Kidnapping at (Location Name) is a Minutemen radiant quest in Fallout 4.

Quick walkthrough

Minutemen radiant quest: Kidnapping
Speak to the leader of the settlement.
Travel to the location where the prisoner is held.
(Optional) Pay the ransom.
Free the prisoner.
Report your success to the leader of the settlement.
Reward: ~100 caps or a new settlement
(Optional) Report your success to Preston Garvey.
Reward: 200+ XP

Detailed walkthrough

This quest can be started randomly when speaking to Preston Garvey or listening to Radio Freedom. If a settlement has not been unlocked yet, this quest may be started by speaking to a settler at that location and it will unlock the settlement.

The leader of the concerned settlement will ask the Sole Survivor to rescue one of the settlers. They then have the option to eliminate the kidnappers or to give money to the settlement leader so they can pay the ransom. The ransom varies between 200 and 500 caps. The kidnappers can be super mutants, raiders or Gunners.

Failure to free the kidnapped settler in a timely manner will result in failure of the quest. The usual time limit of 7 in game days before failure is halved in this situation. After the quest is failed the dead and naked body of the kidnapped settler can be found in the radiant location. It is still possible to loot its inventory and retrieve any object it was previously carrying.

Settlements asking for help

Possible prisoner locations

Quest stages

50 Talk to the settlers at (location 1)A Radio Freedom broadcast said there's been a kidnapping at <Alias=ActualLocation>. I need to get there and see what I can do to help. OR
Preston Garvey has sent me to investigate a kidnapping at <Alias=ActualLocation>. I need to get there and see what I can do to help.
81 (Optional) Pay the ransom
100 Rescue (settler) from (location 2)The settler I spoke to told me where I could find the kidnapped victim. I need to go there and rescue him/her.
150 Report back to settlers at (location 1)I was able to successfully find and free the captive. I need to return to the settler and let him/her know.
450 Talk to Preston Garvey - if Preston started questNow that I've helped <Alias=ActualLocation>, I need to let Preston know the good news.
500Quest finishedQuest complete

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