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Every Fallout 4 quest and side mission

If you want to see everything the wasteland has to offer, you’re going to need to know every Fallout 4 quest and side mission beforehand.

Looking for a list of every Fallout 4 quest and side mission? It’s easy to get sidetracked when exploring the wasteland, especially in Fallout 4 where you’re likely to find a side quest after walking for a few minutes. Fortunately, it’s easy to pick up where you left off in the main story, all you need to do is check your Pip Boy to find out what your next quest is.

There are a lot of missions in the RPG game, and if you’re looking to run through the Fallout 4 main quest as fast as possible, you need to know which mission to hit up first. Of course, you’re going to need to equip yourself with one of the best Fallout 4 builds to ensure you can get through every mission with ease. Here’s everything you need to track every Fallout 4 quest and side mission.

Every Fallout 4 main quest

We’re going to go through this guide without spoiling any major story elements, however, there are certain mission names that might give things away depending on how much you know.

Here’s a list of every Fallout 4 main quest:

  • Out of Time
  • When Freedom Calls
  • Jewel of the Commonwealth
  • Unlikely Valentine
  • Getting a Clue
  • Reunions
  • Dangerous Minds
  • The Glowing Sea
  • Hunter Hunted
  • The Molecular Level
  • Institutionalized

Fallout 4 faction main quest

During ‘Institutionalized’, you’re forced to make a choice that drastically alters the course of the game’s story. It’s worth noting that picking any of the factions also unlocks Radiant quests, a faction-specific quest that gives you randomized targets and locations to travel to. We won’t include those quests in our guide, instead we’ll focus on the missions that progress the main story.

Brotherhood of Steel main quests:

  • Reveille
  • Fire Support
  • Call to Arms
  • Semper Invicta
  • Shadow of Steel
  • Tour of Duty
  • Show No Mercy
  • From Within
  • Outside the Wire
  • Liberty Reprimed
  • Blind Betrayal
  • Tactical Thinking
  • Spoils of War
  • Ad Victoriam
  • The Nuclear Option
  • A New Dawn

Minutemen main quests:

  • Inside Job
  • Form Ranks
  • Taking Independence
  • Old Guns
  • Defend The Castle
  • The Nuclear Option

Railroad main quests:

  • Road to Freedom
  • Tradecraft
  • Underground Undercover
  • Precipice of War
  • Rocket’s Red Glare
  • The Nuclear Option

Institute main quests:

  • Synth Retention
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Mankind Redefined
  • Mass Fusion
  • Pinned
  • Powering Up
  • End of the Line
  • Airship Down
  • Nuclear Family

As you can see from all four paths, the final mission almost always ends in the same way. If you’re looking to complete as many missions as possible, opt for the Brotherhood of Steel quest chain first. Otherwise, save right before you make your decision in ‘Institutionalized’ and play through each save to see where the story goes.

Every Fallout 4 side mission

Unlike the main quests, you may not have access to some side quests unless you perform certain actions first. For example, the ‘Banished from the Institute’ side quest only becomes available if you burn all of your bridges with the faction first. This typically involves killing a high ranking member of the faction, or betraying the faction in a main quest.

Here’s a list of every Fallout 4 side mission:

  • Dependency
  • Vault 81
  • Here Kitty, Kitty
  • Short Stories
  • In Sheep’s Clothing
  • The Memory Den
  • Painting the Town
  • Order Up
  • Emogene Takes a Lover
  • Kid in a Fridge
  • Out in Left Field
  • The Marowski Heist
  • Pickman’s Gift
  • Story of the Century
  • Vault 75
  • Here There Be Monsters
  • Mystery Meat
  • Pull the Plug
  • Special Delivery
  • Trouble Brewin’
  • Cambridge Polymer Labs
  • Curtain Call
  • The Disappearing Act
  • Hole in the Wall
  • Banished from the Institute
  • The Secret of Cabot House
  • Confidence Man
  • The Big Dig
  • The Gilded Grasshopper
  • Human Error
  • Diamond City Blues
  • Public Knowledge
  • The Devil’s Due
  • The Silver Shroud
  • Last Voyage of the U.S.S. Constitution

Fallout 4 faction side missions

Just like the main quest, these side quests only become available once you’ve settled on a faction you want to stick with. Similarly, you cannot access the other faction’s quests once you’ve made your decision, so we recommend saving beforehand so you can experience all four routes.

Brotherhood of Steel side missions:

  • A Loose End
  • Duty of Dishonor
  • The Lost Patrol

Minutemen side missions:

  • Out of the Fire
  • Returning the Favor
  • Sanctuary
  • Troubled Waters

Railroad side missions:

  • Boston After Dark
  • Mercer Safehouse
  • Burning Cover
  • Butcher’s Bill
  • Butcher’s Bill 2
  • Memory Interrupted
  • Operation Ticonderoga
  • To the Mattresses
  • Randolph Safehouse

Institute side missions:

  • A House Divided
  • Building a Better Crop
  • Plugging a Leak

That’s all you need to know about every Fallout 4 quest and side mission. If you’re playing through the open world game for the first time in years, why not check out our best Fallout 4 mods guide to enhance your gameplay experience. We also have a Fallout 4 console commands and cheats guide in case you ever find yourself in a bugged quest, or you’re looking for a specific item that you want to conjure up immediately.