Level Four Traders are unique settlers that can be recruited to work at your settlements living in various areas across the Commonwealth in 2287. These settlers, when assigned to specific Level 3 trading posts (emporiums), will upgrade them to Level 4. Doing this provides better items to trade, as well as more caps in your workshop.


In random encounters and in specific locations these eight characters can be recruited with various ways and sent to settlements. Those eight settlers are named and found at:

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Interactions overviewEdit

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  • Sells various items when assigned
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  • It is advisable to assign these settlers to their respected trading posts, as they provide better items and more caps.
  • Since the Vault-Tec rep is found in an early-game area and not with a random encounter, he is generally the most found of these eight.
  • None of these settlers are essential, and thus can be killed before ever reaching your settlements.
  • Some of the traders have settlement population requirements before you can recruit them. See their respected pages.


Level Four Traders appear only in Fallout 4.