Tradecraft achievement in Fallout 4


Join the Railroad

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How to unlock the Tradecraft achievement

  • NE0182NE0182197,741
    09 Nov 2015 09 Nov 2015 12 Nov 2015
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    To Join the Railroad, you first have to start the quest "Road to Freedom" which can be done by listening to random people in Diamond City. Some will talk about Railroad rumors and the quest will pop up.

    The next step brings you to "Boston Common". You have to follow the Lanterns that lead you to the Old North Church. The lanterns can be pretty tricky to find but if you play at night and follow the guide, you should have no problem.

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    Here's also an image of you target, the "Old North Church"
    Thanks to Skycaptin5 for providing the link

    At the Old North Church, walk down into the basement, kill all the enemies and walk to the end where you find a puzzle on the wall. To open the hidden door, you have to spell out "RAILROAD" letter by letter. The Button in the middle is used to activate the letter that the red arrow is pointing to.

    Once inside, agree to go on the next mission "Tradecraft" and find Carrington's Prototype. You can now return to the Church again and join the Railroad.

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    ClassyWingsYeah thanks for th headsup! When I reloaded the save the door opened on its own
    Posted by ClassyWings on 10 Jun 16 at 15:52
    TheAnonymitywow.... this really helps.... those lanterns are just randomly placed!
    Posted by TheAnonymity on 31 Jan 18 at 09:13
    VEGA uIf you are glitched with “terminal inaccessible “ save on a new slot and load it . Seems to work for most people !
    Posted by VEGA u on 11 Sep 18 at 02:29
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  • Zasta 360GameTVZasta 360GameTV145,603
    24 Dec 2015 24 Dec 2015 27 Dec 2015
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    For this achievement you have to join the Railroad faction. Here are all steps:

    1 - listening in Diamond City random people which talk about the railroad rumors to start the quest
    2 - go to the quest marker from the quest (Park Street Station)
    3 - follow the lanterns or the red line to solve the puzzle but both is not necessary, you can directly go to the Old North Church
    4 - go inside the Old North Church but watch out some enemies are here
    5 - go to the basement and enter the password "railroad" to open the hidden door
    6 - talk with the woman and with Deacon, start the next quest called "Tradecraft"
    7 - complete the quest (ca 30 minutes) and at the end you will come back to the room
    8 - talk with Deacon and the woman again and use the "Join the Railroad" option

    PS: During the mainstory quest "The Molecular Level" you can also solve the "Road to Freedom" quest. The main quest have the same steps (2-5)
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