Taking Point

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Taking Point is a Minutemen radiant quest in Fallout 4.

Quick walkthroughEdit

Minutemen radiant quest: Taking Point
Clear the location of hostiles creatures.
Build and power up a Radio Beacon.
Report to Preston Garvey.
Reward: 100 XP
A new settlement

Detailed walkthroughEdit

After the completion of The First Step quest and speaking with Preston Garvey, he will tell the Sole Survivor that he has discovered another location that would make a good settlement.

Once they arrive to the specified location the Sole Survivor is required to clear the potential settlement of its hostile residents (i.e. raiders, super mutants, mole rats, mirelurks, ghouls). The second step is to use the workshop to build a recruitment radio beacon and power it with a generator.

Once those steps are accomplished, the Sole Survivor may return to Preston Garvey to complete the quest and earn some experience points as a reward.

Possible settlements to clearEdit

Quest stagesEdit

50 Clear (location)
200 Build and activate Recruitment Radio Beacon
450Quest finishedIcon checkTalk to Preston Garvey


  • pcIcon pc ps4Icon ps4 xboxoneIcon xboxone No, or not all, hostiles may spawn at the indicated location, making it impossible to complete the quest. [verified]
    • Returning to the quest at a later moment may resolve this.
    • pcIcon pc The console command setstage MinRecruit06 450 may be used to force the quest to skip to the last objective, talking to Preston Garvey.
    • pcIcon pc Alternatively, killall can be used to instantly kill any nearby NPCs, though this includes any regular non-essential NPC that may be in within range as well.
    • pcIcon pc Alternatively, tcl to toggle off clipping and go beneath the surface to kill the molerats there. Use tcl again once above the ground to toggle clipping on again.

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