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If you're not here for the synth, then you're here for me. What do you want?— Z2-47 upon meeting the Sole Survivor

Z2-47 is one of the Institute's elite coursers in 2287.


In 2287, he is tasked with retrieving a Gen 3 synth, designation K1-98. K1 was captured by a group of Gunners and taken to their base at Greenetech Genetics.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.


Other interactions

If one opens the security door before engaging Z2-47, he will thank the player character and ask for a moment before using the recall code. From here he engages the player character in dialogue beginning with, "Are you here for the synth?" exactly the same as if K1-98 had not been freed prior to engagement.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Courser uniform Institute pistol Courser chip
Fusion cell x13


  • Prior to the quest, one can get the reset codes from one of Mama Murphy's visions. Using the code during the conversation before the combat starts will result in deactivation and there will be no need for any combat.
  • Like all coursers, Z2 will utilize Stealth Boys while in combat, making using V.A.T.S. difficult.
    • Power armor equipped with a targeting HUD helmet modification, however, can lock onto him and allow the use of V.A.T.S.
    • Z2-47 can be tracked by any gun with a recon scope mod attached, but only if he is tagged before he engages his Stealth Boy.
    • Companions will attack him, even with the Stealth Boy active.
  • The character is mentioned in Fallout: Wasteland Warfare.[1]


Z2-47 appears in Fallout 4, Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, and Fallout Shelter Online.



  1. Fallout: Wasteland Warfare | Institute: Institute Covert Operations: "One of the foremost experts in Synth retrieval and elimination is Z2-47, presenting as a human male of stocky build and short brown hair. His infiltration missions are legendary in their completion rates (and often kill counts). Z2-47 has been known to cut down waves of enemies in his pursuit of a single target, sometimes killing hundreds if they get in his way, all for the chance to eliminate even one rogue synth."
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