Fallout 4 allows a player to build a settlement by which the player can put the survivors of the Wasteland and take care of them. Once you complete building a settlement in Fallout 4, they can be customized extensively including the building and structures, furniture, decorations, and lights. It also allows the playing character to plant crops, create and manage the water and power supplies, and defensive structures to the settlement. You can thrive settlements in Fallout 4 only when you have enough settlers. Though it will take time to get enough settlers, you can get enough settlers by applying some tricks. Let’s check out the tricks that could help you to get enough settlers on Fallout 4;
Essential Resources to Get Enough Settlers Fallout 4
To ensure the growth of your settlement, you have to make sure that the existing settlers have all the essential resources available. You can check the available resource status on the status bar in the building menu of the game. It is not necessary to maintain all the essential resources, you just have to maintain a few key resources like food, water, defense structures, beds to get enough settlers. If you have plenty of essential resources at your settlement, more NPC will be attracted to your settlement.
To get enough settlers and attract the NPC in Fallout 4, you need enough food. In Fallout 4 food comes from the planted crops of the settlement. You have to assign a settler in order to watch over the crops and deposit the food to the workshop. To assign a settler to watch over the foods, you have to go to the workshop menu click on a settler, and command the settler to cultivate foods. The perfect ratio of food and settler is 1:1.
Water is the most essential resource after food. A settler requires one unit of water to keep him happy. You cannot store excess water in Fallout 4 settlement, you can produce a small quantity of water by a single water pump. To manufacture water on a large scale, you have to set up large water pumps. A large water pump requires power and material.
All settlers require a bed to be happy. Though the settlers normally assign themselves to available beds, you can manually assign all settlers to individual beds. Settlements like the Abernathy Farm, Tenpines Bluff, and Covenant have pre-existing beds. To ensure the happiness of the settlers, assigning individual beds for every settler is the best option.
The power supply of your settlement can be used to operate any electric things, including some weapons and ammo. In Fallout 4, electric power is supplied through the power generator. If your settlement has enough power supply, it could attract the NPC to your settlement.
Though defense is not important as the precious resources, yet it could be beneficial to get enough settlers in your settlement. To keep the existing settlers happy, the settlement needs one unit of defense per settler in order to keep them happy. The settler cannot contribute to the defensive rating in Fallout 4 yet well-armed settlers are better at repelling attacks. Turrets, traps, and guard posts improve the settlement defense and the surviving ability of the settlers. That’s why you need to assign some of your settlers with weapons and ammo at the guard post of the settlement.
Happiness is the morale of the settlement, increasing happiness will increase the productivity of the settlers. Primarily, happiness depends on the needs of the settlers. If your settlement has enough essential resources for the settlers, the happiness value of the settlement will increase as well as the productivity of the settlement.
Radio Beacon Recruitment
When you have managed to provide the settlers with enough essential resources, then it is time to recruit some new settlers for your settlement. Radio beacon recruitment is a way to recruit new settlers to your settlement. You can set up a Radio recruitment beacon to get enough settlers and to attract more NPC to work on your settlement.
First, you have to build a recruitment beacon. To build the recruitment beacon, you have to go to the workbench menu under the power section > Miscellaneous of your settlement. You’ll need Steel (6), Crystal (2), Circuitry (2), Copper (6), Rubber (1), and Ceramic (3) from the materials store.
To set up the radio beacon recruitment, you’ll need the recruitment beacon, a generator and of course a power pylon. Place all of them near to each other and use the triangle to connect them (recruitment beacon, power pylon, and generator) with the wire. Now, you have completed the setup process of the radio recruitment beacon. After setting up the radio recruitment beacon, it will automatically start, and you can stop it whenever you think the settlement is getting too big. By using the recruitment beacon, you can randomly recruit the NPC as a settler on your settlement. Remember, each beacon will gradually increase the number of settlers in your settlement.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
How do I Get a Settlement to 100% Happy?
You can get a settlement 100% happy by providing essential resources (Food, Water, Bed, Power) to all the settlers of the settlement in Fallout 4.
Does Dogmeat Count as a Settler?
No, Dogmeat does not count as a settler in the settlements of the Fallout 4 game. They are just NPC in the Fallout 4 game.
Can I Turn the Breakheart Banks into a Settlement?
No, you are not allowed to turn the break heart banks into a settlement of Fallout 4. In fact, Breakheart Banks is the only firm that is not allowed to turn into a settlement.
Now, you know about the trick to get enough settlers in your settlement of Fallout 4. You can achieve 10 plus Charisma stat by reaching the maximum amount of settlers on your settlement. Hope you will have enough settlers for your Fallout 4 settlement, Happy gaming.