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This page lists all companions in Fallout 4.
  • The content is not described in full detail on this page. For details, please see the respective articles.
  • For companions in other Fallout games, please see "Companion".
  • For an overview of Fallout 4 content, please refer to "Fallout 4".


There are 13 companions available to the player in Fallout 4. All of them except for Dogmeat will react to the player's decisions with either approval or disapproval. Reaching maximum affinity with them unlocks a special perk that will boost the player's performance. Additionally, companions can be romanced if the play so chooses after reaching maximum affinity; this allows the player to access the Lover's Embrace, which increases experience gained for a short time after sleeping in a bed near their lover.

Companions who have hands come with a ranged weapon that has unlimited ammunition. This weapon does not show up in their inventory. However, the player may equip them with any other weapon, but that other weapon will require ammunition. If they run out of ammo, they will switch back to their unlimited ammo weapon.

List of companions and companion perks

Companion Perk unlocked Location Requirements
Ada AutomatronGametitle-fo4am.png No perk included Wattz Consumer Electronics Defeat the attacking Mechanist robots
Cait Trigger Rush Combat Zone Kill all raiders and talk to Tommy Lonegan
Codsworth Robot Sympathy Sanctuary Hills Complete When Freedom Calls and return to Codsworth
Curie Combat Medic Vault 81 Complete Hole in the Wall
Danse Know Your Enemy Cambridge Police Station Complete Shadow of Steel
Deacon Cloak & Dagger Railroad HQ Complete Tradecraft
Dogmeat No perk included Red Rocket truck stop Enter the location
Hancock Isodoped Old State House, Goodneighbor Complete The Big Dig by betraying Bobbi No-Nose
MacCready Killshot The Third Rail, Goodneighbor Hire him
Nick Valentine Close To Metal Vault 114 Complete Unlikely Valentine
Old Longfellow Far HarborGametitle-fo4fh.png Hunter's Wisdom Far Harbor Complete Far From Home
Piper Gift Of Gab Diamond City Complete Story of the Century
Porter Gage Nuka-WorldGametitle-fo4nw.png Lessons in Blood Fizztop Grille Complete An Ambitious Plan
Preston Garvey United We Stand Concord Complete The First Step
Strong Berserk Trinity Tower Complete The Curtain Call
X6-88 Shield Harmonics Libertalia Complete Synth Retention

Behind the scenes

  • Bethesda Game Studios decided to make companions immortal "to better serve the player" after observing that players would re-load a save file to negate a companion's death in previous games.
Companions in Fallout 4