The charge card is a junk item in Fallout 4.

Background[edit | edit source]

A relic from before the Great War, the charge card required the user to fill the card with a monthly money limit, similar to a credit card. Debt in the form of late fees would still accrue if one was not careful in refilling their card each month.[1] In post-War America, the cards are effectively worthless pieces of plastic with not much use outside of trading for meager sums.[2] However, some enterprising individuals, like Parker Quinn, have geared a living on scamming the gullible with the promise of an "alternative" to carrying around hundreds of bottlecaps and a more convenient way to pay for goods all across The Commonwealth. Quinn charges 110 caps for the charge card (100 + 10 for as a service fee).

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Despite what Quinn says, no store in the Commonwealth will take it as a form of payment. However, Brooks in Far Harbor will redeem it for 100 caps. This can only be done once with any charge card found.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Despite not being accepted by any merchants in the Commonwealth, it can lead to unique dialogue options when talking to some, such as:

  • Myrna, who describes the card as "filthy synth money."[3]
  • Percy, who declines and states he is only programmed to accept caps.[4]
  • Solomon, who is uncomfortable working with abstract representations of money.[5]
  • Moe Cronin, who accuses the player character of scamming him.[6]
  • Polly, who is confused by it.[7]
  • Sheng Kawolski, who is familiar with Parker Quinn's scam and encourages the player character to dispose of their card.[8]
  • KL-E-0, who appreciates the novelty of crushing someone under the burden of financial debt.[1]
  • Daisy, who is both astonished – as she has not seen one since before the war – and pitiful.[2]
  • Arturo Rodriguez, who sees it as a poor joke.[9]

Brooks in Far Harbor is the only merchant who accepts the card, and he will give the player character 100 caps in exchange for it.[10]

Crafting[edit | edit source]

The charge card can be broken down into its individual components for use in crafting:

Charge card (1)

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • One can be bought from Parker Quinn for 110 caps.
  • Fort Strong, in an opened dumpster in the ruined house nearest (middle of the three) to the bridge. The dumpster is somewhat hidden behind a broken wall behind a leaned over shelf with nothing on it.
  • Rarely sold at level four trading stands.
  • Southeast of Walden Pond is a merchant that rarely has it.
  • Deb at Bunker Hill can sell a charge card.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • There is faded writing on the charge card that says "Level Clearance - 00018 Access OT 1.1.7," further proving the card's invalidity.
  • The Fort Strong charge card can be knocked away from its location due to explosions.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Sole Survivor: "Do you take this charge card?"
    KL-E-0: "While I appreciate the novelty of crushing someone under the burden of financial debt, we only accept caps here. If you were to trade for this, I suppose I could give you half a bullet, or perhaps an incredibly sharp toothpick..."
    (KL-E-0's dialogue)
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Sole Survivor: "Do you take this charge card?"
    Daisy: "A charge card? Whoa. I haven't seen one of these since before the War...} Uh... sorry, honey, but this thing hasn't been good for about 200 odd years. If you're trading, I might be able to give you a couple of caps for it, but it's barely worth the plastic it's printed on."
    (Daisy's dialogue)
  3. The Sole Survivor: "Can I use this charge card here?"
    Myrna: "This something synths use to pay for things? We don't take filthy synth money here!"
    (Myrna's dialogue)
  4. The Sole Survivor: "Can I use this charge card here?"
    Percy: "A charge card? I'm sorry, but I'm programmed to only accept what you humans call "caps.""
    (Percy's dialogue)
  5. The Sole Survivor: "Can I put this on my charge card?"
    Solomon: "Hey, I know money's kind of an imaginary thing anyway, but that card is like... way more imaginary than I'm comfortable with."
    (Solomon's dialogue)
  6. The Sole Survivor: "You take this charge card?"
    Moe Cronin: "Tryin' to pull a fast one on me? No. Caps only."
    (Moe Cronin's dialogue)
  7. Sole Survivor: "Can I pay with this charge card?"
    Polly: "... No."
    (Polly's dialogue)
  8. The Sole Survivor: "Do you take this charge card?"
    Sheng Kawolski: "A what now? OH... Oh no way! Parker Quinn got another one. I can't believe it. That old shark. Listen, ain't no one from here to the Quincy Bay gonna accept that useless hunk of plastic. You're better off tossin' it."
    (Sheng Kawolski's dialogue)
  9. The Sole Survivor: "Can I pay with my charge card?"
    Arturo Rodriguez: "You're kidding, right? Caps only, friend."
    (Arturo Rodriguez's dialogue)
  10. The Sole Survivor: "Hey, this is a long shot, but... do you accept this charge card?"
    Brooks: "Huh? Oh yeah, that thing. Sure do. It'll be easier if I just cash you out. Looks like... what? 100 caps? Here you go."
    (Brooks' dialogue)
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