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Fallout 4 Random Encounters Guide – Treasures, Campsites, Companions, Chokepoints
Fallout 4 has such a vast world that there are bound to a bunch of random encounters that cannot be exactly mapped when it comes to time of occurrence.
Nonetheless, these random encounters are important for someone who wishes to experience everything that the game has to offer as well as for every completionist.
Sometimes, these encounters would give you something in return and at other times, they would bring you harm, but they are everywhere in the game.
Fallout 4 Random Encounters
In order to make it easy for you to keep a track of every random encounter you have met and will meet in the future, we have listed down almost ALL the random encounters that Fallout 4 has to offer.
We have grouped the encounters according to type; given you the name of the encounter and also provided an explanation as to what it is about.
In some of the cases there are certain conditions that need to be met in order for something to occur, we have also listed those conditions wherever they apply.
You might stumble across this dead guy in the region, his pockets have a page that refers to a treasure.
Raiders versus Farmers
You will stumble across a quarrel where a farmer comes to you for help.
you can help this dog now and create another helping hand for yourself.
Mole Rat Ambush
This is about quashing as many of those mutants as they come out.
This is a dead Brahmin, you can loot the carcass.
Wild Pack of Dogs
You will stumble across a group of wild dogs while exploring.
Gene the Reluctant Dog Vendor
This trader will come to you if you have a settlement, with good charisma you can get a dog from him.
Super Mutants and Prisoner
This group of greenskins has come after successful a raid alongside a victim that you can free.
Two beasts fight each other.
Vicious Dogs and Farmer
You can help the poor farmer being attacked by three dangerous dogs.
Traveling Vault Merchant
While going to a vault you might come across a guard and a merchant. Talk to them to get the location of the vault.
Raiders and the Pink Paste
You come across raider with a pink paste on them from Suffolk County Charter School suggesting you should pay it a visit.
You’ve Got Crabs
Watch out for those Mirelurks that can ambush you.
A dead postman lays beside a number of letters that could reveal a number of locations to you.
Stingwing versus Radscorpion
Two wild beasts taking on each other.
This is a pile of dead raiders with the location of Pickman Gallery tied to them.
Vertibird versus Raiders
Given that Brotherhood of Steel is all pumped up and Prydwen is here, you will see the raiders being bombed by an aircraft.
Vertibird Patrol Drop
Given that Brotherhood of Steel is all pumped up and Prydwen is here, a couple of Brotherhood of Steel men will be sent down.
Super Mutant Raiding Party
You will see a group of greenskins with their slain leader returning too Super Mutant stronghold; the dead body has a note in it.
You come across an Eyebot that has an advertisement for jobs at Cambridge Polymer Labs.
You can sometimes come face to face with a wild Deathclaw as you roam around.
The Return of Manta Man!
After Side Quest The Silver Shroud, you will come across a novice hero taking on Mole Rats in a hardly successful battle.
Jack Is Back
Allying with Jack Cabot in Side Quest The Secret of Cabot House will let you sell him items after you see him with Edward Deegan.
Lorenzo Is Undying
Allying with Lorenzo Cabot in Side Quest The Secret of Cabot House will lead you to meeting him as he investigates ghouls.
Vault 81 Dead Dweller
You come across a dead dweller who died with a note for Dr. Penske and Vault 81.
Mutant Hound versus Yao Guai
You witness the two beasts taking on each other.
Bloated Animal Corpse
A number of Bloatflies, Bloodbugs, or Radroaches feed off of dead Radstag Doe, Yao Guai, or Brahmin.
Super Mutant versus Stingwings
You come across a greenskin and his hound getting attacked by Stingwings.
Feral Ghoul Ambush
A Feral Ghoul hides using a Brahmin and a farmer’s corpse, waiting to attack.
You stumble upon two sleeping Radstags, but they wake up because of you.
An Eyebot with a prewar ad.
Two Faces. One Synth
Two people both claiming that the other is a Synth. You can believe them both.
Having a Level 3 Weapons store you will able to bring this trader to live at your workshop locations.
You come across Mister Gutsy out after Chinese who are infiltrating the region
Workshop Armor Vendor
you can hire this man for your workshops or trade with him. Having a Level 3 Weapons store you will able to bring this trader to live at your workshop locations.
Brotherhood of Steel versus Raiders
After Prydwen is here you see the two factions taking on each other.
Brotherhood of Steel versus Deathclaw
After Prydwen is here you come across three men from Brotherhood of Steel faced with Deathclaw.
The Gossiping Trader
This trader might have some information about Commonwealth’s primary locations.
Super Mutants versus Raiders
Both factions taking on each other for numerous strongholds.
You come across a big Deathclaw by chance.
The Brahmin Vendor
This vendor could work at you workshop settlement.
The Brahmin Farmer
You stumble across a livestock farmer exploring the wastelands.
You come across a woman called Ness.
You see four Radstags together.
After Minutemen Quest When Freedom Calls you might be asked for a donation to Minutemen; the choice is yours!
Feral Ghoul Pack
You might chance upon a pack of Feral Ghouls when it is nearly night – stay away!
A random encounter with the stingers in the wild.
Dogs versus Mole Rats
You come across a Mole Rat being chased by a group of dogs.
Revenge of the Forged
After Location Quest: Out of the Fire you could get attacked by Forged.
In Goodneighbor, Bobbi the ghoul needs help to start Side Quest The Big Dig.
One Man and His Robot
You meet Mel after Side Quest The Big Dig.
After Side Quest Human Error you might get attacked by Swanson.
Vault 81 Prisoner
Free the hostage vault dweller from raiders and get the directions to the vault!
Darla Goes Home
After Main Quest Unlikely Valentine, if Darla is alive you will come across her again.
Heading to Trinity Tower
Side Quest Curtain Call begins after you encounter super mutants going to their stronghold with prisoners.
After Brotherhood of Steel Quest Duty or Dishonor you will see Clark trying to get away from Ferals.
Kill a raider with a chef hat and pick up recipes from his body.
Before Railroad Quest Boston After Dark, a synth wearing Institute janitor clothes asks you where Bunker Hill is you can tell him and / or ask for caps.
Radstags versus Dogs
You stumble across the two types of animals taking on each other.
Super Mutants versus Mister Gutsy
greenskins vs. RobCo Industries’ Mister Gutsy, it is going to be interesting.
Kat and Gus
You stumble upon child merchant Kat and his Sentry Bot Gus; you can trade if you want.
A Yao Guai or Deathclaw goes after a dog.
A Radscorpion goes after a Raider.
Stash, Lexa, and Simon
If you did not steal or attack Stash and her bodyguards before, this time you can discuss Simon’s addiction with them.
Simon joins the Raiders after he couldn’t stop his addiction.