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 led by Captain Wes.
There are three ways to enter the building: the two front doors lead to the first floor antechamber, the elevator on the roof (accessed by a first escape on the west side of the building) leads to the basement, and the wooden door on the balcony (accessed by descending some stairs from the roof) leads to the second floor. A second elevator accessed from the interior connects the basement to the first floor.
On the first floor, in the antechamber through the front doors, is a Protectron activated by a Novice-locked terminal. An armor workbench can be found on the roof, and a cooking station is on the balcony. Another armor workbench and a weapons workbench are in the basement. Finally, another cooking station and a chemistry station are in the recording room on the first floor.
- Nuka-Cola Quantum - In a blue crate on a bench next to the elevator.
- Stealth Boy - On a desk in a room just to the south of the GNN recording studio door.
- Small guns bobblehead - On the desk in the recording studio.
- Wes' holotape - In the safe behind the desk in the recording studio. The key can be picked up from Wes.
- Mini nuke - In the refrigerator on the southeast wall in the recording studio.
- Prototype Gauss rifle
- Cruz's holotape and GNN recording room key - On Cruz's body.
- Guns and Bullets issue #4 - On a table in the center of the archive room south of the main lobby.
- Day Tripper - Between two skeletons in a room southwest of the main lobby.
- Fat Man - In an Advanced-locked utility closet off the hallway west of the main lobby.
- Ryder's holotape and GNN recording room key - On Ryder's body.
- Stealth Boy - In the darkened northeast corner of the large room on the lower level, behind some pipes in a small wooden box on top of a wooden pallet on the floor.
- Fusion core - On the roof in a small room behind the elevator.
- If one sends a provisioner from Egret Tours Marina or Jamaica Plain to Murkwater construction site, they will come across the plaza's front doors, and on higher levels will stand no chance against several incoming missiles and/or Fat Man nukes from Gunners on the roof in addition to attacks by other Gunners. Therefore, an alternate route is recommended.
- If the player character clears this location and comes back after a few in-game days, raiders will appear just outside the building.
- This building, particularly the giant circular main lobby on the ground floor with the globe sculpture, contains an extraordinary amount of general loot: caps, ammo, junk, and technical documents. There are many desks and file cabinets along the perimeter of the room and elsewhere in the building.
- When sneaking, two Gunners can be overheard having a conversation about how to break into a Master-locked safe located next to the armor workbench in the basement.
- In the optional part of the Molecular Level directing the player character to find a sensor module, the quest objective labels Gunners plaza as "Telecoms Communication Inc."
- The quests Learning Curve and A Permanent Solution refer to Gunners plaza as "GNN."
- 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||""|
Gunners plaza appears only in Fallout 4.
- 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)