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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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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What effects do SPECIAL points have on their own?

Of course strength affects your carry weight, and endurance increases your max hp. What are other direct effects that come from SPECIAL points?
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How do you turn the Power Armour headlight on?

The power armour in Fallout 4 has a headlight by default on the helmet and you can replace it with different colour headlights or a brighter/stronger one. But how do you turn it on? I've searched ...
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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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Does using the radio alert enemies to my presence?

Whenever I wander the Wasteland, I enjoy sneaking around with my weapon in-hand and my pip-boy radio on. I was curious though, does using radio alert enemies to my presence? I assume the pip-boy ...
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How can I get my companion to not throw grenades at the mosquitos?

On Fallout 4 (on PC) I've given my companion (Hancock) my stash of fragmentation grenades. Since he's got a shotgun, and I've got a sword, I figure he's the better of us to be chucking them. I've ...
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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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Is there any benefit to having multiple recruitment radio beacons?

I want to populate my settlements faster, is there any purpose in placing multiple recruitment radio beacons in them?
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How do I build power at the home in Diamond City?

I bought a home from the mayor of Diamond City, and the work bench won’t let me build generators but it’s saying I need one, it’s not that I don’t have the materials, the option will not show up?
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How can I increase my experience gain when handing in quests?

Will using Mentats before handing in quests affect experience gain? I'm piling up a few quests to hand in. If I buff my Intelligence two points with Mentats, will I get more experience when I hand in ...
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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 point of investing in shops?

I have read through this related question about earning money with settlements - I have assigned a settler to each one of my shops however it doesn't look as though they're actually working at those ...
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Obtaining missing parts for power armor

I am still a bit confused about power armor in Fallout 4, especially since you can have several and do all the upgrades and such. I recently came across my second power armor, but it was missing the ...
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Where is the bunker at Fiddler's Green Trailer Estates?

I have found a radio signal, it says: Anyone out there; if you can hear me I'm trapped inside a bunker in... er, what is this? Fiddler's Green Estates. Got some crawlies outside - it's nothing I ...
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What happens if I get Mama Murphy off chems?

So I managed to get Mama Murphy off chems in a speech check. But seeing as the Sight warns you about alot of things such as when Murphy says "Something is coming, and it is angry" and having it become ...
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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 can I repair power armor?

I have a set of badly damaged power armor that I got early in the game, but I have no idea how to actually repair it. There isn't an option in the inventory for it. How exactly can I repair the ...
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What counts as a day for water purifiers?

The game states that any excess purified water from your purifiers will go into your workshop every day. What counts as a day? I tried sleeping in a bed for 24h but that didn't trigger water to be ...
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Piper won't stop being naked

Piper is my companion, and I got her to stay in the Starlight Drive-in. I did the interview for her, went and did some quests, came back and she is running around in my power armour (should have taken ...
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Why does The Institute kidnap people?

Not sure if this is the right place for story/lore questions but here goes. Why does The Institute kidnap and replace people with synths? What do they hope to accomplish? What do they do with the ...
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Is there any way to redistribute your skills/perks?

In Fallout 4, is there any way to change your skills/perks after you've gotten out of the vault, with or without cheating?
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Which holidays does Diamond City celebrate?

I went to Diamond City the other day and noticed Christmas trees and colored lights all over the marketplace. I thought it was pretty awesome, and looking at my Pip Boy, I also noticed it happened to ...
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Shotgun Pellets and Damage

How many pellets are fired from each kind of shotgun, and how does that relate to the displayed damage and damage reduction? For instance, in the Borderlands series shotguns will often have a damage ...
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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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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 ammunition?

Do I need to supply my settlers with ammunition if I give them a new gun, I know that followers require ammunition but does the same apply for settlers. Why?
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Can I Find X-01 Parts in Fallout 4?

I've found and looted most of the power armor frames in the Wasteland. Where can I find X-01 armor pieces? This game is weird, to me, in that they slap you with the level dependent bit, AND random ...
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How to improve VATS weapon accuracy

What are the different options to improve weapon accuracy. And is it in all the cases capped at 95%?
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Where can I find Copper?

So it seems that most of the electrical items I need to craft require copper resources, which means that I'm going through a lot of copper and it's quickly becoming a very important resource. I'm ...
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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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Is there a benefit to building the larger versions of stores?

There are three versions of each store to build in settlements, small med and large. Do they sell different goods? Do they generate more income?
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What are the repercussions of letting Skinny Malone live?

An insight from Mama Murphy told me that when the time came I could talk my way out of the confrontation with Skinny Malone. This allows us all to walk free with no deaths. During my first ...
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How do I stop Brahmins from coming into my structures in Fallout 4?

This might not sound like a big deal but it's driving me nuts. A number of my settlements have Brahmins wandering around inside buildings, getting in the way and generally making a nuisance of ...
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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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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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Does sneak attack affect companion relationship?

My play style is mainly sneaking around and trying to get a headshot every time, and so far its been working quite well for me. But I noticed that every now and then, my companion will make sarcastic ...
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How long do grenade donations take to explode?

If I reverse-pickpocket a grenade using the second rank of the Pickpocket perk, how many seconds does it take for the live grenade to detonate? Additionally, does the perk only work for fragmentation ...
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How can I automate my crop harvest?

Is there any easier way to collect the fruit of my settlement crops without individually collecting the food myself? For instance, the extra purified water goes straight to the workshop.
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Spotlight turrets keep going dark?

To bolster my settlement defense, I recently added some spotlight turrets in Sanctuary to sit alongside the machine gun turrets. I connected them to power and watched as they came to life, rotating ...
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Cybernetic pieces looted off of Kellogg: What are they for?

I looted a cybernetic pain inhibitor and cybernetic limb actuator off of Kellogg's body and they are worth quite a bit of caps. I can't tell, however, if they're useful for anything else... like, are ...
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How can I avoid being killed by Subway Stewards/Ticket Inspectors?

Whenever I power up the Protectrons in the College Square Station subway (in 'Subway Steward' mode), they ask me for my token. If I attempt to show them my subway tokens however, they immediately try ...
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Are synths human for the purpose of damage calculation?

I realize this is a bit of a philosophical question regarding the game but that's not my intent. I'm purely interested in whether or not my shotgun that does 50% more damage to humans will do extra ...
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Do companions have a favoured weapon type they excel with?

Do they all just deal the weapon's specified damage or do some have certain perks (companion-equivalent of Rifleman, Heavy Gunner, ..) that would make them excel with a certain weapon type? Or perhaps ...
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Do companions aim down sight or hip fire?

I'm going to start modding a gun for a companion soon, and I'm thinking about long barrels, stocks, etc. But then I realized that maybe they hip-fire all the time, and that would make the long barrel ...
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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'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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What are folders for?

I keep finding them around the Wasteland, but have yet to find a purpose for them. Are they a red herring item, or do they have some use?
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Can I select the nearest quest to my location in my Pip-Boy?

I've gone wandering through wasteland finding and pursuing various side missions, and have found myself in the top right corner of the map. When selecting a quest in my Pip-Boy is there a way to ...
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How do I tag enemies in Fallout 4?

I'm not sure if this is a mod or a built in feature, but how do I tag enemies like this this image: And here is another image without being zoomed in on the scope:
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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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