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Hazardous Material

Hazardous Material is a miscellaneous quest in Fallout 4.

Quick walkthrough

Miscellaneous quest: Hazardous Material
Talk to Fred.
Accept his request.
Go to HalluciGen, Inc..
Retrieve a HalluciGen gas canister from the lab.
Bring back the gas canister to Fred.
Reward: 400+ XP
200/250/300/400 caps

Detailed walkthrough

Fred Allen is a chem dealer who works at the Hotel Rexford. The Sole Survivor can begin this quest by telling Fred that they are "looking for work," after which he will tell them about the HalluciGen, Inc. building and how there must be exciting materials inside which he could make chems with. He offers the Sole Survivor 200 caps to bring him something from the building. The player character can persuade him to raise this reward, up to a maximum of 400 caps (by intimidating him).

The HalluciGen Inc. building will be occupied by Gunners which Fred will inform the Sole Survivor of during the job pitch. However, there has been a chemical leak and the building is filled with green HalluciGen gas which has caused all the Gunners to turn on one another. They will do a good job of killing each other, leaving the player character with fewer people to kill themselves.

The "something" that Fred wants is a HalluciGen gas canister which can be found in the basement of the building. The basement is accessed by following the relatively linear path through the building which leads the player character up a flight of stairs, through the testing labs, and down the second flight of stairs on the other side of the building which leads to the basement. Alternatively, basement can be accessed through the back entrance (master locked), skipping most of the building.

In the basement is an Expert locked lab access terminal. It can either be hacked or the HalluciGen master password can be obtained from the Novice locked mainframe access terminal in the adjoining room and used to unlock it. There is a corridor with a decontamination arch containing toxic gas. The player character can either run through the gas (taking some damage), pick the Expert lock on the door in the adjacent corridor to bypass the gas, or vent the toxic gas using the terminal in the adjacent corridor. Either method leads to a laboratory with a Tesla arc trap and a Gunner commander. The HalluciGen gas container is on top of a cabinet in this room.

The Gunner commander holds the HalluciGen key which can be looted from their corpse. This key unlocks the back entrance to the building which leads back outside to the Esplanade. Return to Fred Allen and give him the gas canister to complete the quest and receive the agreed-upon reward.

Quest stages

10 Bring a HalluciGen gas canister to Fred Allen
100Quest finishedQuest complete
500Quest failedQuest failed - Fred dead


PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 After retrieving the gas canister, the quest marker may be fixed on the player character in the Pip-Boy map and invisible on the compass, and Fred will not have the relevant dialogue choice in order to complete the quest. This can be circumvented by using the console command setstage FFGoodneighbor03 100. The player character will still receive the correct amount of XP and caps after doing so. [verified]