I'm sure a few things ran through your head when you saw that adorable dog show up in the Fallout 4 reveal. First: "Awwwwwww, how adorable!" Second: "Wait, that dog is going to die, isn't he?" Well, I'm here to put your fears to rest. According to a Tweet sent out by Bethesda Studios quoting Fallout 4 producer Todd Howard, your canine companion Dogmeat can't die.
This is pretty great news, even apart from saving us from crying over the death of our virtual best friend. It means there'll be one less thing to worry about as you explore the Boston wasteland. Your dog will be your faithful companion through thick and thin, taking commands, sniffing out items, and even going for a bandit's jugular if need be - but you won't have to fear for its safety.
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