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Malevolent Malfunction is a side quest in the Fallout 4 Creation Club content "Sentinel Control System Companion."


This quest begins with a radio distress signal. Track the signal to two rogue sentinel power armor units. This can be found near Drumlin Diner, south of Concord. After reading the sentinel system log, the Sole Survivor is directed to go to the propane station. Directly south of the federal ration stockpile, there will be an unmarked propane station. After defeating Dawson Wakefield, the passcode found in his inventory can be used to hack the powered down sentinel power armor.

Dawson is a legendary enemy and carries an automatic laser gun.

Quest stages

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
? Listen to the radio distress signal
? Defeat the Rogue Sentinel Power Armor (1/2)
? Defeat the Rogue Sentinel Power Armor (2/2)
? Investigate the battle site
? Read the Sentinel System Log
? Go to the propane station
? Kill Dawson
? Read Dawson's holotape
? Find the passcode to the Sentinel Power Armor
?Quest finishedActivate the Sentinel Power Armor


Another rogue sentinel power armor can appear in a random encounter after Malevolent Malfunction; it drops the Liberty Prime voice option for the sentinel power armor.