Fallout 4 SPECIAL

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This page describes the SPECIAL implementation in Fallout 4.
  • The content is not described in full detail on this page. For details, please see the respective articles.
  • For SPECIAL implementations in other Fallout games, please see "SPECIAL".
  • For an overview of Fallout 4 content, please refer to "Fallout 4".

Character creation[edit | edit source]

Tell us about yourself! Vault-Tec needs to know what kind of citizen you are to ensure your future happiness.

— Registration Form

Character creation is part of the tutorial and introductory sequence, performed in-character as a routine confirmation of "vital information" by a Vault-Tec representative visiting the household of your character.

Primary statistics[edit | edit source]

As in previous games, you are presented with seven SPECIAL attributes and commit points to them; however, unlike other games, the character begins with 1 point in each attribute and is given 21 extra points to spread across the board, giving the character a total of 28 SPECIAL points rather than the 40 in previous titles. However, points gained upon level up can be invested in increasing a SPECIAL statistic (or a normal perk, if desired). The Fallout 4 implementation of SPECIAL still includes all seven statistics:

S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stands for:

Derived statistics[edit | edit source]

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Perks[edit | edit source]

The character sheet interface.
Main article: Fallout 4 perks

Skills have been removed entirely from Fallout 4, their role taken over by extensive perk trees. There are hundreds of perks to choose from, in a system likely inherited from Skyrim.

Notes[edit | edit source]

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