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Cages are constructible items that were added to Fallout 4 by the Wasteland Workshop add-on.

CharacteristicsEdit

Cages are divided into three sub-categories:

No matter which kind of game a cage is meant to capture, they all work the same way. Once a cage has been built, it must be supplied with power (does not count against the settlement supply, similar to indoor lighting), then left alone for some time. Sleeping in a bed or leaving the settlement will eventually result in the cage's door closing and occasional noises sounding from within. Shutting off the power or hitting the cage door with a melee attack will then open the cage and release the game trapped within.

It is not necessary to build a cage in an easy-to-access location for it to work properly. Even if the cage is completely sealed off by walls it will still capture its designated game after one to two in-game days.

Once a cage has successfully done its work and the captured game has been released, the cage itself is considered broken and must be repaired before it can be reactivated to capture another creature. A single cage can therefore be used to trap an infinite number of targets, provided the player has sufficient resources to repeatedly reset the trap.

While the type of creature a cage will capture is fixed, said creature's level and sub-type is not. As an example, a deathclaw cage can release anything from a basic deathclaw all the way up to a mythic one, depending on player level.

A small minority of creatures, namely cats, gorillas, and brahmin, are docile by default. The others, however, will immediately turn hostile upon their release unless a beta wave emitter has been built and activated within the settlement borders beforehand.

While caged, any type of captured non-domestic creature or enemy in a settlement will invariably lead to attacks on said outpost by other members of that species or faction, even if they don't normally attack settlements, as well as heavily increase the chances of an attack on said settlement. This can result in locations such as Spectacle Island being assaulted by entire packs of leveled deathclaws or swarms of mirelurks showing up at Hangman's Alley.

With a beta wave emitter installed and running, all captured hostile animals and creatures will refrain from attacking the Sole Survivor, their companions and any resident settlers, but will still attack tamed creatures from other species than their own and any settler assigned as an arena contestant. Any survivors will then prowl the area and defend it against outside aggressors, adding a race-specific value to the settlement's defense rating without taking up a settler slot. Keep in mind that this gets somewhat counterbalanced by the markedly increased threat of attacks due to the captured creatures themselves, as mentioned above.

Construction information Edit

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Cage Size Name Build Requirements Repair Requirements Power Requirements Scrap Base ID
Small Cat cage 6x steel
1x copper
2x softshell mirelurk meat
1x steel
1x softshell mirelurk meat
1 3x steel
1x softshell mirelurk meat
xx00081d
Dog cage 6x steel
1x copper
3x canned dog food
1x steel
1x canned dog food
1 3x steel
1x canned dog food
xx000813
Mole rat cage 6x steel
1x copper
4x radroach meat
1x steel
1x radroach meat
1 3x steel
2x radroach meat
xx000837
Mutant hound cage 6x steel
1x copper
2x brahmin meat
1x steel
1x brahmin meat
1 3x steel
1x brahmin meat
xx000c80
Medium Feral ghoul cage 10x steel
2x copper
4x mongrel dog meat
1x steel
1x copper
1x mongrel dog meat
1 5x steel
2x mongrel dog meat
xx000833
Gorilla cage[2][3] 16x steel
4x copper
4x gears
5x wild mutfruit
1x steel
1x copper
1x gears
1x wild mutfruit
1 8x steel
1x copper
1x gears
2x wild mutfruit
xx000878
Gunner cage 10x steel
2x copper
500x bottle caps
1x steel
1x copper
50x bottle caps
1 5x steel
250x bottle caps
xx00081a
Insect cage 10x steel
2x copper
4x mole rat meat
1x steel
1x copper
1x mole rat meat
1 5x steel
2x mole rat meat
xx000844
Raider cage 10x steel
2x copper
6x jet
1x steel
1x copper
1x jet
1 5x steel
3x jet
xx000810
Super mutant cage 10x steel
2x copper
5x brahmin meat
1x steel
1x copper
1x brahmin meat
1 5x steel
2x brahmin meat
xx00080e
Large Brahmin cage 16x steel
4x copper
4x gears
4x razorgrain
1x steel
1x copper
1x gears
1x razorgrain
1 8x steel
1x copper
1x gears
2x razorgrain
xx000818
Deathclaw cage 16x steel
4x copper
4x gears
4x yao guai meat
1x steel
1x copper
1x gears
1x yao guai meat
1 8x steel
1x copper
1x gears
2x yao guai meat
xx000817
Mirelurk cage 16x steel
4x copper
4x gears
4x mirelurk egg
1x steel
1x copper
1x gears
1x mirelurk egg
1 8x steel
1x copper
1x gears
2x mirelurk egg
xx000808
Radscorpion cage 16x steel
4x copper
4x gears
4x stingwing meat
1x steel
1x copper
1x gears
1x stingwing meat
1 8x steel
1x copper
1x gears
2x stingwing meat
xx00082d
Radstag cage 16x steel
4x copper
4x gears
4x carrot
1x steel
1x copper
1x gears
1x carrot
1 8x steel
1x copper
1x gears
2x carrot
xx00082e
Yao guai cage 16x steel
4x copper
4x gears
4x radstag meat
1x steel
1x copper
1x gears
1x radstag meat
1 8x steel
1x copper
1x gears
2x radstag meat
xx000805

NotesEdit

  • It is possible to change the specific kind of creature you caught. If you really want to have that glowing mole rat, you can save the game before opening the cage, and reload the save until you get the creature you want.
  • The dog cage can also capture a junkyard dog, which is automatically assigned to the current settlement if it is under the population cap, or manually assigned to another settlement from the workshop menu.
  • A captured cat will immediately go to a cat bowl upon release if placed within the settlement.
  • Likewise, captured junkyard dogs will utilize dog houses if any is placed within settlement boundaries.
  • Some cages can be constructed on the Island if both the Wasteland Workshop and Far Harbor add-ons are installed. However, there are a few exceptions: Gunner, raider and dog cages cannot be built, since they are not native to the Island. However, it is possible to send junkyard dogs to settlements on the Island.

BugsEdit

The feral ghoul Cage seems to only place out charred feral ghouls, even when at a low level. This can be exploited when at low levels for a XP farm, due to their rather large XP gain for beginning players.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Requires The Nuclear Option to have been completed with any faction, and the evacuation order to have been given.
  2. Requires that the Sole Survivor evacuate the Institute during The Nuclear Option.
  3. The gorilla cage is not necessary to obtain the Trapper achievement/trophy.


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