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Build Resources (displayed as (Resource Name) for (Location Name)) is a Minutemen radiant quest in Fallout 4.

Quick walkthrough

Minutemen radiant quest: Build Resources
Speak to the leader of the settlement.
Build up more food or water for the settlement.
Reward: 60+ XP
~100 caps

Detailed walkthrough

This quest can be periodically obtained when entering an owned settlement that is lacking in food or water. The leader of the settlement will approach the Sole Survivor and ask them to build up more of the missing resource.

To complete the objective, the Sole Survivor must use the settlement workshop to build more of the missing resource until there is enough for the population of the settlement (the Pip-Boy will indicate the percentage toward this goal as they build). After reaching the required amount the Sole Survivor can talk to the settler from before to receive thanks and a reward of ~100 caps.

Settlements asking for help

Quest stages

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
50 Travel to <Alias=ActualLocation>
100 Build <Alias=TroubleName> in <Alias=ActualLocation> (<Global=MinRadiantOwned06Percent>%)The people at <Alias=ActualLocation> are short of <Alias=TroubleName>. I've agreed to help.
200 Report your successI've helped <Alias=ActualLocation> with their <Alias=TroubleName> shortage.
450 Talk to Preston Garvey
500Quest finishedQuest complete

Companion reactions

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  • This quest will only be given for settlements that are short at least 3 units of food or water resources.
  • With the Nuka-World add-on installed, this quest will not be given for settlements that have been captured or subdued by the Nuka-World raiders.
  • Although this is technically a Minutemen quest, it can be obtained before joining the Minutemen. If the Sole Survivor has joined the Minutemen, the quest dialogue will include mentions of the Minutemen; this dialogue is omitted otherwise. This trait is shared with the other settlement-related quests.


  • PCPC In certain locations, NPCs might spawn in inaccessible locations (for instance, Roger Warwick at Warwick homestead might spawn inside the water cistern). This bug is shared with the other settlement quests.[verified]
    • PCPC This can be resolved by using the console command targetID.moveto player to teleport the NPC in question.
    • The Warwick homestead example can be resolved by building stairs into the cistern and a bell outside of it. Using the bell and waiting for an in-game hour (using the Wait option) will cause the NPCs to spawn near the bell.
  • Repairing damaged resource buildings will not update the quest, which can result in the objective not completing despite having enough of the resource built. This is easily corrected by building or destroying any settlement object to force the quest to update.
  • The quest may randomly fail at any stage due to a bug in the script. Reloading a save and trying again will sometimes allow the quest to be completed.