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Fallout 4
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Nathan Garvin, Greg Wright
Editor(s): Claire Farnworth
First Published: 16-12-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 02:28 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 19-09-2020 / 14:49 GMT

Guard Posts

Name Materials Needed Prerequisites Notes
Guard Post Wood (10), Steel (4) - Provides 2 Defense. Requires assigned worker.
Guard Tower Wood (12), Steel (6) - Provides 2 Defense. Requires assigned worker.

Turrets

Name Materials Needed Prerequisites Notes
Machine-Gun Turret Steel (8), Circuitry (1), Gear (2), Oil (2) - Provides 5 Defense.
Heavy Machine-Gun Turret Steel (10), Circuitry (2), Gear (2), Oil (4) Rank 1 - Gun Nut. Provides 8 Defense.
Laser Turret Aluminum (5), Circuitry (3), Screw (3), Fiber Optics (4), Gear (2), Nuclear Material (2), Steel (5), Glass (3) Rank 1 - Science! Requires 2 Power. Provides 8 Defense.
Shotgun Turret Aluminum (4), Circuitry (5), Screw (4), Gear (4), Oil (5), Steel (6) Rank 2 - Gun Nut. Requires 2 Power. Provides 8 Defense.
Spotlight Circuitry (1), Screw (1), Gear (2), Steel (6), Oil (1), Glass (2) - Requires 2 Power. Provides 2 Defense.
Heavy Laser Turret Crystal (4), Aluminum (7), Circuitry (4), Screw (4), Fiber Optics (4), Gear (3), Nuclear Material (4), Steel (3) Rank 3 - Science! Requires 2 Power. Provides 12 Defense.
Missile Turret Aluminum (6), Circuitry (6), Screw (5), Gear (5), Oil (6), Steel (6) Rank 3 - Gun Nut. Requires 2 Power. Provides 15 Defense.

Traps

Name Materials Needed Prerequisites Notes
Tesla Arc Steel (2), Copper (3), Circuitry (1) - Requires Power. Provides 2 Defense.
Radiation Emitter Screw (2), Nuclear Material (3), Lead (2), Steel (2) - Requires Power. Provides 2 Defense.
Flamethrower Trap Screw (2), Rubber (4), Aluminum (4), Oil (6) - Requires Power. Provides 3 Defense.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    16 December 2015
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin, Greg Wright

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It's just another day. Having just been accepted into Vault 111, you spend the morning with your family going about your daily routine. That is until alarms blare out, signalling a nuclear attack. You and your family sprint towards the Vault along with everyone else in the neighborhood just as a bomb explodes nearby. After surviving the blast, you are lowered into the Vault and enter cryosleep. Two hundred years pass and you awake to a world ravaged by nuclear war. You are the Sole Survivor and what awaits you is a mystery as you set out to conquer the Wasteland.

Our guide will be a complete companion while you journey through the wilds of Fallout 4. You can find a plethora of information including the following:

  • A start to finish walkthrough with every area in between covered.
  • Combat details, SPECIAL explanation and general gameplay information.
  • VATS And You!: Getting to know your PIPBOY.
  • All faction quests explained including the consequences of favoring one over the others.
  • Information on Settlements and items for construction.
  • Bobblehead locations, collectibles and full Trophy/Achievement guide.
  • Settlement Guide complete with how to set up and manage settlements, what perks are beneficial etc.
  • Companion chapter detailing each companion character, where to acquire them and the pros/cons of each.
  • A detailed Character Creation guide fully examining the best builds and what each perk does.
  • Automatron and Wasteland Workshop DLC information provided, including a full walkthrough for Automatron.
  • A complete walkthrough of the "Far Harbor" DLC complete with information on every side quest.

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