We have already talked about the best companion in Fallout 4 and Piper’s name was mentioned there because, well… she’s one of the two female characters that you can romance in the game. Bethesda really didn’t want to treat us with a ton of options here! The good news is that you can easily connect with Piper, she’s extremely beautiful and you will never feel the need for another woman in the Commonwealth. At least until a DLC arrives with new female companions. Ahem…
But let’s get back to today’s topic: let’s find out how to romance Piper in Fallout 4!
You will find Piper early into the game, at the gates of Diamond City. After getting in, you will have to offer her an interview (answer whatever you feel you should answer there) and she will then become available as your companion. And now the fun part begins!
In order to get to the point where Piper can be romanced, you will have to build up your relationship with her up to the point where she idolises you. In order to build up your relationship, you need to perform any and all of the following things:
– Make sarcastic dialogue comments
– Be generous when making dialogue choices (as in accept to help people without any questions asked/trying to get more rewards)
– Be generous and give away items for Misc quests (like giving Nuka Cola to the Diamond City farmer)
– successfully pick locks in dungeons
However, certain actions will have you lose relationship points with her. These are:
– Steal, try to pickpocket or pick locks that are owned
– Kill non hostile people
– Choose aggresive/violent or selfish dialogue options
– Eat human flesh
You won’t really have an indicator of the points you have until the next level, but keep doing what she likes and you’ll quickly get there. Every time you “level up” the relationship, a new dialogue option is available and you can start flirting. The success of this is influenced by your charisma and luck levels, so it doesn’t hurt to put on some gear that increases those stats.
However, they don’t seem to matter too much – at the end, when she idolises you, you will get a final dialogue option which MUST be successful in order for you to romance Piper. That’s why it would be best to save your game before trying to talk with her and reload if you fail – until you succeed.
After the successful line is said, you can romance Piper, you will get her unique perk (Gift of Gab, giving you double XP when managing to use persuasive dialogue options and when finding new areas) and the romance boost (giving you 15% extra XP after sleeping in a bed when she’s nearby).
Now you know how to romance Piper in Fallout 4 – go out there and work your magic!
Since I tried flirting with Piper before finding this article, and failed, will the opportunity ever present itself again?
Fortunately, yes. You have to keep doing things that she likes and every time your relationship levels up (even though they won’t show you more than idolise), you can try again.
I had her along while I was building a settlement and got a random “Piper liked that” popup.
So I fast traveled away and back to reset the cooldown, and sure enough after building a bit more I got another one.
It was defenses for the settlement (not quest related) from memory that triggered it.