Fallout 4 Guide: How to Debug Your Settlement

Fallout 4 - Unstuck Settlement - Sanctuary Hills

From time to time, you might encounter a naughty bug in one your settlements. Basically, most settlers will disappear and/or they won’t perform their assigned tasks. As a result, the settlement’s happiness will drastically decrease. Here’s how can you resolve this issue.

This seems to be a random bug that doesn’t happen that often. I only found it during my second journey at Sanctuary Hills. My settlers went missing, I couldn’t find more than 4 out of 16. Despite my amazing stats, the happiness decreased from 78% t 52%, which clearly meant that the settlement was bugged. Some people still can see their settlers but their stats get bugged too. This is a quick guide explaining how to debug and unstuck your settlement.

 

Fallout 4 - Unstuck Settlement - Build a Bell1. Build a Bell

Build a Bell on V under Resources>Miscellaneous. Put it in an relatively accessible zone to avoid further path/stuck bugs. This item will allow you to call every single person living in your settlement, including companions and traders.

 

Fallout 4 - Unstuck Settlement - Ring the Bell2. Ring the Bell

Now, ring the bell several times.  Wait around 10 seconds between usages. I did this five times and everyone came back. The settlers that you see will quickly get to you and the ones missing will eventually return to the settlement. They might get stuck in barricades and fences if you have any, so you might want to look around after spamming ringing the bell.

 

3. Leave the Settlement

Aright, so now to refresh the settlement go anywhere else and come back. The loading screen should refresh the settler’s confusing bug. If they disappear again, try to do the same procedure. Call them with the bell to get everyone in place, then save the game.

 

Fallout 4 - Unstuck Settlement - Assign Settlers4. Re-Assign Everyone

The boring part comes now. You need to assign everyone one by one again. If you don’t, they’ll most likely go back to do whatever they want. Missing, walking around, everything else but working on the assignment you gave them. Click E on each settler and then assign them to food, security or trading.

 

5. Wait for the Assignment Delay

Once you’ve re-assigned everyone, wait around two minutes. In my game, the 16 settlers took awhile to assume their re-assignments. Some kind of delay took over and around two minutes after my last assignment order, the system was still sending messages.

 

Fallout 4 - Unstuck Settlement - Move Settler6. Exchange Settlers

If your settlers remain bugged, try to send them somewhere else. Send a few to another settlement and get fresh ones from any outpost you wish. Then, check if the bug is finally gone. If so, repeat this method until all your bugged settlement is fixed. To move a settler, click V, then select someone and click R, now pick a new settlement choice.

 

7. Save and Restart the Game

Ultimately, save your progress and restart the game. All your settlement stuck bugs should be revolved by now. At least they worked in my games. Remember that you might have to repeat certain steps several types until it fully unstuck.

 

This is how you debug your settlements. If you’ve followed these steps, your settlement should be bug free now. Or at least, your settlers shouldn’t be wandering around anymore. This is a settlement bug fix and it works in every settlement.

Fallout 4 Mission Guide: The Silver Shroud

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The Silver Shroud is a very long yet rewarding mission given by ghoul Kent Conolly at Goodneighbor. This is one of the required missions to get John Hancock as a companion too. Learn how to solve every step.

Fighting crime in Goodneighbor as the Silver Shroud will be taking some of your time once you engage this mission. Between recovering a forgotten costume to killing several criminal targets, the fun is just about to get started. Remember to impersonate the Silver Shroud as much as you can to keep the hero role alive and don’t spare the criminals, because it will really disappoint any companion that you might bring with you. Here’s how to succeed as the righteous her of Goodneigbor.

Fallout 4 - The Silver Shroud - Kent Connolly1. Talk to Kent Connolly

The Silver Shroud mission is given by the radio broadcaster Kent Connolly at the Memory Den in Goodneightbor. Talk to him and offer your help with a glorious but forgotten costume that should be found in a nearby comics store.

Fallout 4 - The Silver Shroud - Hubris Comics2. Go to Hubris Comics

Go to Hubris Comics ‘N Toys, which is located near Vault 114 and east of Trinity Plaza. The place will be empty, so just find your way upwards once inside the building.

Fallout 4 - The Silver Shroud - Costume3. Get the Silver Shroud Costume

On the last floor, you’ll find a huge scenario with a flashlight. At the left, you’ll also realize a fancy suit displayed in a mannequin. Pick it up, its the Silver Shroud costume that you’re looking for.

Fallout 4 - The Silver Shroud - Receive Costume4. Give the Costume to Kent Connolly

Return to Connolly at Goodneighbor and retrieve the costume. The ghoul will tell you that he is no hero and the costume will not suit him well. Offer yourself to become the mighty Silver Shroud to continue the mission. You’ll receive the costume and respective hat in your inventory.

Fallout 4 - The Silver Shroud - Silver Shroud Radio5. Listen to Silver Shroud Radio

After receiving the costume, don’t forget to wear it. Then, turn on your radio at the Silver Shroud Radio frequency. The next step will be enabled shortly after you do this. A new location will be displayed in your map, head there. Also, try to keep the radio on until you finish this mission. I know it’s annoying but you’ll need to turn it on several times.

Fallout 4 - The Silver Shroud - Kill Wayne DeLancy6. Find and Kill Wayne DeLancy

You must take down Wayne DeLancy, a top criminal in the town. He’s located at a slightly hidden alley near the Memory Den. You can’t miss it, it’s right to the left side of the building, then just follow the one way path and you’ll find Wayne. Kill him and leave a calling card on his body. To do this click on his body and then press Space.

Fallout 4 - The Silver Shroud - Kill AJ7. Find and Kill AJ

Listen to the radio again to get the next criminal’s location. Head to the entrance of Goodneighbor and head right from the main path. That’s the alley, where AJ and his bodyguards will be waiting for you. This time is AJ, a drug-dealer that sells even to children. Kill him too and leave a calling card on his corpse with Enter.

Fallout 4 - The Silver Shroud - Whitechapel Charlie8. Talk to Whitechapel Charlie

Now, head to into the Third Rail, it’s the underground metro station just under the Old State House. Keep going until you find a bar stand with a robot behind it. That’s Whitechapel Charlie, go talk to it and ask about your next target, Kendra. You’ll learn that she’s a skilled assassin and that she is staying in an outpost close to the town.

Fallout 4 - The Silver Shroud - Kill Kendra

9. Find and Kill Kendra

Finding Kendra is a bit tricky but here’s what to do. Head outside of Goodneighbor and turn left. Keep going until you see a green-orange bridge, go there and keep walking until you see a path to a building with a wooden ramp. Enter the outpost and keep going up until you find Kendra. You’ll find a few enemies in your way but nothing serious. Don’t forget to leave the calling note on her body.

Fallout 4 - The Silver Shroud - Talk to Hancock10. Meet with John Hancock as the Silver Shroud

Go back to Goodneighbor and listen to the Silver Shroud Radio once again. Then, you’ll get a chance to personally talk with the mayor of the town at the, John Hancock himself. Go tot he Old State House, where he’ll request you to take care of some dangerous people that are threatening the civilians around the area. Accept to do justice as the Silver Shroud.

Fallout 4 - The Silver Shroud - Kill Smiley Kate11. Kill Smiley Kate

Now, head north towards Bunker Hill and look outside the town. You’ll find Smiley Kate and her gang in a corner. Ambush them and leave no one alive. Then, put a calling note on Kate’s body to proceed.

Fallout 4 - The Silver Shroud - Kill Northy12. Kill Northy

Your next target is Northy and he’s located in a building to the west. Follow the road and be aware of ghouls and wild animals. When you reach the destination, kill everyone as usual and leave a calling note on Northy’s body. Check his body for clues too, you’ll find a note called Find the Silver Shroud.

Fallout 4 - The Silver Shroud - Talk to Irma13. Talk to Irma and Listen to the Radio

Return to Goodneighborn and head to the Memory Den to talk to Irma about Kent Connolly. She’ll tell you that Sinjin’s gang came to kidnap Kent. Listen to the radio frequency once more to learn about Sinjin’s location.

Fallout 4 - The Silver Shroud - Milton General Hospital14. Go to the Milton General Hospital

Sinjin is waiting for the Silver Shroud at the Milton General Hospital, which is located south of Diamond City. Enter the hospital and seek a way upwards through two elevators. Then, when you reach an area with many rooms, there’s one with a gap in the floor, fall down and keep going. Note that there are several enemies and turrets in this place.

Fallout 4 - The Silver Shroud - Kill Sinjin15. Find and Kill Sinjin

Now, you’ll see a door to your left and that’s where the gang is waiting you with Kent as a hostage. Saving him is optional, so the decision is entirely up to you. You need to aim at their heads while pressing Q in order to save Kent. If you’re too weak or slow, you won’t be able to kill them fast enough tho. Kill everyone, including Sinjin to complete the mission.

Fallout 4 - The Silver Shroud - Return to Hancock16. Return to Hancock

The final step is to return to Hancock at Goodneighbor. He’ll reward you extremely well and your chances to get him as a companion are now much higher, since the Silver Shroud mission is one of the requirements.

Fallout 4 Companion Guide: How to Recruit and Romance Paladin Danse

Fallout 4 - Paladin Danse

Paladin Danse is one of the strongest companions in Fallout 4 and probably the hardest to romance. Hist peculiar personality and endless requirements make him a very devoted choice. Learn how can you recruit and romance Paladin Danse.

This is an extensive guide that explains the exact steps that you need to follow to get in very good terms with the elite soldier. Certain mistakes will cut off this possibility, so you need to play carefully with your choices, specially during his personal mission Blind Betrayal. Also, keep in mind that romancing Paladin Danse will take a very long time and you won’t be able to do it if you don’t actually follow the Brotherhood of Steel until end-game.

General Profile

Gender: Male

Race: Human/Synth

Faction: The Brotherhood of Steel     |     Rank: Paladin

Main Personality Traits: Devoted, Loyal, Aggressive, Righteous, Fearless

Hair Color: Black     |     Eye Color: Light Brown

Companion Perk: Know Your Enemy (20% more damage against irradiated ghouls, mutated humanoids and androids)

Fallout 4 - Romance Paladin Danse - Know Your Enemy Perk

1. How to Recruit Paladin Danse

To get Danse you need to walk on foot toward Diamond City. Eventually, you’ll get a radio distress signal at the military AF95. Turn your radio there to receive the first quest named Fire Support, which will lead you to the Cambridge Police Station, now in hands of the Brotherhood of Steel.

Head there and be ready to perform a series of missions given by Paladin Danse, Scribe Haylen and Knight Rhys until you’re given the opportunity to join the ranks as an Initiate. Alright, so the part to get Danse to join you as a companion is a bit of a mystery.

The short answer is keep playing and you’ll eventually get him as a companion. This is what happened to me. Right after killing Kellogg, The Institutes’s elite soldier, during the Reunions mission, a huge giant ship appeared in the skies of the Commonwealth just when i walked outside the mission’s building. Then, I automatically received a new mission via radio – Shadows of Steel. All you have to do is follow the simple steps, finish this assignment and Paladin Danse will be ready to accompany you with your business all across the Commonwealth.

Fallout 4 - Romance Paladin Danse - Shadow of Steel Mission

2. Paladin Danse Romance Requirements

  • Brotherhood of Steel chain missions, all after his recruitment, such as Outside the Wire and Blind Betrayal.
  • Paladin Danse must be alive and exiled at the Commonwealth.
  • Maximum Affinity.

3. How to Romance Paladin Danse

Paladin Danse is probably the hardest companion to romance in Fallout 4, there are just way too many requirements and time involved. But a relationship is built step by step, so here’s what you need to do in detail.

Fallout 4 - Romance Paladin Danse - Entering and Leaving Power ArmorStep 1. Building Trust

In order to break the cold, you need to do anything to please him. Start by helping the Brotherhood of Steel, at any cost. Performing all missions and being truly loyal tot he cause will impress Danse. But that’s not all you can do to raise his affinity. Check the two lists below to know more about his likes and dislikes. In the meanwhile, remember to always be unfriendly with  other races when you’re traveling with Paladin Danse.

Fallout 4 - Romance Paladin Danse - Talking to Danse Step 2. Friendly Conversations

Be as supportive as you can whenever Danse wants to talk to you. He’ll generally tell you small confident details about his past and all he seeks is a friendly word, not judgment. So, don’t be negative or truthful in this case, just be on his side no mater what. There are four conversation before you get to romance him and in each one of them, you get to build your relationship with him. The dialogs let you know him better with direct and indirect clues about Danse’s values.

Fallout 4 - Romance Paladin Danse -Step 3. Flirting

Besides being friendly and supportive, you need to take the first step. Whenever you get the option to flirt during your talks with Danse, do not hesitate. However, if your affinity with him is not that high your feeling won’t be that well accepted. To be more successful with flirting, you should raise your Charisma field first. I’ve played with maximum charisma and I never failed any flirt with any character so far.

Fallout 4 - Romance Paladin Danse - Romance After Blind BetrayalStep 4. Personal Mission

Despite doing everything right, you can’t romance him until his personal mission Blind Betrayal. This event will turn tables around and it’s the exact moment when you need to defend and support him with everything you got. Remember, if you want to romance him, you need to save him first. Complete the mission and return to Paladin Danse at his new location. Note that I’m trying not to spoil too much here. Just follow the mission steps and once it’s done, return to Listening Post Bravo to face Danse about the new reality. That’s when you get to romance him.

4. Paladin Danse Likes and Approves

  • Creating/modifying any Power Armor, as well as entering and leaving it (it can be exploited if you have several power armors).
  • Entering any vertibird of the Brotherhood of Steel.
  • All forms of collaboration with the Brotherhood of Steel.
  • Negative comments about synths, ghouls and mutants.
  • Fighting The Institute and its supporters.
  • Helping people and protecting the interests of the Commonwealth.

5. Paladin Danse Dislikes and Disapproves

  • Stealing, pick-poking and forbidden lock-picking.
  • Taking drugs, boosts and alcoholic drinks.
  • Cannibalism is also despised by Danse.
  • Supportive or friendly talk with or about synths, ghouls and mutants.
  • Being cooperative or helping criminals in any form (such as bribing).
  • Attacking and killing non-hostile/innocent citizens of the Commonwealth.

6. Paladin Danse Romance Quotes

Things couldn’t be better between us… and for the first time in my life, I’m truly happy.

Being with you has made me realize that I never want to be alone again.

Whatever caused our fates to intertwine would never let them unravel.

You’ve taught me what being close to someone really means. I’ll cherish that forever.

If a machine and human can learn to live in harmony, then anything’s possible.

Blade&Soul Costume Guide: How to Get the Red Specter

Blade&Soul - Red Specter Costume - Gon Female

The Red Specter is a glamorous outfit with special fire effects. This costume can be easily purchased in Jadestone Village but for that, you need to farm the exquisite currency. Find out about what do you have to do to get the Red Specter.

To get this costume you need to perform a series of tasks, including intensive farming in the Sentinel Coast. Follow the steps below.

Race: All      |      Type: Purchase at Jadestone Village

Colours: Black and Orange      |     Special Effects: Yes

Currency Required: Blackram Insignia

Currency Source: Captain Gwon

Farm Period: 1-2 Hours

Blade&Soul - Red Specter Costume - Sentinel Coast Farm Location 1. Go to the Sentinel Coast

Travel to the Sentinel Coast in Songshu Isle, either by fast travel to the Sentinel Outpost or by foot if you’re nearby. Check the screenshot here to see the exact area that you need to go (red border).

Blade&Soul - Red Specter Costume - Farm Spot2. Head East of the Sentinel Outpost

Don’t forget to bring and equip your Bamboo Guard costume with you or the next steps won’t work. Head east of the Sentinel Outpost until you see three rocks, that’s the spot you want to stay during your farming.

Blade&Soul - Red Specter Costume - Blackram Soldiers3. Kill 10 Blackram Soldiers

I found this spot just outside the outpost. It’s exactly located in the middle of three rocks, as stated before. Two Blackram Troppers will spawn around every 15 seconds and there are also two more enemies nearby. It’s the perfect spot to farm, since you can easily kill ten of them and enrage the boss in no time. You can kill any type of Blackram soldiers but you must remain in this zone or Gwon won’t appear.

Blade&Soul - Red Specter Costume - Captain Gwon4. Defeat Captain Gwon

Once you’ve killed ten Blackram soldiers, Captain Gwon and two mages will show up. Kill him to get Blackram Insignia. You don’t have to kill the mages but since they won’t disappear even after killing Gwon, I recommend you to kill them first. They do a lot of damage too if you’re low level.

Blade&Soul - Red Specter Costume - Blackram Insignia5. Repeat 20 Times

Now, all you have to do is to keep farming by repeating this tactic 20 times. Each chest contains two Blackram Insignias and you need 40 of them to purchase the costume. So, you have to defeat Gwon 20 times exactly. You’ll need around one to two hours to do this, depending on your level and gear.

Blade&Soul - Red Specter Costume - Viridian Valor Stone Trader Jungja6. Go to Trader Jungja

Finally, go to Jadestone Village and find Viridian Valor Stone Trader Jungja. He’s near the fast travel location just besides the mission board. You can now purchase your Red Specter costume with the 40 Blackram Insiginas you’ve farmed.

Check the full preview with both genres and all races.

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Blade&Soul Guide: How to Reach Raptor’s Rise

Blade and Soul Wallpaper

Raptor’s Rise is a small village located in a floating island near Yahara’s Mirage in The Scorching Sands. Getting there might seem confusing, since you need several steps before you can access this place. Learn how to do it in the easiest way.

Upon finishing chapter 30 of the storyline, you’ll have to go to Raptor’s Rise to unlock your next assignment. But how to get there? There are tons of huge rocks around and this place seems pretty high in the sky. If you explore a bit, you’ll discover that there are several ways to access this small town but there’s the easiest and fastest way to do it.

Blade&Soul -Raptor's Rise - Map Location1. Head East Part of Yahara’s Mirage

Start by heading towards the yellow mark in your map if you have the main quest, if not just head east of Yahara’s Mirage. You’ll realize you can’t access your destination by foot though.

Blade&Soul -Raptor's Rise - East of Yahara's Mirage2. Run Into the Giant Rock in Front

Keep running forward towards the huge rock there. There’s another way to the right but that option takes more jumps and more time to do. Note that the access is on the very back, so you need to walk a bit.

Blade&Soul -Raptor's Rise - Access the Front Rock3. Go to the Edge

After being on top of the rock, keep moving forward until you reach the edge. Then, walk backwards around two seconds. Prepare yourself to do a quick and precise jump.

Blade&Soul -Raptor's Rise - Access the Second Rock4. Jump to the Second Rock

Give yourself some space and start running forward towards the middle of the second rock, do a sprint-jump with SHIFT to enable the floating jump. Use space to interrupt the move if necessary, you don’t want to fall down.

Blade&Soul -Raptor's Rise - Alternative Path5. Jump to Raptor’s Rise

Now, do the same thing. Create some space to run and sprint. Start by going back a bit, then enable the floating jump to access the village’s island. As you land, you’ll see the other alternative access, which is way longer and complicated.

Fallout 4 Mission Guide: Blind Betrayal

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Expected or not, Blind Betrayal brings a huge plot twist into the game and gladly for players, there are many ways to end up this mission. Find out about what can be done with Paladin Danse and his future.

If you have this mission you already know that Paladin Danse is not human, he is a synth and he must be killed. At least, that’s what Elder Arthus Maxson asks of you. Depending on your relationship with Danse and on your charisma level, you can play with the options to either kill or save him. Despite all efforts though, Danse will no longer be a permanent companion after this mission, so be aware before you proceed. As for now, let’s see what can be done.

 

Fallout 4 - Blind Betrayal - Talk to Proctor Quinlan1. Talk to Elder Maxson and Proctor Quinlan

After receiving the mission from Elder Maxson, head downstairs to the Prydwin’s Main Deck and talk to Proctor Quinlan at the document research area. He will give you hints about Danse’s location and update the mission objectives.

 

Fallout 4 - Blind Betrayal - Scribe Haylen2. Follow Scribe Haylen About Danse’s Location

While talking to Proctor Quinlan, you’ll see Scribe Haylen interfering in the dialog. She’ll say she got useful information about Danse. Follow her downstairs and ask about the promising data, which is the exact location of Danse’s hideout.

 

Fallout 4 - Blind Betrayal - Listening Post Bravo3. Go to Listening Post Bravo

The location is a pre-war outpost that was an alternative Brotherhood of Steel base to the current Cambridge Police Station. Head east from the Greentop Nursery and you won’t miss the post. Get inside the building and be ready for heavy fire.

 

Fallout 4 - Blind Betrayal - Power the Elevator4. Power the Elevator

Get inside the post and hack the terminal to power up the elevator. Then head down and get ready for an intense fight against robots. Equip your strong weapon and projectiles before hitting the elevator button.

 

Fallout 4 - Blind Betrayal - Kill the Protectron5. Fight the Robots

Two Protectrons and roof turrets will almost instantly fire at you once you hit the under level. Use your companion as a shield if you want since there’s no cover at all. Move around and aim steadily, try to take out the turrets first and then, hit the Protectron’s head, which is their weak spot.

Fallout 4 - Blind Betrayal - Locate Paladin Danse6. Locate Paladin Danse

After cleaning the path, just run forward until you find Paladin Danse. There’s no other path so you won’t get lost. Talk to him and demand an explanation for the whole synth/run-away situation.

 

Fallout 4 - Blind Betrayal - Kill or Save Paladin Danse7. Kill/Save Danse

Your first decision comes here, you can choose to kill Paladin Danse on site or pick his side and walk out of the outpost together. If you choose to save him, it won’t be over just yet, you’ll need to convince Elder Maxson that is wrong to kill Danse.

 

Fallout 4 - Blind Betrayal - Persuading Elder Maxson8. Persuade Elder Maxson

If you walk out with Danse, you’ll have to face Elder Maxson. He’ll initially keep his orders but if your charisma is high enough, there are several ways to persuade him. One of them is to threat him to leave the Brotherhood of Steel. Reminding him of Danse’s humanitarian deeds can work too.

 

Fallout 4 - Blind Betrayal - Saving Paladin Danse9. Speak to Danse and Maxson Separately

If you chose to kill Danse, you can just talk to Elder Maxson to complete the mission. If you chose to save Danse, you need to talk to him first to discuss the future. Afterwards, head back to the Prydwin to close the matter with Maxson and receive your reward.

 

Saving Danse is not hard if your charisma is high. However, you won’t be able to count on him much, especially if you choose to side with the Brotherhood of Steel.

Fallout 4 Guide: How to Easily Get a Hazmat Suit

Fallout 4 - Diamond City - Hazmat Suit

Hazmat Suits are essential to perform certain missions in Fallout 4. There are several ways to get one but here’s the quickest and easiest way to get it.

During your journey, you’ll most likely find a Hazmat Suit somewhere. But for whatever the reason, you might not have one when you need it. Either because you’ve forgotten where you put it before or because you’ve sold it by mistake. Or as it happened to me, a settler stole it from my cabin. And that is a huge problem since it will delay your mission that needs a Hazard Suit to protect you from radiation. You can always explore several places to get one for free but that can take sometime. Here’s the easiest and quickest method to get an anti-rads suit.

Fallout 4 - Diamond City - Hazmat Suit1. Travel to Diamond City’s Market

Do a fast travel to Diamond City’s Market and make sure you get there during day time.

Fallout 4 - Diamond City - Hazmat Suit

2. Enter the Fallon’s Basement

During the day, enter Fallon’s Basement which is located downstairs at your right side after entering Diamond City’s market. Just after the hairdresser shop.

Fallout 4 - Diamond City - Hazmat Suit

3. Check Becky’s Shop

Inside the basement you’ll see tons of clothes, suits and dresses. Approach Becky and ask her to browse her goods.

Fallout 4 - Diamond City - Hazmat Suit4. Buy the Hazard Suit

Search for the Hazmat Suit in the list and buy it. It costs 183 Bottle Caps. Remember not to lose it tho, because it’s the only one she has for sale.

And this is it! Now you have your own Hazmat Suit in the game and now the missions that involve heavy levels of radiation will become a breeze for you!

Fallout 4 Guide: How to Easily Kill Swan

Swan is a mini boss in Fallout 4 and you will most likely meet him when doing the Road to Freedom mission in the game. He’s normally really difficult to defeat because of his high health, so normally Power Armor would be required, but I personally managed to defeat Swan easily, without a lot of headaches and without Power Armor. I was also really low on ammo, so I took him out with a regular shotgun. Do you want to know how? Then read on for Vgamerz’ guide on how to easily kill Swan in Fallout 4.

First things first. We need to get to Swan’s pond, which is radioactive pond right at the beginning of the Road to Freedom mission. You have the exact location marked on the map below, it’s where my character is currently at:

road to freedom mission guide 01

Now, in order to easily defeat Swan, we have to prepare a little bit: first, save the game as you might need reloading in case you can’t do it the first time. Then, enter the area from the south (where the Road to Freedom sign is) and move straight forward to the pond. When you are close to it, send Piper to the left side of the Pond, then you move after her… If Swan doesn’t spawn, you will have to enter the pond, but get out quickly.

Once he appears, you will have to draw him to an area to the right of the pond, where we have a few trees. Shoot at him, then run away. Wait for him to get close, then run again (you can use sprinting, you won’t need action points later on!) Just make sure that he’s really close and you stay alive during this process. Head over to the trees and again wait for him to get as close as possible. Go through and look back. Swan is large and stupid:

fallout 4 guide how to kill swan 1

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Yes, that is true! Just like Deathclaws who get stuck behind doors, Swan will get stuck behind those trees and you can easily pop him up. He will still throw rocks at you, but won’t do anything else. You can easily take him out with any weapon, even a pistol if you have enough ammo. Just make sure that you don’t change your position so that he doesn’t move and you’ll be just fine.

Oh, and there’s some nice loot waiting for you once you take him out:

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This is it! This is the easiest way to kill Swan in Fallout 4! Hope you enjoy it!

Fallout 4 Mission Guide: Road to Freedom

One of the most interesting, but also extremely difficult missions in Fallout 4 is Road to Freedom, a mission that plays out a lot like a puzzle, and one that requires you to explore a large area of the Commonwealth. I am here to share with you a complete Fallout 4 mission guide for Road to Freedom, with detailed screenshots showing you exactly what to do and where to go in order to reach the place where you have to be and see what the Railorad is all about.

But before getting there, you should load your weapons and get ready to explore a lot. The good thing: you will unlock a ton of new areas in the game and you won’t have to battle all the enemies along the way – so you can return later and clean up everything. So let’s not waste any time and let’s check out below Vgamerz’ Fallout 4 mission guide for Road to Freedom!

NOTE: Normally, you should find all the markers and the clues along the way and inspect them to find the code that will be required at the end of the mission. You don’t have to do that if you don’t want to as I will, of course, share with you the answer in this guide. So if you found already the Old North Church, just go there and use the code at the end of this guide!

1. In order to start the mission, you need to travel to the location indicated below:

road to freedom mission guide 01

Read the sign, investigate the first sewer lid and talk to the robot:

road to freedom mission guide 02
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From now on, the red trail on the ground will mark our way, but it will sometimes disappear under the rubble. No worries, I have the exact indications on where to go when that happens!

2. Although entirely optional, since you are there, you can go to the small patio that has a lantern and get the Grognak the Barbarian magazine. You might have to battle a boss, Swan, if you haven’t done so already:

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3. Move forward and you will reach the Massachusetts State House. In front of it, there’s a new manhole cover with another clue.

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4. Go back to the starting point and turn right. Move forward and pass the graveyard. Fight the ghouls there.

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5. The trail will disappear under a pile of debris, but you should keep moving forward towards the red building that you can see in the screenshot above and you will see the trail again. Follow it to the next clue, then go left through the rubble and you will reach the Old Corner Bookstore. Have fun the the enemies waiting there.

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6. Keep following the trail to the right, go up the stairs and you can completely avoid the raider camp in the screenshot above if you want to. There will be some raiders waiting there anyway, so take them out, then move forward until you see the square in front. You will have to battle some Mutants there, I personally got some legendary dogs to make things more interesting.

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7. Follow the trail to the right of the building, then go left (basically going around it). Continue following the trail (there’s a subway station you’ll pass by, not marked on the map, no enemies inside, just goodies – go in if you want to!). Keep on going until you find the house in the screenshot below, there will be some mutants waiting for you:

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8. After taking out the mutants, keep on following the path and you will soon reach the area in the screenshot below. Behind the statue, there is the Old North Church. Enter it.

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9. Take out the ghouls inside (there’s a lot of them so poor Piper couldn’t handle the pressure), then go to the basement of the building (enter the room to right of the entrance, it’s under the stairs and marked with a lantern sign).

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10. When you get to the end (more ghouls to kill!), you will have to solve the puzzle on the right. Simply rotate the letters until you reach the right one, then interact with the middle of the sign. You need to spell: RAILROAD (you get all these letters by looking at the clues along the way, but you don’t really have to interact with all manhole covers in order to be allowed in):

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11. Enter and meet your new friends:

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And this is it! You have now completed the difficult Road to Freedom mission and more adventure awaits! Stay tuned with Vgamerz for even more Fallout 4 guides!

FFXIV: Everything you need to know about the Diadem(Hard)

In this guide we will be going over everything important that we currently know about the Diadem(Hard).

The Diadem(Hard) is unlocked by sending your airship out to find the area. It’s random whether or not you’ll find it so keep trying until you get it. The airship must be rank 50 and discover Sector 22.

One of the most important things is that so long as one of the party members has access to Diadem(Hard), the rest of the party is able to enter. The member with Hard mode unlocked must be leader to be able to start the mission. Another important note is that even if 7 of the members do not have a free company or access to an airship, they can still join in. So long as the party leader has the requirements, you are golden!

To enter though, everyone must have Ceruleum Tank which is purchased with Free Company points. The cost of this item is 100 company points.

As you’d expect in a hard mode version, the mobs here are tougher. They hit harder and have more health than their easy and normal counterparts. Rank 5’s are more common and the rank of the mobs range from 3-5 rather than 1-3 on easy and 2-4 on normal. Star ranks are a guaranteed spawn from Fresh Tracks.

Mobs have a higher chance of dropping silver and gold chests. However, the armor and accessories are the same ilvl and same stats that you can acquire from easy and normal. There is just a higher chance of getting ilvl 210 gear rather than ilvl 150 and ilvl 180.

At this point it’s not worth farming Hard mode unless your server and data center have plenty of free company’s with Hard mode unlocked or if you are in a large free company with plenty of members that will join up. You can sign up as an alliance for Hard mode though when you get in you won’t be treated as one.

The reason behind not farming Hard is that it can take several minutes to kill a Star rank, especially if you’re the only party there. It’s both quicker and efficient time wise to farm Normal for gear unless you don’t mind spending time for lower amount of rewards.

Well, that is all the important information that has been found. Hopefully this helps for anyone wanting to attempt Hard mode and were unsure how to go about it. Good luck, have fun and watch those Star ranks and their knock backs and meteors!