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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 a synth courser working for the Institute 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
Stealth Boy x2
Stimpak x2


  • Z2-47 is the only known courser in Fallout 4 with a designation that does not start with X. Furthermore, there are no known regular synths with a name starting with X, while there are several regular synths with a name starting with Z (including Z1-14).
  • 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 Z2-47 expressing surprise that the player character even knows his reset code, before deactivated, 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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