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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 many pieces of armor and clothing can you wear?

I was a bit surprised just now when I loaded my game again and went into third person view by accident that my character seemed to be only wearing underwear with a few pieces of armor on top. It turns ...
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How do I mark a weapon as a favorite so it's available in the quick access menu?

I've somehow managed to mark a weapon as a favorite, this draws a little heart next to it: I don't remember doing anything to enable this state (and I've had this gun pretty much from the start of ...
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What happens to settlements if I leave them empty or unoccupied?

I am choosing to leave Red Rocket Gas Station completely empty for a number of reasons. Will anything happen to it? Will it get taken over by Raiders or wild animals or will it just remain empty ...
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Do your companions care how you act?

I know that your companions will gain favor with you if you accept or complete a quest that matters to them. But if I go around and steal some caps and they are with me, will they care? What other ...
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Does weapon weight affect anything other than carry weight?

Due to recent experience with games like Destiny and how significantly things have changed since Fallout 3 and New Vegas..I've been wondering if there are any implicit effects induced by higher/lower ...
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How much carry weight does “Pocketed” add?

You have the ability to mod your armor and give it a property of "Pocketed" which adds carry weight but it doesn't specify how much. Does it depend on the type of armor that you mod or what the armor ...
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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 to determine the number of already created entities of a give type in a settlement's storage?

So when you go around a settlement and clean it up, you can store some things instead of salvaging them (tab in settlement edit mode for the computer). Once stored, when you go to build that type of ...
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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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What are the avenues for attack in Sanctuary Hill?

I've only just started the settlement here and I'm wondering what the possible attack angles are. I would wager that the bridge is one potential attack direction but are there more? There's another ...
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How do I build a trap?

So I'm trying to build a trap on the bridge leading into sanctuary. I placed a pressure plate and a tesla trap, then I wired them up to power. Once I exited the workshop menu I 'activated' the ...
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Which settlement is the best?

Speaking in terms of size, location and resources, is there a settlement that is better than all the rest? I have not found a settlement that is better than Sanctuary. It has more room than all the ...
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Is it better to sell or scrap your items?

Assuming: Your Scrapper perk is maxed. Cap Collector perk is maxed. You are not breaking down anything that has a rare component or is hard to come by. You do NOT have a depletion of money or ...
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How does combat affect your companion?

I've seen tips that my companion is in trouble or that I should give them a Stimpack, but I've never had an issue of my companion dying. Can companions die? I've also noticed that sometimes they ...
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Are colored persuasion options random?

If I see a yellow/orange/red persuasion option, does it have a random chance of succeeding/failing based on my stats or will it always succeed/fail depending on my stats? In other words, will save/...
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How to break down unwanted / unneeded items for crafting [duplicate]

Similar to this question, but it only deals with Junk items and Debris. What can I do to items that are not Junk, but also no longer needed / wanted, like underpowered Guns, Ammo for weapons I don't ...
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What's the purpose of sitting down in Fallout 4?

The wastelands and the various settlements within Fallout 4 is full of chairs, sofas, benches, and various other items that allow you to sit on them. Does sitting actually have a purpose or is it just ...
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What are the benefits and drawbacks of sleeping?

In games I generally avoid sleeping in beds... I can do that in real life. But other than healing, is there a benefit to sleeping? Also is there a downside to sleeping?
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How to store items safely?

In Skyrim and previous Fallout games, you needed a home to store your findings permanently. Is this still the same in Fallout 4? And when will the first spot come in the main story line?
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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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What's the lunchbox for?

I found a lunchbox while scavenging. When I picked it up it made a sound, suggesting it might be important. Is it useful beyond simply being a piece of scrap?
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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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What effect does feeling Well Rested have?

After sleeping, you'll receive a message stating that "You feel Well Rested": What effect does feeling Well Rested have?
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How do I deal with Molotovs

Going through the game slowly starting to hate having to deal with raiders and others like them as they all seem to carry infinite Molotov Cocktails and throw them at an alarming rate. I would really ...
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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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Where does Fallout 4 store save files?

Where are the save games stored? I want to create a copy of them but I cannot find where they're stored! Where do I need to look to find my save files?
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Night Person in Fallout 4

So theNight Person perk gives me +2 perception during the night; this would mean I had a total of 8 perception. Would this unlock the Sniper perk? Does it mean I could use that Sniper perk during the ...
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Where are all the bobble heads?

Where are the locations of all the bobble heads? I'm assuming there's 1 per stat just like in fallout 3? Or are there multiples this time?
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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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How do I place a door?

I'm trying to place a door, and nowhere seems to be a valid place. Do I need something else before to place it against? I've built a small basic square 4 walled structure, with a gap left a little ...
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Which areas are suitable for low level characters at the beginning?

I'm still pretty much at the start of the game, level 6 currently and I visited Diamond City briefly. I'm exploring the map randomly right now, but I keep running into pretty high-level enemies. Are ...
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Can your settlements actually get attacked?

I've done a little research but all I could find at first glance were pre-release theoretical posts. So do your settlements actually get attacked eventually, or is the Defence indicator only used to ...
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How many perks can you get? [duplicate]

I am assuming that there is a maximum level in Fallout 4 and because taking perks is tied to leveling, there is a presumable maximum number of perks that you can take. Is there a maximum level in ...
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Are there any benefits to having multiple power armor frames?

I'm rather early in Fallout 4, but I am far enough to have received my first power armor frame. I have affixed some equipment pieces to it and used it, but I also stumbled across an additional frame ...
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How can I get junk in my trunk?

With the new crafting system, I've got a massive pile of junk in a wooden crate in my base. When I finish crafting things, I want to put all the junk away since I have no reason to carry it. Is there ...
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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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How, specifically, does the difficulty level affect the game?

I understand what the game already tells you in the general sense... it changes enemy damage, resistances, and chance of legendary monsters appearing. But, specifically, how does the difficulty level ...
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What's the health formula in Fallout 4?

How much health is gained per level up? Does health per level increase retroactively after increasing endurance?
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Are there infinite side-quests in Fallout 4?

It looks to me like Fallout 4 is Skyrim in a new setting. Skyrim had "Radiant" quest engine which generated infinite side quests. Does Fallout 4 also use Radiant quest generation - ie infinite quests?...
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Can I kill everyone in Fallout 4?

Basically, what I'm asking is if any NPCs are marked 'essential', meaning they can't be killed whatsoever (and attacking them will simply incapacitate them for a short time whereupon they will get up ...
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Most efficient way to acquire fusion cores to power Power Armor?

What is the most efficient way to acquire fusion cores to power Power Armor? Power Armor suits are plentiful, nearly everywhere, on raiders and sometimes just locked up in a cabinet. The issue is ...
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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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How do I set a mark in the Fallout 4 map?

In Fallout 3 and New Vegas, you were able to set an arbitrary marker on the map in your Pip Boy. But in Fallout 4, I haven't seen this feature yet. Am I missing something or is that feature missing?
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How do I defeat Swans as a melee-oriented character?

Finding it really hard to get in on Swans without eating a chunk of huge HP while playing as a melee character. For reference I'm playing a low charisma, low intelligence, high strength, high ...
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Do unique weapons exist for every weapon type in game?

Do unique weapons exist for every weapon type in game? This means the pistols, rifles, miniguns that are all in-game, do unique versions of them exist, similar to how Fallout 3 and Fallout:NV had ...
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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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How do I exit the T-45 power armor again?

I just killed a bunch of Raiders using the power armor and a minigun, but now I can't figure out how to leave the armor again. As it drains power and is rather unwieldly I don't want to continue using ...
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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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How many different endings are there in Fallout 4?

I recently hit a local game store and managed to secure one of a few copies of Fallout 4. Now I've only started playing, and managed to progress through most of the main story (as I've heard there's ...