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Fallout 4 Guide: How to Find Nick Valentine or Other Lost Companions

by Kyle Hanson


There are a whole lot of companions in Fallout 4. Throughout your adventures in the Wasteland you’ll meet synths, super mutants, humans, and other creatures, many of which will ask to tag along on your quests. However, you can only have one with you at a time, leaving you to send the others away somewhere. Most players have done this a bunch, and have companions scattered around the Wasteland, hiding in various settlements.

But what do you do if you need to find one? With the release of Fallout 4 Far Harbor, it’s likely that many players will be asking this question, since you should really have him with you on the quest. How do you find Nick Valentine or other lost companions around the world? Well, there are some tips, but unless you’re on PC it won’t be easy.

Let’s get the easy part out of the way. If you are playing Fallout 4 on PC, then you have the wonderful ability to find anything and everything using the console command. By hitting ~ you will bring up the text prompt, with which you can easily locate any lost companion, including Nick Valentine. Just enter “player.moveto 0002f25”. This will actually move you directly to Nick Valentine. The last bit his is ID number, each companion has one.

Here are some other companion’s ID numbers, in case you want to find them as well: “Dogmeat 0001D162. Piper 00002f1f. Cait 00079305. Strong 0003f2bb. Garvey 0001a4d7. Codsworth 0001ca7d. Deacon 00050976. Curie 00102249. Hancock 00022615. Danse 0005de4d.

Now, that was for the PC players out there. Unfortunately console players cannot enter commands like this, so you’ll have to do it the old fashioned way. When you dismiss a companion you have to send them to one of your settlements. Essentially, you need to go to each settlement and look for him there. There is one trick that makes it easier, but not by much.

The bell, an item that you can build in Workshop mode by going to Resources and Miscellaneous. This item will call all people at the settlement to it. They’ll move slowly, but they will get there. So, if you have no other choice, the best option is to go to each settlement, one at a time, build a bell, call the settlers over, and look for Nick Valentine, or any other companion you have lost.

I wish there was a better option on console, but that’s it until Bethesda changes anything. Keep checking back for more Fallout 4 Far Harbor guides.

- This article was updated on:April 17th, 2017

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