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Ghoul Problem at (Location Name) is a Minutemen radiant quest in Fallout 4.

Quick walkthroughEdit

Minutemen radiant quest: Ghoul Problem
Speak to the leader of the settlement.
Travel to the infested location.
Eliminate the feral ghoul target, usually a glowing one.
Report your success to the leader of the settlement.
Reward: ~100 caps
Report your success to Preston Garvey.
Reward: 200 XP

Detailed walkthroughEdit

This quest can be started randomly when speaking to Preston Garvey, listening to Radio Freedom, or talking to the settler "in charge" of the settlement.

  1. Listen to the radio, talk with settlers or talk to Preston Garvey to get the quest.
  2. Speak to the contact in the settlement.
  3. Clear the feral ghouls from a random location. The Sole Survivor only needs to clear the targeted ghoul, usually a glowing one, to complete this objective. Failure to kill the targeted ghoul in a timely manner will result in the failure of the quest.
  4. Return to the contact in the settlement and inform them of the quest's success.
  5. (Optional) If the quest was started with Preston or Radio Freedom, return to Preston Garvey. If one decides to skip this step, the experience points will not be earned right away but a couple of days later, when the quest is supposed to expire.

If the settlement is already under the player character's control then they will receive 100 caps as a reward, otherwise they will win control of the settlement.

Settlements asking for helpEdit

Possible ghoul-infested locationsEdit

Quest stagesEdit

50 Talk to the settlers at (location 1)
100 Kill the ghouls in (location 2)
200 Report your success to the settlers at (location 1)
450 Talk to Preston Garvey - if Preston started quest
500Quest finishedIcon checkQuest complete


  • pcIcon pc xboxoneIcon xboxone If the player character is sent to kill the feral ghouls at Fiddler's Green, Super Duper Mart or Mass Pike Tunnel if it has already been cleared, a quest marker may not appear. Killing all the feral ghouls in that location may not update the quest. If this occurs, allowing time to pass until the quest fails may be the only way to complete it.[verified]
  • ps4Icon ps4 Sometimes the targeted ghoul may become stuck somewhere that the player character can't reach. The only way to kill the ghoul is by using explosives or other area-of-effect weapons.[verified]

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