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 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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Are VATS shots considered “hip fire” for weapon mod purposes?

This is two overlapping questions: Are VATS shots considered hip fire? If so, for weapons that I use most often in VATS, does it benefit me to pick mods that improve hip fire accuracy?
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Best 'under armour' clothing

Which clothing is the best to wear under armour ? You obviously want to maximise protection as much as you can and this means you should use every layer of clothing possible. You can wear power ...
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Do companions drain fusion cores?

If I tell a companion to wear power armor, will they drain the fusion core? If not, I could have the companion wear the armor to save energy when I'm walking places. When I get two suits, I can just ...
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If I scrap a locked safe, does its content go to the workshop?

In Fallout 4, when using the workshop in a settlement you can scrap containers. If you do so while they still contain something their content go to the workshop inventory (according to comments on ...
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Where should I return all of my overdue library books?

I've found Overdue Books all over the wasteland. It's not particularly surprising that a little thing like Nuclear War would keep people from returning things to their friendly local library, I guess. ...
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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 get Trashcan Carla out of my power armor?

Sanctuary got attacked by raiders. When it was finished Trashcan Carla was in my best power armor. I always leave my PA without a core in them, but she still got in it. So I can't pickpocket the core, ...
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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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Do critical hits exist outside of V.A.T.S. and sneaking?

I ask this because I've not once had any indication of a critical hit with my weapons, outside of V.A.T.S. Are they no longer a random factor in combat like in New Vegas?
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What's more efficient: lightened armor or pocketed armor?

I'm ashamed to admit this, but I feel like I can tell you guys this: I have a bit of a weight problem. As I've progressed through the game and my loadout has changed, the newer items seem to weigh a ...
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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 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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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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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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Is there a use for burnt books or magazines?

My Misc Inventory is starting to get a little unwieldy, finding Holotapes I've recently picked up by name is hard enough even when they're not surrounded by Burnt Magazines, Other Holotapes, ...
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How does S.P.E.C.I.A.L affect settlers in Fallout 4?

I can give special raising gear to my settlers and companions and it increases their stats but I have no idea if it gives them any useful benefits. I know Strength increases companions carry weight ...
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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 tell the stealth value of my current armor?

I'm evaluating different armor types and mods to figure out what works best as for my stealthy character. Unfortunately, in comparing one armor set with another I've only found anecdotal advice: ...
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Defenses have disappeared in a settlement

I have disappearing turrets. This is when I am actually at the settlement looking at the spot where turrets used to be--this is not the issue with the pip-boy displaying incorrect stats. For ...
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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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Any disadvantages for no companions?

I love how you can have a multitude of companions in this game that all give you perks and things. I've also heard that bringing certain companions with you can trigger small scenes here and there. ...
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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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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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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 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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Is there a way to get both sets of loot at the end of the mysterious car park?

I'm at the end of the multi-story car park located at the Milton General Hospital. There is a trap/decision where it transpires that I must pick one set of loot, while the other one is incinerated. ...
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Can my settlers (especially the supply line units) die?

I recently found one of my supply units (provisioner) at another settlement that means they apparently travel the wastes. Does this mean that they can actually die if they run into some enemies while ...
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Do settlements even matter?

I've been spending a lot of time gathering resources and hauling them back to my base. The novelty of building things has worn off and I'm not having fun doing it anymore. Does it actually matter if ...
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Are there any disadvantages to eating corpses?

The Cannibalism perk allows me to consume the flesh of dead people, and eventually Ghouls and Supermutants too. One of the first new meals I've decided to take after mastering Cannibalism, was a ...
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What determines the frequency of attacks on settlements?

When I was done waiting for the evening to fall to start a specific quest by sitting on a chair for six hours, I got three messages of settlements being under attack. Since I rarely see any of them ...
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What exactly does the Covert Operations perk provide?

According to in-game text and the Fallout Wiki on the U.S. Covert Operations Manual, finding these magazines will give you progressively higher ranks of the Covert Operations perk. The perk reports ...
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Is there a merchant who sells shipments of wood?

I can't seem to get enough wood. After some recent expansions to some of my settlements, I find myself running pretty low on wood these days. I've been salvaging as much raw material as possible and ...
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What are the bars at the limbs telling me in VATS?

What are the bars at the limbs telling me in VATS?
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What are those brackets around the words “Hidden”, “Caution”, and “Danger” when you sneak?

I noticed when you are sneaking around, the words "Hidden", "Caution", and "Danger" have brackets around them that seem to jump sporadically. What purpose do they serve exactly?
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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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How do I repair completely broken power armor if it is not already equipped to a suit of power armor?

I acquired several pieces of power armor on my travels with the intent of adding them to my suits sitting around Sanctuary Hills which were all missing certain parts. The problem is that some of the ...
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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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Where can I see exactly how many rads I have?

Basically, I don't want to waste any RadAway if, for example, it will remove 300 rads and I only have 150. Especially if I'm low on RadAway and/or not near a doctor. In Fallout 3/New Vegas, I'm ...
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Where/how can you see an enemy's level in Fallout 4?

I keep seeing all these questions referring to enemy levels in Fallout 4 and how people killed a monster or enemy at level XX - how do you know/detect what level the enemy is? I have looked in ...
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Is there any point to sleep more than an hour?

Other than to pass time? I mean does it increase the time Well Rested/Lover's Embrace will stay active? I know it doesn't restore more health, as sleeping a single hour appears to restore 100% of ...
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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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How can I make Strong like me without compromising myself?

Strong is a mean bastard. He likes murder, mayhem, larceny, and Cannibalism. More problematically, he doesn't like picking locks, hacking terminals, or using dialog to solve problems. I'd like to max ...
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Is a molotov cocktail a grenade?

Got lots of molotov cocktails that I use often, and want to get the Demolitions Expert perk so they do more damage, but is a molotov cocktail a grenade or no?
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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 can I kill the Mirelurk Queen?

I just encountered the Mirelurk Queen, and she kicked my ass pretty thoroughly. I'm at level 17, and I really didn't expect a level 50 boss to appear in this mission. Everthing before went very well, ...
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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 is the component cost of each Workshop item in Fallout 4?

A few times I've needed to go and fetch junk from an existing settlement to build turrets or other items at a new settlement (before I've set up a supply line) and I haven't been able to find a list ...
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Which early game NPC is the better pack mule?

In general when I play RPGs I tend to be a bit of a kleptomaniac and a bit of a pack rat. So, of course Fallout 4's crafting system that leaves nothing to waste is enabling this behavior even further....
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Best Clothes Early in Fallout 4

In the early game, is the vault 111 suit the best thing to wear? I've played probably 10 hours into Fallout 4, and I'm still wearing my vault clothes. They have high radiation resistance so I've been ...

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