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We don't just let anyone inside. There's an entrance test. We call it the SAFE test. Everyone's got to take it.— Swanson

Swanson is a watchman living in Covenant in 2287.


Swanson works directly for the compound and administers the SAFE test at the front gate of Covenant. According to the mayor of Covenant, Jacob Orden, he has little to no idea who he was, where he came from, or how to help him.[1]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.

Effects of player's actions

During the quest Human Error, if one decides to rescue Amelia Stockton, Swanson and the rest of Covenant will become hostile towards the player character. Following Stockton's liberation, if not killed at Covenant, he may appear in a random encounter and attempt to assassinate the Sole Survivor.

If he becomes an allied settler (by the player siding with the Compound), he can neither be traded with, nor assigned to settlement tasks.



Swanson appears only in Fallout 4.