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Issue Data
Status: New
Issue Type: Bug Report
Project: Unofficial Fallout 4 Patch
Component: Fallout 4: Vanilla
Category: Quests
Assigned To: Sclerocephalus
Platform: Windows PC
Severity: Low
Votes: 0
Watching: N/A
Opened By Glasswillow on May 30, 2016 3:22 pm
Last Edited By Sclerocephalus on Sep 23, 2018 6:19 am

Issue #20549: Radiant Minutemen Quest Glitch

This glitch gave me way too much grief. I'll explain in as much detail as possible.

Settlements will generate random radiant Minutemen quests, and if you're in the area, you will be notified by the settler. You then have the option to help, and officially start the quest, or you can decline and supposedly nothing happens. The settler say something like "Oh, guess we'll have to deal with it ourselves" and the conversation ends.

BUT. What you don't know is this - if you rejected the quest, the game has still initiated a run-down timer. Game days, perhaps weeks later, the timer will expire. Theoretically the quest will "Start" and "Fail" in the same moment and that's that. But instead it glitches out. It shows up with the objective to "Talk to Preston Garvey" about how you failed to support the settlement. But the objective will already be checked off and you can't progress. The quest remains permanently active and despite waiting over 48 hours, will not complete itself.

This also happens if you should kill the settler who gave you the quest. You'll have to talk to Preston, but once you do, the objective just checks itself and the glitch happens. You can't deactivate the quest and it won't complete.

So basically, if you want to avoid this invisible, permanently active quest bug, you have to get the quest and complete it properly.

This problem applies to any radiant quest activated by a Minutemen settlement. For me, it was "Clearing the Way for Somerville Place." I now hate those settlers with a passion. I will murder them.


1 comment(s)
Glasswillow said:
Talking to Preston or the settlement responsible does nothing when you have the glitched quest in your log.

The only way to address it before it glitches is to talk to the settler and initiate the quest properly. Then make sure not to fail it by getting the settler killed, or it will glitch.

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