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Appropriation is an Institute radiant quest in Fallout 4.

Quick walkthrough

Institute radiant quest: Appropriation
Talk to Evan Watson in The Institute.
Head to the unnamed location and collect the blueprints.
Head back to the Institute and talk to Evan Watson.
Reward: 350 XP
*4 fusion cells

Detailed walkthrough

Speak with Evan Watson of the Institute Advanced Systems section. He will tell the Sole Survivor he is impressed with the Brotherhood of Steel's technology and that the Institute could learn a lot from it. He will then proceed to ask the player character to go to the surface and find some blueprints for him, advising that there is a small Brotherhood salvage team that has some of these blueprints, thus being the target.

Upon arrival at the location, a small team of Brotherhood members will be guarding the blueprints, who will become hostile when attempting to retrieve them. Kill them, retrieve the plans, and return to the Institute. When handing them to Watson, he can be convinced with a Speech check to give a reward, which if successful, will be four fusion cells.

Possible locations

Quest stages

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
100 Retrieve the blueprintsIn an effort to learn more about their technology, Dr. Watson has asked me to obtain blueprints from the Brotherhood of Steel.
500 Take the blueprints to Evan WatsonI've acquired some Brotherhood of Steel blueprints, and now I need to take them to Doctor Watson.
1000Quest finishedQuest completeAt the request of Doctor Watson in Advanced Systems, I retrieved some blueprints from the Brotherhood of Steel.
1500Quest failedQuest failed


  • This quest becomes available after completing Synth Retention.
  • If one has not yet sided with a faction in the main story and is in good standing with the Brotherhood, the salvage team will not become hostile upon looting the blueprints.
  • X6-88 likes it when the blueprints are picked up.
  • Danse hates it when the blueprints are picked up.