Fallout 4: About random encounters

Nick and I are back from an epic adventure in Far Harbor. I was thinking since we are close to the edge of the map, we could learn how far the rabbit hole goes.


Nowhere as expected. The highway marks the end, you cant go further. So we went left. Something interesting happened. Flying saucer went over my head and then it went down in a deafening explosion.

I did some research. This event can happen when you reach level 20 and cross some place on the map. You can even go to the crash site but I won’t spoil details.

Something else caught my eye. There was small canyon with a road between rocks. I went there, reloaded the game from save, went there again, reloaded and went there again …

It was different meeting every time!


Hearing voices I sneaked close to the edge with my trusty rifle. There are three dirty bandits arguing about something. I looked through the scope on first one, the second and then I panicked. Where is the third one?!?


Right behind me. The guy shouts at me. He wants 500 caps to let me through. I am very charismatic so we talked about the price. We got to 250 caps, then to 200 and to 100. He wouldn’t go any further, bastard. I chose not to pay. It wasn’t good choice, the guy shot me through the neck and I ended up dying in a pool of my own blood.

Thirsty settler

Load game. I am sneaking to the edge of the canyon. There is a woman sitting in the middle of the road, she doesn’t look unfriendly. I climbed down, holstered my rifle and began to investigate.

She begged for water claiming she will die without it.

Are you kidding me? What is that behind you?


I tasted water from the small lake few meters away. It wasn’t even radioactive! She must be blind – only explanation. I have put her out of misery, she wouldn’t last long in harsh wasteland anyway.


I sneaked to the edge of the canyon again. Three characters, all well armed. A guy with a square tattoo over his left eye asks me for 1000 caps! I talked him down to 350, he wouldn’t budge. I chose not to pay. And I won’t lie, it went badly for me.

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I sneaked to the edge and guess what I saw. Two big green nasty mutants. I am a bastard with a sniper rifle on a great vantage point and I wasn’t spotted yet. What would you do? I swear the fight was over in three seconds after spending two bullets.


Lieutenant Gutsy

I cant pass through again. Army, great. Good thing lieutenant Gutsy doesn’t want my money. I told him to let me go – military matter – he did. His green positronic brain did an analysis of this claim. Apparently, I told him my little lie with the confidence of 60 percent. Be bold if you lie.


Stash, Simon, and Lexa

Nice and friendly meeting for a change. If you find yourself in need of some jet, Stash can help you solve this problem. I don’t judge.


Dead Hadrian

I went to the edge. Bizzare situation … I killed all those filthy animals and climbed down to examine body of the poor fella. He had a cassette on him. Turns out he was sniper going on treasure hunt! You can take his place and go to the adventure yourself. Sorry, not interested.

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I went there few more times. Sometimes the situation was similar but the details were different. Some encounters were new. My point is: Explore the wasteland, you can find new adventures behind every corner and no playthrough will be the same.

Fallout 4 rocks.


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