When you dismiss your companions in Fallout 4, you can send them to any of your settlements. The trouble with this is that you have no idea where exactly they’ll go once there, and settlements tend to get large and densely populated after a time. This guide will show you how to find companions in settlements in Fallout 4.
How to find Dogmeat in settlementsDogmeat has a habit of lounging in a doghouse when off duty. The problem with this is that many settlements come with a bunch of pre-built doghouses, and he considers them all fair game. When you first decide to build a new village, one of your first moves should be scrapping all but one of them. Move the one that’s left to a convenient spot, and you’ll know when to find him most of the time.
Where to find companions in settlementsWhen they’re not travelling with you, your companions will wander their designated settlement. Their lives go on even when you’re not there, so you’ll rarely find them where you left them. There’s an item that can help you find them when the need arises – the Bell. Here’s how you can make it:
- Go into build mode.
- Select Resources
- Select Miscellaneous.
- Select Bell (it costs 4 wood and 4 steel).
- Put it in a convenient place.
When you ring the bell, all the NPCs in the village will gather around you, including your companions. Then you’ll be able to access their inventories, or switch active companions with no hassle. If the companion you’re looking for doesn’t show up, it means you’ve sent him elsewhere.