Fallout 4 Best Supply Line Layout: Settlement & Map

I have invested 100+ hours in Fallout 4, so you can learn about the best supply line layout from my guide!

Settlements are a new mechanic introduced in Fallout 4 where you can help some NPCs by finishing a questline they give you. Upon completing the quest, you will be on friendly terms with the NPCs, and they will declare their areas as settlements governed under you. This is seen throughout the game’s entirety up until the very end.

Key Takeaways

  • Settlements are a new mechanic in Fallout 4 where the player can help NPCs by finishing a questline and govern their areas as settlements.
  • Supply Lines is a feature added to the base building aspect that enables players to share resources stored in different bases as long as there’s a connecting Supply Line.
  • The ideal Supply Line layout varies based on the player’s starting location, but it can be optimized through experimentation with different designs & arrangements.
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Fallout 4 Map

This is a map of the entire game. It contains all the main settlements the player can acquire under their command and use as a proxy base. The most notable one I have tested is The Castle, which is related to the faction quest for the Minutemen. The Boston Airport is also in the main faction quest near the end of the game for the Brotherhood of Steel.

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Supply Lines

What are supply lines? Supply Lines, to explain it, are lines that allow you to use the materials stored in one base with another. The best way to imagine it is to think of 2 boxes and two tables. Each box is connected to each table, and you can only put items from Box A onto Table A, etc.

So, I can not put things from Box A onto Table B and vice-versa. Supply lines allow you to bypass this restriction and place any item from any box onto any table as long as supply lines connect them.

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Demonstration of Supply Lines

Best Supply Line Layout

The best Fallout 4 supply line layout depends on where you start the game as the player. Initially, you begin in Sanctuary Hills, so I recommend starting your supply lines there.

Once you have established a good settlement with a moderately happy population, you will task a settler to act as a provisioner for any other settlement. After establishing this supply line, you can share the scrap to access the game’s base building.

Remember that supply lines DO NOT share resources that make your settlers happy, such as food and water. So, your settlers will still complain about hunger or thirst unless you set up physical machines to provide them with those resources.

My Recommendations For Supply Line Layout

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Ideal Supply Line Layout

This ideal map can give you a rough idea of setting up your supply lines. However, you do not need to follow this map exactly; you should experiment with different setups and layouts. Supply lines can also be chained, so you do not need a web of interconnectivity with tens of provisioners.

If you have additional queries and questions, do share them in the comments section below, and I will try to answer them for you.

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