Fallout 4 – Romance and companion guide awww yeeeaaaaah

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I’ve been really trying baby! Trying to hold onto this feeling for so long! But if you feel, like I feel sugar…then come on, let’s get it on! The nuclear dust may have settled, but it looks like some people still need companionship after civilisation has crumbled. In Fallout 4, you can do just that, as you earn friends with benefits.

And by benefits, I mean extra damage and quicker hacking perks, you perves. Still, you can take some friendships to another level in Fallout 4, if you know how. It takes some hard work to get someone on your side. With some characters, you need to hit certain quests in order to earn perks. They’ll also require certain behaviour interactions. There’s also positive behaviour traits, actions which can also increase your affinity with certain inhabitants.

Hit the list below, to see why romance ain’t dead.


  • Quest: Benign Intervention
  • Location: Combat Zone
  • Romance: Yes
  • Perk: Trigger Rush – AP will regenerate quicker when you drop below 25% health
  • Behaviour traits: Selfish, violent
  • Positive behaviour actions:  Consume alcohol, naked, pick lock, pick-pocketing


  • Quest: N/A
  • Location: Sanctuary
  • Romance: No
  • Perk: Robot Sympathy – You gain +10% damage resistance against energy weapons
  • Behaviour traits: Generous, nice
  • Positive behaviour actions:  Give item, heal Dogmeat, modify armour,modify weapon
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  • Quest: Emergent Behavior
  • Location: Vault 81
  • Romance: Yes
  • Perk:  Combat Medic – You gain +100 hit points once a day if your health falls under 10%
  • Behaviour traits: Mean, nice and peaceful
  • Positive behaviour actions: Heal Dogmeat

Paladin Danse

  • Location: Cambridge Police Station
  • Romance: Yes
  • Perk: Know Your Enemy – You gain +20% damage against Synths, Feral Ghouls and Super Mutants
  • Behaviour traits: Nice and violent
  • Positive behaviour actions: Use power armour, use Vertibird, modify armour,modify weapon


  • Location: Old North Church
  • Romance: No
  • Perk: Cloak and Dagger – You gain +40% Stealth Boy duration and +20% sneak attack damage
  • Behaviour traits: Mean and nice
  • Positive behaviour actions:  Hack computer, heal Dogmeat, pick lock, speech success


  • Quest: Recruiting Hancock
  • Location: Goodneighbor
  • Romance: Yes
  • Perk: Isodoped – You gain criticals 20% quicker and an extra 250 rads
  • Behaviour traits: Generous, peaceful and violent
  • Positive behaviour actions: Chem addiction, give item


  • Quest: Long Road Ahead
  • Location: Goodneighbor
  • Romance: Yes
  • Perk: Killshot – Your VATS headshot accuracy increases by 20%
  • Behaviour traits: Violent
  • Positive behaviour actions: Pick lock (owned), speech success, theft


  • Quest: Story of the Century
  • Location: Diamond City
  • Romance: Yes
  • Perk: Gift of Gab – You get double XP for discovering new locations and speed challenges
  • Behaviour traits: Generous and mean
  • Positive behaviour actions: Give item, heal Dogmeat, pick lock (unowned)
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Preston Garvey

  • Location: Museum of Freedom
  • Romance: Yes
  • Perk: United We Stand – You gain +20% damage and +20 damage resistance when you fight 3 or more enemies
  • Behaviour traits: Generous mean and peaceful
  • Positive behaviour actions: Give item, modify weapon


  • Location: Trinity Tower
  • Romance: No
  • Perk: Berserk – You gain +20% melee weapon damage when your health is below 25%
  • Behaviour traits: Generous, peaceful and violent
  • Positive behaviour actions: Eat corpse

Nick Valentine

  • Quest: Long Time Coming
  • Location: Vault 114
  • Romance: No
  • Perk: Close to Metal – A 50% increase to terminal hacking speed and one extra guess
  • Behaviour traits: Mean and nice
  • Positive behaviour actions: Give item, hack computer, heal Dogmeat, murder non-hostile


  • Location: The Institute
  • Romance: No
  • Perk: Shield Harmonics – You gain +20 energy resistance
  • Behaviour traits: Peaceful and selfish
  • Positive behaviour actions: Hack computer, modify armour, modify weapon, speech success, use power armour

Last Updated: November 11, 2015

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  • Ghost In The Rift

    Is it like Skyrim’s romance, empty and void of feelings?

    • Schalk Engelbrecht

      Now that you mention it, Skyrim + DLC has over 40 followers and I think over 30 potential spouses. Odd that they would give you so few options in FA4. Hopefully future DLC will remedy that. It can be argued you can “wait for the modders” but we shouldn’t have to rely on them to fix bugs and add stuff that should’ve been in there. Please note that it’s just my opinion as I can only start playing FA4 in December when I get my new rig.

      • Jack Tavish

        Why do you say FA4? If you don’t simply want to write F4 then at least write FO4.

  • What? No robot romances? Where is the inclusiveness huh!?!? #Robotgate

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      Next you will want inclusion of the dust of great fireballs

      • Wait…. Curie is a robot. You can romance it. Ew. That’s just… weird

        • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja


        • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

          Are you going to name your character Wolowitz?


        • Jack Tavish

          Love and romance is an emotion, emotion is static electricity in our brains, it’s static electricity in her brain as well, her mind (even though her brain is not made out of biological material) is just like a human’s and she seems very lovable.

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