Buffout (Fallout 2)

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For an overview of the steroids across the series, see Buffout.
Chem Buffout.png
+2 Strength
+2 Agility
+3 Endurance
After 6 Hours:
-4 Strength
-4 Agility
-4 Endurance
After 18 Hours:
+2 Strength
+2 Agility
+1 Endurance
Addiction25% Chance of Addiction
Effects after 48 Hours of non-use
-2 Strength
-3 Agility
-2 Endurance
Addiction duration: 1 week
Weight0Value$ 200
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Buffout is a consumable item in Fallout 2.

Background[edit | edit source]

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Buffout is a highly advanced steroid that was popularized before the Great War by professional athletes and their clandestine use of the drug.[1][2]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Buffout steroids are the perfect choice for any melee-centric characters, thanks to its significant boost to Strength and melee damage. It's perfect for increasing the efficiency of unarmed weapons and equalizing the playing field in the boxing contest in New Reno and kung-fu trials in San Francisco. It's also a useful tool for increasing the lethality of melee companions, like Sulik or Marcus.

The one drawback is its moderate addiction rate, 25% per use.

Locations[edit | edit source]


  1. Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets p.72: "Originally made popular through clandestine use by professional athletes, Buffout is particularly helpful in mêlée or unarmed combat."
  2. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "Buffout is a powerful steroid that gained popularity with athletes before the Great War. It grants temporary bonuses to Strength, Endurance and maximum Health."