Fallout 4 Romance Guide – How to Romance Every Companion, Tips

By   /   Nov 10, 2015
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Just like many other open-world role-playing games, Fallout 4 also lets you romance a number of human and non-human character. However, doing so does not completely depend upon certain dialogue choices or a handful of side-quests.

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

Fallout 4 Romance

Once you get your romantic interest to like you enough, you will get a bonus perk with the sole exception of Dogmeat whose perks are always unlocked in the Charisma tree.

Understanding Fallout 4 Romance

In order to initiate romance, you need to acquire maximum relationship with your love interest, start a conversation, and choose romance. No harm in trying your luck, but having a high Luck and Charisma helps a ton.

The relationship level in Fallout 4 primarily depends upon your deeds. In order to increase this level, you should travel with them more often and restrain from doing things they don’t like.

And even if you’re forced to do some nasty things, make sure to send them away before committing them, but do note that they’ll be able to see you through walls and windows.

With an increased relationship level, you’ll get small opportunities to flirt with them which doesn’t have any negative consequences, but remember that Luck and Charisma helps a lot in such matters.

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After reaching the maximum relationship level, you’ll get a final dialogue option before acquiring the special perk. In order to increase your chances, you should try and save your game before the final dialogue choice.

Once successful, you’ll not only get the special perk, but sleeping with your romantic interest will trigger Lover’s Embrace which will grant you with temporary XP bonus. Finally, note that reaching maximum relationship status with a romantic interest will unlock the Loveable achievement/trophy.

Cait

You meet Cait in the Combat Zone and complete her Benign Intervention side-quest. She’s 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.

Actions Cait Likes

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

Actions Cait Hates

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

Curie

Aside from humans, you can also romance this robot named Curie. You meet her at Vault-81 and can complete her Emergent Behavior side-quest. 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.

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Actions Curie Likes

  • Donating Items
  • Healing Dogmeat

Actions Curie Hates

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

Paladin Dense

You meet Paladin Dense in the Cambridge Police Station and he doesn’t have any associated side-quest. 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.

Actions Paladin Likes

  • Entering Power Armor and Vertibird
  • Modifying Armor and Weapons

Actions Paladin Hates

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

Hancock

Hancock is found in the Goodneighbor and his associated side-quest is called Recruiting Hancock. 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.

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Actions Hancock Likes

  • Using Chem
  • Donating Items

Action Hancock Hates

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

MacCready

Mr. MacCready is located near the third rail in the Goodneighbor and has his associated side-quest called Long Road Ahead. 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.

Actions MacCready Likes

  • Lockpicking and Stealing
  • Speech Success

Actions MacCready Hates

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

Piper

You stumble upon Piper in the Diamond City and can complete her associated side-quest called Story of the Century. 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 which grant you double XP for discovering new locations and speech challenges.

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Actions Piper Likes

  • Donating Items
  • Healing Dogmeat
  • Lockpicking

Actions Piper Hates

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

Preston Garvey

Preston Garvey doesn’t have any associated side-quest and can be located in the Museum of Freedom. 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.

Actions Preston Likes

  • Donating Items
  • Modifying Weapons

Actions Preston Hates

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

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