Ghoul Problem at (Location Name) is a Minutemen radiant quest in Fallout 4.

Quick walkthroughEdit

Minutemen radiant quest: Ghoul Problem
Speak to the leader of the settlement.
Travel to the infested location.
Eliminate the feral ghoul target, usually a glowing one.
Report your success to the leader of the settlement.
Reward: ~100 caps
Report your success to Preston Garvey.
Reward: 200+ XP

Detailed walkthroughEdit

This quest can be started randomly when speaking to Preston Garvey, listening to Radio Freedom, or talking to the settler "in charge" of the settlement.

  1. Listen to the radio, talk with settlers or talk to Preston Garvey to get the quest.
  2. Speak to the contact in the settlement.
  3. Clear the feral ghouls from a random location. The Sole Survivor only needs to clear the targeted ghoul, usually a glowing one, to complete this objective. Failure to kill the targeted ghoul in a timely manner will result in the failure of the quest.
  4. Return to the contact in the settlement and inform them of the quest's success.
  5. (Optional) If the quest was started with Preston or Radio Freedom, return to Preston Garvey. If one decides to skip this step, the experience points will not be earned right away but a couple of days later, when the quest is supposed to expire.

If the settlement is already under the player character's control then they will receive 100 caps as a reward, otherwise they will win control of the settlement.

Settlements asking for helpEdit

Possible ghoul-infested locationsEdit

Quest stagesEdit

StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
50 Talk to the settlers at (location 1)I heard a broadcast over Radio Freedom that <Alias=ActualLocation> needs help. I need to speak with someone there who can give me more details on the trouble they're having. OR
Preston Garvey has asked me to travel to <Alias=ActualLocation> and see what I can do to help them.
100 Kill the ghouls in (location 2)A nearby pack of Feral Ghouls has been terrorizing <Alias=ActualLocation>. I need to find them, and make sure they'll never be a threat to anyone else again.
200 Report your success to the settlers at (location 1)I was able to take out the leader of the Feral Ghoul pack. They should no longer be a threat to anyone. I need to return to <Alias=ActualLocation> and let them know they're safe.
450 Talk to Preston Garvey - if Preston started questNow that I've helped <Alias=ActualLocation>, I need to let Preston know the good news.
500Icon checkQuest complete


  • PCIcon pc Xbox OneIcon xboxone If the player character is sent to kill the feral ghouls at Fiddler's Green, Super Duper Mart, Mass Pike Tunnel, or generally any place given even they have already been cleared before and after receiving the quest, a quest marker may not appear and the quest may get stuck. Killing all the feral ghouls in that location may not update the quest. If this occurs, allowing time to pass until the quest fails may be the only way to complete it without console commands. [verified]
    • The only non-cheating method of completing the quest if waiting doesn't work would be to outright murder the current settlers and forcefully take over the settlement workshop. Doing nuka-raider quest on that settlement also does the similar.
    • Alternatively, the console command setstage MinRecruit07 200 can be used to proceed to the next step of the quest and report its success to the settler.
  • Playstation 4Icon ps4 Sometimes the targeted ghoul may become stuck somewhere that the player character can't reach. The only way to kill the ghoul is by using explosives or other area-of-effect weapons.[verified]
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