New Fallout 4 weapon type revealed in now complete Perk list

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Fallout 4 Perks reveal new weapon class

By now I’m sure you know that some lucky sods around the world have their hands on Fallout 4 already, meaning the internet is alight with all sorts of videos, images and spoilers to try and avoid until this time next week. While Bethesda is having a rotten time dealing with it, the spoils of nuclear war have revealed some interesting things about the RPG. Things like previously unknown perks that Fallout 4 has, which reveal even more about unknown equipment.

The image of the full perk list has been out for some time now, but some names left even the most avid Fallout fans scratching their heads as to what they could mean. Thanks mostly to the leaked video, these perks have now been deciphered, completing the entire list on the Fallout Wiki with updated descriptions. Here’s some of the previously unknown Fallout 4 perks:

  • (END 9) GHOULISH – Sure, you’re still human – on the outside! Radiation now regenerates your lost health.
  • (STR 10) PAIN TRAIN – Choo choo! All aboard! While wearing Power Armour, sprinting into enemies hurts and staggers them.
  • (LUCK 9) FOUR LEAF CLOVER – Feeling lucky? You should! Each hit in V.A.T.S has a chance of filling your Critical meter.
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Those are pretty standard for what you’d expect from a new Fallout 4 perk, but they pale in comparison to my favourite of the lot:

  • Perk (LUCK 5), IDIOT SAVANT – You’re not stupid! Just… different. Randomly receive 3x XP from an action, and the lower your Intelligence, the greater the chance.

Of course, you came here with the promise of new weapons, and that’s exactly what the final perk gives you. In the past Fallout has featured normal, bullet guzzling weaponry and more sci-fi, laser operated ones. Fallout 4, however, is introducing Radiation weapons for the first time.

  • (INT 9) NUCLEAR PHYSICIST – You’ve learned to split the atom… and command it. Radiation weapons do 50 per cent more damage and Fusion Cores last an extra 25 per cent longer.

You can read through the entire Fallout 4 Perk list here ahead of release, so that you can adequately plan out your Wastelander progression before taking a step outside Vault 111’s doors. Are you picking up Fallout 4 next week?

Last Updated: November 3, 2015

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • Simon

    Sure its nice to have this info, but from whence did it come are these reviewers who broke their NDA with bethesda or some lucky sods whose games shop duffed up and ended up with copies a week earlier?

    • Alessandro Barbosa

      Most likely the latter. Happens very often too

  • Nikola

    I am not reading any of it don’t want no spoilers, want to finish my mini backlog I have then fully jump into this:)

    • Hence the low amount of comments in here xD

      • Nikola

        Hahaha I was just thinking the same usually this kind of article is full of comment, or people actually do work;)

        • I just finished up my last batch of paperwork for ending of Oct, so now I am back on LG baby!

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            You’d better be ready tonight!

          • Nikola

            You guys going on a date?? :))))

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            Swords and blood baby

          • You’re making it sound worse xD

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja


          • I was working on it dammit 😛

            I don’t even get a 5 second grace periode

          • Nikola

            hahah he is relentless does not stop with grammar check;)

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            I stopped with correcting you, since it is not your first language.

          • Nikola

            haha much appreciated sir! I don’t mind though how else am I going to learn:)

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            By playing on PC 😉

          • Wow, the burn… and a low blow in one comment, poor Nikola 🙁

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja


          • Nikola

            You guys are into kinky stuff that’s for sure;)

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            Swords, blood, jumping around, working together, and celebrating afterwards…

          • Then calling me a doos xD

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            Not you, was saying it was difficult, was an exclamation of shock

          • I found it very funny actually :P, yesterday 3 people called me a box 😀

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            It is a very effective insult, calling someone something that is made of cheap material and devoid of substance

          • But a whole box is useful, shouldn’t we call someone a half box for better effect?

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            It sounds better in Afrikaans, ‘n halwe doos

          • Exactly/presies

          • DragonSpirit009

            Ah the joy’s of the Afrikaans language! It makes the world sometimes a bit brighter!

          • For those times you really have to give a douchebag a mouth full.

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            I just imagined putting a douche bag in a douchebag’s mouth, had a good laugh

          • Bioshock Hype!!!

            Oh right. Warframe Hype!!

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            I’d better get paid well 😛

          • How much we aiming for?

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            100k for the minion

          • That’s about 10 T1 runs. But I think we do 7 or 8 voids then do resource runs, because those things don’t come cheap xD

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            But I got 40k on the one run last night?
            Anyway, rather pop me msg on Steam with your Skype details, we can chat there

          • That was a Nightmare mission with a thousand enemies trying to rip us apart dropping credits 😛

            And will send you the details when I get home 🙂

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            Yeah rather not post here, just now Darryn finds it and sends you Mankini pics

          • Like I would give my contact details on a public forum xD

          • Nikola

            Nice dude work smart LG comes first though;) I havent worked in like 3 months been at work physically to show face that’s about it haha IT when it’s quite is like a dream job:)

          • I studied IT, I am still studying IT… I work as an accountant O.o

          • Nikola


          • To put some clarity on the roundabout way my life go’s…
            Started as a farmer, then studied IT. Became a Scuba instructor and now I do accounting.

            *reaches for a brandy -_-

          • Nikola

            HAHAHAHA!!! Wow that’s certainly an interesting path lol

  • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja


  • HairyEwok

    Finally we have nuclear fusion weapons. It’s time to get a crit of OVER 9000!

  • Viking Of Science

    I hope the recorded Low Intelligence Dialogue, like in F:NV, If you had an Int of one, The game was freaking Hilarious! see video:

  • Jeff Winger

    Less than 8 days now!

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