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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Does radiation have any effects besides lowering maximum health?

In FO3 radiation functioned by essentially adding negative perks, which lowered your SPECIAL scores, or affected other stats. In FO4, radiation just seems to limit your maximum health until removed. ...
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What does “tracks targets” mean in the description of recon scopes?

I noticed the option to craft Recon Scopes for certain weapons which requires a higher level of Gun Nut than I currently have. The description mentiones "tracks targets" as one benefit of the mod, ...
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Do HAM radios have a purpose?

I'm mostly interested in what their purpose are in Fallout 4 since I seldom play Fallout 3 or New Vegas anymore, though it would be nice to finally understand how they worked for the previous fallouts....
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Does Legendary Armour Benefit a Companion?

If you equip a piece of legendary armour onto a companion, do they get the benefits from that armour that you would normally get? Or would it just be a standard piece of armour to them? For example, I ...
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How can I decrease the amount of Confirmation Dialogues

Are you sure you want to exit the crafting station? Yes I am sure, there are literally no consequences for me exiting, I can just enter it again. Fallout 4 asks for a lot of confirmation. Exiting ...
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A girl and her father

oddly related: I bought a dog. What is it good for? I randomly bumped into a pair of survivors, one of which was a little girl, while heading towards the National Guard base. They were polite to me,...
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How do I remove a marker in Fallout 4

In Fallout 3, you could randomly place markers, and then if you wanted to remove them, you just clicked back on it and selected remove marker. I know I have set markers before now in Fallout 4, and ...
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Is dogmeat worth keeping as a companion?

I'm still early game but I've just unlocked a new companion. Should I keep dogmeat or do human followers do more damage?
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What's the point of the radiation gauge when using power armor?

When I first put on the power armor, I immediately noticed the radiation gauge. Since it's so noticeable, I thought radiation could still kill your character. However, after some trial and error, it ...
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What is the magnifying glass icon in Fallout 4?

I noticed on a game play video of Fallout 4, a magnifying glass appears next to an object. What is this for, and how do I activate it?
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How do I efficiently use fusion cores?

Fusion cores can be expensive, especially early in the game. How can I make the most of my fusion cores, so that they last as long as possible?
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What are some ways to increase damage resistance?

I'm trying to play the game without relying on power armour and from my playthrough i'm finding that i'm limited in how high i can get my armour rating. The armourer perk i believe only unlocks ...
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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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How many chem addictions are in Fallout 4?

There are many chems in Fallout 4 but some are created by mixing existing chems and add only the addiction of one of their components. What is the maximum number of unique addictions a player ...
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What is the “bright ideas” stat?

In pip boy, if you look under data > stats > general, and then scroll to the bottom, there is a statistic labeled "bright ideas." What does it track? Maybe savant bonuses?
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Is it possible to attach Power Armor to the station?

In the menu screen, Fallout 4 shows an image (see below) of Power Armor being attached to a Power Armor Station via hooks and chains. The best I've been able to do is exit my armor when near the ...
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Does weapon weight affect anything other than carry weight?

Due to recent experience with games like Destiny and how significantly things have changed since Fallout 3 and New Vegas..I've been wondering if there are any implicit effects induced by higher/lower ...
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What was supposed to happen at the Battle of Bunker Hill?

I did the Battle of Bunker Hill last night. There will be some spoilers ahead regarding this battle and the story leading up to it. Even after reading the wiki article on this quest, I'm a bit ...
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Fallout 4 how to stop dog from opening doors?

In Fallout 4 my dog keeps opening closed doors which is really annoying. Short of leaving him or shooting him, is there a way to make him behave, you know, more like a real dog that cannot manipulate ...
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Do carry capacity modifiers work on companions?

I've read that Preston has a carry weight of 165lbs. If I equip him with modified items (such as pocketed armour pieces), will it increase his carry capacity?
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Which companion for a stealth character?

I'm playing a stealth (sniper) character and at the moment have Dogmeat as my companion, but I have to tell him to stay behind a lot because he gets spotted or gets in the way a lot. Is any of the ...
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What is the first doctor you can reasonably access in Fallout 4?

What's the easiest to access or first doctor you can access in Fallout 4? Of course more than one is welcome. This should be the doctor that is easiest to access by a low level character (assume the ...
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Do you have to assign every settler manually?

Will every single settler not explicitly assigned a job "loaf around" as it were? Or are there some tasks (obviously not all, see scavenging bench) that are automatically filled, like crops will grow ...
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Does cannibalism satisfy hunger?

In Fallout 4's new Survival Mode, you must stay well fed, among other things, to keep in good health. Failing to do so can cause fatigue, temporarily hurt your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats, lower immunity, ...
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What debuffs are available for temporarily reducing SPECIAL stats?

If a stat is at 10 and you pick up the "You're SPECIAL" book (+1 to any SPECIAL stat), you normally won't be able to pick that stat. You will be forced to pick a stat that is at 9 or lower. So you ...
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Can you drop bottlecaps?

I've found a few lonely bottlecaps out on the wastelands, but I was wondering if you can get them out of your inventory onto a table to make, say, a bottlecap pyramid. As a bonus question I was also ...
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What different loot is available by siding with the Brotherhood or the Institute?

Everyone knows the Brotherhood runs around collecting tech throughout the wasteland, so they should have some pretty cool stuff. But now there's the Institute; an unknown quantity. Will I miss out on ...
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Why use the existing radio tower?

At a certain point in the Minute Men quests you obtain a settlement which has a large radio in it. This radio requires 10 power and a settler to use it. Compared to the default radio (1 power, no ...
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Who are all of the companions and how do I get them?

I have quite the number of companions and I've just scratched the surface of Boston. I'm wondering if there is a definitive list of companions and information on how to get them all to join me on my ...
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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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Does using the Console Commands negatively affect me?

I'm wondering in case I get stuck in an area that I'm unable to get out of or if I clip into a wall and I suddenly can't move. I've had to disable clipping to get out of certain areas in Skyrim before ...
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Do factions and companions care what other factions you associate with?

Similarly to Skyrim, I want to join ALL of the factions in Fallout 4. If I join the Brotherhood of Steel, will the Minutemen care? Will Preston leave me as a companion if I join the Brotherhood of ...
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Do followers in Fallout 4 have any perks?

The player character can select perks that increase weapon damage or add other effects. Do your followers have any of these?
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Does the mod location matter for special effects on armor?

I found a piece of armor that reduces damage from super mutants by 15%. Does this apply to all super mutant damage or only damage when they strike the limb that wears the armor?
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Why do Vertibirds suddenly appear?

On several occasions while exploring the Commonwealth, a (presumably Brotherhood) Vertibird shows up out of nowhere and engages targets at a nearby location for approximately 5 minutes. Cursory ...
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How can I explode the truck in front of Diamond City entrance without turning people hostile?

I set myself a goal long ago when I started playing Fallout 4 vanilla that I would explode every vehicle and every explosive item on the map. I have blown up canisters of gas. I have blown up the ...
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I somehow scrapped Nick Valentine, is my game broken?

So I was scrapping some junk, and Nick Valentine walked by in front of me. I didn't pay attention to him and continued scrapping. I scrapped a pile, then turned to another. I was trying to scrap all ...
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Fallout 4 DLC Items in Base Game

With Far Harbor and Nuka World installed, are any items added to the game's loot table from the beginning, or are they only available after traveling to the DLC locations?
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How can I enable the console in Survival mode?

The console is fully disabled when playing on a Survival mode save (from the beta). There is no way to enable it I've seen, either from the .ini settings or by changing the keyboard bindings or even ...
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Why is Curie trying to sell me chems?

I'm playing Fallout 4 after downloading the Far Harbour dlc, and my character will randomly say, "I'm looking for some chems." The camera will then rotate to Curie who is my current companion and ...
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How can I tell if something is in weapons range?

Is there any visual indicator or a way of measuring how far away a target is? That way I can see if I'm outside of my sniper rifles optional range before shooting.
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Black widow perk output

In the description of this perk it is said that men are easier/much easier to persuade. Does it have some kind of additional charisma equivalent? E.g. 1 level of this perk is like adding 2 charisma ...
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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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How many caps do I really need?

My charisma is very high (11 with outfit and beer, before mentats) and I have Caps Collector 2 already. I am just under 40K caps now, bringing gear with value/weight of over 10:1 And I am thinking ...
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Level up quickly in fallout 4

How do I level up quickly in fallout 4? I try to get experience from killing strong enemies but I just have not found anything that works to well
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Are you able to “wait”?

In Fallout 3, Skyrim, etc. there was the ability to wait in game for a particular number of hours. I've tried every button combination and looked at the control scheme, however, there does not seem to ...
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Where could my Fusion Cores possibly have gone to?

Ok, a bit annoyed; I had around 86 unused Fusion Cores in my Sanctuary Hills workshop. I was keeping them there as I don't see any real advantage in using Power Armour other than for aesthetic reasons....
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How many extra pellets are fired from a Two Shot Prefix Shotgun?

I was looking at the legendary weapon effects wikia page and came to the two shot entry. It says that it "fires an additional projectile." I remembered that I recently found a two shot combat shotgun. ...
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What can I do with stripped Power Armour Frames?

So, I'm a kleptomaniac when it comes to playing games like Fallout 4, which includes Power Armour suits. Usually if I find a suit with better stuff than the one I have back at my base I take it home ...
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Can I avoid destroying one or more factions in Fallout 4?

Alright, so far in my four playthroughs (one for each faction), I've always had to destroy another faction such as The Railroad for The Institute and vise versa. Is there any way to avoid this?

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