The critical hits you cause in combat are more devastating. You gain a 20% bonus on the critical hit table, almost ensuring that more damage will be done. This does not affect the chance to cause a critical hit.”— Fallout and Fallout 2 description
Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics[edit | edit source]
+20% bonus on the critical hit table, ensuring more damage by critical hit and enabling instant kills with a roll of 101, that can kill the target no matter the amount of damage you've inflicted (you can do 0 damage and kill your target instantly). Useful for any build with a good critical chance.
Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas[edit | edit source]
+50% critical damage. Useful.
Fallout 4[edit | edit source]
The Better Criticals perk increases the damage done with every Critical Hit.”— Fallout 4 loading screen hints
- Rank 1: +50% critical damage
- Rank 2: +100% critical damage
- Rank 3: +150% critical damage