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Raider Troubles (displayed as Raider Troubles at (Location Name)) is a Minutemen radiant quest in Fallout 4.

Quick walkthrough

Minutemen radiant quest: Raider Troubles
Speak to the leader of the settlement.
Travel to the raider hideout.
Eliminate the target raider.
Report your success to the leader of the settlement.
Reward: ~100 caps
A new settlement
Report your success to Preston Garvey.
Reward: 200+ XP

Detailed walkthrough

After joining the Minutemen, this quest can be periodically obtained when talking to Preston Garvey or listening to Radio Freedom. The Sole Survivor is informed that an allied settlement is having trouble with some raiders, and is asked to help the settlement deal with them. Alternatively, the quest may be obtained directly from a settler even if the Sole Survivor has not joined the Minutemen (this occurs more frequently at unowned settlements).

To proceed with the quest the Sole Survivor must travel to the settlement and talk to their leader, who will give the details: a large group of raiders has been harassing the settlement and causing trouble. The settler will point the Sole Survivor to the raider hideout and ask that they be eliminated for the safety of the settlement.

To complete the objective, the Sole Survivor must travel to the raider hideout and eliminate the marked raider. Unmarked enemies do not need to be killed to complete the quest. With the threat neutralized, the Sole Survivor can talk to the settler from before to receive thanks and a reward of ~100 caps, as well as ownership of the settlement (if it was not already owned). If the quest was given by Preston Garvey, the Sole Survivor must report back to him to turn in the quest; it will be completed immediately upon receiving the reward otherwise.

Settlements asking for help

Possible raider locations

Quest stages

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
50 Talk to the settlers at <Alias=ActualLocation>I heard a broadcast over Radio Freedom about a settlement that needs help. I need to speak with someone at <Alias=ActualLocation> who can give me more details on the trouble they're having. OR
Preston Garvey has asked me to travel to a settlement that's requested help from the Minutemen. I should go to <Alias=ActualLocation> as soon as possible and see what I can do to help them.
100 Kill the raiders in <Alias=RaiderDungeon>A nearby gang of Raiders has been terrorizing <Alias=ActualLocation>. I need to find them, and make sure they'll never be a threat to anyone else again.
200 Report your success to settlers at <Alias=ActualLocation>I was able to take out the leader of the nearby Raider gang. They should no longer be a threat to anyone. I need to return to <Alias=ActualLocation> and let them know they're safe.
450 Talk to Preston GarveyNow that I've helped <Alias=ActualLocation>, I need to let Preston know the good news. OR
I should talk to Preston and let him know we won't be gaining the support of <Alias=ActualLocation>.
500Quest finishedQuest complete

Companion reactions

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  • This quest will only be given for settlements with a population of at least 1.
  • With the Nuka World add-on installed, this quest will not be given for settlements that have been captured or subdued by the Nuka-World raiders.
  • The death of the settlement leader will result in the quest failing. If Preston gave the quest, the Sole Survivor must report their failure to him before the quest is removed from the quest log.
  • Although this is technically a Minutemen quest, it can be obtained before joining the Minutemen. If the Sole Survivor has joined the Minutemen, the quest dialogue will include mentions of the Minutemen; this dialogue is omitted otherwise. This trait is shared with the other settlement-related quests.
  • If the Sole Survivor already has ownership of the settlement requesting help, the quest will have an undisclosed 14-day timer. This timer resets after completing each objective, and the quest will fail if time runs out with one exception: if the Sole Survivor received the reward and is currently at the "Talk to Preston Garvey" objective, the quest will complete itself after 14 days.
  • Most settlements have specific raider locations and leaders they will send the Sole Survivor to until that location is cleared for the first time. Some examples:


  • PCPC If you start Under the Collar in the Nuka-World add-on and must collar Bedlam in Dunwich Borers, you cannot kill Bedlam for the Minutemen quest. Use SetStage MinRecruit01 200 to skip to reporting your success to settlers.
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One No quest marker will appear on raiders inside Back Street Apparel. The quest will not update despite clearing Backstreet Apparel (the usual target raider is situated in the ground level back room with the steamer trunk). Workarounds for finishing this quest are (as with similar Greenskins and Ghoul Problem quests) either killing the quest giving settler or waiting until the timer runs out, though both ways will fail the quest.[verified]
    • PCPC This can be fixed on PC by opening the console, selecting the dead raider and inputting resurrect to kill them.
  • PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 Should you have to help Covenant after completing Human Error and leaving the citizens alive, Jacob Orden will be the NPC to speak to, only he won't have any voice acting. After you clear the raiders, you will not be able to turn in the quest, as he will just comment on your completion of Human Error.[verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 The option to say that the targeted location has been previously cleared won't appear, along with the quest marker, preventing the quest completion. Clearing the location anyway won't fix this.[verified]
  • PCPC If you use a console command to complete the quest there is a chance that it will fail the quest instead of completing it.
  • PCPC In certain locations, NPCs might spawn in inaccessible locations (for instance, Roger Warwick at Warwick homestead might spawn inside the water cistern). This bug is shared with the other settlement quests.[verified]
    • PCPC This can be resolved by using the console command targetID.moveto player to teleport the NPC in question.
    • The Warwick homestead example can be resolved by building stairs into the cistern and a bell outside of it. Using the bell and waiting for an in-game hour (using the Wait option) will cause the NPCs to spawn near the bell.