Unlike previous installments of the post-apocalyptic franchise, gamers won’t find their character progression blocked by a mandatory level cap in Fallout 4. This means that players will be able to constantly improve their survivors for as long as they play since level-up rewards, such as perks, will also be returning to Fallout 4.
In fact, those who focus on leveling can begin to collect perks thanks to the removal of level caps. Speaking to IGN, Bethesda Softworks vice president Pete Hines confirmed that Fallout 4 will feature more perks than what fans saw in the studios’ last Fallout title. Hines revealed that there will be a total of 270 perks and Fallout 4 users will be able to collect every single one thanks to the new endless leveling mechanics.
Hines explained that players will have to choose what perks they select carefully since most of the options won’t be available to a new Fallout 4 character. Some perks will be locked behind a minimum level requirement while others will require vault survivors to have high ability statistics that players likely won’t have at the beginning of Fallout 4.
However, Hines stated that players can build a very one-sided character in order to see some of the stronger perks early on. For example, gamers will need nearly maxed-out S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats to see specific perks in Fallout 4. Fans willing to sacrifice their other stats can build a character with a high Strength score to be able to select some good melee traits early on.
Anyone wanting to unlock every perk in Fallout 4 will have to work at leveling their in-game character. For those not interested in building the strongest apocalyptic hero as possible, Gameranx points out that players won’t be required to collect them all in order to play the game. Fallout 4 is being designed to support several different playstyles, including ones geared towards those who simply want to relax and enjoy the game without feeling pressure to max out their character.
Many of the perks that players enjoyed in earlier Bethesda Fallout titles will also be included in Fallout 4. However, with a massive 270 perks featured in the game, fans can also expect to see plenty of new options.
Bethesda announced last month that they are practically finished developing Fallout 4. As discussed in a previous Inquisitr report, the developer has stated that they won’t be adding any more features to the game before it launches later this year. Instead, they will spend the remaining time between now and Fallout 4‘s November release date to focus on removing bugs and other known issues for the game.
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