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Fallout 4

Returning the Favor

Nathan Garvin

Returning the Favor is a Minuteman settlement quest in Fallout 4. You must complete it to claim Abernathy Farm as a settlement.

Talk to Blake Abernathy to start the quest “Returning the Favor”.

To start this quest travel to Abernathy Farm and talk to Blake Abernathy, who will tell you a story about his daughter’s demise at the hands of some raiders. To add insult to injury, these raiders also stole a locket his daughter wore, and he’ll ask you to recover it from them.

You can find these raiders holed up at USAF Satellite Station Olivia (northeast of Sanctuary), and while this quest is mostly a simple smash and grab job, there are some things to be aware of. The Raiders infesting the interior of of the Satellite Station shouldn’t scale, but the two Raiders that occupy the exterior of of the station may scale - at least the one occupying the satellite tower. In addition you can find Bloatflies to the west and Mole Rats to the southeast, and while the former aren’t an issue, the latter include a specimen that has an explosive attached, making it fairly dangerous if it can get close to you.

(1 of 2) The Raiders at the USAF Satellite Station Olivia are led by Ack-Ack, who is armed with a Minigun.

The Raiders at the USAF Satellite Station Olivia are led by Ack-Ack, who is armed with a Minigun. (left), Defeat the Raiders and search a toolbox to find a Locket. (right)

Inside you’ll find a Laser Tripwire rigged to a Tesla Arc, which is the sole trap in the area. More threatening are the half dozen or so Raiders, led by a unique one named Ack-Ack. While she’s not leveled, she does carry a Minigun, which can mulch opponents if they leave themselves open long enough for the weapon to spin up. Be wary of her offensive output and give her preferential treatment - it’s worth using a Critical to ensure she falls quickly. Don’t get complacent after defeating Ack-Ack, however, as her fellow Raiders aren’t above taking her Minigun and using it.

After clearing the interior of raiders, search the lower, northeastern end of the installation (in the room where you found Ack-Ack and most of the Raiders) to find a red Toolbox near some locked double doors [Novice]. Inside you’ll find the Locket that the Abernathys want recovered. Pick it up, return to Abernathy Farm and give them back their daughter’s locket to earn their trust, after which Abernathy Farm will join you as a settlement, allowing you to develop it as you please.

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  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, XB One
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    16 December 2015
  • Last Updated
    11 May 2024
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin, Greg Wright

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It’s just another day. Having just been accepted into Vault 111, you spend the morning with your family going about your daily routine. That is until alarms blare out, signalling a nuclear attack. You and your family sprint towards the Vault along with everyone else in the neighborhood just as a bomb explodes nearby. After surviving the blast, you are lowered into the Vault and enter cryosleep. Two hundred years pass and you awake to a world ravaged by nuclear war. You are the Sole Survivor and what awaits you is a mystery as you set out to conquer the Wasteland.

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