Hardware Town is a location in the Commonwealth in 2287.


Before the War, Hardware Town was the most popular hardware store in Boston[1].

When the Sole Survivor first arrives at Hardware Town, a raider pretending to be a civilian settler yells for help to save someone inside. When the Sole Survivor enters, the raider runs behind some doors and raiders can be heard preparing an ambush behind it. One raider can be overheard saying they should have lured the victim to the basement instead.

If the Sole Survivor waits long enough, the raiders waiting inside will get impatient and blame the bait for incompetence. They end up executing her and begin to search for the Sole Survivor. Alternatively, if the Sole Survivor goes through the basement to the left of the front doors, they can attack the raiders from the back. If the Sole Survivor kills the raider pretending to be a settler before she enters Hardware Town, the raiders lying in wait will have a different set of dialogue. One will insist on checking what is taking their bait so long, and the other will shush him. If the Sole Survivor waits long enough, the two raiders will argue until one of them shoots and kills the other.

Upon revisiting the location, Gunners will have taken over the store. However, if the Sole Survivor sided with the Institute this location will sometimes be repopulated by hostile Brotherhood of Steel members (and vice versa).


There is an armor workbench and a weapons workbench located in the room where the front entrance is, behind the counter. The large warehouse behind the front room contains a lot of supplies such as jet, stimpaks and caps. There is a small loot stash on top of the boxes containing randomized ammo, a stimpak, etc. An Advanced locked safe sits on top of a shelf on the north side of the room, and a paint mixer - optionally used in the quest Painting the Town - is at the back. A Master locked safe can be found upstairs, in the locked room alongside the Stealth Boy.



  • Kidnapping - A group of raiders can take up residence in this location after they have kidnapped a settler. The Sole Survivor is required to come here and free the settler.
  • 為城鎮上色 - 藍色黃色顏料罐可以在商行裡面找到。裡面的燃料混和機可以把這兩種顏色混成綠色。
  • Raider Troubles - Troublesome raiders might take refuge at this location between two attacks on the Commonwealth settlers.


  • 如果潛行到商店後面紅色卡車處可以聽到兩個掠奪者之間的對話。他們之前靠著同夥貝卡的幫忙騙了不少平民近來,那些倒楣鬼被扒光之後就被殺。接著他們會提到有一個男人靠著口技模仿丟手榴彈(其實丟的是石頭)、開火以及摩托車發動的聲音成功逃脫。這顯示這群掠奪者曾經聽過一台功能正常的摩托車發動聲。
  • There is a safe (Advanced lock) containing leveled loot on the top shelf of the warehouse's northern wall to the left of the fallen shelves (seems to be east if wearing power armor - see bugs). Use the fallen shelves to reach the safe.
  • If the player character goes into the basement level of Hardware Town, they will find a large amount of bodies piled up. The bodies are those of settlers and the large amount suggest that the raiders have been stationed in Hardware Town for a large period. It is possible that they have been using the same tactic as the Sole Survivor encountered, luring civilians in and then killing them and stripping them of valuables. This is further evidenced by some of the dead settlers having the raider body mesh.
  • There is a hidden duffle bag containing loot in the basement, located in the pile of rubble between the two shelves where the roof has caved in causing a ramp to the level above. To access it one will need to crouch between the two shelves so that they're in line with the edge of the right shelf (so the skeleton located on the left shelf will be slightly forward and to the left), then look towards the pile of rubble and there should be a white shape part of the way up the rubble pile alongside the right shelf, which will be slightly larger than the "[HIDDEN]" message on screen (due to being crouched). The area of the duffle bag one can interact with is invisible but located roughly at the bottom right of the white shape if standing in the right area, and may take a bit of trial and error (alternatively, the Scrapper perk rank 2 may highlight it slightly if it contains a relevant component).
  • The Sole Survivor can steal the arguing raider's equipped weapon with the level 3 pickpocketing perk and thus save the other raider.


Hardware Town appears only in Fallout 4.


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  1. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide - Page 443