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Randolph Safehouse is a Railroad radiant quest chain in Fallout 4.

Quick walkthrough

Radiant side quest: Randolph Safehouse
Speak to Drummer Boy.
Collect the dead drop from the marked mailbox.
Clear the indicated location of hostiles.
Return to Desdemona.
1st to 5th time reporting in
6th time reporting in
Reward: 300+ XP
100-200 caps
Reward: 300+ XP
100-200 caps
Institute Killer weave

Detailed walkthrough

Drummer Boy will approach the Sole Survivor with a mission. A safehouse believed to be long dead, Randolph Safehouse, suddenly initiates contact with Railroad HQ. Mister Tims, the leader of said safehouse, requests help in clearing out certain locations to advance the trafficking of synth fugitives out of the Commonwealth. Desdemona thinks the sudden resurgence of Randolph is more than a bit suspicious, but gives the go-ahead on the mission and warns the Survivor to watch out for danger. This will initiate a chain of six side-missions.

Each time, the Survivor is directed to a dead-drop, a marked mailbox, which will contain a Randolph station holotape. Listening to the holotape is optional, it will be Mister Tims asking for a certain location to be cleared. Head to the location provided and kill all hostiles. This will mostly include synths, but can also include raiders, Gunners, feral ghouls, or super mutants. After the threat is eliminated, return to Desdemona to receive a reward.

There are six missions in total, with the locations are randomized. After finishing the sixth mission, Desdemona will reward the Survivor with a large amount of caps, and the Institute Killer weave, a unique mod that can be applied to any upgradable clothing item.

Mister Tims meets the Sole Survivor in person after Desdemona gives the all-clear for direct contact to resume. However, Randolph Safehouse has to be abandoned, and the cell that operated out of it begins the search for a new safehouse location.

Potential locations

Quest stages

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
100 Retrieve the dead dropRandolph Safehouse has been dark since Switchboard fell. Drummer Boy says the safehouse has left a message at a dead drop. I've been tapped to intercept it.
200 Clear hostiles at (location)Randolph Safehouse is in trouble and needs me to clear out some hostiles for them. The life of a heavy is never dull.
300 Report back to DesdemonaMister Tims' problem has been taken care of. Desdemona will want a debrief.
500Quest finishedQuest completeRandolph Safehouse is under quarantine until PAM can verify this isn't an Institute trap. Until then, I'm to check in regularly with Drummer Boy to assist them further.
510 Scene with Mister Tims after final questRandolph Safehouse was disbanded and I got to meet Mister Tims in the flesh. Three Synths and a whole station of agents are grateful to me.
9000Quest failedQuest failed


  • PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 Xbox OneXbox One If the Survivor has already cleared a location, this quest may not indicate a Quest Completion marker on the map. If this occurs, clearing the area designated in the quest text will not advance the quest. [verified]
    • One solution, on PC, is to use the following console command: SetStage RRR06 300. This completes the combat objective so one can report back to Desdemona.
  • PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 Xbox OneXbox One If the Survivor is friendly with The Institute, synths at locations such as University Point will be friendly. The synths must be destroyed to complete the mission. This will not affect the player character's standing with The Institute. This can also occur if the player has gone through and even become banished from the Institute. [verified]
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One It is also possible that after completing one of the missions it will disappear from the journal. In this case Drummer Boy will not give the next mission and the Sole Survivor won't be able to complete all 6 missions.[verified]
    • One possible workaround on PC is to use the following console command: SetStage RRR06 100. This triggers the next dead drop.
  • PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 If entering the Institute and didn't side with the Railroad one can't complete the quest as Desdemona will always ask to side with the Railroad. On PC this may be resolved with console command CompleteQuest RRR06.[verified]
    • On PC a better solution is the command SetStage RRR06 400 so you get all of the quest rewards, not just the XP.
  • PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 Xbox OneXbox One Responding "Maybe later" or "Not Interested" to another quest issued by PAM (such as the DIA cache) may cause PAM to constantly be busy and not allow the next Randolph Safehouse dead drop to activate. The Sole Survivor will not be able to continue with this questline. [verified]
    • On PC, this can be bypassed with the console command SetStage RRR06 100
  • PCPC If the random location for the quest is a Far Harbor location you have not visited yet then the quest objective will read "Clear the hostiles at" with no location given at all. The map marker will also not appear correctly unless you are in the Far Harbor sub-map. Even once you discover the location the name will not fill in, but it is at least obvious what the task is with the map marker appearing on the location as normal. [verified]
  • Playstation 4Playstation 4 When first acquiring Randolph Safehouse #1 the dead drop may not appear at the given location.[verified]
    • On PC this can be bypassed by advancing the quest with console commands.
    • On ps4 this can be fixed by receiving Butcher's Bill 2 from Carrington as it tends to bunch both dead drops into the same container.
    • Another fix is to go to each of the locations from the list of locations above and clear them until the quest advances skipping the dead drop retrieval. The location for Randolph Safehouse #1 is usually University Point.[verified]