Fallout 4 companion guide: Piper | Fallout 4
A detailed guide to making the most of your relationship with Fallout 4's Piper Wright. Piper loves when the player character gives Austin the cure during the Hole in the Wall quest instead of keeping it for themselves or asking for it. As part of our Fallout 4 guide, we have all the details. Your relationship degree with every companion modifications relying in your character's.
Piper is a renegade journalist operating in Diamond City, one whose tenacity and penchant for publishing the unfiltered truth often gets her in trouble with her fellow citizens.
The player will meet Piper outside the gates of the town, either alone or with Mayor McDonough, depending on whether they've already met Nick Valentine. To gain Piper as a companion, visit her office after first meeting her and agree to an interview.
This will start the very short "Story of the Century" quest. After you complete the interview, she will be available as a companion. As an investigative journalist, Piper is a moral person, but she's also a bit of a hothead.
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She values generosity and peacefulness, tolerates meanness, but hates greed and violence. When Piper is your companion, choose generous, mean dialogue choices or those that de-escalate a situation.
Stealing or pickpocketing should be avoided while Piper is around, as she disapproves of both. Below we've listed a variety of specific, repeatable actions that will improve your relationship with Piper, as well as those that will hurt it. Steal, pickpocket someone, or pick owned locks Lie to other characters members of the Brotherhood of Steel are an exception Choosing a "violent" dialogue option e. During the course of many quest lines, you will have to make choices that will affect Piper's opinion of you, should she be your companion during the quest.
Below are actions that you can only perform once, or that are connected to a specific quest. Piper is a slightly more difficult companion in that her side quest, "Story of the Century", is insignificant and is a prerequisite to her becoming the player's companion.
Fallout 4: how to romance Piper, Preston and other companions
So you'll need to put more work into using the above actions to raise your affinity with her. You need decent Charisma and Luck to pull this off successfully, but there are no negative repercussions for trying until you reach the final check.
You can then select Relationship; the resulting dialogue changes as you grow closer, and in the early stages neutral, tolerates can offer clues on what sort of behaviour your companion is attracted to. You should quicksave or better, make a manual save here so you can try your luck with the romance persuasion attempt multiple times. Wrong — Bethesda has implemented a cooldown timer on affinity increases.
In the original release, you could reset the time with a quicksave and load — but this has since been patched. That said, you can still speed up the process if you play mindfully and keep the cooldown in mind.
See two locked doors right next to each other? Pick one, and come back to the other in a few minutes time. Travelling with a shady character?
Just remember to steal something every time you arrive or leave a new secure location.
For companions with two or more easily completed actions, you can double your profits.