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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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Fallout 4 where can I find more 5mm ammunition?

I have been playing Fallout 4 for a while now but even with perks to find more ammo I never get 5mm rounds for my minigun. Does anyone know a good location to loot or purchase 5mm rounds in any ...
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How to move settlers between settlements

In fallout 4 it'd make sense if you can move all your settlers to one 'main' base rather than having everyone spread out, as no one location has enough settlers to run all the stores etc. How do I ...
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Improve FPS in Fallout 4

My PC has integrated graphics, an AMD Radeon HD 7660D APU (3.4 GHz). I've done a clean install of the latest driver for it, but I still get atrocious FPS in Fallout 4. It stutters so much that it is ...
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Do I need to play any of the previous games in the Fallout series prior to Fallout 4?

Is Fallout 4 reasonably self-contained, or are there important pieces of backstory that would be better understood by playing earlier titles in the series?
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Persistent supply line, with provisioner reassigned, won't disappear or allow reassignment

I met a provisioner at his "home" town, then assigned him to a guard post to break the line; however, the line is still in my map, and I can't reassign a provisioner to run the route again from either ...
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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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Can you build anywhere in Fallout 4?

Can I build in, say, one of the forests and get people to join my settlement, so we can grow? Or do I need to join the settlements that I already own or already placed? I want to design the whole ...
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Can I equip my survivors in Fallout 4

I have plenty of spare armour etc - can I trade it to my survivors and have them actually use it? Same for Weapons too, also do certain people have better skills with certain weapons?
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Why are my settlers not doing their jobs and refusing to stay assigned?

One day I went back to my settlement and everyone was unassigned, I was fine with that, just a little glitch I have no problem reassigning 30 settlers. The problem is when I try, It says they are ...
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Are settlers suited to specific tasks?

For example, are some settlers better at farming than others? Are some of them better at fighting? Or can everyone do every job equally well?
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Fallout 4 on vita without a ps4

Okay I know it's stupid. I have a psvita and I got pretty far in fallout on vita before my neighbor sold his ps4 I have saved data on my psn account so is there any way I can play fallout 4 on vita ...
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Kent Connolly is no where to be found even after the quest

I saved a Kent Connolly from certain death as part of the Silver Shroud quest. Afterwards, he was no where to be found - what gives? After all those pains I am unable to find the certain comic loving ...
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Goodneighbour warehouse crash while completing 'The Cleaner' quest in Fallout 4?

I've encountered a consistent crash while attempting to clear the Goodneighbour warehouses of Triggermen (Whitechapel Charlie's 'Miscellaneous' quest: The Cleaner). In one of the warehouses, killing ...
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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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What use is Cutting Fluid?

I've noticed in the Chemistry Workshop I have the ability to craft Cutting Fluid: The wiki entry is currently a little vague on details, only explaining that it can be broken down into some base ...
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Are game add ons disabled upon xbox live gold membership expiration?

I bougth 2 Fallout 4 addons to play in my Xbox One console when I had Xbox live gold membership and about 1 week after the membership expiration, I cannot play them anymore. On the game's start screen ...
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How is incoming damage calculated in Fallout 4?

I'm attempting to analyze the armor of Fallout 4 to have some baseline to determine the "best" set or mix of sets of modular, non-powered, non-legendary, non-specific armor, but I need to know how ...
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Why can't I see the Nuka-World map?

When I'm in Nuka World, I can't actually see the map. It's just maybe one or more icons crammed into one corner of the normal Commonwealth map. That's what it looks like: I do have mods but none of ...
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No pop-up when relaying to Mass Fusion

I tried to relay to Mass Fusion from the Institute, but there is no pop-up, since I am already enemies with the Brotherhood of Steel, so it will not let me start the quest. I have no previous save ...
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Can you form alliances between the main story factions?

I have been playing the main story, and I believe I am approaching the point where I must chose between the factions. Is there a way to ally any of the factions, and if so, which? What faction will I ...
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Do multiple pieces of chameleon armour stack?

If I equip multiple pieces of chameleon legendary armour, will they have a greater effect than just a single piece?
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Do companions have S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats?

More specifically, are companions affected by buffs to S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats, such as a +1 STR from equipped gear? Are there any stats more useful to buff than others, for certain characters?
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Fallout 4 starts in Small Window at Top Left Hand Corner of Screen?

I bought Fallout 4 recently (finally more like it), and wanted to play the game. So I launched it, and popped up in a small window on the top left hand side of my screen. I went into to game settings ...
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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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Why does my gun reload slowly sometimes even with Quick Eject Mag?

Sometimes when I reload, it's nice and quick, but the majority of the time, it's as slow as not having a Quick Eject Mag. Is taking damage the cause of the problem, or does it depend on if it's night ...
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Cannot cure Molerat disease

Fallout 4 on PS4. I cannot seem to cure Molerat disease, even though I've been to the doctor. Is there anything like Addictol that I can craft to cure all diseases?
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What quests do you need to stop at before you make an enemy of a faction for each faction?

When completing faction/main quests in Fallout 4, you can eventually get to a point where you make a permanent enemy of a particular faction by completing a particular quest for another faction. I'd ...
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Fallout 4 - am I a Synth?

Is the player character in Fallout 4 a synth? The game doesn't answers this question directly, as far as I know. It would feel kinda like it makes sense, the Institute making Synths and you Is the ...
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Can't fail Underground Undercover

I wanted to go through the Railroad and Brotherhood quest as much as possible without killing each other before beating the game with the Minutemen. I can't start the Minutemen quest until I've failed ...
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Does the built-in radio at Castle work as a recruitment beacon?

I have the radio at Castle working and it has been for a while, but my settlement isn't growing, which leads me to think I might need to also build a recruitment beacon. But that seems like a flavor ...
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My X-01 power armor keeps appearing in different parts of my settlement but i dont have any settlers

My X-01 Power Armor in Fallout 4 keeps moving to different places at the Redrocket Truck Stop where you find dog meat but I don't have any followers or settlers
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Is there a way to summon Dogmeat to you?

I've recently started playing Fallout 4, and I've acquired Dogmeat. Long story short, I told him to stay in a small building so I could down a few raiders quietly but I forgot about him and I can't ...
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Where can I find Paladin Danse after dismissing him to Boston Airport?

Light spoilers ahead, be advised. I killed Kellogg in the main story and had the Brotherhood of Steel arrive in the Prydwen. Paladin Danse became a companion and I was tasked to wipe out a castle ...
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Completing the Lost Patrol [BoS side] quest…?

I seem to be having a problem completing the Brotherhood of Steel sidequest Lost Patrol, and I'm wondering if I've hit a bug/if anyone knows how to workaround it/has experienced the same problem/etc. ...
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How is damage calculated for weapons that can be charged?

In Fallout 4, there are a couple weapons that can be 'charged' before being shot. Namely, I can think of the Gauss Rifle and the Laser Musket. How is the damage calculated for these? More specifically:...
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Is it possible in Fallout 4 to get the Finch and Abernathy kids together?

After rescuing Jake Finch from Saugus Ironworks during the quest "Out of the Fire", and then convincing him to go back to his family, his mother Abigail can be overheard telling him that he needs to ...
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How can I get my follower out of power armor?

Yesterday I found a second power armor and figured I should to try to get my follower to wear it. She was more than happy to get into the armor, but I can't seem to get her to leave the armor again. ...
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Do settlers need access to the ground to farm?

I usually make a tree house sort of thing, get my settlers in it, and cut off access to the ground. Do I need someone on the ground to farm, or can they do it from the tree house?
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Can I save Fallout 4 saves to the PS4 cloud?

Is it possible to keep my saves for Fallout 4 on the PS4 cloud? I don't want to risk losing my saves due to hardware error, or other error.
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How do I get the NOT, NAND, NOR and XNOR logic gates to work?

The Contraptions Workshop DLC introduced a range of "Advanced switches". Playing around with these, I found the AND, OR, and XOR gates to work exactly as expected, but not the NOT, NAND, NOR and XNOR ...
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Can a saved game be carried over between editions?

I was hoping to buy a copy of Fallout 4 GOTY (Game of the Year Edition), and I wanted to know if my save states and data would carry over from my original copy of Fallout 4, or if I had to start a new ...
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Does Fallout 4 have a color filter like Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas?

Previous 3D Fallout games Fallout 3 (green) and Fallout: New Vegas (orange) both have a color filter (filter enabled on left, disabled on right): Fallout 3: New Vegas: By looking at Fallout 4 ...
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Do loading screen tips change depending on level?

I have a character that I think is below level 20 and while I was fast-traveling, I noticed the item on the loading screen was a modified pipe rifle. I realized that I never saw this loading screen ...
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How do I build a dog house for Dogmeat?

When I dismiss Dogmeat in Fallout 4 I have to search for him if I send him to a settlement. I would love to give him a place to chill and wondered if a constructed dog house would enable me to find ...
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Finding MacCready

I previously sent MacCready away, but now I need to find him to complete the Long Road Ahead mission. He is not in the VIP rooms at The Third Rail. How can I find him on Xbox?
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Railroad questline: House Divided - no next mission from Father?

I'm doing a playthrough with the Railroad. "Keep working with Father" is a main quest objective for now, and during that you go through the usual institute steps: Libertalia, etc. Problem: After ...
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Why did the Institute pick Shaun?

My question is why do the institute pick Shaun. Could they not have picked anyone else? I mean they could have taken the guy you control in the game instead of Shaun or one of the other vault ...
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Surnames that Codsworth supports

I was playing fallout 4. The first round I named my character 'John The Duvahkiin' (I just moved to Fallout from ES) and Codsworth called me 'Sir'. The second time I named my character 'Alex Johnson' ...
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Can't play modded Fallout 4 due to crash to desktop

Here's my problem: I want to play a heavily modded Fallout 4. Once I start a fresh game I can, strangely enough, play just fine without any issues and any crash. However, once I exit the game, and ...