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The Fallout 4 Wiki accentuates a collection of guides, information, data, and the different aspects of the game such as Walkthrough guides, Romance, a complete list of Weapons, Armor, various Equipment, Builds, Character Progression, Basic and Advanced Combat Mechanics, and more for Bethesda Game Studios' Fallout 4. Developed by the award-winning creators of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout 4 welcomes you to the next generation of open-world experience and Bethesda's ambitious game.


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What is Fallout 4?

Fallout 4 is developed by Bethesda Game Studios, it is a post-apocalyptic role-playing game and the fifth installment in the Fallout series. The story focuses on a Sole Survivor of Vault 111 who sets forth on a mission to find their missing child, Shaun — Fallout 4 is set in the year 2287 around the area of Boston, which takes place 10 years after the events of Fallout 3.

As the player explores beyond the vault, he/she will discover a dangerous environment, unique factions, and encounter a race of robotic but also biological human-like beings that are known as Synths, while also facing key moments for the player's survivability.

Where can I play Fallout 4?

Fallout 4 is available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC (Steam, GOG). In 2024, a next-gen patch is expected to be released which features improved graphics to take advantage of the performance of current-gen consoles such as the PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

The patch will also include bug fixes, new Creation Club content, and various mode features for performance and quality.

For PC players, the game is available on Steam and GOG. The game is available in the subscription's catalog if you are subscribed to Game Pass.

Fallout 4 All News and Updates

Fallout 4

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Initial Release Date November 10, 2015
December 17, 2015 (JP)
Platforms PC (Steam, GOG), Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, and PlayStation®4
Developer/s Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher/s Bethesda Softworks
Genre Role-playing game
Mode/s Single-player
Rating CERO: Z
PEGI: 18+
OFLC (NZ): 18+

Fallout 4 System Requirements

NOTE: * Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

Recommended Requirements

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

  • OS *: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 4790 3.6 GHz/AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB/AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB or equivalent
  • Storage: 30 GB available space

Minimum Requirements

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or equivalent
  • Storage: 30 GB available space


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Fallout 4 Gameplay

Returning Features in Fallout 4

Fallout 4 retains some familiar gameplay elements that were present in previous games such as Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. Fallout 4 still features the POV feature of switching between first and third-person view. Well-known or common enemies also make their return such as Mutated Rodents/Animals, Mirelurks, Raiders, Empowered Mutants, Deathclaws, and the Ghouls. There is also the user-friendly Pip-Boy which the player accesses to view their stats, inventory, map, quest logs, and more.

When it comes to the end-game, if a player finishes the main campaign, they may continue playing to experience the aftermath of all the actions or decisions made and complete other side quests, a feature that was added in the third add-on of the game, Broken Steel.

New Features in Fallout 4

The Avatar in Fallout 4

The avatar of the player is now supported with dialogues that are fully voiced, adding an extra layer of immersion to this installment of the Fallout series. But when it comes to dialogue choices, players can no longer see the full response, but instead, only short phrases of a dialogue to choose from that only give a "general idea" of what the avatar will say. Conversations with NPCs are also cinematic, where the camera uses Bethesda's infamous camera angles to show both the NPC and Avatar's facial and body expressions. Moreover, the avatar is now capable of toggling between sprinting or just regular jogging when moving.

Companions and Affinity for Fallout 4

Companions in Fallout 4 now feature an affinity system that contributes points toward positive or negative opinions of the protagonist, depending on the choices you have made. The Affinity System further develops the relationship between the companion and the player, unique questlines become available, additional dialogue is unlocked — and ultimately, romance. By maximizing the affinity with a companion, the game rewards the player with special perks that can be useful in different ways. It is important to mention that the Affinity System is a hidden stat, which means it is impossible to check the level or progress of a companion's relationship without console commands.

Crafting Made Possible in Fallout 4!

Crafting in the previous installments that came before Fallout 4 was only a minor gameplay feature. But now, the game focuses on the Crafting system, making all of the items you find in the game useful as a source of material. Crafting features an abundant category of items a player can produce such as Settlement Objects, Item Modifications, Equipment, Consumables, and more.

Every craftable item requires a specific type and number of components that are acquired from scrapping junk items at a crafting table or overworld objects such as Settlements, trees, and even cars. Unlike its predecessor/s, crafting or modification generally does not require the player to learn a schematic, but instead, requires unlocking or improving certain crafting-related perks — most craftable items are already known by default

Equipment no longer Deteriorates in Fallout 4!

Yes! You heard that right, Weapons and Armor do not deteriorate in Fallout 4 when it is used and it does not require maintenance. Apart from this amazing change, there is a variety of upgradable and customizable pieces of equipment, Armor is now split into different parts to mix different set pieces, and the usage of Power Armor now requires batteries known as Fusion Cores.

Fallout 4 Character Progression

Changes have been made in Fallout 4, where skills have now been removed and replaced with a 7x10 chart that features Perks. Upon leveling up, the player can unlock a new perk that consists of prerequisites based on attributes and level, and each perk has multiple tiers. The developers wanted to provide players with the experience of having some sense of freedom when it comes to combat and exploration.

Combat in Fallout 4

V.A.T.S. or (Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System) makes its return in Fallout 4, it is said to be a critical feature in combat where real-time enters a state of slow-motion or "bullet time", this allows players to target specific body parts to apply specific injuries, aim for headshots, or to target the enemy's weakness. When using V.A.T.S., players can also disarm an enemy, blind them, and even slow enemies by targeting their legs or knees.

Fallout 4 also makes changes to critical hits. In previous Fallout titles, Critical Hits are randomized when the player attacks an enemy, Bethesda removes the Critical Hit Chances and replaces it with a Critical meter that fills up, giving players combat awareness of when to use it if they are aiming to land a critical hit. Apart from that, throwables such as grenades can now be equipped as a secondary weapon.

What are Settlements in Fallout 4?

A Settlement or Settlements in Fallout 4 is a brand new feature of the game that features the building of houses and managing communities or a community. Inside a settlement, players can scrap items and structures to acquire resources, housing, gardening, constructing defensive perimeters, stations, and more. A settlement is your base or your small community where you can fully customize it to your liking, assign jobs to help keep it running, and build a safe space from the dangers of the Wasteland.

What is Survival Mode in Fallout 4?

Survival Mode in Fallout 4 is a difficulty mode that disables auto and manual saves from the menu. Survival Mode provides something close to a "real-life" experience where the only way a player can save the game is to sleep on a bed, a mattress, or inside a sleeping bag. Survival Mode also adds detrimental changes such as subjecting the avatar to hunger, thirst, exhaustion, and fast travel being disabled. These are just some of the primary changes that heavily affect gameplay when in survival mode, and there are more that further increase the difficulty and challenge in Survival Mode.

Mods Supported in Fallout 4

Fallout 4 is recognized as the first Fallout title to receive native mod support for consoles. Back in E3 2015, Todd Howard announced that the Xbox One version of Fallout 4 offers mod support with the use of Creation Kit for PC that became available to download on April 26, 2016. This followed the release of the Xbox One mod support that dropped on May 31, and not long after, Mod support for PlayStation was also announced in June, delayed, and ultimately, canceled in September.

Despite PlayStation not having this feature, Bethesda and Sony came to an agreement that allowed mods to be accessible on the PlayStation®4 after the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. Even though it was implemented, PlayStation users were only limited to using the mod-supported feature with assets that were already established within the game files of Fallout 4.


The Story and Setting of Fallout 4

Story of Fallout 4

Players take control of the Sole Survivor of Vault 111, where they can play as Nate (the father) or Nora (the mother). It begins on October 23, 2077, the day of the Great War, Nate and Nora go on about their lives and a series of unfortunate events follow which leads to an abrupt change in their lives as they awaken into a changed world.

In Fallout 4, you explore a dangerous and different environment caused by the Great War. As you venture on a journey to find your son, Shaun, you begin to unravel what has become of the world and learn more about Synths, being the main focus of the game.

Setting of Fallout 4

Fallout 4 is set in the year 2287 which is a decade after the events of Fallout 3 and six years after Fallout: New Vegas. The game takes place in "The Commonwealth", featuring the central city of Boston where towns and cities of Cambridge, Concord, Lexington, Malden, Nahant, Natick, Quincy, Revere, and Salem can be found.

A mix of real landmarks such as the Paul Revere Monument, the USS Constitution, as well as the Massachusetts State House, including fictional locations like Sanctuary Hills are included in the game.



Fallout 4 Game Products and DLCs

Pip-Boy Edition

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Fallout 4's Pip-Boy Edition comes with a wearable replica of the Pip-Boy, a Pip-Boy Pocket Guide, a Vault-Tec perk poster, a RobCo Industries stand for the Pip-Boy, a capsule case, and a metal case that includes a physical copy of the game. According to a Forbes article, the wearable Pip-Boy can hold mobile phones such as the iPhone 6, iPhone 5/5s, Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, and other smartphones with the use of foam inserts.


Fallout 4 Nuke Pack

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Fallout 4's Nuke Pack includes a one-of-a-kind Fallout 4 lunchbox, a 37x10" Fallout 4 Print, a Vault Boy mini bobblehead, and a metal case that includes a physical copy of the game. The Fallout 4 Nuke Pack was distributed by EB Games and exclusively sold in select countries such as Australia and New Zealand.


Fallout 4 Mighty Bundle

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The Mighty Bundle for Fallout 4 comes with a 100-page hardcover of the Fallout 4 Franchise Book that features detailing in words and hi-res imagery the history of Fallout over the years, a Fallout Vault Boy Pop! Vinyl figure, and a regular copy of the game.


GOTY Edition

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The Game of the Year Edition of Fallout 4 was released on September 26, 2017, for PC, PS4 and Xbox On. This edition included all 6 main add-ons:

  • Automatron
  • Wasteland Workshop
  • Far Harbor
  • Contraptions Workshop
  • Valut-Tec Workshop
  • Nuka-World

And to kick off celebrating the GOTY, Bethesda also released a limited number of the Fallout 4 G.O.T.Y. Pip-Boy Collector Edition that were exclusive in North America and select retailers. The G.O.T.Y. Pip-Boy Collector Edition included the following: All 6 main Add-ons, a wearable Pip-Boy, Pip-Boy Pocket Guide, a Vault-Tec Perk Poster, and a physical copy of the game.


Fallout 4 All DLCs


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The mysterious Mechanist has unleashed a horde of evil robots into the Commonwealth, including the devious Robobrain. Hunt them down and harvest their parts to build and mod your own custom robot companions. Choose from hundreds of mods; mixing limbs, armor, abilities, and weapons like the all-new lightning chain gun. Even customize their paint schemes and choose their voices!

Wasteland Workshop

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With the Wasteland Workshop, design, and set cages to capture live creatures – from raiders to Deathclaws! Tame them or have them face off in battle, even against your fellow settlers. The Wasteland Workshop also includes a suite of new design options for your settlements like nixie tube lighting, letter kits, taxidermy, and more!

Far Harbor

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A new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency leads you on a search for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. Travel off the coast of Maine to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where higher levels of radiation have created a more feral world. Navigate through the growing conflict between the synths, the Children of Atom, and the local townspeople.

Will you work towards bringing peace to Far Harbor, and at what cost? Far Harbor features the largest landmass for an add-on that we've ever created, filled with new faction quests, settlements, lethal creatures, and dungeons. Become more powerful with new, higher-level armor and weapons. The choices are all yours.


Contraptions Workshop

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Machines that sort! Machines that build! Machines that combine! With Fallout 4 Contraptions, use conveyer belts, scaffolding kits, track kits, and even logic gates to construct crazy and complex gadgets to improve your Wasteland settlements. The Contraptions Workshop also includes all-new features like elevators, greenhouse kits, warehouse kits, fireworks, armor racks, and more!

Vault-Tec Workshop

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Build a brighter future underground with the all-new Vault-Tec Workshop. Create a massive Vault and attract new Dwellers using pre-war industrial kits complete with retro-nostalgic furniture, lighting, and art. Even change and customize the look of your inhabitants with new barbershops and cosmetic surgery stations. And like every good Overseer, run Vault-Tec approved experiments on your Dwellers to learn what makes an ideal citizen. Vault-Tec has given you the tools, the rest is up to you!


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Take a trip to Nuka-World, a vast amusement park now a lawless city of Raiders. Explore an all-new region with an open wasteland and park zones like Safari Adventure, Dry Rock Gulch, Kiddie Kingdom and the Galactic Zone. Nuka-World features new quests, Raiders, weapons, creatures, and more. Enjoy the ride!


High Resolution Texture Pack

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Experience the wasteland like you've never seen it before with the Fallout 4 High-Resolution Texture Pack! From the blasted buildings of Lexington to the shores of Boston Harbor and beyond, every location is enhanced with ultra-deluxe detail.




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    • Anonymous

      3 years after release this game is still a glitch ridden mess of a garbage so called "video game" and instead of fixing the game which has been out for 3 years, Bethesda releases a new Fallout game (76) with even more problems then this game has. I currently have 4 quests I can't turn in because the game won't let me interact with the NPC's necessary to complete the quest. The game is such a mess I honestly think Sony, Microsoft and steam should just take the game off their stores until Bethesda DOES THEIR JOB AND FIXES THEIR 3 YEAR OLD GAME. Bethesda are by far the worst game developers in the country and SCREW the fanboy's feelings! Facts don't care about your feelings fanboys!!!

      • Anonymous

        Step 1: Build 4 or more Water Purifiers-Industrial.
        Step 2: Connect them to Medium Generators because they require 5 Power in order to run.
        Step 3: After you connect your Water Purifiers-Industrial leave them, because Purified Water don't generate at faster rate( I suggest you explore the commonwealth do side-quests or just do the Dora the Explorer thing)(PS: I don't suggest you to wait or sleep 24 hours because it won't work just leave them)
        Step 4: Once you played the game over an hour or more goo back to your Settlement and check the Workshop if you have enough Purified Waters let's say x100 Purified Waters sell them.
        Step 5: There you go you earned enough CAPS to buy new gears,refill your ammos,buy explosives and even buy Legendary/Unique Gears and Weapons.

        Lastly: If you sell x1 Purified Water it'll cost 20 Caps therefore if you multiply them by the quantity of your Purified Water you can earn more than 3000+ or more CAPS. If you're confused here's the table see below.

        If you have x100 Purified Water you can earn = 2,000 Caps

        X100 = 2,000 Caps
        X200 = 4,000 Caps
        X300 = 6,000 Caps
        x400 = 8,000 Caps
        x500 = 10,000 Caps
        x600 = 12,000 Caps
        x700 = 14,000 Caps
        X800 = 16,000 Caps
        x900 = 18,000 Caps
        x1000 = 20,000 Caps

        Created by: banter

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