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Best Left Forgotten is a quest in the Fallout 4 add-on Far Harbor.

Quick walkthroughEdit

Far Harbor quest: Best Left Forgotten
Gain access to DiMA's terminal
Retrieve DiMA's memories
Uncover DiMA's Secret Medical Facility
Uncover the location of the Nuclear Launch Key
Recover the Wind Farm Kill Switch Code

Detailed walkthroughEdit

After obtaining Faraday's program the player returns to Kasumi, ending Where You Belong and starting Best Left Forgotten.

She will reveal her suspicions about DiMA and give a quest to investigate DiMa's memories, which are stored inside the Nucleus Command Center. Otherwise, the terminal controlling the locked gate to DiMA's memories will remained inaccessible until the player character progresses further in the main quest line.

Once the quest has been obtained the Sole Survivor must travel into the command center in the Nucleus to access DiMA's stored memories. They must bypass radiation, robots, and then solve a series of puzzles to unlock access to the memories.

Through unlocking the memories the Sole Survivor also unlocks the coördinates of several locations on the Island to investigate: DiMA's secret medical facility at the Vim! Pop factory, the location of the Nuclear Launch Key at the Harbor Grand Hotel and the Wind Farm Kill Switch Code at DiMA's cache.

Quest stagesEdit

StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
50 Gain access to DiMA's terminal
60 Retrieve DiMA's memories
100 Retrieve Memory 0V-9AX0I've accessed the terminal in the Nucleus that contains DiMA's offloaded memories. I need to use DiMA's hacking program to gain access to the first memory.
102 Move Code Blocks to build a Path for your Indexers
104 Unblock the Decoder Beam to break through the Firewall
106 Redirect the Decoder Relay to hit the Firewall
108 Build and Position the Defense Constructs to protect your Indexers
160 Uncover DiMA's Secret Medical FacilityDiMA's memories are pointing me to secrets he's hidden across the island. I need to investigate these, as well as access his remaining memories to see what else he's hiding. I'm downloading each memory on a holotape in case I need to review it later.
200 Retrieve Memory 0J-2NN8
260 Uncover the Location of the Nuclear Launch Key
300 Retrieve Memory 0H-3X0P
360 Recover the Wind Farm Kill Switch Code
400 Retrieve Memory 0Z-7A4K
500 Retrieve Memory 0Y-8K7D
1000 Nucleus is blown up - fail all memory retrieval objectives
1500 Complete "Retrieve memories" objective
2000Quest finishedIcon checkQuest CompleteI've retrieved all of DiMA's memories that I could and followed up on all the secrets that I was able to.


  • Only the first three memories are necessary for game progression. The fourth will unlock additional dialogue with Nick, and the fifth unlocks the locations for the Marine armor, which do not seem to spawn unless this memory is unlocked.
  • If a player-placed turret shoots a firewall weakpoint, the firewall will dissolve. This can be used in the 5th memory to bypass the entire puzzle, if the player is lucky enough.


  • xboxoneIcon xboxone During the first memory the indexers will all cluster against the walls next to the orange memory column instead of returning to the access point, until they are destroyed. FIX: add blue blocks where they cluster and they will move towards the blue start column.[verified]
  • xboxoneIcon xboxone There is currently a bug that doesn't let you do the memories. The game will freeze in the loading screen.This can happen on any of the memories, not just one. [verified]
  • xboxoneIcon xboxone During the fist memory the small green indexers do not move to the orange memory column despite building a usable path, it may affect PS4 and even PC users as it seems to be very uncommon, this is a game breaking glitch and you cannot proceed further in the quest.[verified]
  • pcIcon pc ps4Icon ps4 xboxoneIcon xboxone There is currently a bug preventing mission completion. On one's first entry to the simulation, it may be impossible to interact with the blocks one must move to make bridges & clear the path for the beam. Exiting the simulation and restarting the console may fix this. Furthermore, turrets are not unlocked for construction when the game informs you to construct them, making it impossible for the player's green indexers to make it to the objective. This renders the quest impossible to complete, even after several reloads and restarts. It may randomly fix on PS4 after returning to an old save. On PS4 returning to the simulation may freeze the game. There is a work around for this bug by using the blocks to imprison the defensive robots before they enter the area, trapping them where they spawn.[verified]
  • pcIcon pc ps4Icon ps4 xboxoneIcon xboxone On certain memories the indexers will not load memory past 80%. This is reported for memory OJ-2NN8 (the second level) and 'the fourth memory' (which should be 0H-3X0P). Then, when one tries to exit the memory simulation, the game can get stuck where one can save the game but can't move around.A possible fix to this: If you are stuck on the 4th memory simulation, leave the keyboard/controller alone until it changes as if you have left the computer. Once it goes to the mode where your character is looking around aimlessly, you can then move the character around. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc ps4Icon ps4 Sometimes the orange data rings will disappear before the indexers are done with downloading the data. Making the quest impossible to complete.[verified]
  • pcIcon pc xboxoneIcon xboxone On the final memory, placing several Defense Constructs near (or within) the red barrier surrounding the data stream will cause them to fire at the dormant drones, which will then become active. If this persists for long enough, the Defense Constructs will eventually destroy the red barrier itself, bypassing the entire puzzle (note: this takes approximately 15 minutes). [verified]

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