Having trouble pleasing your settlers? Does your settlement’s happiness refuse to increase despite it having enough bars to supply the whole Commonwealth? Look no further, survivor, this guide is for you.
Guide to 100% Happiness Settlement
What Is Required to Make This Work?
At minimum you will need:
- An empty settlement (Do not use Sanctuary).
- A single settler.
- 20 or so mutfruit.
- 3 Cloth.
- 1 Concrete.
- 1 Circuitry.
- 3 Gears.
- 2 Oil.
- 15 Steel.
- 5 Wood.
- 500 Bottlecaps.
- Rank 2 of the perk “Local Leader”.
Putting It Together
Firsts things first, make sure you move your settler to your empty settlement. Any settlement can work, but I recommend not using Sanctuary because the Minutemen do not deserve happiness. The settlement I ended up using was Jamaica Plain.
Now you can get to building. To start, make a bed for your settler. Just a sleeping bag will suffice, but make sure it is placed somewhere that is sheltered from the rain.
Now place a turret somewhere to give the settlement enough defence.
Next, place a water pump.
Now place the mutfruit in the workshop inventory. Mutfruit supply a settlement with 1 food per item, making them preferable to other foods like razorgrain, which only give 0.5 food per item.
The picture says 13 mutfruit, but make sure you have at least 20 or you risk fumbling the metaphorical bag.
Optional: You can build a weight bench and pommel horse to give additional happiness, they only cost 3 Steel each.
To finish, build a bar (Level 2 Drink stand) and assign your settler to it.
Now that all your building is complete, the settlement’s happiness should be increasing (denoted by a green “up arrow” in workshop mode). So you’ve got two choices:
- Wait, wait, and keep waiting until happiness hits 100% and you get the achievement (Tedious if you ask me).
- Continue to play the game as you were before. Maybe give Preston a hand around Sanctuary. Lord knows he needs help to get Mama Murphy off the chems. Every so often, check back at your settlement to make sure happiness is still on the up and up. Eventually, happiness will hit 100%.