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For those who deserve punishment.— In-game description

The pillory is a constructible settlement item added in the Fallout 4 add-on Contraptions Workshop.


The pillory is made of wood and its design consists of a central support with an opening section on it. There are holes for an individual's arms and head located on the top section.


The pillory is located under Resources → Miscellaneous in the workshop.

Wood (4)
Pillory (1)


  • Assigning a person to a pillory for the first time will grant the Time Out Achievement/Trophy.
  • If Marcy, Jun, Mama Murphy, Preston or Sturges are assigned to a pillory their scripted A.I. will make them leave the pillory every now and again to go hammer the yellow house that the workshop is in. Other NPCs such as settlers and even companions will stay in the pillory.

Behind the scenes

During the Middle Ages the pillory was a device used for punishment of criminals by public humiliation. Passers-by were free to mock the criminals or physically abuse them by throwing rotten fruits at them.


PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 Xbox OneXbox One When assigning a settler to the pillory they will not enter it but it will still show as assigned.[verified] This can sometimes be remedied by assigning the settler to another workstation and then re-assigning to the pillory, or by moving the pillory to another location.