Fallout 4 Companions Locations Guide – Max Relationship, How to Recruit

By   /   Nov 10, 2015
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The world of Fallout 4 is as hostile as it can get and roaming out alone is not a viable option most of the times. Luckily, there are a number of NPCs whom you can befriend and make your journey a tad easier.

However, befriending these NPCs is not as simple as choosing a specific dialogue option or completing a couple of optional missions. You need to consistent in your choices, calculate your every step, and take NPCs’ likenesses into consideration.

For more help on Fallout 4, read our PC Tweaks Guide, Fallout 4 Character Builds and Romance Guide.

Fallout 4 Companions Locations

Your relationships with these NPCs have different levels. You can carry any relation to a maximum relationship status and acquire special perks from these companions. Moreover, in case of some companions, you can also have a romantic relationship with them.

Lastly, you can bring along these companions with you while exploring the open-world and they will come in handy in a variety of ways. However, make sure to send them away before committing an action they don’t approve of.

This guide details everything you need to know about Fallout 4 companions, their locations, associated optional missions, things they approve and disapprove of, and more.

Codsworth

Side-Quest/Location: Sanctuary

Codsworth doesn’t have any associated optional mission and can be located inside the Sanctuary.

Positive Actions

  • Donating Items
  • Healing Dogmeat
  • Modifying Armor and Weapons

Negative Actions

  • Speech Success
  • Lockpicking and Stealing
  • Pickpocketing
  • Killing Non-Hostile NPCs
  • Chem Usage and Addiction

If you’re looking for someone with amazing weaponry skills or who will lend you hand in combat, I’m afraid Codsworth is not the one you’re looking for. But where Codsworth lacks in weaponry and other skills, it’s insanely loyal which rare.

His special perk, on the other hand, is called Robot Sympathy which grants you +10 damage resistance against all robot weaponry.

Dogmeat

Side-Quest/Location: Red Rocket Truck Stop

Similar to Codsworth, Dogmeat doesn’t have any associated optional mission and can be located in the Red Rocket Truck Stop.

Do note that you don’t need to increase Dogmeat’s affinity as it begins at maximum. Due to this reason, his special perk is unlocked in the Charisma tree. You can use Dogmeat to tackle enemies aside from him being your most loyal friend in the Wasteland.

Deacon

Side-Quest/Location: Old North Church

Deacon can be found in the Old North Church and doesn’t have any associated optional mission.

Positive Actions

  • Donating Items
  • Hacking Computers
  • Healing Dogmeat
  • Picking Locks
  • Pick Lock Owned
  • Speech Success

Negative Actions

  • Killing Non-Hostile NPCs
  • Eating Dead Bodies
  • Chem Usage and Addiction

Deacon can outshine his enemies when it comes to using the stealth approach and is a valuable resource for those who like to play the game in this manner.

Aside from this, he’s also one of the best field agents to be deployed by Railroad. Coming to his special perk, Cloak Dagger, it allows you to deal +20 increased stealth damage and +40 stealth duration.

Strong

Side-Quest/Location: Trinity Tower

Strong can be found inside the Trinity Tower and doesn’t have any associated optional mission. You’ll, however, find him alongside you in the Curtain Call optional mission.

Positive Actions

  • Eating Dead Bodies
  • Killing Non-Hostile NPCs

Negative Actions

  • Speech Success
  • Pick Lock and Pick Lock Owned
  • Healing Dogmeat
  • Entering Power Armor and Vertibird

This guy relies on his sheer strength and prowess with a rocket launcher to turn the tides of a battle.

You’ll also find him alongside you in the Curtain Call optional mission. As for his special perk Berserk, it allows you to deal +20 extra damage when you fall below 25 HP.

Nick Valentine

Side-Quest/Location: Vault 114 [Park Street Station]/Long Time Coming

You stumble upon Nick Valentine inside the Vault 114 in Park Street Station and has Long Time Coming as his side-quest.

Positive Actions

  • Donating Items
  • Hacking Computer
  • Healing Dogmeat

Negative Actions

  • Stealing
  • Pickpocketing
  • Pick Lock Owned
  • Killing Non-Hostile NPCs
  • Eating Dead Bodies
  • Chem Addiction

Nick Valentine can be considered as the Ocelot of Fallout 4 because of him being an excellent gunslinger.

He owns his very own detective agency and is a remarkable hacker. Once you reach maximum relationship status with Nick Valentine, you get Close to Metal which provides you with an additional guess and 50 per cent increased terminal cooldown during hacking.

X6-88

Side-Quest/Location: The Institute

X6-88 is another companion who doesn’t have any associated optional mission and can be found inside the Institute.

Positive Actions

  • Entering Power Armor
  • Hacking Computers
  • Modifying Weapons and Armor
  • Speech Success

Negative Actions

  • Walking Naked
  • Healing Dogmeat
  • Entering Vertibird
  • Donating Items
  • Chem Usage and Addiction

This synth is specifically designed for combat and truly excels at it.

He is equipped with Advanced Energy Weapon and can locate enemies even from a very long distance. Increase your relationship with him to maximum in order to gain access to Shield Harmonics which provides you with +20 increased energy resistance.

Cait

Side-Quest/Location: Combat Zone/Benign Intervention

You meet Cait inside the Combat Zone and she has Benign Intervention as her associated optional mission.

In this optional mission, you need to talk to Tommy and bring Cait to Vault-95. Once you get there, you need to carry her to the Clean Room and clear her addiction to complete this optional mission.

Positive Actions

  • Drinking Alcohol
  • Picking Locks
  • Pick Lock Owned
  • Stealing
  • Walking Around Naked

Negative Actions

  • Killing Non-Hostile
  • Eating Dead Bodies
  • Donating Items
  • Chem Use and Addiction

Cait is a master lockpicker and proves to be valuable resources at the end. Cait’s special perk is called Trigger Rush which increases Action Points regeneration when you’re below 25 HP.

Curie

Side-Quest/Location: Vault-81/Emergent Behavior

You meet this romance-able robot in the Vault-81 and can complete her Emergent Behavior optional mission.

In this optional mission, you need to find Doctor Amari in order to help Curie and witness the entire download process followed by speaking with Curie again to complete it.

Positive Actions

  • Donating Items
  • Healing Dogmeat

Negative Actions

  • Stealing and Pickpocketing
  • Killing Non-Hostile
  • Chem Addiction

This robot excels when it comes to completing scientific and medical jobs and is very adept with a Flamethrower. Once reached maximum relationship status with Curie, you acquire Combat Medic which lets you earn 100 HP in a day if you fall under 10 HP.

Paladin Dense

Side-Quest/Location: Cambridge Police Station

Similar to many other companions, Paladin Dense doesn’t have any associated optional mission and can be found at the Cambridge Police Station.

Positive Actions

  • Entering Power Armor and Vertibird
  • Modifying Armor and Weapons

Negative Actions

  • Stealing and Pickpocketing
  • Pick Lock Owned
  • Murdering Non-hostile NPCs
  • Eating Dead Bodies
  • Using Chem

This guy provides excellent backup during combat and is a battlefield expert when it comes to strategizing things.

Know your Enemy is the special perk that you get after reaching maximum relationship level with Paladin. This perk basically lets you deal +20 extra damage to Feral Ghouls, Super Mutants, and synths.

Hancock

Side-Quest/Location: Goodneighbor/Recruiting Hancock

Hancock can be found in the Goodneighbor where you’ll be able to complete his associated optional quest called Recruiting Hancock. The optional mission is pretty simple and revolves around recruiting Hancock to join your cause and befriend him.

Positive Actions

  • Using Chem
  • Donating Items

Negative Actions

  • Walking Around Naked
  • Stealing
  • Killing Non-Hostile NPCs

This ghoul can be your excellent friend or most hostile foe depending upon your actions. Reach the maximum relationship level with Hancock to get your hands on Isodoped which lets you deal critical hits 20% faster at 250 rads or more.

MacCready

Side-Quest/Location: Goodneighbor/Long Road Ahead

You can find MacCready in the Goodneighbor where you’ll be able to complete the Long Road Ahead optional mission. In order to complete this optional mission, you need to take MacCready to the Mass Pike Interchange followed by murdering Winlock and Barnes.

Once this is done, you need to head over to Med-Tek Research and override the containment lockdown followed by acquiring the cure and bringing it to Daisy in the Goodneighbor.

Positive Actions

  • Lockpicking and Stealing
  • Speech Success

Negative Actions

  • Killing Non-Hostile NPCs
  • Donating Items
  • Chem Addiction

This guy is an excellent sniper and can easily provide cover fire by keeping enemies pinned down. You can place markers for him to provide support. When reached maximum relationship status with MacCready, you get Killshot which increases headshot accuracy in V.A.T.S. by 20 per cent.

Piper

Side-Quest/Location: Diamond City/Story of the Century

You stumble upon Piper in the Diamond City where you’ll have a chance to complete her optional mission called Story of the Century.

Positive Actions

  • Donating Items
  • Healing Dogmeat
  • Lockpicking

Negative Actions

  • Stealing
  • Pick Lock Owned
  • Killing Non-Hostile NPCs
  • Eating Dead Bodies

She has a pretty decent aim and provides cover fire with a standard pistol. Piper gets you Gift of Gab special perk after you reach maximum relationship level with her that grant you double XP for discovering new locations and speech challenges.

Preston Garvey

Side-Quest/Location: Museum of Freedom

You come across Preston Garvey can be located in the Museum of Freedom and doesn’t have any associated optional mission.

Positive Actions

  • Donating Items
  • Modifying Weapons

Negative Actions

  • Stealing and Pickpocketing
  • Pick Locked Owned
  • Killing Non-Hostile NPCs
  • Eating Dead Bodies
  • Chem Addiction

This guy is a pretty decent shot with a Laser Musket. With ‘United we Stand’ – Preston’s special perk – you gain +20 damage resistance and deal +20 extra damage when confronting 3 or more enemies at the same time.

If there is something else you would like to know, make sure to let us know in the comments section below! We also have the videos recorded on how to find these companions and then recruit them after fulfilling the conditions. You can check them out here.

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