How to Get Out of Power Armor in Fallout 4 [GUIDE]


The world where the Fallout games take place is a desolate, radioactive, and deadly place. Not only do player characters have to fend off threats from humans and the environment, but they also have to fend off abominations. Now survivors and settlers have created several pieces of armor to defend themselves. However, nothing beats power armor, and in Fallout 4 power armor is more complex. In this guide, we will teach you, as a player, how to get out of Power Armor in Fallout 4. As well, how to get your followers/companions out of theirs.

Before discussing how to get out of Power Armor in Fallout 4, let’s briefly discuss what a Power Armor suit is.

What is a power armor set in Fallout 4?

In the world of Fallout games, power armors are usually the best when it comes to defense stats and radiation resistance. These huge machinations are usually found later in earlier games. However, in Fallout 4, you will be able to find a few quite early on and one is even related to the main quest.

Besides the earlier access, Fallout 4 changed how Power Armor works. In previous games, Power Armor is equipped like normal armor, much like any other piece of armor in a game. One helmet, and one for the rest of the body. However, in Fallout 4 the equipment now consists of 6 parts. 1 for the head, 1 for the torso and 1 for 4 limbs.

For Power Armor you will now need a frame to attach the pieces to. Not only that, but Power Armor suits now require a battery to function and when the player has more than one, it burns through the stock. These batteries are called Fusion Cores.

Whenever you run out of Fusion Cores, your Power Armor becomes unusable. Not only that, but completely depleting the durability of the parts removes the parts and cannot be attached again unless you repair them.

This is what makes it very important to know how to get out of Power Armor suits in Fallout 4. You will have to get out of it to search for Fusion Cores or new frames with Power Armor parts.

Finally, like in previous Fallout games, you can dress your companions/followers in Power Armor except for a few for physiological reasons.

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How to get out of power armor in Fallout 4?

After presenting what power armor is and how it works in Fallout 4, we will now see how to get out of it. To do this, players must be in a Power Armor frame with either full pieces or missing items.

How do I get into power armor?

Once you, the player, see a Power Armor frame or full suit, approach it and a prompt will appear.

  • PlayStation: Simply press and hold the X button to enter
  • For Xbox, long press A
  • PC: Press the corresponding assigned action button (default activation button is E)

Getting into a power armor suit is crucial if you find yourself in a heavily irradiated area or when many enemies can hit like a truck.

How to get out of power armor in Fallout 4?

Getting out of Power Armor or an empty frame is as crucial as getting into it. Your current one might have a dilapidated Fusion Core and will be unusable in the future. Getting out of Power Armor is simple and all you have to do is do the same action when you enter it.

You can do this anywhere, but remember that the Power Armor frame or suit will stay in the area where you left it. This can be a big problem if you want to pick it up and you haven’t discovered any nearby fast travel locations. .

Exiting Power Armor near a Power Armor Station will allow you to repair and customize it.

Companions and Power Armor

In Fallout 4, you can still equip Power Armor on your human or synthetic companions. Yes, only human sized companions or followers can enter one, unfortunately Strong (Super Mutant) and Dogmeat (Dog) will not be able to get their Power Armor. Before doing this, make sure there is a Fusion Core in the Power Armor or frame.

To get a companion into Power Armor:

  • Highlight Companion
  • Press the activation/command button (X PS, A Xbox, E PC)
  • Next, highlight power armor
  • Press activate/order again
  • Make sure you’re as far away from the power armor as possible

Now, how do you get a partner out of Power Armor in Fallout 4?

  • Highlight Companion
  • Press the activation/control button
  • Choose the “Speak” option
  • Then choose “Exit Power Armor”

Why is power armor important?

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As in the previous section, power armor tends to have the best defensive stats in the game. Other than that, you gain better radiation resistance. Finally, with a few mods, you can increase your existing carry weight.

A combination of Power Armor can get you through the toughest missions and areas in the game. Don’t forget to bring plenty of Fusion Cores to maximize usage.

Where can I find power armor and parts?

Frames, parts, and even full suits of power armor can be found in multiple places in Fallout 4. This applies to the base game and all DLC content. Some can be found in certain locations, while others drop from higher level enemies. There are also power armor suits that you can obtain through a quest while others require certain scenarios to appear.

Overall, it’s easier to find Power Armor in Fallout 4 compared to previous games, but the best ones will require you to level up.

Step In and Out of Power Armor in Fallout 4 Today

Whether you’ve seen a better Power Armor suit or your Fusion Cores have been depleted, getting in and out of these machinations is as easy as pressing the same button. You can also order your companions in and out as well.


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