Bottle messages are both a collection of miscellaneous quests and a series of paper notes in Fallout 4. Collecting each one gives the Sole Survivor a quest marker to find a single leveled loot cache.

Quest stages[edit | edit source]

0 Read the bottle message
10Quest finishedQuest complete

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Bottle message - Trapped for Days is located behind crater house, slightly east-northeast on the shore. Look for some barrels going from crater house to Salem all the way from the shore. It's on the beach between the barrels and a log. Taking the bottle creates a miscellaneous objective on the water surface, swim past the big white and red boat and the wrecked plane. Dive down until one finds a big sewer/pipe and they will see the flipped boat, looting the steamer trunk inside completes the objective.
  • Bottle message - Predator Becomes Prey is located behind The Castle, not far from the south-southeast most star point. It's close to a large round boulder that's sitting right at the water's edge. Only the top of the bottle is visible. Taking the bottle creates a miscellaneous objective on the water surface northwest of Spectacle Island. The thin antenna of a submerged boat is just above the surface. Diving down to the boat and taking the loot in the steamer trunk completes the objective.
  • Bottle message - Not Going Well is located near the lighthouse, south of the Wreck of the FMS Northern Star. The bottle can be found on the sand bar with a red buoy, directly west of the lighthouse. After picking up the bottle, a miscellaneous quest marker will appear east-southeast on the surface of the water. Diving below and opening a hatch door in the waste pipe, one can find a first aid kit and a steamer trunk. The objective is completed once the steamer trunk is opened.
  • Bottle message - Need a Hand is located at the southeast point of Boston Airport peninsula, on the beach facing the Fort Strong between a giant piece of driftwood and three wooden pallets - about 40 yards southeast of the vertibird. After picking up the bottle, a miscellaneous quest marker will appear southeast on the surface of the water. Diving down, the wreckage of a Horizon Airlines plane will be found. The steamer trunk for completing the objective is up the steps inside the plane's cockpit, along with a first aid box.
  • Bottle message - Difficult to Kill is located behind Mahkra Fishpacking, northeast corner, across from the rowboat with the plastic pumpkin on it. When picked up, it marks a location on the surface of the water near a buoy east of the packing plant with a miscellaneous objective. Diving deep below that marker is a sunken bathtub with a skeleton holding a teddy bear inside and some other items. Also, a steamer trunk with assorted loot (spawned on opening the bottle message) is located in the tub. Taking this loot completes the objective.
  • Bottle message - X Marks the Spot is located by the Nahant Oceanological Society, on a tiny sand island with picket fencing just off the coast to its southeast, just a few paces west of the half-sunken boat. The marker for this message is in the middle of a large expanse of water, very roughly south of Croup Manor and Nahant Chapel and roughly east of Nordhagen Beach. The dive to the boat is also very deep, and it is easy to become lost in the murky water, so waterbreathing via the Aquaboy perk, a mirelurk cake, or wearing the rescue diver suit is recommended.

Transcripts[edit | edit source]

Bottle message - Trapped for Days[edit | edit source]

"Trapped For Days" - Near the crater house


I've been trapped in this boat for days. There was some kind of tidal wave that came from the west. It flipped us over. Looks like I'm the only one that made it. If you can consider my current situation "making it." I somehow still have air to breath - I guess that means the boat must still be on the surface.

Please, if you get this note, I need help!

Bottle message - Predator Becomes Prey[edit | edit source]

"Predator Becomes Prey" - Near The Castle


John was pulled out to sea. The fish was huge! I told him not to tether the pole to himself, but he wouldn't listen. If only he hadn't put the keys in his pocket.

Bottle message - Not Going Well[edit | edit source]

"Not Going Well" - Near Wreck of the FMS Northern Star


I'm screwed!

Bottle message - Need a Hand[edit | edit source]

"Need a Hand" - Near Boston Airport


I thought I ate a fish today. It didn't taste right. I then realized while writing this that I ate my own hand. I think I'm losing it.

Bottle message - Difficult to Kill[edit | edit source]

"Difficult to Kill" - Near Mahkra Fishpacking


Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs.

Bottle message - X Marks the Spot[edit | edit source]

"X Marks the Spot" - Near Nahant Oceanological Society


I swear that treasure is real! They mentioned it on the television. I must paddle faster.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O..pngThe following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

The fifth bottle message is a reference to Bruce Willis saying the quote in Die Hard, sarcastically referring to his situation while climbing through a vent in the Nakatomi tower taken over by terrorists.

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O..pngEnd of information based on unverified behind the scenes information.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Playstation 4Icon ps4.png If the second bottle is stored when in workshop mode and later retrieved, this will sometimes cause the note to be 'unreadable'. The quest will appear in your Miscellaneous tab, but there will be no quest marker on the map and the steamer trunk will not spawn, making the quest impossible to complete. A fix to this has not yet been found. [verified]

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