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.

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