Fallout 4 Instructional Cartoon Teaches All About Perception
Bethesda has released another educational video starring Vault Boy. This time, we learn why Perception is so important in the wastelands of Fallout 4.
This new Fallout 4 cartoon features the return of the Vault-Tec corporation's mascot, Vault Boy. The Fallout series has used Vault Boy to visibly represent what Fallout's skills, attributes and perks do, and this video continues the explanation of the series' S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system. This acronym stands for your primary attributes of Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility and Luck. Last week, we learned how important Strength is. The more Strength you have, the harder your melee hits are and the more weight you can carry. Being able to carry more weight means you can bring along more items and weapons.
Now, we get to see why Perception is so important. Perception is all about your five senses. A higher perception means your overall awareness is up, which helps your enemy detection, your firearm's rate of fire, how well you can lockpick, your empathy for conversations and more. Perception helps you see what enemies have that you can steal, and it also helps you plant traps, like leaving a grenade in a baddie's pocket. Furthermore, Perception helps with the series' legendary V.A.T.S. system, which pauses combat and lets you target a specific body part or weapon with your gun. Don't want an enemy to run away? Target their legs. Want to disable their weapon? Shoot at it. Or you could always go for the headshot. A higher Perception raises your chances of hitting these specific parts.
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