When Freedom Calls | Fallout 4

When Freedom Calls is one of the early main quests in Fallout 4. It starts as you finish the Out of Time quest at the town of Concord.
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Quest is still part of the early hours in the game and helps you explore in-depth the game’s mechanics, but it takes an unexpected turn as you have to Clear Concord of Hostiles and fight a Deathclaw enemy. This guide is here to help you in defeating it.

Video walkthrough

Key Facts

Category:Main Quest
Reward:Bottlecap (100)
Fusion Cell (50)

Quest Text

I’ve helped Preston Garvey and the people under his care settle in a new home in Sanctuary.


Following contains quest spoilers. You’ve been warned

Enter the Museum

You have an (Optional) task to Take the laser Laser Musket as soon as you start this quest. The laser musket should be next to the body Museum’s entrance and is a powerful weapon that will help you clear out the raiders inside efficiently (also – makes enemies turn into hot piles of ash – which is nice).

Locate the Trapped Settlers

Inside the museum a fight is taking place between the raiders and the settlers. You will have to climb to the second floor, killing various raiders along the way, to reach the settlers. Great time to loot the raider corpses and try out that Laser Musket.

Talk to Preston Garvey

Talk to the minuteman and pick up Robco Fun magazine and Perception bobblehead nearby.

Unlock the Security Gate

I failed lockpicking the padlock, but you also have the option of hacking the nearby terminal. The password for me was SURGE

Get a Fusion Core

Put the Fusion Core in the Power Armor

Go up to where the minutemen are and go through their room past the guy on the radio station. You will see a door with the label EXIT above it and that takes you to where the Power Armor is at.

Grab the Minigun

Clear Concord of Hostiles

With your power armor and minigun you might think you are invincible, but that is far from the truth. You will first have to fight the raiders in your immediate vicinity. There is one on the roof of the building acroos, several in the street, and several in the houses along the street. Jump off of the Museum roof onto the street bellow and keep going straight. At one point, as you reach the intersection, a Deathclaw will appear. The first time I fought it I failed miserably. There are several ways to kill Deathclaw and clear Concord of hostiles. The way I did it in the end is just run to where Deathclaw comes out of the ground and run back to the museum. If you don’t shoot it right away and are far away enough it will probably attack the rest of the raiders and clear them out for you. It will then focus on you. You can shoot the cars on the street to make them explode into Deathclaw’s face and try outrunning him as you shoot it. In the end I figured that I can hide inside a building on the corner directly across the Museum’s entrance (and to the left). Deathclaw can’t enter inside and you can easily shoot it through the broken windows. You can also go to the roof of that building and try getting it from there or using that as ways of escaping while you recuperate.

Report back to Preston

Join Preston Garvey in Sanctuary

Preston and his crew will make their track to Sancturay immediately after your conversation. You can tag along or go about your business and meet them there later on.
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  1. B

    i have killed the deathclaw and raiders but it won’t complete the quest it this a glitch because i can’t find anymore raiders

    1. J

      Same for me, i quit the game hoping that when I played today Bethesda would have patched it because so many people were having the same issue but no luck.

  2. S

    same for me. killed everything and have been wandering around in case i missed someone. everyone is dead. mission hasnt cleared…

  3. I

    same with me, killed everything, run out of juice on the armour, but mission won’t complete…been in work house, speakeasy and underground killing the mirelurk under there…. but cannot complete mission…..

  4. S

    I’m having this problem as well. Killed all the raiders and the deathclaw, try talking to the black guy , and the mission says to eliminate all hostiles still. Bethesda needs to fix this bug asap..

  5. J

    I can’t even run how am I suppose to kill the death claw plus my suit done and he’s not dead..

  6. C

    I have the same problem. I killed everyone/everything. And I’m not progressing? I hope for a solution/bugfix :/

  7. C

    My power armour ran out halfway…

  8. O

    there are enemies on the roof of the church and several more down the street and in the alleys in front of the museum-approximately 10 in all not including the Deathclaw

  9. A

    Yes it’s a bug can’t complete quest he keeps asking me to get the armor and insert fuzion core in armor i did it several time nothing works i have te suite and mini gun… yep 80$ down the drain. I’m at lvl 7 no way im restarting over.

    1. T

      im level 62, completed the game and apparently still glitched on this first mission. Managed to find the brotherhood etc off my own back rather than find the Minutemen. Says I need to meet garvey in sanctuary but he doesn’t follow me… Pray for bug fix soon

  10. T

    Can’t complete quest fusion core quest can not be completed and i killed every body and also that big monster i have the suite and the mini-gun what can i di is there a way to reset mission??? Help please i’m to far to restart.

  11. G

    Same here, crap! Please tell me I haven’t spent the last 2 days and several hours building up my character and collecting tons of junk just to be halted by a bug. What’s the solution?

  12. D

    OK YES!!! I have the solution. look at one of the dead raiders on the main street in front of the museum. Open the command line with “`” and left click the raider corpse until the id pops up. Then type “resurrect” in the command line. Continue to kill the raider again and the quest will completel.


  13. M

    Same issue… All the raiders are dead and the quest won’t complete. I’m on a PS4, what are the odds of them fixing this via a patch?

  14. M

    did someone ever got the solution for ps4?? i saved the game right before killing the deathclaw and i get the bug every time!! i see on the screen “clear all the hostiles” right after i kill the deathclaw like its done but the quest never completes!!

  15. F

    Hi I have the same problem..

    I bought the game yesterday have spend a lot of hours to collect materials and upgrade etc and now i find out this bug on internet!

    I didnt kill Deathclaw at first attempt i thought im gonna upgrade myself and come back and kill him and now im stuck! PLEASE HELP!

  16. D

    OMG yes same! I’m on level 21. No way am I restarting!

  17. B

    Worst glitch ever.. Totally ruining the game because minutemen Quest leads to explanation of settlements and they give you lots of stuff. I will not start over since I already have to much stuff.

  18. C

    Hi, a have one question.
    What all people doing here?
    Why we dont living with real life?

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