By using synthetic animals such as ravens as observation platforms, the Synth Retention Bureau is capable of receiving a wide array of intelligence in real time. Watcher pods are assigned on an as-needed basis to monitor priority locations.
The Watcher Initiative appears only in Fallout 4.
Behind the scenes
|The following is based on Fallout 4 cut content.|
A cut terminal entry from the Institute states that the locations of the watcher pods include four pods at Diamond City, three at Goodneighbor, two at Fort Hagen and Libertalia, and one at Covenant, Warwick homestead, and Vault 81.
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- Watcher Initiative testing log
- Alana Secord: "Oh, yes. Uhh... Watchers have not shown any additional threats at this time. We're still monitoring increased activity around Fort Independence, though there's no immediate cause for concern. Boston International Airport remains occupied, and Brotherhood presence has been noted at several other locations. And, uhh... Despite a lack of concrete evidence, we have reason to believe that the "Railroad" continues to operate within the Commonwealth. Personally I suspect they're becoming more ambitious, but I can't confirm that at this time. For now, we have assets monitoring all known situations."
(Alana Secord's dialogue) Note: These lines are a part of Inst303DirectorateOpeningScene.
- The Art of Fallout 4
- Ronnie Shaw: " "
(Ronnie Shaw's dialogue)
- Deacon: " "
- The Institute terminal entries; SRB terminal 2, Watcher Allocation