As can be expected ahead of any major release, an increasing amount of information on Fallout 4 has begun to leak now that the game is set to launch in just a matter of days. The leaks started over this past weekend when users shared dozens of unofficial Fallout 4 screenshots, but gamers are now starting to see actual details on specific gameplay features.
Providing a look Fallout 4‘s character progression system, one Reddit user provided a rundown of every Perk that will be available in the game. The information was transcribed from a leaked video created by a source that supposedly has access to an early copy of Fallout 4.
Fans of previous installments of the franchise will recognize many of the Perks available in Fallout 4. Strength skills still improve melee effectiveness or allow characters to carry more items. Newly introduced perks under the Strength tree give players the ability to become blacksmiths or charge into foes while wearing power armor to cause damage.
Those looking to avoid martial combat in Fallout 4 will find plenty of options with Charisma Perks. This attribute features abilities that can help players talk their way out of trouble. When a fight is unavoidable, however, these Perks give bonuses to companion characters such as Dogmeat.
“You have your specials, which are basically the columns, and then the rows are the different levels of that S.P.E.C.I.A.L.s. So when you have a S.P.E.C.I.A.L. that has at least a one, you can unlock the perks in the one row. So it goes all the way to 10. Those are, in order to get the ones at the bottom, you have to have that S.P.E.C.I.A.L. to that level.”
Hines went on to explain that, even though players must have the required attribute score to unlock any given Perk, they don’t have to acquire the Perks in any specific order. This is just another way that Bethesda hopes to give gamers the freedom to enjoy Fallout 4 however they want.
“It’s the seven [S.P.E.C.I.A.L.s] across. Each row down represents more points that you’re putting into that particular S.P.E.C.I.A.L. that allows you to unlock that perk; and each perk, generally speaking, with a few exceptions, has multiple ranks of that perk. It’s basically blending skills and perks together into that system. It’s not a linear progression down the chart, necessarily. It’s, ‘Do you meet the requirements for any of those?'”
While the leaked perks might look official, Bethesda stated over the weekend that they don’t plan to comment on any Fallout 4 leaks. The developer has even asked fans to refrain from sharing any leaked content such as screenshots or videos on their official forums as the Inquisitr recently reported. Bethesda’s community team has urged users to simply wait until the game launches next month.
With 270 Perks to acquire, gamers will have to play Fallout 4 for a long time to unlock them all. Do you think that you’re up to the challenge?
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