Companions in Fallout 4 are allies who accompany the player on quests and can be recruited as members of your crew. There are several different companions available to the player, and they can be obtained via various methods such as completing a series of quests, joining a faction, accompanying certain characters on tasks, and others. Companions allow player interactions and offer a wide range of Companion Perks that provide combat effects unique to each Companion. Companions also have a gauge called Companion Affinity, which when raised enough, players can initiate a romance or earn their unique perk.  A Companion romance allows additional interactions with them after reaching a specific level of affinity with them.

For an in-depth guide on the available companions that are romanceable in Fallout 4, please visit our Romance Guide page.

 

Fallout 4 All Companions Guide

Quick Search of All Companions in Fallout 4

Name How to Recruit Romance

ada fallout 4 companions wiki guideAda

To get Ada as your companion, proceed to Wattz Consumer Electronics and complete Mechanical Menace. No

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Cait

Recruit Cait after completing Benign Intervention where she will ask for your help in defeating raiders. After doing so, you will speak to Tommy and unlock the option to have Cait as a companion. Yes

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Codsworth

Codsworth can be recruited after reaching a certain point in Concord while doing the quest Out of Time. The trigger happens as you travel towards the Museum of Freedom where you start hearing gunfire. Then, return to Codsworth where you initially found him in Sanctuary, outside your old house. This will unlock the option to recruit Codsworth. No

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Curie

Recruit Curie at the end of Emergent Behavior which requires you to get access inside Vault 81. You will need a total of 3 Fusion Cores that will be used once you get inside and work on the following quests to lead you to Curie: Hole in the Wall, Here Kitty, Kitty, and finally Emergent Behavior, this is the third and final quest needed to recruit Curie. Yes

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Deacon

To recruit Deacon as a companion, he will first ask you to join the Railroad and complete the quests Road to Freedom and Tradecraft No

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Dogmeat

Walk up to Dogmeat near the Red Rocket Truck Stop and approach him. He will follow you around after interacting with him. If you lose sight of Dogmeat, try to look for him in dog houses within settlements and he will be likely waiting nearby. No

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John Hancock

To recruit John Hancock as a companion, players must travel to Goodneighbor and complete the following quests in favor of Bobbi No Nose:

  1. The Big Dig
  2. The Silver Shroud
Yes

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Nick Valentine

You can recruit Nick Valentine after completing Unlikely Valentine. Head inside his office located within Diamond City and your objective is to rescue him, after doing so, you will unlock the option to recruit him. No

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Old Longfellow

Recruit The Old Longfellow at the end of Walk in the Park and requires the Far Harbor DLC to access this content. No

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Paladin Danse

Recruit Paladin Danse at the Cambridge Police Station by completing the quest Tour of Duty and joining his faction Brotherhood of Steel. Yes

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Piper

There are two ways to unlock Piper as a companion:

  1. When you find her in Diamond City, agree to give her an interview and complete the quest Story of the Century, or
  2. Complete Dangerous Minds and end it by choosing to kill Kellogg to recruit Piper as a companion.
Yes

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Porter Gage

Recruit Porter Gage at the end of An Ambitious Plan, which requires you to overcome the Gauntlet. This is a feature accessible with the Nuka World DLC. Yes

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Preston Garvey

You can recruit Preston by completing The First Step which requires you to help his faction, the Minutemen. Yes

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MacCready

You can recruit MacCready after reaching The Third Rail in Goodneighbor. He will ask for payment to become your temporary companion which starts at 250 Caps, you can negotiate with him to lower his fees if you succeed at the skill check. Yes

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Strong

Recruit Strong by completing The Curtain Call, you will find him at Trinity Tower where he is imprisoned together with Rex Goodman. No

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X6-88

Recruit X6-88 at The Institute and complete the quests: Synth Retention, The Battle of Bunker Hill, and Mankind Redefined. These three are Institute-related quests and will require you to join his faction. No

 

What are Companions in Fallout 4?

Companions in Fallout 4 provide players the option to have allies tag along during the campaign in Fallout 4. Players who are interested in pursuing romances in the game can be rewarded with additional dialogues, interactions, and perks. As their relationship grow with Companions, they will earn the favor of that companion and earn a unique Companion Perk.

Companions have their preferences. For some of the things that you do in-game, each companion will react to it positively, or negatively. This interaction will affect their Affinity Level, which, when maximized, will grant a unique Companion Perk. Additionally, Companions also have their preferred weapon. You can also equip them with items that you will pick up along the way.

  • Companions can be given commands and the player can trade equipment with them.
  • Companions also grant special Companion Perks which are unlocked after raising their Affinity.
  • Raising their affinity also unlocks options for Romance if the option is available.
  • Companions have infinite ammo for the weapons they begin with. However if you give them a new weapon, they must be supplied with ammo.
  • When released from duty, companions may be assigned to one of your Settlements where they will remain until you need to enlist them once more.

How Many Companions Are There in Fallout 4?

In the base game of Fallout 4, there are originally 13 Companions available to players. Later on, Automatron and Ada were added to the Automatron DLC, where both are fully customizable robot companions. Then, Far Harbor and Nuka World introduced Old Longfellow and Porter Gage respectively to their DLCs. There is a total of 17 companions in Fallout 4, including the add-on characters.

Romance Characters in Fallout 4

How to Recruit Companions in Fallout 4?

Companions can join you in the campaign of Fallout 4 after you have reached specific conditions. The recruitment process varies depending on the companion, but unlocking a companion usually involves completing a quest specific to them, or in the case of MacCready, you can hire him for a fee to join your crew.

What is Affinity Level in Fallout 4

Affinity Level measures where you currently stand with a companion. This will let players know how their relationship is going with companions and how far away they are from earning their perk. The Affinity Level is not visible right away, but can only be decoded through companion dialogues or through Console Commands. A Companion in Fallout 4 usually begins at 0 Affinity, while the lowest is -1000 Affinity Level, and the highest is 1000 Affinity Level.

Console Commands For Affinity in Fallout 4

Using the Console Commands in Fallout 4, they can get the accurate number for their progress with specific companion by typing in "GetAV CA_Affinity". This will give players the exact number where they're at with the companion.

Their affinity will increase/decrease depending on your actions. You can also track their affinity level through their dialogues:

  • "(Name of Companion) liked that" is equal to +15 Affinity Level
  • "(Name of Companion) loved that" is equal to +35 Affinity Level
  • "(Name of Companion) disliked that" is equal to -15 Affinity Level
  • "(Name of Companion) hated that" is equal to -35 Affinity Level

Below, you will find the Ranking of Companion Affinity. Once players received the prompt that a companion "idolizes  you", this is the time to speak with that companion to unlock the perk. After unlocking Companion Perks in Fallout 4, the effect is permanent even though the player will choose to travel with a new companion, or if the Affinity Level decreases.

Companion Affinity Level

Ranking

In-Game Dialogue

-1000 Affinity Hatred "(Name of Companion) hates you."
-500 Affinity Disdain n/a
0 Affinity Neutral "(Name of Companion) tolerates you."
250 Affinity Friend n/a
500Affinity Admiration "(Name of Companion) admires you."
750 Affinity Confidant n/a
1000 Affinity Infatuation "(Name of Companion) idolizes you."

 

Fallout 4 Companion Perks Information

Companion Perks in Fallout 4

What Do Companion Perks Do?

Companion Perks are unique effects that can be gained by increasing the Affinity Level of Companions in Fallout 4. These perks are permanent even though the player chooses to no longer travel with that companion, or if the Affinity Level decreases. The Companion Perks becomes available after reaching 1000 Affinity Level.

What is Companion Affinity in Fallout 4?

Companion Affinity is a measurement of your progress with a companion. This will tell you how soon you can earn their companion perk. The Companion Affinity allows players to gauge how much more interactions they will put in to earn the favor of that companion. A companion typically starts with 0 Affinity Level, then it goes up to 1000. At that point, players will receive a notification that a companion idolizes them, and is also the signal for you to speak with that companion to gain their unique perk.

How Do I Level Up The Affinity of My Companions?

The player may level up their companion's affinity by choosing dialogues and doing actions that they agree with. The player, or the Sole Survivor is in complete control to increase the affinity of their companions.

 

Companion Perk Effect
Cait Trigger Rush Action points regenerate faster if your health is below 25%.
Codsworth Robot Sympathy +10 damage resistance against robot energy weapons.
Curie Combat Medic Once per day, heal 100 points if health falls below 10%.
Paladin Danse Know Your Enemy Damage +20% against Ferals, Super Mutants and Synths.
Deacon Cloak and Dagger Gain +20% sneak attack damage and the duration of effects of Stealth Boys is increased by +40%.
Dogmeat Attack Dog Your faithful canine companion can hold an enemy, giving you a greater chance to hit them in V.A.T.S.
John Hancock Isodoped At 250 rads or higher, get criticals 20% faster.
MacCready Killshot Headshots in V.A.T.S. increased by 20%.
Nick Valentine Close to Metal One extra guess and 50% faster terminal cooldown when hacking.
Old Longfellow Hunter's Wisdom Reduces damage and energy resistance of animals and sea creatures by 25%
Piper Gift of Gab +100% XP bonus for speech challenges and discovering new locations.
Porter Gage Lessons in Blood +10 Damage Resistance, as well as +5 percent extra EXP per kill.
Preston Garvey United We Stand Damage +20% and +20 damage resistance when facing three or more opponents.
Strong Berserk When below 25% health, melee weapon damage increases by +20%.
X6-88 Shield Harmonics +20 damage resistance vs. energy.

 

Fallout 4 Affinity Level

Companion Affinity measures your progress with a companion. This will tell you how soon you can earn their unique perk. The Companion Affinity allows players to gauge how much more interactions they will put in to earn the favor of that companion. A companion typically starts with 0 Affinity Level, then it goes up to 1000. At that point, players will receive a notification that a companion idolizes them, and is also the signal for you to speak with that companion to gain their unique perk. It is advisable to read up on their reactions if you are looking to keep a party member happy to obtain their perk or initiate a romance.

  • Your companions react to your choices and character alignment in Fallout 4.
  • Each reaction will contribute to the Affinity Level of that companion.
  • Once you have reached 1000 Affinity Level, you can earn the Companion Perk permanently.
Name Generous Selfish Nice Mean Peaceful Violent Chem Use Chem Addiction Donating Alcohol
Cait thumbs down thumbs up -- thumbs down thumbs down thumbs up Either Either Either thumbs up
Codsworth thumbs up thumbs down thumbs up -- -- -- thumbs down thumbs down thumbs up  
Curie -- thumbs down thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up -- thumbs down -- thumbs up  
Paladin Danse     thumbs up thumbs down thumbs down thumbs up -- thumbs down --  
Deacon -- -- thumbs up thumbs up -- thumbs down thumbs down thumbs down thumbs up  
Dogmeat - -   -   - - - - -
John Hancock thumbs up thumbs down -- thumbs down thumbs up thumbs up -- thumbs up thumbs up  
MacCready -- -- thumbs down thumbs down thumbs down thumbs up thumbs down -- thumbs down  
Nick Valentine -- -- thumbs up thumbs up thumbs down thumbs down -- -- thumbs up  
Piper thumbs up thumbs down -- thumbs up thumbs down thumbs down -- -- thumbs up  
Preston Garvey thumbs up thumbs down -- thumbs up thumbs up thumbs down thumbs down -- thumbs up  
Strong thumbs up thumbs down -- thumbs down thumbs up thumbs up -- -- --  
X6-88 thumbs down thumbs up thumbs down -- thumbs up -- thumbs down thumbs down thumbs down  



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