New Video Showing Fallout 4’s Character System Is Pretty Perk-y


Pip-boys are the future, this we know. The sooner we perfect the technology of actually levelling up in real life, the better. Until then, Bethesda have covered us by explaining Fallout 4‘s Character Perk tree.

Much like the old Fallout games, perks in Fallout 4 can be unlocked and added to your character as you play the game and level up. Of course some perks are mostly just for shits and giggles, like the much loved Bloody Mess perk.

The chart below shows how each S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stat can be advanced by up to 10 perks. Unfortunately they’re not labelled, and Bethesda only point out a few in the video, so there’s a bit of guess work involved.


The more points you pump into your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats will dictate how much of each skill tree you can unlock. So having seven stat points in Strength will allow you to choose from up to seven perks. You get 28 points to start with, and Bethesda have also announced there will be no level cap. Nice!

Levelling up will apparently be much faster in Fallout 4 than previous games, but we’ll get a better idea of how it works when the game drops on November 10.