The world of Fallout 4 is a dangerous place. Luckily, you don’t have to go through it alone. The Commonwealth is littered with companions that will join you in your radioactive adventures. Some, however, are better than others. Since you can only have one at a time, you’ll want to be picky about who you’ll let tag along with you. Here are Fallout 4’s best companions.
Dogmeat is a special companion, since he can learn the “Attack Dog” skill if you unlock that Perk (you’ll have to have a Charisma rank of at least 4 to do so). Attack Dog allows Dogmeat latch onto and distract enemies, making them super easy targets. But besides being super useful, Dogmeat is — well, a dog. He’s a faithful companion that doesn’t judge you unlike everyone else you run across in the Wastelands. Plus as far as dirty mutts go, he’s pretty adorable.
Location: Diamond City
You’ll encounter Piper just by following the main quest. She’ll join up with you pretty quickly after you discover Diamond City. Piper is a reporter that’s always looking for a story, which an especially interesting occupation in a world where most people are just trying to survive. The best thing about Piper is how adorably flustered and awkward she gets when you try to romance her. Also, once Piper really likes you, you’ll earn the Gift of Gab Perk, which doubles the XP you earn when discovering locations and persuading people. Since you can impress Piper simply through lockpicking, she’s one of the easier companions to max out for affinity.
Location: Vault 114
Like Piper, you’ll encounter Nick just by playing through the main quest. He’s a robot who’s also a private eye, which is awesome by itself. He’s also the most genuine, nicest character in the Commonwealth. Seriously, if you don’t love this guy and want him to be your best friend, you have no heart (kind of like Nick). This robotic buddy is also easy to get on your good side, since hacking any terminal will impress him. When you max out his affinity, you earn the Close to Metal Perk, which gives you one extra guess for each hacking attempt.
Location: Vault 81
Curie is one of the more interesting companions in the game. Although she starts out as a robot designed for utility, she can become much more human-like in appearance. Her max affinity Perk, Combat Medic, is incredible. It allows Curie to completely heal you once per an in-game day if your health drops below 10 percent. It can be pretty hard to get flying orb to really like you. You have to complete the sidequest that gives her a new body, and then you’ll have to depend on dialogue choices to get her on your good side (and it’s often not clear exactly what makes her happy).
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