New Perks for Fallout: New Vegas

That perk is so last year.

There will be new perks in Fallout: New Vegas but a lot of the old perks will make a return exactly the same as before or with slight modifications. This is done to counter how easy it was to max out the player’s skills in Fallout 3, most of the skill-boosting perks from Fallout 3 have been removed and replaced. Unlike in Fallout 3 you now gain perks every two levels. There are 88 regular perks, 8 companion perks and other unknown amount of quest perks.


Required Character Level: 8
Required Attributes/Skills: Guns 45, Melee 45
Benefit: Increases damage done by dynamite, hatchets, knives, revolvers, and lever-action guns.

Jury Rigging

Required Character Level: 14
Required Attributes/Skills: Repair 90
Benefit: Repair any item using a roughly similar item.

Laser Commander

Required Character Level: 22
Required Attributes/Skills: Energy Weapons 90
Benefit: You do an extra 15% damage and have a 10% extra chance to critically hit with any laser weapon.

Long Haul

Required Character Level: 12
Required Attributes/Skills: Endurance 6, Barter 70
Benefit: Being over-encumbered no longer prevents you from using fast travel.

Math Wrath

Required Character Level: 10
Required Attributes/Skills: Science 70
Benefit: Reduces all AP costs by 10%

Pack Rat

Required Character Level: 8
Required Attributes/Skills: Intelligence 5, Barter 70
Benefit: Items with a weight of two pounds or less now weigh half as much

The Professional

Required Character Level: 6
Required Attributes/Skills: Sneak 70
Benefit: Your sneak attack criticals with revolvers, pistols, and submachine guns (guns and energy weapons) all inflict an additional 20% damage.


Required Character Level: 14
Benefit: You do 50% extra damage with melee and unarmed weapons against centaurs, nightstalkers, spore plants, spore carriers, deathclaws, super mutants, and feral ghouls.

Rad Child

Required Character Level: 4
Required Attributes/Skills: Survival 70
Benefit: The more irradiated you are, the bigger the bonus to your healing.

Shotgun Surgeon

Required Character Level: 6
Required Attributes/Skills: Guns 45
Benefit: When using shotguns, regardless of ammunition used, you ignore an additional 10 points of a target’s damage threshold.