If an NPC clips through Paladin Danse while you are reporting to him, the dialogue options may disappear and cannot be pulled back up. When you try to talk to him again, he will only say "I'll be in the mess hall if you need me. Good luck with Maxson," making the quest impossible to complete, and will leave you unable to talk to most of the other Brotherhood of Steel members. Dismissing any companions before talking to Danse may fix the issue.[verification overdue]
If the Greenetech Genetics cell causes crashes, when reaching this cell in the vertibird the game will crash so you can never reach the Prydwen. [verification overdue]
Do not mark the quest Shadow of Steel as active. Instead go to the airport and jet up or use tcl to one of the 6 appendages of the Prydwen (where the vertibirds dock). You will then get the "Discovered Prydwen" message and be able to continue as normal. However, if you've done missions at Far Harbor you are forced to reveal the location of the synths and DiMA. To bypass this, use the console command setstage bos201 120.
Using coc to move to the Prydwen will disable fast travel completely.
If you do not leave via the elevator at the end of Reunions, the Shadow of Steel quest won't trigger. You need to exit through the elevator door.[已核实]
This quest will show up before Reveille in the completed section of your quest log, even if you received it afterwards.[verification overdue]
The Vertibird may not take off of the Cambridge police station roof, and Danse may talk as if the Vertibird is in the air. Using console command SetStage BoS201 35 will allow the quest to progress. [verification overdue]
If you have completed Far Harbor missions prior to starting this quest then you will be unable to complete the "Speak to Lancer Captain Kells" objective, as the moment you approach, the miscellaneous "Inform the BoS about the synth refuge" dialogue will automatically be triggered (trying to end that dialogue will just cause it to retrigger). Leaving the location and returning should fix it.[verification overdue]