Fallout 4 101: Basic Things A Clueless Gamer Should Know

Fallout 4

Fallout 4 is the latest installment in a massively popular franchise, with veterans eager to get back to the wasteland. The hype surrounding the game will likely draw first-timers to try it out, and for beginners, Fallout 4 could prove to be overwhelming.

While these are by no means the only things that you should know to be successful in Fallout 4, here are some tips for beginners to start their journey on the right foot.

Take advantage of the SPECIAL system

SPECIAL stands for the base stats of Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility, and Luck. Gamers get 21 points at the beginning of the game that they can allocate any way they want, and then get 1 point for every level up. That’s not a lot of points to start with, and levelling up does not happen often, so players are recommended to plan out their character’s build from the start.

Unlock the Perks you want

Perks are abilities and bonuses that are connected to the SPECIAL system, and unlocking these perks can only be done by acquiring a certain number of points under a certain or a combination of SPECIAL categories. Looking at the Perks and determining how a gamer’s wants his or her character to develop is crucial to make sure that no points will be wasted.

Pick up everything you see

It is recommended that gamers pick up everything they see in the post-apocalyptic world that they are in, as Fallout 4 is also focused on resource gathering as much as completing quests and killing enemies. Investigate all nooks and crannies in every location, as you never know what you could find.

Build mods and cook as much as possible

What will you do with all the junk that you found? Use them as new materials and raw meat for building mods and cooking. There are so many things you can do with the things you pick up, and building mods and cooking is also a relatively easy way to gain experience.

 Master VATS

While gamers can handle enemies without utilizing it, VATS, or the Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System, is a very powerful tool at their disposal. VATS allows gamers to exploit the weaknesses of enemies, and while that may not be needed in all occasions, mastering VATS leads to an easier time in Fallout 4.

Save as often as you can

As with any game, save as often as possible. Fallout 4 has a quicksave feature that allows gamers to save their progress at any time, expect while in combat. Given the dangers that the world of Fallout 4 presents, it is recommended that gamers use this feature heavily.

In addition to these tips, here are other Fallout 4 guides that will allow beginners to acquire a legendary weapon, the Righteous Authority, early in the game, as well as build the perfect settlement.