4 specifically. Use the [fallout-series] tag for questions that span multiple games.

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How do I set up a supply line?

I just got the Local Leader perk, it says I can establish supply lines between workshop settlements. How do I do this?
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Do supply lines share stored items between settlements?

I can setup a supply line to share crafting material between settlements. But does this also share any buildings/crafted entities I stored in the settlement? If not, is there some other way to move ...
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How to do mission 'The Molecular Level' with Brotherhood of Steel?

I am having hard time powering up Teleporter when aligning myself with Brotherhood of steel. I don't get additional items required in special build menu, what do I do?
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When do I have to decide between the different factions?

I'm currently a member of four different factions, some of which don't get along at all. I'm wondering at which point I have to decide between the different factions. The factions I've found so far ...
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Where can I find Dogmeat after dismissing him to Sanctuary Hills?

I recently dismissed Dogmeat in favor of Codsworth, and I'm fairly sure I sent him to Sanctuary Hills. However, I've had a fairly detailed look around the place and I haven't found him yet. Does ...
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What are the likes and dislikes of the companions?

It's pretty easy to see what Piper enjoys, as I'm currently lock picking my way into her heart. I haven't seen anything that she doesn't like so far. What things do all of the companions like / ...
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Problem building the signal interceptor during the Molecular Level?

I have a problem in building the signal interception, it always tells me to use the power from one grid, which I've done but it doesn't work at all. Is this a bug or there is a certain way of ...
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What is the maximum number of people that will join a settlement?

I've got two settlements on the go that I'm paying attention to - Sanctuary and the Starlight Drive In. Both of these settlements have radio towers and beds and all resources in the green however they ...
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How do you mark components and what effect does it have?

Inspired by a statement in the question "How can I get more adhesive?": I keep adhesive marked as a needed component all the time, and grab every piece of marked junk I see. How do you mark ...
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What, exactly, is transferred along supply lines?

Supply routes are great when a settlement is just starting out to get things off the ground, but what is specifically transferred along them? I know anything on the Junk, Aid and Mods tabs are ...
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What are the consequences of settlements getting attacked?

My settlement was attacked by some Raiders and my defenses took care of them along with some of my NPC's. It seems like the Raiders didn't make it through to any of the buildings. What happens when ...
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Can SPECIAL stats be increased past 10?

I've been hearing some rumors from friends, mostly anecdotal indicating that skills, when gone past 10 (such as initially having 10 in one skill, then finding a bobblehead or skillbook), actually ...
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Is there anything we can do to locate companions in the world easier?

Keeping track of where everyone is is hard. I could be out in the wasteland while Dogmeat will let me know he found something. That's great, but then it's a chore trying to find him a lot of times. ...
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How can I break items down into their components

In my Junk inventory I can see the components that make up an item. For example, an Adjustable Wrench yields Steel and a Gear. There are also weapons and armor I don't need, as well as debris lying ...
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Are companion perks in Fallout 4 permanent?

Every companion provides a unique perk. I read that you gain the perk after you reach positive reputation with your follower. Is the perk permanent after you unlock it with reputation (stays active ...
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Can I see an overview of my settlers?

Is it possible to see a list of the settlers in a given settlement and the jobs they are assigned to? It would make it easier to pick a settler for a new job.
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What are the effects of the various Protectron Personality Modes?

When activating a protectron in Fallout 4 you get the chance to choose its Personality Mode. The available modes are: Default Subway Steward Law Enforcement Fire Brigadier Medical Responder ...
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How many permanent SPECIAL points are available in Fallout 4?

Building a character in Fallout 4 gives you 28 points in total to assign to your SPECIAL attributes during the initial character build - compared to 40 points in Fallout 3/ Fallout New Vegas. In ...
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Is there any disadvantage to selling a Bobblehead or a magazine in Fallout 4?

In Fallout 4 the Bobbleheads are back. Once you pick them up they stay in your inventory with a weight of 0 and a value of 300. Will I need them later ? Do I lose the bonus if I sell them or drop ...
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Are there any disadvantages to using your companions for transporting Power Armor

After I read that companions don't drain the fusion core of a Power Armor when wearing it, I decided to try giving my armor to Nick so I'll always have it close by if I need it. But I was wondering ...
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What contributes to the settlement size limit?

In workshop mode, there is a "Settlement" bar in the upper right that shows how "full" your settlement is. If the bar is full, you can't place any more objects in that settlement. My question, then, ...
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How do I stop my settlers stealing my weapons and armour?

After clearing out a location I travelled back to Sanctuary Hills, where I keep all my spare power armour and my fancy weapons, and it was under attack from super mutants. Before I knew it Marcy Long ...
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Is there a point of no return in Fallout 4?

Is there a quest that marks the endgame, and if so, is it communicated to the player that the endgame is about to take place? Furthermore, will it lock out certain secondary quests or make factions ...
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Do supply lines work together?

Say I have three settlements: A, B, and C A has all my wood. B has all my steel. C has all my rubber. Now if I set up a supply line from B to A and from C to A, A has access to all three. But does ...
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Is there a limit to the number of Power Armor sets you can keep?

I've seen videos of some folks having several armor sets (4 is the most I've seen so far) standing about on their settlement. I'm wondering if having too many would cause some sets to disappear. They'...
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How do I assign a worker to a resource object?

When building various structures such as the guard post or the scavenger workbench, you're prompted to assign a worker to the resource object: However... I'm not seeing any indication of how I'm ...
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Can I break down a weapon into mods (not junk)?

Let's say I have 10mm pistol. Can I break it down so I'm left with no pistol, and a [barrel, magazine, sight, grip] etc? I ask because I'm finding myself in the early game with mods across 3-4 ...
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How does armor affect stealth?

Does the type of armor matter? I know that Power Armor has a negative impact on stealth but I haven't really found anything substantial about other armors. Will I be detected more often when wearing ...
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What are the long-term consequences of joining each faction?

What were the long-term effects of finishing the game with one of the four factions? More specifically I was wondering about becoming allies with the Institute. Will the people of the Commonwealth be ...
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How do I connect power to a light bulb?

I can't seem to figure out how to connect my light bulb to the generator to make it turn on. How do I do this?
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Is there any scrappable junk I should hold on to that could otherwise be used for other purposes?

Fallout 4 adds the kleptomaniac-friendly ability to deconstruct practically anything into useful components. As such, I have built an impressive store of building materials, and enforce a "pick up ...
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How can I get more adhesive?

I've found that my modding sprees almost always end when I run out of adhesive. I keep adhesive marked as a needed component all the time, and grab every piece of marked junk I see. I also check ...
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Is it possible to un-equip power armor frames from NPCs?

I've made my way to Corvega Assembly Plant and have encountered a "Raider Scum" enemy in Power Armor with a Fatman. I've killed him and could loot his power armor parts, as well as everything he had ...
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Who are all of the companions and how do I get them?

I have quite the number of companions and I've just scratched the surface of Boston. I'm wondering if there is a definitive list of companions and information on how to get them all to join me on my ...
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How do I change turret targeting parameters?

I remember in Fallout 3 and New Vegas that you could hack terminals controlling turrets to change a turret's targeting parameters (i.e. shoot your enemies and not you) but it seems that they've ...
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How does workshop sharing work? [duplicate]

From the descriptions I've seen online, once I have set up a supply line between two settlemens they should share resources. However, when I look at their respective inventories they seem separate. ...
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What is the benefit of using V.A.T.S.?

Throughout my playthrough of Fallout 4, I've never once felt the need to use VATS. I never even considered using it since my understanding of it is that it's just letting the game do the shooting or ...
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Can you make money from your settlements?

I know that building the shops in your settlements allow you to sell items and are convenient, but do they allow you to make money? Do I need to take a certain perk before I can start making money? ...
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Is it possible to create your own ammo?

I haven't found this option at the weapon crafting station, which was my first thought, and a brief google shows Fallout: New Vegas had it, so I'd think FO:4 would have it too. I don't see it anywhere ...
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What is the maximum height a settlement can reach in Fallout 4?

See title. Obviously the maximum base is determined by the perimeter, but the maximum height is not specified.
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Does using the Console Commands negatively affect me?

I'm wondering in case I get stuck in an area that I'm unable to get out of or if I clip into a wall and I suddenly can't move. I've had to disable clipping to get out of certain areas in Skyrim before ...
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Do followers in Fallout 4 have any perks?

The player character can select perks that increase weapon damage or add other effects. Do your followers have any of these?
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What can I safely store in my workshop?

So junk will be used if you don't have the raw material. What about weapons and armor? Will these stay safe or will it scrap them once it runs out of junk? What about items that don't turn into ...
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What is the best way to defend settlements?

I started out building defensive structure around my settlements. I've heard settlements can be attacked, I've been building the simple turrets. What is an effective defense strategy? In a raid, ...
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What's the most efficient way to raise the happiness values in my settlement?

My settlement has 5 people right now and my happiness value for the people seem to be dropping ever so often. I'd like to know what's the most efficient way to raise the happiness values in my ...
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What's the fastest way to earn money/caps?

Melon farming? Selling items with a few perks turned on? (Or is that slow because you can only get what shopkeepers have in their cash box?) Rob a bank? What's the most efficacious method for getting ...
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How to tell which magazines I've found

I've found a few magazines in the game but I've since sold them and forgotten which ones they were. Is there any way to find out which ones I've found so far?
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Can I avoid destroying one or more factions in Fallout 4?

Alright, so far in my four playthroughs (one for each faction), I've always had to destroy another faction such as The Railroad for The Institute and vise versa. Is there any way to avoid this?
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What is the last quest that I can complete for each faction?

For the four factions (the Institute, the Brotherhood of Steel, the Minutemen, and the Railroad), what is the last quest that I can complete for each faction, in each of their quest lines? I ...
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What happens to extra materials from salvaged junk?

So I have read through multiple questions about how the workshop handles the various categories when it automatically scraps things to produce raw materials for projects that you are building. It has ...