Buffout (Fallout 2)

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For an overview of the steroids across the series, see Buffout.
Buffout
Chem Buffout.png
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Effects
Effects
Immediate:
+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
Other
Weight0Value$ 200
Related perks
Message FilePRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2)
 
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Buffout is a consumable item in Fallout 2.

Background[edit | edit source]

The following section is transcluded from Buffout. To modify, please edit the source page.

Buffout is a brand of highly advanced steroids that increase strength, reflexes, and endurance. Although highly addictive,[1] it was a popular choice among pre-War athletes.[2] Their clandestine - and illicit - use of the drug made its use by non-athletes popular and widespread. Buffout is a highly advanced steroid that was popularized before the Great War by professional athletes and their clandestine use of the drug.[3][4] Its popularity persists well after the nuclear holocaust, due to its properties. The increase in strength allows a wastelander to punch through several wooden boards with ease and pummel opponents into submission.[5] As such, it's typically banned in places like Vault City[6] or bars, especially in New Reno.[7]

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]

References

  1. Fallout demo, Fallout and Fallout 2 item description: "{8700}{}{Buffout}"
    "{8701}{}{Highly advanced steroids. While in effect, they increase strength and reflexes. Very addictive.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (demo), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  2. A relatively common find among the ruins of gymnasiums in Fallout 4
  3. Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets p.72: "Originally made popular through clandestine use by professional athletes, Buffout is particularly helpful in mêlée or unarmed combat."
  4. 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."
  5. Goodneighbor terminals; Fred Allen's Terminal, Chem Diary: Buffout: "Experiment One: Punch through a board.
    Results: Oh yeah. That was easy.
    Experiment Two: Punch through TEN boards.
    Results: I'm invincible! This is like, some comic-book level strength.
    Experiment Three: Punch through STEEL boards, man!
    Results: Typing with my left hand. Gotta cook some Stimpaks."
  6. Vault City gate guard: "{187}{}{All right. Before you go in, we have to search your belongings first.}"
    The Chosen One: "{189}{}{What for?}"
    Vault-City gate guard: "{202}{}{Sometimes Outworlders try to smuggle alcohol or addictive drugs into Vault City: Buffout, Jet, Psycho, Mentats...that sort of thing.}"
    (VCGATGRD.MSG)
  7. Shark Club, Desperado, Maltese Falcon, and Salvatore's bartenders: "{219}{}{We don't let customers take Buffout in here, pal.}"
    (NcBarten.msg)