Meet the real-life Dogmeat

Fallout 4’s cute(st?) companion

Ahh, those eyes! It’s a harsh world out there, but everything’s going to be okay.

It’s been covered before, but to reiterate: no, your faithful Fallout 4 companion Dogmeat can’t perish. If that were to happen, players would reload their save file. In the words of game director Todd Howard, “No one plays the game [where] the dog dies and goes, ‘Fuck it, I’ll just keep playing!'”

As shown in this behind-the-scenes video, Dogmeat is based on a real dog named River. Bless.

Jordan Devore
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.