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This page is about the Fallout 4 quest. For the location, see Sanctuary Hills.
Thanks for doing that. We'll all sleep better at night knowing we have some defenses set up.Sturges

Sanctuary is a side quest and an achievement/trophy in Fallout 4.

Quick walkthroughEdit

Minutemen side quest: Sanctuary
Talk to Sturges.
Build five beds.
Talk to Sturges.
Build a water pump or a water purifier to provide water for the settlement.
Talk to Sturges.
Plant crops and assign a settler to tend to them.
Talk to Sturges.
Build settlement defenses.
Report back to Sturges.
Reward: 150+ XP

Detailed walkthroughEdit

Upon returning to Sanctuary Hills during When Freedom Calls, Preston Garvey will advise the Sole Survivor to speak to Sturges about improving the settlement. Sturges will task the Sole Survivor with crafting five beds. The beds can be crafted anywhere in Sanctuary, using the workshop.

After crafting the beds, the Sole Survivor can speak to Sturges again. He will then task them with creating a water supply. Either a water purifier along with a suitable power generator, or two water pumps can be built. After building the water supply, speak to Sturges again. He will now task the Sole Survivor with ensuring there is a food supply. Two melon plants can be found behind the house where the workbench is located. The plants can be harvested, and replanted, providing an additional two plants. Assigning settlers to harvest these plants will progress this objective even further. One can collect the crops to the rear of the houses on the right-hand side of the road when approaching Concord or the Sole Survivor can head to a nearby settlement such as Tenpines Bluff or Abernathy farm to obtain additional crops to plant. Additionally, Connie Abernathy will also sell crops, if asked to trade.

Upon speaking to Sturges again, he tasks the Sole Survivor with crafting defenses. Crafting both machinegun turrets and guard posts will fulfill this task. A settler must be assigned to the guard post in order to get defense points. Talking to Sturges one final time will end the quest.

Quest stagesEdit

StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
20 Go to Sanctuary
220 Player joins Minutemen - Trigger The First Step
230 Talk to SturgesI've agreed to help the people in Sanctuary establish a permanent settlement.
1000 Provide beds for Sanctuary settlers
1010 Talk to Sturges
1200 Provide water for Sanctuary settlers
1210 Talk to Sturges
1300 Build food for Sanctuary settlers
1310 Talk to Sturges
1400 Build defenses for Sanctuary
1410 Talk to Sturges
1500Icon checkQuest completeSanctuary is well on its way to becoming a thriving settlement.


  • All elements of this quest can be completed before the quest has been started, but Sturges must be spoken to at each stage in order to progress the quest.
  • This quest essentially serves as the game's tutorial for settlement building, though it is missing some significant portions, such as electricity.


Playstation 4Icon ps4 Xbox OneIcon xboxone The quest may stop at a certain point making it impossible to complete.[verified]

  • To fix this, reload a save prior to accepting the quest.
  • Having all materials to build with prior to starting this quest may also fix this, as fast traveling away seems to be a factor.
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