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 exit a stuck/frozen crafting menu in Fallout 4?

I'm currently stuck in a crafting menu in Fallout 4, specifically the Cooking menu. I was attempting to craft Vegetable Starch, maybe I was pressing Enter too fast, as once I ran out of Corn I couldn'...
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Does sprinting in Fallout 4's Survival mode accelerate the rate at which I will become thirstier?

When I do not fear danger or have a long distance to travel I will sprint to reach the destination faster. Survival mode, to some extent, relates more to real life than the other modes, which makes me ...
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Is there a way to make Trudy and Patrick non hostile after accidental friendly fire?

I agreed to help Trudy at the Drumlin diner with killing some raiders. In the process, I accidentally shot Patrick while we were fighting the raiders. Both characters are now hostile. I tried to leave ...
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Why isn't my Xbox controller working, when streaming Fallout 4 to my computer, from my Xbox One?

I am streaming my Xbox One console to my Windows 10 computer, using an Xbox One controller, connected via micro-USB cable. The controller registers, as I can use it with the Xbox app, but it stops ...
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How can I gain Curie's approval quickly?

I went with Nick Valentine as companion for most of the time, but now that I completed his quest I switched to Curie. Valentine was easy to please, but I'm having a much harder time rising Curie's ...
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How can I progress with the Brotherhood of Steel quest line after “The Lost Patrol”?

I have completed The Lost Patrol mission and it is in the completed part of my journal. I also completed the side missions (The radiant ones you get to collect tech for Rhys and Haylen) but nothing ...
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Deacon refuses to board Vertibird in 'Rockets' Red Glare' quest

I think I have the same bug as described here: "A glitch may occur if Deacon is wearing power armor where he won't board the Vertibird". I think Deacon is injured. He is just sitting by the door. ...
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Fallout 4 crashes after loading in

Briefly after loading into a save, the game will crash (between 15 seconds to a minute or two after I've loaded in), and crashes to desktop. There is no message in Event Viewer or any kind of logs. I ...
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How to speed up Fallout 4 loading time

I have a very fast PC (intel i7 6 core 3.4ghz / all disks are SSD 500MB/s 16GB ddr4 ram). But still, compared to Fallout 3, loading times are very long, when I open door, or use fast travel, I need to ...
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How can I improve Commonwealth load time in Fallout 4 (PC)? [duplicate]

I love Fallout 4 but I absolutely loathe going into buildings because every time I come out, re-loading the Commonwealth takes a very long time (a minute or more). This can't be an issue w/ my PC ...
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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 ...
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Where can I find items with +INT in Fallout 4?

I'm looking for the lab coat with +2 INT, and glasses with +2 INT / -1 CHA. Where can I find those?
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Why is vault 75 quest not activating upon discovery?

I find the school and enter the vault but when I take the elevator down the quest does not start. Therefore the boss gunner at the end does not spawn the access card required to get the bobble head ...
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Where can I find the Vault-Tec lab coat?

The Fallout wiki lists this apparel item as being in the dockhouse south of the Harbormaster hotel. I think I found the place (with a dead brahmin outside) but its suitcase contains a Postman Uniform. ...
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Any way to make it so that i can kill anybody in Fallout 4

By this I mean killing the npcs that have immunity and get right back up. If there is any way to modify the file or mods .
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Where can I find Heavy Combat Armor?

So I have found Military Fatigues and Combat Armor but I don't know where to find Heavy Combat Armor. I have looked at the places that Gunners spawn, but I can't find Heavy Combat Armor. I have the ...
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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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What are all the differences between Minutemen versus Brotherhood of Steel being in control of a location?

[Contains potential spoilers] As leader of the Minutemen, I already had control of a dozen settlements or so before I joined the Brotherhood of Steel. I started a radiant quest for the Proctor to ...
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Built items stored in workbench are deleted

I used to be able to store floors, walls, etc. in the workbench, and I would see a number next to the item stating how many I have available (this is different from the 'how many you can build' count)....
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How to remove countertops in Fallout 4?

I took over the Covenant and turned it into a settlement. I wanted to renovate the store, and build it as a bar or a room for settlers. I tried clicking the countertop and tried the commands disable ...
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Do stacked boxes get stored in the workbench?

I've noticed in Fallout 4 while building settlements sometimes you will encounter stacked boxes. Often when you decide to scrap the bottommost box in the stack, all of the boxes stacked above it will ...
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I seem to have misplaced Paladin Danse

In Fallout 4 I teamed up with the Railroad. When I chose my faction(s) I had gotten really into the quest line of the Railroad and I didn't really way any other options before jumping on board with ...
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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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How does the Fire Rate stat in Fallout 4 translate to shots per second?

In Fallout 4, every weapon has a "Fire Rate" statistic. How does this statistic translate to rounds fired per second?
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Disabling Fallout 4 “Creation Club” item/mod

I've started playing Fallout 4 on PC again after a few months away. As I've been fighting, I've noticed that the dead NPCs I kill will despawn/disappear immediately when the battle ends, with the ...
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What does this symbol mean in Fallout 4?

I've come across this symbol a few times in Fallout 4. It's reminiscent of the shadow marks in Skyrim, so I assume there's an actual meaning behind the symbol, but I can't figure it out. Does anyone ...
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Quick way of increasing MacCready's affinity?

I am playing the PS4 version of the game, and have completed most of the main quest. I play a lawful character, so I'd have a hard time increasing MacCready's affinity through my normal playthrough. ...
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What exactly happens when something mutates?

Several times now I've fought some legendary creature and in the middle of the fight they suddenly mutate and heal back to full. What other effects does this mutation do? Does this mean I can't 1 ...
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Why won't vendors restock? [duplicate]

Vendors in my current game of Fallout 4 wont restock their items. I've been waiting for weeks for a mini nuke to be restocked. Why don't they restock? Would it have anything to do with the mods I ...
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Do critical shots affect legendary effects?

For example, I have a combat rifle with the 'Explosive' effect, i.e. it lets projectiles explode on impact, dealing additional damage. If I use a critical shot, does that affect just the base ...
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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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Goodneighbor warehouse crash while completing 'The Cleaner' quest in Fallout 4?

I've encountered a consistent crash while attempting to clear the Goodneighbor warehouses of Triggermen (Whitechapel Charlie's 'Miscellaneous' quest: The Cleaner). In one of the warehouses, killing ...
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Is there a way to fix the Level 4 Merchant glitch

I'm playing Fallout 4 on Xbox, and there is this glitch that I've found to be quite common, but no one knows how to fix it. It's concerning the Merchants who can come to your settlement and are level ...
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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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Can the Vacuum Hopper pull items out of Nuka World's Tribute Chest?

The chest has to be activated before it can be looted by the player, so I was wondering if the Hopper instead of the player can loot the items inside. I can't test it as I did not unlock the chest ...
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Can I safely sell the Nuka Cola recipes?

Once I've collected a Nuka Cola recipe, if I sell it to a vendor will I lose the ability to craft that recipe? Or can I safely sell the recipes that I've collected?
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Is it possible to make covenant city a settlement by capturing it forcefully?

I discovered covenant city but no quest related to it yet. Is it possible to kill all the inhabitants and make it one of my settlements?
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Why was Father that old, compared to Kellogg?

Father was old and sick. Kellogg was way older than him, but he still looks young and fresh when you get to see him. One could argue that this was because of the parts he had implemented. Why did they ...
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Does the Gun-Fu perk work with melee attacks?

The Gun-Fu perk at the top of the agility tree sounds great. Notably however, other than the name and flavor text, the actual perk text makes no specific reference to guns: Rank 1: You've learned ...
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Can I complete Home Sweet Home without enraging the Minute Men?

TL;DR I want to get the perks for completing Nuka World but don't want Preston to shoot me in the face. Is this possible? I'm playing the sort of character who wouldn't side with the Raiders but ...
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How much damage does the Assaultron head laser do?

While looking at armor, I attempted to pick out a series of representative weapons and damaging effects that one could encounter out in the wasteland. Deathclaw claw attacks, mininukes, and super-...
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How does Range affect damage in Fallout 4?

This question acts as a followup to How is incoming damage calculated in Fallout 4? I have the formula for how damage is calculated normally, but I am under the impression that at least ballistic ...
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How do Sneak Attacks affect damage in Fallout 4?

This question acts as a followup to How is incoming damage calculated in Fallout 4? I have the formula for how damage is calculated normally, but I know that damage is modified when the condition "...
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Is there any way to get the combat rifle very early in Fallout 4?

Apparently, the combat rifle with mods and marksman perk is a beast, and I've wanted to try a sniping setup. How do I get a combat rifle early on?
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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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Are the songs on the Pipboy Radio original to the game?

This morning I awoke to the usual chaos of a battlefield, with what seemed to be classical music playing in the background, courtesy of my Dad playing Fallout 4. As I was getting up, the song changed, ...
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How to Transfer Steam to a Different Harddrive on the Same Computer

so, my fiance bought a SSD(solid state drive) to run my games better. But the thing is, I already downloaded and have been playing 2 games on Steam prior to getting that drive. So I was wondering how ...
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Why do my settlers keep spawning their own armour?

Any time a settler comes to any of my settlements they come equipped with armour, which is normal. But in my save, when I try to remove that armour from their inventory, they just spawn new armour to ...
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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 I use temporary stat bonuses to obtain locked levelling perks in Fallout 4?

I am playing a low Charisma character, but I really want the Intimidation perk. I know you can train your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats up, and that there's certain items such as the SPECIAL book, and ...

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