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Carry weight
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Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics
ModifiesInventory capacity
Governed ByStrength
Initial Value25 + (ST x 25) = lbs
Related PerksPack Rat, Strong Back
Related TraitsSmall Frame
Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas
ModifiesInventory capacity
Governed ByStrength
Initial Value150 + (ST x 10) = lbs
Related PerksHeavyweight, Long Haul, Pack Rat, Strong Back
Van Buren
ModifiesInventory capacity
Governed ByStrength
Initial Value?
Related Perks?
Related Traits?
J.E. Sawyer's Fallout RPG
ModifiesInventory capacity
Governed ByStrength
Initial Value(ST + 6) * 25
Related Perks?
Related Traits?

The maximum amount of equipment your character can carry, in pounds.

— in-game description, Fallout

Carry Weight is a derived statistic in the SPECIAL system.

Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics

Your character will become slower as more weight is put on. When your character reaches the maximum weight, he or she becomes completely weighed down and cannot move until the weight is back under control.

\text{Initial level}=25+(\text{Strength}\times25)

Example: A starting Strength of 5.



\text{Initial level}=25+(\text{Strength}\times15)

Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas

Movement speed is unaffected by your character's carry weight until the weight of items carried exceeds your total carry weight, at which point your character will become over encumbered and unable to run, jump, or fast travel with the exception of the Long Haul perk in New Vegas.

\text{Initial level}=150+(\text{Strength}\times10)

Example: A starting Strength of 5.



  • Every time you add Strength you gain an increase to your weight limit.
  • The maximum initial level is capped at 250 lbs without the addition of extra perks.
  • The Strong Back perk increases the limit by 50 lbs.
  • The Burden to Bear perk can increase this limit by another 50 lbs.
  • The Hoarder trait increases the limit by 25 lbs.
  • The NCR Courier duster increases carry weight by another 25 lbs.
  • Buffout can temporarily increase this limit by another 20 lbs per dose, provided that you have 8 or less Strength points.
  • In Fallout: New Vegas, the maximum amount of weight you can carry is 400 lbs.
  • Using the console command "player.modav" carry weight can be increased to a max of 20,106 lbs.
  • If you have the Long Haul perk in, you can still fast-travel while over-encumbered.
  • In JSawyer mod, base carry weight is reduced from 150 to 50.
  • More information about weight and how to manage it is on the Weight article.

Fallout 4

\text{Initial level}=200+(\text{Strength}\times10)

Example: A starting Strength of 5.



  • In Survival Mode the Player and Dogmeat's carry weight will be reduced by 125, while other companions' carry weight is reduced by 50.[1]

Fallout 76

\text{Initial level}=150+(\text{Strength}\times5)


  1. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "In Survival, both you and your companion's Carry Weight has been significantly reduced. Exceeding your carry weight reduces your Endurance and Agility stats, and periodically damages your legs and health. Think of your back!"