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For an overview of sentry bots, see sentry bot.

 
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Sentry bots are a type of robot found in the Commonwealth and Nuka-World in 2287.

Background[edit | edit source]

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The heaviest class of combat robot in the United States military, the sentry bot sacrifices speed and maneuverability for sheer resilience and overwhelming firepower. The sentry bot had become a standard piece of military equipment by at least 2063, with prototypes existing further back.[1] The assaultron is designed for melee combat, and the Mister Gutsy is a jack-of-all-trades. The sentry bot's purpose is to engage the enemy at range with a variety of weapons, including miniguns, Gatling lasers, rocket launchers, and even back-mounted cluster grenade launchers. At the same time, its thick armor and multiple redundant systems allow it to survive extended engagements. It's commonly considered to be one of the most dangerous robots ever created and RobCo Industries' finest fighting robot. Late models are also provided with the ability to self-destruct to prevent the enemy from recovering the robot.[2] Early sentry bot models were issued serial numbers in the SB-#### format (model, then serial), with later models transitioning to the standardized alphanumeric registration in the ABC-###### format.[3]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Specifications[edit | edit source]

The Commonwealth variants of the sentry bot are similar in overall appearance to the ones encountered in the Capital and Mojave Wastelands, but are even larger (on par in height to a human wearing power armor and nearly twice as wide), appear to have a bulkier construction and are substantially more resilient. The typical weapons loadout of the sentry bot remains the same as seen in Fallout: New Vegas, with a missile launcher and minigun being the norm (except these miniguns appear to be unique 3 barreled variants chambered for the 5.56mm round). However, alternate weaponry configurations such as dual miniguns can also be observed. Annihilator sentry bots may also possess dual back-mounted mortar launchers, further enhancing their offensive capabilities.

On top of their already formidable ballistic and explosive weaponry, sentry bots now have powerful melee attacks and a self-destruct function with equivalent power to a mini nuke. They seem more durable than previous iterations of the sentry bot in other games, however despite being extremely bulky their mobility if anything has actually improved; they are capable of moving stunningly fast and traversing extremely rough terrain (even scaling rocky outcrops with little difficulty that the Sole Survivor would struggle to jump up on). In addition; a sentry bot's entire torso is capable of rotating independently of its legs, functioning akin to a turret and allowing it to move in one direction while shooting in a different direction (potentially against targets directly behind it).

A similar variant to the Commonwealth sentry bots can be found in Fallout: New Vegas at the REPCONN headquarters museum. Newer versions in Fallout 4 appear to use Mecanum wheels that allow it to strafe right and left without having to turn.

Gameplay attributes[edit | edit source]

Sentry bots are some of the rarest and the most difficult robots to defeat - fast, agile, heavily armed and resilient enough to absorb a direct hit from a mini nuke. After losing both main weapons they will initialize their self-destruct sequence and charge at the player character. Even with their ranged weaponry intact, sentry bots often charge into close combat to deliver powerful blows with their arms if one ventures too close, thus deterring attackers from any use of melee weapons. Since they explode on death with the force of a mini nuke, this tactic may prove even more dangerous to their opponent than their devastating long-range firepower. However, should a sentry bot engage the player character for too long, they will eventually enter a cooldown period, blasting steam out of their back and exposing their dual fusion cores. Hitting exposed fusion cores is the best way to cause damage to them. Players having the Penetrator perk need not wait for cooldown and can use V.A.T.S. to target and destroy the fusion cores immediately, making this perk invaluable for fighting sentry bots. Also, unlike other robots it completely lacks a combat inhibitor, thus completely removing the possibility of using that to the player character's advantage.

Should one encounter a legendary sentry bot of any kind, keep in mind that all legendary robotic enemies explode upon death. This explosion does not override the sentry bot's built-in self-destruct, which means a legendary sentry bot will explode twice. Both explosions are equivalent to a mini nuke in power and occur with a short delay of a few seconds.

Sentry bots are a good but dangerous source of fusion cores, dropping at least two when they are destroyed, along with other valuable electronic components.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Sentry bot[edit | edit source]

SentryBot-Fallout4.png

The basic version of the sentry bot, this type of sentry bot is the weakest of the sentry bots in Fallout 4 but it still a difficult combatant compared to other robots, mainly due to its high Hit Point pool, a high Perception on par with Assaultrons, above average Damage Resistance and Energy Resistance and high-powered armaments (either 2 5.56mm miniguns or one and a missile launcher).

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Sentry bot
000AE0BB
Level
30
Perception
8
Hit Points
750
Damage Resistance
125
Energy Resistance
85
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
43
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (30 Damage)
Attack
Chaingun (5 Damage)

Gunner sentry bot[edit | edit source]

GunnerSentry-Fallout4.png

These sentry bots are exactly like the original ones except the fact that they have been reprogrammed by Gunners and have a faded green tint, similar to a Mister Gutsy.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Gunner sentry bot
0022CDF3
Level
30
Perception
8
Hit Points
750
Damage Resistance
125
Energy Resistance
85
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
43
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (30 Damage)
Attack
Chaingun (5 Damage)

Siege breaker sentry bot[edit | edit source]

SiegeBreaker-Fallout4.png

A rare, higher leveled stronger variant of the normal sentry bot. This type of sentry bot can deal lots of damage towards their enemies, have a higher Perception of 9, higher Damage Resistance and Energy Resistance, and 100 more Hit Points. The name implies that they were intended to break enemy fortifications.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Siege breaker sentry bot
000CFB4A
Level
40
Perception
9
Hit Points
850
Damage Resistance
150
Energy Resistance
100
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
57
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Frenzied: Will attack anyone else.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (40 Damage)
Attack
Chaingun (8 Damage)

Gunner siege breaker sentry bot[edit | edit source]

GunnerSiegeBreaker-Fallout4.png

The same type as the siege breaker sentry bot, only it is only under Gunner command. They will attack anything that isn't a part of the Gunners.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Gunner siege breaker sentry bot
0022CDF4
Level
40
Perception
9
Hit Points
850
Damage Resistance
150
Energy Resistance
100
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
57
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (40 Damage)
Attack
Chaingun (8 Damage)

Annihilator sentry bot[edit | edit source]

AnnihilatorSentry-Fallout4.png

A tougher and stronger variant of the sentry bot, having 150 more Hit Points (totaling 1000), higher Damage Resistance and Energy Resistance and maxed-out Perception, making it difficult to sneak up on. The annihilator is also armed with dual high-arcing mortar launchers, which at long range can hit targets even if they are behind cover. At closer range, the annihilator may switch to its standard sentry weapons.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Annihilator sentry bot
00216357
Level
50
Perception
10
Hit Points
1000
Damage Resistance
175
Energy Resistance
125
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
71
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (55 Damage)
Attack
Chaingun (10 Damage)
Attack
Missile (36 Damage)

Gunner annihilator sentry bot[edit | edit source]

GunnerAnnihilatorSentry-Fallout4.png

A Gunner variant of the annihilator sentry bot. These can be very powerful along with their gunner comrades and are often armed with missile launchers.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Gunner annihilator sentry bot
0022CDF5
Level
50
Perception
10
Hit Points
1000
Damage Resistance
175
Energy Resistance
125
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
71
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (? Damage)

Annihilator sentry bot Mk II[edit | edit source]

Similar to the standard Annihilator Mk I but the mortars fire a timed explosive clump (grenades appear to be glued together) rather than a concussion shell increasing its usefulness in indoor areas and urban environments, this as well as having a further increased Hit Points and Damage Resistance and Energy Resistance results it being a formidable opponent.

AnnihilatorMk2Sentry-Fallout4.png

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Annihilator sentry bot Mk II
00216358
Level
60+
Perception
10
Hit Points
1045+
Damage Resistance
135
Energy Resistance
70
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
86
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (? Damage)

Gunner annihilator sentry bot Mk II[edit | edit source]

GunnerAnnhilatorMk2Sentry-Fallout4.png

A Gunner variant of the annihilator sentry bot Mk II, identical to its counterpart except for it programming to kill everything but Gunners.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Gunner annihilator sentry bot Mk II
0022CDF6
Level
60+
Perception
10
Hit Points
1045+
Damage Resistance
135
Energy Resistance
70
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
86
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (? Damage)
  • Dead

Combat sentry prototype MkIV[edit | edit source]

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An inactive combat sentry prototype MKIV can be found at the robotics disposal ground. Inside the shed near the entrance to the facility, there is a terminal that has a holotape loaded. Initiating the holotape on the terminal activates the sentry bot outside, after which it immediately starts to patrol the area. By ejecting the holotape from the terminal and using it in the player character's Pip-Boy, the Sole Survivor can command the sentry bot to go to different locations in the Commonwealth to clear of enemies, after which it will return to the junkyard. However, these locations are limited to nearby military sites. Once activated, the Sole Survivor can interact with it via the Robotics Expert perk to further the commands for it.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Combat sentry protoype MkIV
001091EF
Level
30
Perception
8
Hit Points
750
Damage Resistance
125
Energy Resistance
85
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
43
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty
  • Dead

Sentry bot ripper[edit | edit source]

SentryBotRipper-Automatron.png

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Sentry bot ripper Automatron (add-on)
xx00109e
Level
20
Perception
8
Hit Points
500
Damage Resistance
125
Energy Resistance
85
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
43
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png

Sentry bot lament[edit | edit source]

SentryBotLament-Automatron.png

The sentry bot lament is a sentry bot that has been modified by the Rust Devils to suit their needs. They may be found accompanying Rust Devil patrols throughout the Commonwealth.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Sentry bot lament Automatron (add-on)
xx002454
Level
30
Perception
8
Hit Points
550
Damage Resistance
125
Energy Resistance
85
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
43
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png

Sentry bot carnage[edit | edit source]

SentryBotCarnage-Automatron.png

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Sentry bot carnage Automatron (add-on)
xx00707b
Level
40
Perception
9
Hit Points
650
Damage Resistance
150
Energy Resistance
100
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
57
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png

Sentry bot butcher[edit | edit source]

SentryBotButcher-Automatron.png

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Sentry bot butcher Automatron (add-on)
xx00e6be
Level
50
Perception
10
Hit Points
1000
Damage Resistance
175
Energy Resistance
125
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
71
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png

Sentry bot reaper[edit | edit source]

SentryBotReaper-Automatron.png

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Sentry bot reaper Automatron (add-on)
xx00e6bf
Level
60+
Perception
0
Hit Points
1045+
Damage Resistance
135
Energy Resistance
70
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
86
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png

Space sentry[edit | edit source]

SpaceSentry-NukaWorld.png

The space sentry (or Model X9000 according to maintenance terminal in the RobCo Battlezone) was a prototype of the sentry bot that was in development before the Great War. RobCo built several prototypes to showcase at the Nuka-Cola Corporation's Nuka-World amusement park in the Galactic Zone, primarily in the RobCo Battlezone. It features a shiny white paint scheme with gold accent colors, redesigned armor, leg mounts and wheels, a plastic dome around the head area resembling a helmet as well as new "space laser" weaponry (standard lasers renamed) and Nuka-launchers.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Space sentry Nuka-World (add-on)
xx0170c2
Level
30
Perception
8
Hit Points
750
Damage Resistance
125
Energy Resistance
85
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
43
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)

Space sentry breaker[edit | edit source]

SpaceSentry-NukaWorld.png

A higher leveled stronger variant of the normal space sentry bot, with higher Perception, Damage Resistance and Energy Resistance, and 100 more Hit Points. They appear to be the "space" equivalent of the normal sentry bot breaker.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Space sentry breaker Nuka-World (add-on)
xx01f5fb
Level
40
Perception
9
Hit Points
850
Damage Resistance
150
Energy Resistance
100
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
57
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
  • Dead

Space sentry annihilator[edit | edit source]

SpaceSentry-NukaWorld.png

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Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Space sentry annihilator Nuka-World (add-on)
xx01f5fc
Level
50
Perception
10
Hit Points
1000
Damage Resistance
175
Energy Resistance
125
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
71
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
  • Dead

Space sentry obliterator[edit | edit source]

SpaceSentry-NukaWorld.png

An extremely powerful version of the sentry bot, found in the RobCo Battlezone in the Galactic Zone. Only one exists in the Commonwealth.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Space sentry obliterator Nuka-World (add-on)
xx01f5fd
Level
60+
Perception
0
Hit Points
1045+
Damage Resistance
135
Energy Resistance
70
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
86
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
  • Dead

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Northwest of Murkwater construction site and south of Suffolk County Charter School is what appears to be a partially submerged power station, with only the pylon towers above water. If the player character opens a door in the central pylon tower they will see a cinder block wall, with both a graffiti message that reads "YOU LOOK NICE TODAY!" and the same red skull decal used in Halloween decorations just beneath it. A sentry bot will spawn on the opposite side of the tiny building and start attacking the player character. Like other sentry bots, this sentry bot is level-dependent, e.g. at player character level 63 it is an Annihilator Mark II.
  • Directly northeast of Murkwater construction site is a memorial to fallen soldiers, guarded by an initially inactive sentry bot.
  • A sentry bot will attack the Sole Survivor after they exit the National Guard armory. When the cell resets, the sentry bot can be found patrolling the hill around the armory.
  • West of Somerville Place and east of Vault 95 is a sentry bot in a cage, guarding a locked storeroom on a slight hill. Picking the lock and entering the storeroom, or attacking this sentry bot directly, will activate and release it.
  • One is guarding an abandoned caravan on top of the small hill west of Medford Memorial Hospital.
  • A sentry bot will attack you at the top of the 35 Court building.
  • An inactive sentry bot is present in Hester's Consumer Robotics, which will immediately explode if attacked.
  • There's a chance of a sentry bot spawning near the collapsed highway between Easy City Downs and East Boston police station.
  • Two sentry bots attack the player character after obtaining the Beryllium agitator in the Mass Fusion building.
  • Two can be found by and on the bridge southeast of Lynn Pier Parking, there are also an Assaultron and Mister Gutsy on a barge after passing the bridge.
  • North of the South Boston military checkpoint, at an unmarked Red Rocket.
  • On the broken highway just west of Flight 1981 at a Gunner outpost.
  • West of Fairline Hill Estates and northeast of Egret Tours Marina. It is locked inside a maglock-locked building and will attack along with two Protectrons if the terminal controlling the door is hacked.
  • Northwest of Coastal cottage is a Gunner outpost on a freeway that's guarded by a sentry bot and Assaultron.
  • One patrols the road west of Fort Hagen that leads up to the Fort Hagen satellite array.
  • One roaming the road southwest from ArcJet Systems/southeast from Federal ration stockpile.
  • An inactive sentry bot can be found in the Old Robotics section of the Institute. It can be activated with the robotics terminal. It will fight the synths that are on the assembly floor, but will also be hostile to the player character.
  • A non-hostile sentry bot is guarding the outside of Cabot House.
  • At the robotics disposal ground there is a sentry bot that is deactivated. It can be activated by using the combat sentry proto MK IV holotape that is in a small building nearby.
  • One is found in the Nuka-World Junkyard, under the ledge of garbage that the large red alien saucer is sitting on.
  • A space sentry can be found in the RobCo Battlezone, in the arena after the other smaller robots are defeated.
  • Vault-Tec Workshop Behind a limestone wall in Vault 88 in the area before the East sector.

Notable sentry bots[edit | edit source]

Automatron[edit | edit source]

With Automatron installed, the Sole Survivor can build their own sentry bots at any robot workbench. They can then be ordered to follow the Survivor like any other companion.

Owing to their sheer power, constructing sentry bots requires huge amounts of rare crafting components on par with upgrading X-01 power armor, high levels of the Armorer, Science! and Blacksmith perks, as well as at least one point in Gun Nut and Robotics Expert each. That is to access all available customization options. A fully upgraded sentry bot boasts a very large health pool, heavy armor, decent speed, the most powerful long-range weaponry of any custom-built robot type in the game (up to and including twin Fat Man mortars mounted on its back) in addition to a very strong melee attack even without specific close combat weapons attached to its arms, extraordinarily high carry weight and is capable of clearing out entire hostile strongholds on its own, given the right circumstances. On top of which; automatron sentry bots are capable of manning guard posts at settlements (with the guard tower's staircase being just wide enough to accommodate them). This grants a settlement with a decent amount of open space for the sentry bot to maneuver a level of protection far out of proportion to its supposed defensive rating and can potentially provide further assistance to any settlers during a raid if it is fitted with a support system granting damage resistance or health regeneration to allies.

As powerful as they are, the sentry bots' performance as companions suffers from a couple of drawbacks:

  • Their chassis is prone to overheating which often leads to temporary shutdowns in the heat of battle.
  • Despite their high health and heavy armor they tend to take a lot of damage very quickly, even when fighting rather weak enemies like raiders, which is largely owed to their immense size making them easy targets.
  • Due to the size of their torso, sometimes they are only capable of firing one of their arm weapons at a single target, reducing their effective DPS.
  • Although sentry bots can be outfitted with the widest array of unstable weapons, these guns are extremely fragile. The unstable Fat Man mortars usually break after just one shot whereas unstable miniguns or Gatling lasers rarely get off more than two to three bursts before exploding, so mixing in some stable ranged weaponry may be a prudent choice. The sentry bot will automatically repair the weapons once the battle is over, yet it still creates several problems:
    • Any sentry bot without usable weapons will immediately initiate its self-destruct sequence, just like all completely disarmed robots do. An automatron that got swarmed by melee enemies and detonates in their midst is devastatingly effective, but should the robot carry ranged weaponry, it will usually try and stay close to the Sole Survivor, thus posing the hazard of killing its master in the ensuing nuclear blast unless points have been invested in the Inspirational perk.
    • Automatrons whose guns exploded cannot be repaired with robot repair kits during combat, which means they will instead self-destruct, take some time to reactivate, and will often lose their weapons again very quickly and repeat the cycle. In comparison, robots with stable weaponry are usually much more effective.
  • Assuming they are armed with weaponry typically associated with other Commonwealth sentry bots (miniguns, missile launchers, cluster launchers, and Gatling lasers) the Automatron sentry will have a rather poor level of combat effectiveness against humanoid targets at long range (especially if they are in cover) due to the low accuracy at distant targets and or very short firing range of its weaponry. This can potentially be alleviated by using a robobrain head to increase ranged weapon's accuracy or even fitting a sniper laser weapon.
  • Custom sentry bots are just as large and wide as any other exemplar of their kind (assuming they are using the sentry torso and legs), so they are severely handicapped when fights move into close quarters, especially indoors. This doesn't keep them from trying to follow the Sole Survivor, but since they tend to get stuck in doorways and similar obstacles, they do so by teleporting to the Survivor's side, which in turn results in them completely blocking doors and hallways extremely often.
  • Despite the wide array of armaments, most are either short range or have low damage and below average accuracy (such as the minigun and the missile launcher).
  • Contrary to most hostile sentry bots encountered in the Commonwealth, sentry bot followers seem to have serious pathfinding issues to the point where it turns them into sitting ducks on a regular basis due to them being tied to follow the player character. They also perform their ramming attack less often than if they are not a follower. They have less of this problem when they are not following the player character, for example when used as provisioners or guards.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Sentry bots are especially vulnerable to the Penetrator perk, as their fusion cores can be shot at any time. This leaves an opportunity to instantly kill a fairly difficult enemy. However, if one uses any form of plasma weaponry, this effect becomes useless due to physical behavior.
  • Like every other legendary version of any robotic enemy, a defeated Legendary sentry bot will always explode in an explosion comparable to a mini nuke when defeated, regardless of how damaged it was. This also happens if a non-Legendary sentry bot is set to self-destruct by hacking it.
  • Sentry bots that are constructed with the minigun, missile launcher, or Gatling laser mods will generate a moderate amount of ammo for its primary weapon 24 in-game hours after its construction. This only occurs if the player character assigns them to a supply line.
  • If the sentry bot's rear wheel is crippled, it will use its two front legs to crawl and drag itself forward.
  • The sentry bot is unable to turn its upper body 360 degrees, which is especially noticeable when both of its legs are crippled. However, it can still move its arms, thus allowing it to complete the full circle.
  • Despite the VDSG Catalogue saying so, sentry bots are not capable of stealth nor do they possess stealth technology.
  • Like its previous counterparts, it suffers from very restricted head movement.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Sentry bots appear in Fallout 4 and its add-ons Automatron and Nuka-World.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

FB8 deco 301 color.pngThe following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and is speculative and may not be accurate.

The sentry bot in Fallout 4 may be based on the T-1 tank featured in Terminator 3, as they both have dual miniguns, the ability to swivel around the waist, and are both designed for military use. However, a difference is that the T-1 propulsion system consists of tank tracks rather than mecanum wheels.

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Bugs[edit | edit source]

PCIcon pc.png Playstation 4Icon ps4.png Xbox OneIcon xboxone.png At the robotics disposal ground, the prototype sentry bot MKIV does not move once powered on.[verified] There are a number of fixes:

  • Fast travel elsewhere and sleep.
  • Using the Robotics Expert perk to disable and then reactivate the sentry bot.
  • Enter the console and click on the sentry bot, type disable, then enable.
  • If activated and it still won't move, deactivate either by hacking or the holotape (may say data corrupted), hit or shoot it once, then activate it.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Fallout: Wasteland Warfare[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Wastelad video game was first published in 2063 and features Military Sentry Bots as enemies.
  2. Fallout 4 loading screens: "The Sentry Bot is one of the most dangerous combat drones ever created, and utilizes a variety of heavy weapons systems to destroy its enemies. Upon death, it erupts in a devastating explosion."
  3. Serial numbers in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.
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