Breakheart Banks is a location in the Commonwealth in 2287.


Breakheart Banks is a small family farm on the banks of the Saugus River. Before the Sole Survivor's visit to this farm, it was overrun by super mutants. This is evidenced by the corpses of the farmers on the first floor and the smashed automatic turret just outside the farmhouse.

The approach to Breakheart Banks can be tricky because the house has a commanding view of the area to the west and south. There is also a fortification garrisoned by a single super mutant and some mutant hounds.

Inside the shack there is a mattress, a weapons workbench, a steamer trunk, as well as a fridge stocked with corn cobs and mole rat meat. A cooking station can be used next to the cornfield.

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  • The remains of a crashed military convoy can be found to the east on the road running past the banks. The location has three crashed semi tractor-trailers, with one carrying two armored vehicles. The trailer still on the road has a locked rear door. The area is protected by leveled military robots. After the main quest is finished, it will become a checkpoint for whichever faction was helped during the main quest.
  • To the northwest a fishing boat is stranded; it has an interior that can be entered and is the source of the nautical radio signal.
  • If the area is cleared and the Nuka-Cola Quantum is collected before speaking to the settlers for The Slog: Greenskins, the Nuka-Cola Quantum will reappear and enemies will respawn.
  • Despite having the farm/settlement icon, this location does not have a workshop and therefore cannot become a settlement.
  • The Breakheart Banks cave (zUnusedCave) is an unused map.
  • There is a car near the north end, with tin can alarms suspended overhead and skeleton lovers in an eternal embrace.
  • If Curie is with the player character when they approach, she may comment, "Oh, how wonderful!"
  • If Curie is in the garden with corn stalks, she may say "Oh, poor farmers."
  • If Piper is with the player character in the garden with corn stalks, she may comment, "Hope these folks didn't suffer. Course, knowing super mutants..."
  • If Preston Garvey is with the player character, in the corn stalks, he laments that "These people never stood a chance."


Breakheart Banks appears only in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenesEdit

Breakheart Banks is named after the real-life location Breakheart Reservation, which is in the same approximate location in the towns of Saugus and Wakefield.


  • PCIcon pc Playstation 4Icon ps4 Xbox OneIcon xboxone When trying to clear out the location for the Brotherhood of Steel side quest, Cleansing the Commonwealth: Breakheart Banks, the quest may become stuck and fail to complete.[verified]
  • PCIcon pc A workaround for this is using the console and inputting setstage BoSR01 40.


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