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Please, I didn't want to hurt anyone. I just want to go home.

Jake Finch is the son of Abraham Finch, the owner of Finch farm, living in the Commonwealth in 2287.


After a disagreement, he left to join the Forged, a group of fire-worshiping fanatics established in the nearby Saugus Ironworks, taking his father's Shishkebab, a family heirloom, as an offering to the gang.[2] His hope was that it would help gain favor with their leader Slag and that they would raid settlements outside the Commonwealth and away from his family's farm.[3]

Interactions with the player character[]

Interactions overview[]

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This character is involved in quests.

Other interactions[]

If the Charisma checks with Jake are failed, he will become passive again if Slag and the other Forged are killed first. He may then be convinced to return home.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Surveyor outfit 10mm pistol Saugus roof key


  • If the residents of Finch Farm are killed before entering Saugus, Jake will be found standing just outside the blast furnace with Slag and the other Forged inside remaining friendly (albeit with no dialogue) to the Sole Survivor.
  • An unused voice type for Jake exists in the game's files, "NPCMJakeFinch," though the NPC actually uses the "MaleEvenToned" voice type.


Jake Finch appears in Fallout 4 and Fallout: Wasteland Warfare.


  • PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 Xbox OneXbox One Sometimes Jake will stand in one spot when he returns to the farm. He will not work on resources and cannot be traded with. A potential fix is to assign him to a supply line and let the bug work itself out.[verified]
    • It is caused by not having joined the Minutemen. It is impossible to talk to Preston Garvey and say to him that Jake has been rescued since he is stuck on his request to join the Minutemen. By replying "yes" to Preston's request, and waiting a while, he will talk to the player character saying that he is happy they saved Jake. Upon Going back to Finch Farm, Jake should be unstuck, and available for trades/assignments.
  • PCPC The player character may be unable to relieve Jake Finch of supply line duty. He can't be moved to another settlement and refuses to take on a work assignment.[verified]
    • One way to fix it is to stealth kill Jake away from his farm, so the Finch family remains friendly towards the player character.



  1. Jake Finch: "Look, I should probably try to go home and make amends. I know I've got no right to ask... But I think if you're there to help explain, things with my Dad would go easier. I bet if you bring my Great Granddad's sword, he'll make it worth your while. He always tries to deal fair with people. I'll wait for you by the overpass near the farm."
    (Jake Finch's dialogue)
  2. Abraham Finch: "That bastard son of mine, Jake, snuck out in the middle of the night to join them. He grabbed my granddad's old sword. It's the closest thing I've got to an heirloom."
    (Abraham Finch's dialogue)
  3. Jake Finch: "I thought we'd be raiding outside of the Commonwealth and that if I joined them I could provide for my family... I don't know. God, my dad's right. I'm such an idiot."
    (Jake Finch's dialogue)