At the very start of Fallout 4 you get your first glance at a pretty powerful weapon. As you are leaving Vault 111, you’ll spot a cool, shiny gun in a locked case on the wall of the Overseers office called the Cryolator. This is not supposed to be obtainable until either you, or your companion can pick Master locks, or so it would seem. However what seems to be a glitch involving Dogmeat allows you to bypass that pesky lock.
Once you have found Dogmeat and brought him along as your trusty companion, turn right back around and head to Vault 111. When you’re inside, make your way to the Overseers office. Close all of the doors that lead out of the room so that you and Dogmeat are left inside. Once this is done, simply talk to Dogmeat and ask him to ‘Fetch’ and then select ‘Item.’ Dogmeat will bark in acknowledgement of your command and a notification should pop up in the top left- hand corner to let you know that your furry friend has found something.
Dogmeat will then run over to the locked case, somehow smash it open and retrieve the Cryolator for his master. Who’s a good boy!
It’s yet to be seen whether this is something that Bethesda meant for players to be able to do, but when the weapon is this good, we’re just happy we kept our furry pal around for our journey.
You can check out the video below showing off the glitch.
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