Being the leader of a bunch of different Fallout 4 settlements might have its perks, but you’re also going to be undergoing quite a bit of stress to make sure everything is going smoothly. Stresses like your companions going missing. Here’s our guide on how to find lost companions and missing companions in Fallout 4.
How to Find Fallout 4 Lost Companions & Missing Companions in Fallout 4
There are going to be moments in Fallout 4 when some of your companions or settlers go missing in the Wasteland or your settlement. This can happen because you might have told them to go somewhere then totally forgot where. Or maybe you just found a new companion and are forced to dismiss your current one.
Or maybe they’re just stupid (looking at you, Dogmeat).
To combat this, there are a couple of ways to bring them right back to you. Don’t worry, all of them are easy to do! You’ll have your lost companions in Fallout 4 back in no time.
Easiest Way to Locate Companions
First off, this is the absolute easiest way to find lost companions or missing companions.
If you go into the workshop menu when you’re at a settlement, head over to Resources> Miscellaneous, go two across, and you’ll come across the bell. Build one of these bells on your settlements and when you ring it, it will gather all of your nearby settlers.
Make sure it’s built in a central area where people can gather around it. This is the best way to try and get back any of your lost companions or settlers who have gone missing, or just as a means of organizing your workforce for the settlement chores, as everyone eventually (although slowly) makes their way towards it.
Be patient when you do this, it seriously takes a bit of time. However, Dogmeat is a bit of a special case.
Find Lost or Missing Dogmeat in Fallout 4
This one’s specific for Dogmeat when you’ve lost him or aren’t sure where you sent him to.
If you’re out and about in the Wasteland and Dogmeat goes missing, fret not! There are rumors going around the internet that if you head back over to the Red Rocket Diner, you’ll find your furry companion eagerly waiting for your return.
Other people have said that building a dog house for Dogmeat will have him respawning here if he ever does take a wrong turn on your journey across the wasteland. But beware that Sanctuary Hills has two doghouses. So you might want to get rid of at least one of those so you’ll know where he’s spawning.
If you’re on PC though, things are a bit different and you can cheat if you need to.