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My old man taught me that duct tape could fix anything. I don't think he was talking about bullet holes.

Sturges is a handyman from Quincy traveling with Preston Garvey's group in the Commonwealth in 2287.


Sturges is a talented repairman, capable of fixing anything that passes through his hands. He was a long-time handyman in Quincy before the city fell to the Gunners, responsible for restoring power armor frames bought from the Atom Cats garage to full functionality.[1] After the Minutemen's arrival and routing the initial Gunner attackers, he lamented that the one he had on hand couldn't be used to lift lumber to fortify the defenses across the city.[2]

Following the Quincy Massacre, Sturges followed the survivors across the Commonwealth, being hounded by ghouls and raiders. Trapped at Concord in the Museum of Freedom, he devised a plan to use a pre-war T-45 suit of power and minigun from a crashed vertibird on the museum's roof to help fight off the Raiders.

Interactions with the player character[]

If aided by the player, Sturges will relocate with the other survivors to Quincy, helping to serve as mediator in the group. He is optimistic that Sanctuary could serve as their new home, and tasks the player with helping build up the basic necessities, introducing them to the settlement system. Later, he can be chosen to help build the molecular relay to infiltrate the Institute if the player sides with the Minutemen.

Interactions overview[]

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This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
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This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.


  • Sanctuary: Sturges tasks the Sole Survivor with building the basic needs for the new settlement to survive.
  • The Molecular Level: If the Sole Survivor decides to build the Relay Interceptor with the help of the Minutemen, Sturges will aid in the construction and operation of the machine.
  • Inside Job: The Sole Survivor is tasked by Sturges to upload a special holotape into an Institute computer, so he can download information from their mainframe.
  • The Nuclear Option: Sturges accompanies the Sole Survivor, Preston, and the Minutemen during the attack on the Institute.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Utility coveralls Pipe gun or
Pipe bolt-action or
Pipe revolver
Synth component


  • Sturges cannot be killed in normal gameplay, as he is essential. However, if he is killed with console commands, he will drop a synth component. His status as a synth is never alluded to or mentioned in dialogue.
    • Sturges also has the Synth trait in Fallout Shelter Online and his biography claims he is a third generation synth created by the Institute who does not know his origins.
  • He can be seen encouraging Jun Long and telling him that he will be fine, concerned about his depression. Jun Long then will apologize for being a burden. This event repeats itself.
  • Sturges will give the Sole Survivor an automatic laser musket after finishing the main questline if they sided with the Minutemen.
  • Sturges' terminal can be located in Quincy ruins, inside the church.
  • Sturges can be assigned to normal settler tasks in Sanctuary Hills.
  • Although Sturges can be ordered to move to a new settlement, the command does not work correctly. Sturges does not physically move to the other settlement. Instead, he is unassigned from any current job and idles in Sanctuary (hammering house walls). His population count is removed from Sanctuary and added to the intended settlement. If he is then assigned from idle activity to a work assignment, his population count is removed from the intended destination and added back to Sanctuary.
  • Sturges makes a remark when passing Red Rocket truck stop during When Freedom Calls, stating that he is the only settler that can be moved between settlements.
  • Sturges' name is spelled with two S's at the end in concept art.


Sturges appears in Fallout 4, Fallout: Wasteland Warfare and Fallout Shelter Online. Additionally, Sturges is mentioned in the quest Game Show Gauntlet in Fallout Shelter.

Behind the scenes[]

In localized versions of the game, Sturges' voice is dubbed by Alessandro Testa (Italian).


  • PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 Xbox OneXbox One Sturges, as well as other Sanctuary settlers, will sometimes teleport onto the roof of the house with the workbenches, and the only way to reach him is by making a staircase. The cause seems to be from the game spawning two characters in the same location (one will stand on the other's head) upon fast-traveling to Sanctuary, then one character trying to climb in place, which teleports one of them straight up and they land on the roof. [verified]
    • Fast traveling can sometimes fix this issue.
    • Leaving a stairway to the roof, then a 2nd 2-step stairs from the roof to eve will allow him and others that get teleported up there to climb down.
    • Any character who gets stuck on a roof can be pushed down without being attacked by going into build mode, picking up a turret, and using it to push the character off the edge of the roof.
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One After The Molecular Level is complete, Sturges will be non-assignable, and if the teleporter is built in another place, he will automatically teleport to Sanctuary Hills. [verified]
    • This may be fixed on PC by opening the console and type in: prid 0001a4d8.moveto player while on the desired settlement, setpv bcommandable 1 and fast travel as far away as possible from the settlement and fast travel back to it.
  • Playstation 4Playstation 4 Sturges may relocate to the Castle after destroying the Institute with the help of the Minutemen and will stand in the courtyard near the radio tower. He will not move or sleep and cannot be assigned to any jobs, but will count as 1 settler in the player's population.[verified]