Tired of your companion succumbing to the dangers of the wasteland of Fallout 4? Did you stumble across some super mutant or dog armor and wonder how to get your companions to wear them? It’s actually fairly simple, but not as easy as just passing the items to them and hoping that they use them. Instead you have to specifically choose to have them equip armor and other gear. Here’s a quick guide on how to put armor and gear on Dogmeat, or any other companion in Fallout 4.
To do this simply walk up to the companion and select the option to transfer items. Most players will simply transfer the item over thinking the companion will equip them, but instead you have to push the button displayed at the bottom that specifically makes them equip it. This should be Y on Xbox One, Triangle on PS4, and T on PC.
If the item is equippable for that particular companion, so human items for a human/ghoul, dog items for Dogmeat, and super mutant items for Strong, then it should work immediately. Having your companions use this armor and gear should make them much tougher during your travels, so it’s almost essential in the later portions of the game.
Of course, it’s not like your companion can die in Fallout 4, and most are pretty useless in combat, so maybe the fun of watching them kneel down in the middle of a fight is worth just skipping this entirely. Probably not, but I just had to vent.