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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Can Legendary Effects be “claimed”?

Is it possible to move legendary effects (like "Double damage for targets with full health") to other weapons, like you can do with other modifications?
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How can I find the Boston Airport settlement?

I see that there is a settlement called Boston Airport, yet I can't seem to find it in order to unlock it. Am I missing something plain, or is it a part of a quest or something like that?
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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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.50 Cal Hunting Rifle doing WAY more damage than other guns?

I am level 25, on Hard mode, and have found that I have a very hard time killing most bad guys of similar level. I have a rare shotgun w/ exploding ammo that does 70 base dmg and it's my best weapon, ...
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What does a + next to the name of a piece of equipment represent when looting?

In my gallivanting around the Bostonian suburbs, I have slain many raiders, and verily, I have Taken Their Stuff as is my right and will. I've noticed that sometimes, when looking at Their Stuff to ...
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What benefits do I gain by building terminals?

The terminals say that I can access additional options when paired with other objects, but what kind of options does this mean? Is it worth investing the time and resources into terminals in your ...
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Power armor and safe storage [duplicate]

Does anyone know how many suits of power armor I can leave at red rocket truck stop before I should worry that they will spawn away. Note that none have fusion cores in them as I took them out when I ...
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What are the consequences of destroying the USS Constitution?

I'm on a mission from the navigator of the USS Constitution to get a guidance chip back from some scavengers that stole it, however upon speaking to the scavengers they've presented me with the ...
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Will companions/settlers still run out of ammo if I give them a matching gun?

If I give a gun that uses the same ammo type as the default gun carried by companions/settlers, will they still run out of ammo? For instance, all settlers carry a standard pipe pistol using the .38 ...
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What are the repercussions of giving chems to Mama Murphy?

Mama Murphy hangs out in Sanctuary, in the chair I built her, and asks me for chems so she can see the future. I happily obliged and gave her everything she asked for. As a result, Are there any ...
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Does Nick ever turn on you?

After the quest Dangerous Minds, you speak to Nick and either he impersonates Kellogg or something of Kellogg remains after exploring his memories using Nick as a host. What surprised me though, was ...
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What unique items could become unobtainable?

After finishing The Human Error quest with the resolution that made it impossible to buy the unique equipment from Penny Fitzgerald (Destroyer's Helmet and Justice), I realized there must be unique ...
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Enemy Tick marks on compass

It seems the 'tick' marks that appeared on the HUD compass have changed from Fallout 3/NV to Fallout 4. Friendly NPCs no longer show up as green ticks, and it seems enemies only show up as red squares ...
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Are my friends immune to the harmful effects of radiation?

As I travel around the wasteland, there are times when the geiger counter unavoidably starts ticking rapidly, and I need to pop a Rad-X, or even put on a Hazmat Suit. Some of my companions will remark ...
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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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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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Can you avoid contracting the disease in Hole in the wall Fallout 4 quest?

You get the option to use the cure on the boy or keep it for yourself. If you use it on the boy you keep a permanent -10 hp perk from the disease. Can you avoid contracting the disease if you never ...
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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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Why can't I select perks other than increasing SPECIAL skills at level up?

I've now hit level four but the only perks available to me are still stat increases. All the perks at L01 and below are greyed out, and unselectable, even if I meet the pre-requistes. Is this ...
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How do I clear the rubble in the Castle

I'm trying to gain access to the Castle Armory, but I'm stuck at the point where I need to clear the rubble from the tunnel leading to the armory. Ronnie Shaw suggested I use explosives, I tried ...
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How to tell which magazines I've found

I've found a few magazines in the game but I've since sold them and forgotten which ones they were. Is there any way to find out which ones I've found so far?
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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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What unit does the radiation indicator show?

According to this wiki entry radiation has the following effect: The rate is 1% of HP per 10 rads; But what does +2 RADS (as an example, see on the screenshot) stand for? Does it mean, that you ...
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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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Which stats/perks are more important in new survival mode?

Which perks and SPECIAL attributes have become more important in the new Survival Mode (which is a Steam beta as of this writing)? Some that were merely "nice" in non-Survival playthroughs have become ...
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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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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 do I repair a damaged object?

As the title says. I'm not seeing a repair action for damaged items. Do I need to scrap it and rebuild it? Sounds wrong considering the game is telling me to "repair" it.
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How to get more settlers in my settlements in Fallout 4?

My main settlement Sancutuary Hills only has 8 settlers, and seems to be growing slowly, even though I have built lots of beds and have a high defend score of 33. Food is 18, Water 15, and there are ...
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What is the best way to get concrete?

I'm building at Starlight Drive-in and there's no concrete to scrap there, as there is from the house at Sanctuary. Is there a vendor that sells concrete or another place where I can just pick it up?
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Can you share items between workshops? [duplicate]

I swear I read an ingame hint that said Workshops would share my stuff between them, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I have a settlement at Sanctuary and Red Rocket Truck Stop, but I can't ...
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Can Fallout 4 Saves be Uniquely Named?

Due to the many different branching paths that can be taken I would like to name my saves in a manner that helps me remember what was going on at that point in time that made me want to create a save ...
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What is “focus”?

Some weapon mods, such as Laser Improved Sights, claim to improve your "focus". What is focus, and how does it affect combat?
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Is there a way to prevent corpses from disappearing?

I have a bunch of dead bodies in Covenant which I'd like to decorate the town with. Also I thought of maybe collecting some Glowing One corpses to use as electricity-free light source. I'd like to ...
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How to assign people to tasks?

When I highlight a plant or guard post and it shows a red vault boy, does that mean it doesn't have an assigned person to it? I assigned someone to the post and it was green for a bit, then went back ...
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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 do you send your followers to their original homes after sending them to a settlement?

I've had enough of my followers cluttering up the Red Rocket and am ready for them to just go back home. If you don't select a location to send them when dismissing them (by hitting Tab, B or circle) ...
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I've found the remains of a doomsday-cult mass suicide. Can I do anything with their Poisoned Wine?

Just south of Boston Common, I found the remains of the Boylston Social Club, hangout for Boston's wealthy and powerful. It looks like, when the bombs hit, they raised one last toast and drank ...
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Why does this Power Armor appear as X-01 but the parts state T-45?

I am level 53. When I go to S Boston Military Checkpoint, I can look through the cage and see that the power armor is X-01. When I unlock the terminal and open the cage it still appears as X-01 armor, ...
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Should I read magazines directly after finding them?

Is there an advantage in keeping magazines like "Grognak the Barbarian" for later use? Or can I just get the +1 bonus now without any downside?
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Building a Sturdy Wall

When building a settlement you have to build defenses to make sure it does not get attacked. Looking at junk fencing I had the brilliant idea to wall the settlement in and create a gate to limit The ...
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Are there downsides to using V.A.T.S?

The question What is the benefit of using V.A.T.S.? is about the advantages of using the V.A.T.S system. Are there any disadvantages, other than it being limited by APs? In Fallout 3, weapons broke ...
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Why does the institute make synths?

I've been wondering about how the institute manages to produce synths with the very limited amount of resources left in the commonwealth but primarily why they even bother. Granted I haven't completed ...
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While in workshop mode, what is the difference between green and yellow highlighted items?

While walking around and scrapping all of the clutter around Sanctuary, I noticed that some items highlight as yellow, and others as green. From what I can tell, green objects are movable and reusable ...
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Is there any way to know how much a companion likes me?

I know that you can always ask your companions how your relationship is going but when I'm trying to max everyone's relationships, it'd be nice to know exactly how much my companions like me. Is there ...
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How do I move objects around freely?

In previous Fallout titles, there has been a button you could press to "grab on" to items. This allowed you to freely move the item around, as if it was tethered to the cross hairs. This can be used ...
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What problem do my settlers have with beds?

While I was browsing my shops in Sanctuary, I heard one of my settlers mention a "bed problem". When I asked my barman if there was any problem around the settlement, he also talked about the "bed ...
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I am with the Brotherhood and the Minutemen. What will happen if I join the Railroad as well?

I'm more confused than in any game I have ever played. But it's Bethesda. Anyways, I have no clue what to do. The Minutemen I joined because they are good, it's common knowledge. I joined the ...
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When storing built items in workshop, what happens to them?

I wanted to move one of the medium power generators I built to a different location in my settlement. So I thought I could store it in my workshop, run over to the new location and place it from ...
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Do sneak attacks stack with crits?

I am playing an assassin character. I focus on silenced pistols and eventually develop melee weapons as well. My question is if any of you know if the sneak attacks stack with critical hits? example:...

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