Background[edit | edit source]
Before the Great War the building was the local broadcasting station, serving the Boston area for Galaxy News Network and Telecoms Communications Inc. In 2287, the largely intact building has become the headquarters for the Gunners, a large mercenary group operating in the Commonwealth, who are led by Captain Wes.
Layout[edit | edit source]
There are three ways to enter the building: the front gates let one enter on the first floor, on the left or the right of the first room, the elevator on the roof lets one reach the basement and the wooden door on the balcony guides one to the second floor. A second elevator connects the basement to the first floor.
The front gates are guarded by several Gunners on foot and two automated turrets. The roof is accessed by metallic stairs at the western side of the building. The balcony is accessed by going down some stairs once on the roof. At higher levels, the gunners guarding the roof can be found to use a Fat Man or a missile launcher.
On the first floor, right near the entrance, there is a Protectron (Novice terminal). An armor workbench can be found on the roof and there is a cooking station on the balcony. Another armor workbench and a weapons workbench can be found in the basement. A chemistry station with supplies is located in the recording room on the first floor.
Notable loot[edit | edit source]
First floor[edit | edit source]
- Small guns bobblehead - At Captain Wes' desk, in the recording studio.
- Nuka-Cola Quantum - In a blue crate on a bench just after the main entrance, next to the elevator.
- Stealth Boy - On a desk in a room just to the left of the GNN recording room door.
- Mini nuke - In the refrigerator in the recording studio, southeast wall.
- Wes' holotape - In the safe behind the desk in the recording studio. The key can be picked up from Wes.
- Prototype Gauss rifle
Second floor[edit | edit source]
- Guns and Bullets issue #4 - On a center table in the archive room, south corner of the second floor.
- Fat Man - In an Advanced locked utility closet in the southwest corner of the second floor.
- Cruz's holotape and GNN recording room key - On Cruz's body.
- Day Tripper - In a southwest room between two skeletons.
Basement[edit | edit source]
- Ryder's holotape and GNN recording room key - On Ryder's body.
- Stealth Boy - In the big room, darkened northeast corner. It is sitting behind some pipes inside a small wooden box on the floor on top of a wooden pallet next to a blue barrel. Next to a "Use your head" poster and close to a burning barrel in the area near a small office shack with the forklift in front of it.
Outside[edit | edit source]
- Fusion core - On the roof in a small room behind the elevator.
Related quests[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- If one happens to send a provisioner from Egret Tours Marina or Jamaica Plain to the Murkwater construction site, they will come across the plaza's front doors and on higher levels stand no chance against several incoming Fat Man nukes from a Gunner captain high up on the roof, in addition to the other Gunners, so an alternate route is recommended.
- This building, particularly the giant circular room on the ground floor with the globe sculpture, contains an extraordinary amount of general loot: caps, ammo, junk and technical documents. There are tons of desks and file cabinets along that perimeter.
- If the player character clears this location and comes back after a few in-game days, raiders will appear just outside the building.
- When sneaking, two Gunners can be overheard having a conversation about how to break into a Master locked safe located adjacent to the armor workbench in the basement.
- In the optional part of the Molecular Level to find a sensor module, it labels Gunners plaza as Telecoms Communication Inc.
- The quests Learning Curve and A Permanent Solution refer to the Gunners plaza as GNN.
Companion comments[edit | edit source]
- When at this location companions make comments, which are activated at two locations: the main entrance of the atrium writer's room, and the cafeteria, just before the staircase.
|Curie||Writer's room||"This is GNN. So much fine journalism here."|
|Deacon||Writer's room||"This just in, world explodes. News at 11."|
|Cafeteria||"The Old World must've been something else back in its prime."|
|John Hancock||Writer's room||""|
|Robert MacCready||Writer's room||""|
|Nick Valentine||Writer's room||""|
|Piper Wright||Writer's room||""|
|Preston Garvey||Writer's room||""|
Appearances[edit | edit source]
The Gunners plaza appears only in Fallout 4.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
|The following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and is speculative and may not be accurate.|
In the recording studio, one can find a mini nuke inside a refrigerator. This is a reference to the famous scene in Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull when Jones survives being inside a nuclear test sight by hiding inside a lead lined refrigerator the scene being named "Nuke in a fridge."
|End of information based on unverified behind the scenes information.|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Labeled as Telecoms Communications Inc. in the quest The Molecular Level
- Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p.381-382: "[6.17] GUNNERS PLAZA
This was once the headquarters of the Galaxy News Network, delivering pro-government televised newsreels. Since the bombs dropped, the station has changed hands and is now the main base of a gang of ruthless mercenaries known as the Gunners. Their insignia (the “targeted skull”) is daubed on their defenses. You can use a side fire escape or mount a charge from the north to reach the roof (and Fusion Core). The two main doors to the ground floor rotunda are on the sides of the structure."
(Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)
- Fallout 4 loading screens: "Once the local office of Galaxy News Network, GNN Plaza is now the headquarters of the Gunners, the Commonwealth's most organized and dangerous mercenary group."