During a Brotherhood of Steel assignment named Cleansing the Commonwealth, players have to defeat an elite monster – the Feral Ghoul Stalker. There are several tactics to do this but here’s the quickest and easier way.
The Feral Ghoul Stalker is a ferocious mutant creature with a very fast and strong attack. It has a great mobility as most ghouls and it has a relatively high resilience to physical damage. A strong weapon with a slightly high fire rate and accuracy is advised. Else, you need to move a lot and risk getting killed on the first turn-back.
1. Pick an Adequate Weapon
To do this assignment, I picked the Institute Rifle, a lightning damage-based weapon with 18 damage, 66 fire rate and 76 accuracy. Despite the seemingly low damage output, this weapon is very efficient against ghouls and the shooting is also very fast. The important here is to pick an adequate weapon to make things easier.
2. Lure with the Companion
Send your companion to the entrance door of the Feral Ghoul Stalker’s location. The creature will spot an enemy presence and will immediately become aggressive. This will buy you some time to engage yourself and do some free hits.
3. Open Fire
While your companion tanks, move towards the room’s entrance and do some free hits until it changes target. When it comes for you, you should back off to the hall and dodge his attacks as much as possible by moving around.
4. Aim for Vitals
Now, time is all you got. Aim steadily for the head and chest. Avoid missing shoots or you’ll hardly make it. Eat food or use health regeneration items if your health falls below half.
If you’re having difficulties or if you want to be on the safe side, enable the two Protectrons located at the third level of the station. The terminal is located on the same side of the Stalker, you just need to unlock it first and then release the machines. They will tank and shoot any nearby enemies.
The first mission assignment after joining the Brotherhood of Steel is rather challenging in many different ways. Learn how can you complete the Cleansing the Commonwealth mission without a single fail.
Joining this faction will not interfere with the Minutemen apparently, so it’s safe to join and help both for now. Right after joining the Brotherhood of Steel, Knight Rhys will send you off to clear the surrounding area called the College Square. But it’s not that simple, especially when all the ghouls decide to raid on you. Here’s what to do.
1. Head to the Main Square
Walk north from the main door of the Cambridge Police Station until you see a large square. By the time you do, you’ll also be spotting several ghouls. Kill them all unless you want to get silly surprises later on.
2. Locate the College Square Station Entrance
If you head west from the location described above, you’ll instantly find the entrance. It’s right behind a bus stop and in front of a small kiosk. If you don’t have a weapon with high damage and fast reload in your inventory, now it’s the time to grab one, you’ll really need it.
3. Clear the Levels
There are three levels in this subway station and you need to clear them all. You don’t necessarily need to kill all the ghouls, but since the final objective is in the last level, you have to kill most of them.
4. Kill the Feral Ghoul Stalker
When you reach the second level, go straight to the left and clear the visible area. Then, get ready to fight an elite called Feral Ghoul Stalker. The creature is inside a room to the left side of the stairs and is extremely violent. If you’re wondering how to kill it quick and easily, check the following guide:
5. Return to Rhys
Finally, the station is safe and clear. You can return to the Cambridge Police Station and talk to Knight Rhys about your accomplishment. He’ll hate you a little less and reward you accordingly.
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Call to Arms is probably the longest mission at the early phase of Fallout 4. Between intense battles with synths and some robotic handling, here’s what you have to do to complete this mission.
After finishing the Fire Support Mission, Danse will ask you to help him retrieve a Deep Range Transmitter piece from the ArcJet Systems facility. This electronics piece will allow the Brotherhood of Steel to boost their radio frequency in the surrounding area. Note that at the end of this mission, Danse will ask you to join this faction.
1. Follow and Fight with Danse
After initiating the mission by talking to Danse, all you have to do is follow him. He’ll guide you towards ArcJet Systems through the main road. During this process, several enemies will approach you, so you have no option but to kill them all or cowardly await until Danse takes care of them.
2. Enter and Explore ArcJet Systems
While inside the facility, you’ll mostly have to follow Danse still. You’ll also need to talk to him often until you reach a room with a locked door. Alright, so you have to unlock two computer panels in order to proceed. The first panel will reset the room’s password and the second one will unlock the door. It’s really simple, just look around.
3. Engine Room
Head to the Engine Room to restore the auxiliary generators. To do this you need to find the main command and enable it through password unlocking. The trick is to click random words until the likeness is one or two, then you associate these same words with similar ones. The password is always different every time you try. In the meanwhile, Danse will defend you and you have the option to activate the core to eliminate all synths at once.
4. Go Back to Danse
Danse will be damage if you fired the core, ask him about his state and keep moving. The next step is up ahead in the next floor, take the elevator to reach your destination. Remember you’re leading the party now, so you must set the way.
5. Retrieve the Deep Range Transmitter
At the command room, you’ll face several powerful synths. Kill them all. One of them will drop the Deep Range Transmitter, the so required item to finish the mission. Head outside through the elevator and talk to Danse. Done, mission accomplished and you get to join this character’s faction if you really want to.
Fire Support starts when you travel south past the Corvega Assembly Plant. Here’s what you have to do to quickly complete this mission.
Another long travel mission that requires reckoning, aim and essentially walking. I advice you not to adventure too much into the southeast part of this area, since there is a scavenger base with turrets, guard posts and tons of field mines.
1. Travel South
To trigger this mission, you need to head south until a frequency message appears in your screen. Run straight south from the Corvega Assembly Plant and you won’t have difficulties with this step.
2. Listen to the Military Frequency AF95
Open your radio with TAB and select the new added frequency channel: Military Frequency AF95. Listen to the female voice asking for support and keep heading south.
3. Head to the Cambridge Police Station
Finding the Cambridge Police Station can be a bit complicated since it’s located in the middle of a town infested with Feral Ghouls and scavengers. Be cautious in every corner and head to the station.
4. Kill the Feral Ghouls
Once you reach your destination, a swarm of Feral Ghouls will run through the front gate. Help the survivors there fight the wave and wait until there’s no enemies left.
5. Talk to Paladin Danse
Lastly, talk to the man in charge of the station named Paladin Danse to complete the mission and receive your reward. This character is a potential companion, so think twice about your choices and answers.
Fallout 4 brings a new mechanic into play: we can build real settlements in the game and be an active part of rebuilding the Commonwealth and restoring humanity to its greatness. Or at least try. However, settlements prove to be, usually, extremely time consuming and most people still don’t know how the whole thing works. I’ve spent countless hours exploring this part of the game and I am here to share with you my findings in a complete Fallout 4 settlements guide, filled with tips, tricks and advice to building the perfect settlement in the game.
The truth is that they can prove extremely useful in the long run and they’re quite fun, adding a whole new experience to the game. So let’s check out below my own guide to settlement building in Fallout 4, and maybe you’ll agree that it’s a lot easier than it first seems to be!
The actual building phase
You can build settlements if there is a workshop around. Simply press and hold the V key and you’ll enter the settlement menu. Before building, you should do one important and usually time consuming thing: scrap everything around you. Tires, mail boxes, fallen trees, fallen fences and structures, destroyed houses… you should scrap everything you can find for building materials. You will get more and more of them as you play the game (they will be collected in your inventory as “junk” and they are all extremely valuable as they all become building materials). So make sure you clean up the area first – if you want to, you can simply scrap everything, including existing chairs and appliances. EVERYTHING to start over fresh.
Then, the actual building phase begins. This is rather time consuming, but with a bit of experience, you will soon start to build rooms and houses and everything else. The most difficult to build are the houses, but you will get used with it. For more creativity, you should build the walls and everything by yourself, but I am still building them all using the presets: it saves time and a bit of frustration. Have in mind, when building, that most of the things that you can build are purely aesthetic. You don’t actually need doors and closed spaces for everything to work flawlessly, a structure like the one I made below will work just as great:
Building Materials Tip: Spend some time when completing a major area in the game (like the auto factory, for example) and collect everything you have there. You will usually find a ton of junk that you can bring back to your settlement. Fast travel a few times (you can also fill up your companion with junk!) and scrap everything to have all the materials you need. The same can be done with weapons for scrapping, but only after you get the required skill. However, this is another story and we’ll talk about this later.
How settlements work
In the settlement menu (pressing the V key) you have all the information you need about the settlement:
– People (the amount of people living there)
– Food (the amount of food they have -> you need one food per person to keep them happy)
– Water (the same, you need 1 water per person to keep them happy)
– Power (total power available for your settlement. Many buildings, especially defensive ones, require power to run)
– Defense (just an indicator of how well defended your settlement is. We’ll cover that shortly)
– Beds (the number of beds you have. You need one per person to keep them happy)
– Happiness – pretty obvious. The happier the people are, the more people will come visit
– Size – how large a settlement can grow.
Your settlers don’t need varied foods or luxury items to be happy. Just provide them with food (gather raw fruits like Watermelons, Carrots and everything else), water and beds and they will be happy. Remember that you will be able to harvest the food planted by your settlers, so they are extremely useful in this area.
How to defend your Settlements
The most important part about settlement building is defending it. First of, make sure that you give all your settlers some sort of weapon, otherwise they’ll run or go fist fighting against invading raiders, and that’s not something you’d want them to do. But arming the settlers is not as important as building defenses.
There are various defensive structures that you can build in Fallout 4, but I would honestly focus on turrets as they are extremely useful as taking down enemies, so these should be your main focus.
When building defensive structures, note the areas where enemies will attack from. They will usually follow the main road, so defend that well. Place a watch tower and assign a well armed settler to guard it, then add the turrets and you should be all set. There are other things you can build, but there honestly is no need to do so. Save the power and especially the copper which is needed to bring electricity to everything around your settlement.
How to assign settlers to a particular job
In order for things to work (like people defending the watch towers or farming), you need to assign roles to your settlers. In order to do so, interact with them as you do with your companions (pressing the E key for PC users) and send them to the desired location – which is either the farming area or the watch tower. Try to have no more than two settlers defending, though as it is extremely risky for their lives.
How to get more settlers to join your settlement
First of all, make sure that you keep your settlement’s happiness level as high as possible. You do this by having extra water, food and beds, as well as providing good defense value. When you are here, you need to build a Settlement Recruitment Tower and new people will arrive. It’s simple like that!
Building the perfect settlement in Fallout 4
Now that you know everything about this, you can build the perfect settlement(s). Take your time to build everything as nicely as possible – scrap everything around, keep collecting junk and bring it back for extra materials and decide between actually going for building a nice city (spend time to create real houses) or just a place where people will live (no need for walls, doors, just basic stuff). Either way will work.
Make sure that you are always producing enough food, water and electricity and pay attention to your defenses: you need your settlers to be well armed and you need the turrets placed in the best positions to take out enemies. Try to have two turrets nearby so one protects the other and take advantage of the terrain and structures you can build in order to direct the invaders where you want them to be. For example, the flame thrower is extremely useful if you are talking about close quarters, so use fences to create a hallway-like structure and place the flame thrower at the end.
Visit your settlements often and care for them – they can help you a lot in the game and they offer a new level of accomplishment when you see that you are helping rebuild civilization.
Bobbleheads are back in Fallout 4 and this time we’ve got a lot of them to collect. The good news is that most of them are not missable, so you can always return to collect them. Which means that knowing exactly where they are is extremely important, and that’s why we are here: to share with you the locations of all Bobbleheads in Fallout 4, so that you can collect them all and get massive boosts to your skills. Combine that with the no level cap the game offers and you have all the chances in the world to turn your character into a real beast!
So let’s not waste any time, here are all the Fallout 4 Bobblehead locations, with screenshots:
You probably know about this already since we saw it in the trailers too. You can find it in the room where you meet Preston, early on in the game, in the Museum of Freedom. As soon as you enter the room, look to the left side – near a broken terminal, the Bobblehead awaits for you and it can’t be missed.
During your mission to take out all the raiders at the Corvega Assembly Plant, before entering the facility, you will have to climb all the way up to the top of the Plant, where a blue, round structure is located. Climb all the way to the top and you will find the Bobblehead (I took the screenshot after collecting it, but it’s there next to the lamp).
When you get to Trinity Tower, you will find the Bobblehead in the cage where you meet Rex and Strong. You just can’t miss it!
You will find this in Vault 114, in the Overseer office (it’s the same room where you meet Valentine). You will see the Bobblehead on the desk.
When you get to the Pickman Gallery, you will head to the basement where you will meet Pickman. You will find it near the fire.
You will find this in Vault 75, in Malden Middle School. You will first need to get access to the Lab (you will find the access card in the combat course), then get the Admin access card from the enemies you take out there. Enter the room and you will find the Bobblehead on the table.
Energy Weapons Bobblehead
You will find this in the kitchen area in Fort Hagen Command Center. You will find it on a table near the fridges.
You will find this while in Vault 81. When searching the cure for Austin, you will find it in the Secret Room (where the cure is also located) on the desk near a terminal.
In Saugus Ironworks, after you defeat Slag, you will find the bobblehead on the blast furnace, where the character was waiting for you.
In the Boston Public Library, in the control room, on the desk. It’s the same room where you will find Curator Givens’ body.
You will find this on the wreck of the FMS Northern Star, on a ledge of the ship.
This one is in the Poseidon Energy (you need Master Lockpicking to get there). You will find it in the room where you will face Cutty, on his desk.
In the Mass Fusion Building, on the top of the lady statue. You will have to climb up and make your way to the statue, then carefully jump on top of it to get it.
You will find it in Longneck Lukowski’s Cannery, on top of a broken terminal on a desk in the main control room.
Small Guns Bobblehead
You will find it in the Gunners Plaza, the room with the On Air sign on it. If you can’t pick the lock, you can find the access key by defeating the enemies in the basement. Once you enter the room, you will find it on the desk.
On Spectacle Island, head over to the boat on the southern side of the island. Explore the boat and you will find it in an open locker there.
You will find it in the Parsons State Administration, on the desk in the office of Jack Cabot. You can’t miss it!
In the Dunwich Borers, go down in the excavation tunnels near the broken road signs. On a table near a lantern, you will find it.
Big Guns Bobblehead
You will easily find it in the living quarters of Vault 95, in the central area of the room.
In Atom Cats Garage, you will find it on the top of the rusty car in there.
And this is it! You now have all the Bobbleheads in the game and a ton of improved SPECIALs and skills!
The launch of Fallout 4 was just as big as anticipated, but unfortunately not everybody got to experience the game flawlessly, and that is a shame. We have already shared with you a fair share of Fallout 4 crash fixes, but in this article we’re going to focus on a specific problem that many PC gamers have encountered when playing the latest RPG from Bethesda: Fallout 4 mouse lag problems. Fortunately, unlike crashes and freezes, these are problems that can be easily fixed without having to wait for a patch from the developers. So let’s not wait a single extra second and let’s check out below how to fix mouse lag in the game!
First of all, navigate to Documents\My Games\Fallout4 and open the file Fallout4Prefs.ini in notepad.
Find the line iPresentInterval=1 and change it to iPresentInterval=0
Also change bForceIgnoreSmoothness=0 to bForceIgnoreSmoothness=1
Try to run the game with just these settings changed, and if you’re still not satisfied, get back to the folder and now edit the Fallout4.ini file:
Find the Controls section in the file and add the following line at the bottom: bMouseAcceleration=0
Now open the Fallout4Prefs.ini file and find the Display section there. At the bottom, add the following line: bForceIgnoreSmoothness=1
Finally, go to the install folder of Fallout 4 (something like SteamApps\common\Fallout 4\Fallout4\) and open the Fallout4Prefs.ini file there and find the Display section there. At the bottom, add the following line: bForceIgnoreSmoothness=1
These should finally solve the mouse-related problems and everything will be as smooth as it has to be for perfect navigation and enemy blasting. Have fun!
Fallout 4 is finally here and exploring the Commonwealth has been amazing so far for me – 8 hours straight without a single crash or problem – but unfortunately not everybody is as lucky as I am. There are a lot of gamers – especially those running on PCs – that complain about Fallout 4 crashes, freezes and other problems that make the game unplayable or the experience of playing a drag. But I am here to share with you some tips and tricks on what to do to fix Fallout 4 crashes and freezes and get the most out of the game because it’s really worth it. Try everything listed below – some fixes might be listed for a particular problem, but they could actually solve different ones too. It’s worth trying!
So let’s not waste any time and let’s check out all the possible fixes that we found for Fallout 4 crashes, freezes, black screen issues and other problems!
It’s worth starting by making sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements and that all your drivers, not just the graphic card drivers, are up to date. For example, nVidia has just launched the Fallout 4 drivers – make sure you download them here.
Unfortunately, these will probably not fix most of the Fallout 4 crashes and problems you’re facing, in which case we’ll have to move a bit more in depth, so let’s get this started and let’s check out solutions below for the most common problems faced by the gamers.
How to fix constant crashes and freezes
As strange as it might sound, restarting your system might fix this problem – many gamers reported that they got rid of the problems after a simple restart.
Also, just like it happened in Fallout 3, the problems might be audio-related. Make sure that you update your audio drivers and disable 5.1 sound settings – go for stereo instead. This should work!
Disable the NVIDIA Streamer Service if you’re using NVIDIA GeForce Experience. Here is how to do it:
Click the Windows Start button and type “Services” in the search box. Right Click the Services icon and select Run as Administrator. In the new window, scroll down until you reach Nvidia Streamer Service -> Right Click -> Properties then stop the service. Also select Startup type: Disabled afterwards so it doesn’t turn on again. It helps with the in-game performance a lot, but also fixes potential crashes of Fallout 4!
Try running the game in windowed mode. Players running the game in borderless window mode reported improvements and crashes stopped from occurring, so it’s worth a try!
How to fix no mouse problems
Again for PC owners, if the game doesn’t give you any mouse controls and you have a gamepad installed, it’s best to simply remove it to regain access to your mouse. It’s also a good idea to remove any wireless devices that you don’t need while running the game, including wireless headphones.
If you don’t have a gamepad, then you will have to edit the fallout4prefs.ini in Documents/My Games/Fallout 4. Find the line bGamepadEnable=1 to bGamepadEnable=0.
In order to fix the mouse acceleration problems, in the same file change the iPresentInterval to 0 and then set bForceIgnoreSmoothness=1.
How to fix Fallout 4 crashes and freezes
If the fixes mentioned above don’t work, try turning off any other programs running in the background. If you’re running any kind of live streaming / video recording program, that is the most likely cause for your problems so turning that off will fix your game.
In the end, if nothing else works, your only option is to start bringing down the game’s visual settings. Lower the resolution, turn Antialising off, as well as Anisotropic filtering. Also click the advanced tab in the options menu and set everything to low, while also making sure to reduce the view distance. The game won’t look as pretty, but you should play for a while and see if the crashes still happen. If they don’t, start bringing up the settings until you find the perfect ones for the game to run without causing any problems.
This would be it for now! We’re keeping our eyes on the forums and trying to find any other potential fixes for the Fallout 4 crashes and freezes. If you manage to find a solution that works, let us know by commenting below!
Patch 3.1 has landed! The realm of Eorzea grows ever more. With it, new mounts to obtain and use in all your exploring adventures. What am I talking about? The Pegasus mount! Released in this most recent patch, the Pegasus mount, like many before it, is a grind wholly depending on the luck of RNG.
To begin, you need to be able to access the Diadem by heading to Ishgard Pillars (X:14 Y:10) and completing the quest. You can then access the Diadem(Easy) and the Diadem. Yes, that is exactly how it is in the menu, I’m not even joking! Anyway, to be able to embark on these missions, you need to talk to Jaquoinie and purchase a Mission Ceruleum Voucher. Then talk to Aurvael again to select what mission you’d like to go on.
For the other two Diadem missions released in this patch, you need to have access to your Free Company workshop and have a built airship. Once you complete a Diadem mission, you must wait 30 minutes before undertaking another.
During the Diadem, you’ll be fighting enemies. Each enemy will drop a chest upon defeat, the Bronze being the most common chests, Silver being uncommon and Gold being rare. NM monsters commonly drop Gold chests, but they are more difficult to defeat. Each chest will have either armor or accessories, and will range from 1 drop to 4 drops, depending on luck and type of chest.
Now, if you’re going in solo, you will only have the option to Greed on the items. This goes for everyone in the party. However, if you go as a pre-made group, then you will be able to Need on the item that is for your class. To make the grind a bit easier and less painful, you can always party up with people, figure out who get’s what loot and then Need accordingly.
Now, there are three types of ilvl gear and their ilvl determines how many Brass Sky Pirate Spoils you can get by trading. 150ilvl gear can be turned in for 1 Brass Sky Pirate Spoil. 180ilvl gear for 2 Brass Sky Pirate Spoils and 210ilvl gear for 3 Brass Sky Pirate Spoils. To trade, you talk to the Spoils Trader in Ishgard.
When you collect 99 Brass Sky Pirate Spoils, talk to Spoils Collector, click Spoils Collector(Other) and you can trade in those 99 Brass Sky Pirate Spoils for the Pegasus Whistle.
Setting a radio station was never so easy in a post-apocalyptic scenario. Learn how to complete this mission in exactly five steps.
In order to gather more recruits and expand the Minutemen faction, players have to set up a radio station in the fourth mission. Despite seeming a bit difficult at first, it really isn’t. All you have to do is travel to the small village and follow the steps below.
1. Go to Sunshine Tiding Co-Op
Another great adventure is awaiting you. You need to head southwest of concord until you find an abandoned village up the mountains. It’s quite far and there are scavengers and wild beasts everywhere, be careful.
2. Kill the Ghouls
Clean the area by searching every house. Two of them will contain ferocious ghouls. You need to kill them all to complete your mission task. Note that the locked house has medical supplies, worth getting it.
3. Build a Generator and a Radio Station
Once the killing is done, head to the crafting station (or press V). Now, build a power generator and a radio beacon. The latest can be found under Power>Miscellaneous. Place near near each other.
4. Wire Both
Now, the radio station won’t work without a connection. Wire the devices by clicking space on the generator, a wire will appear. Then, connect it to the radio station. There you go, your frequency can now be set.
5. Talk to Preston
Finally, go meet Preston to complete the mission and receive the rewards. If he’s your companion at the current time just talk to him. Otherwise, return to Sanctuary and approach him.