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.
The Mojave Wasteland is a dangerous place so you may need to make some friends, everyone needs help sometimes. Like Fallout 3 there are many companions, Fallout: New Vegas allows you to have one humanoid and one non-humanoid companion at a time.
Shaikot Mountains Map
A helicopter has crashed somewhere in the Shahikot mountains. These snow covered mountain peaks, called The Valley of the Kings in the local tongue, has been a rebel hiding place since ancient times. Python 1 is inserted to investigate and look for survivors in these eerie surroundings. As they embark from their helicopter they hear the first crackling sound of a sniper rifle roll between the steep mountain sides.