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!
Fallout 4 is a post-apocalyptic action role-playing open-world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks, released in 2015. The latest installment in the Fallout franchise and a sequel to the critically acclaimed Fallout: New Vegas. On many levels, the Fallout 4 builds upon the systems and mechanics introduced in the fallout games of the past by reworking them and making them more fresh and engaging.
In Fallout 4, players create a character & find themselves in a war and are in a vault. The player’s spouse and child are taken, the goal is to find the son & seek revenge.
The game is set in the Boston Commonwealth world and the player has a hand in shaping its future.
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 Fallout 4’s 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 in Fallout 4 varies based on the player starting location, but it can be optimized through experimentation with different design & arrangement.
That makes the game fresh and familiar for older players while eliminating the gateways that might discourage new players from picking up the game. In this game, they introduced a new base building mechanic accompanied by a settlement mechanic. These new additions are complex, and in this guide, I will help you understand the Fallout 4 supply line layout to maximize your settlements’ efficiency.
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Fallout 4 Settlements
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.
This is a map of the entire game. It contains all the main settlements that the player can acquire under their command and use as a proxy base. The most notable of these is The Castle, which is related to the faction quest for the Minutemen. Alongside that, the Boston Airport is also in the main faction quest near the end of the game for the Brotherhood of Steel.
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. However, 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.
Fallout 4 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, allowing you to access the game’s base building.
Keep in mind that supply lines DO NOT share resources that make your settlers happy, such as food and water. So, your settlers will still complain about being hungry or thirsty unless you set up physical machines to provide them with those resources.
This map is ideal and can give you a rough idea of setting up your supply lines. You do not need to follow this map exactly, however, and should experiment with different types of setups and layouts. Supply lines can also be chained, so you do not need a web of interconnectivity with tens of provisioners.
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