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Attention Commonwealth residents. Are you looking for a safe place to settle? Home in on these coordinates. If you're willing to work hard, you can make the Commonwealth a better place.— Broadcast via the radio beacon

Recruitment radio beacons are constructible settlement objects featured in Fallout 4, which can be built through a workshop.


Once the Sole Survivor has gained control over a workshop in any settlement, a recruitment radio beacon can be built and powered. Once active, this beacon will broadcast a recorded message, in the Sole Survivor's own voice, followed by one of a few pieces of patriotic music, and the cycle then repeats. These beacons consist of a large radio antenna, which, once built and supplied with the necessary power, will transmit a radio station listed as settlement recruitment beacon, attracting randomized settlers.

The transmission can be turned on and off using the switch at the base of the tower, and while on, can be listened to just like any other radio station. The range of these beacons can be extended by activating relay towers near the settlement to boost the signal, increasing the recruitment of settlers.


Copper (6)
Rubber (1)
Steel (10)
Recruitment radio beacon (1)


May also include:


  • The beacon is found in the workbench menu under Power > Miscellaneous.
  • Each beacon will gradually increase the number of settlers until the maximum is reached (10 plus Charisma stat).
  • There is a chance to receive a brahmin instead of a settler.
  • The beacon will not function if there are more than four unassigned settlers in a location.
  • The recruitment radio beacon's radio will play songs from Enclave Radio in Fallout 3 between broadcasts of the Sole Survivor's recorded message.


  • PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 Xbox OneXbox One Sometimes, when trying to build a recruitment beacon, the inventory shown with the required materials is listed incorrectly. It may show the player character the requirements are all present, while in fact, some may be missing (most of the times steel).[verified]
  • PCPC The radio beacon may not turn off, have unlimited range, and the signal may persist after the beacon is either destroyed, the wire is removed or turned off.[verified]