How to Kill Settlers | Fallout 4

If you commit yourself to building settlements in Fallout 4, people will start flocking to them on their own. Sometimes they will be people you don’t like, and you’ll wish to send them away.
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Sadly, there’s no way to do this. What you can do, however, is kill them. Normally, this would turn every one of your citizens against you, but there’s a way around it. This guide will show you how to kill settlers in Fallout 4 without alerting the whole settlement.

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How to secretly kill settlers in Fallout 4

The most obvious solution would be stealth kills, but these don’t work. Even if nobody sees you insta-killing a settler from the shadows, they’ll still attack you on sight. Mister Sandman kills are the same – even though they are quiet and instant, the whole village will wake up and start swinging and shooting at you.

What does work is sending the settler in question outside of the settlement’s territory, then killing them. You’ll need to have the lvl 1 Local Leader perk and at least 2 settlements. Here’s what you need to do:
  • Open the Workshop menu.
  • Aim at the settler you want dead.
  • Choose the Supply Line option (Q on PC).
  • Select another settlement.
  • Follow the settler while still in Workshop mode.
  • Wait until they leave the village limits (the glowing green barrier).
  • Once they’re on the other side, you can freely kill them.
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    Frank Castle

    After tweaking the INI file to remove that stupid ‘essential’ flag from all NPCs, I killed that smug arsehole Preston Garvey in front of everyone, in broad daylight, and no-one gave a shit. Someone else put a video on YouTube where he beats up that annoying nagging woman (I forgot her name) who comes with the Minutemen and always complains when you get near her, and no-one responded to that either.

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    Ifrim Chris

    how can i kill someone that cant be moved to another settlement or set to a supply line? for example: Jun Long, Mary Long, Mama Murphy?

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      Richard A Parker

      Mama Murphy can be killed by a chem overdose. Give her each chem she asks for and she ends up dying for addiction.

  3. N

    For the old good junky – Mama Murphy… just keep feeding her good habits.. u will see

  4. F

    Can’t you send settlers to other settlements? I saw how to do this over youtube and it is quite common.

  5. D

    You can murder them by notmal snaking “now” (udpated / patch maybe)

    Markfordelete :p

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