Fallout 4 Achievements

As the release date quickly approaches, we’re getting more and more information about Fallout 4. The latest news includes a list of PS4 achievements.

The list is expected to be the same for Xbox One and PC players as well, so take a moment to go over the list and see what awaits you in the wasteland.

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Fallout 4 – S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Video Series

The last of the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. video series has been released today, so we’ve decided to put them all here in one place for anyone looking for a quick dose of their favorite game.

Following total atomic annihilation, the rebuilding of this great nation of ours may fall to you. That’s why Vault-Tec has prepared this educational video series for you to better understand the seven defining attributes that make you S.P.E.C.I.A.L.!

Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility and Luck – all of these attributes will impact how you survive and thrive aboveground.

Strength

Perception

Endurance

Charisma

Intelligence

Agility

Luck

Don’t miss our videos category for more Fallout 4 footage.

SPECIAL wallpaperBased on these videos we can assume the role of S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats hasn’t changed much since our last encounter with Fallout.

  • Strength – increases carry capacity and melee weapon damage
  • Perception – increases chances to spot enemies and avoid being detected, and increases chance to hit them with weapons
  • Endurance – increases your health
  • Charisma – reduces barter prices and helps in conversations
  • Intelligence-  helpful when hacking computer terminals and applying weapon mods
  • Agility – increases your chance to sneak and avoid damage
  • Luck – increases your chance to get caps, weapons, and critical hits on enemies.

This is just a very basic overview of S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats, but needless to say each attribute is helpful in its own way and choosing which ones your character will have can and will impact your gameplay.

Fallout 4: The Wanderer Trailer

By now everyone knows Fallout 4’s release date, but Bethesda is making sure nobody forgets. Their latest reminder comes in a form of an amazing CGI trailer featuring the Wanderer, and of course his trusted canine companion Dogmeat.

Welcome home indeed!

The Wanderer certainly has swag, and the trailer is very well produced. Makes me wonder if there’s more amazing CGI we’ll see in-game as well.

What do you think of the trailer?

Official Fallout 4 PC System Requirements

Official word on minimum and recommended PC specs required to run Fallout 4 have finally been revealed. After months of fan speculation we have the exact PC hardware requirements needed to run FO4, so make sure you take the time to review them and upgrade your system accordingly if necessary.

It seems our speculative requirements were nearly spot on, but for official confirmation just look below!

Minimum PC requirements

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

Recommended PC requirements

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

The only piece of information revealed regarding consoles is about storage space requirements: for Xbox One and PS4 you will need between 28 and 35 GB of disk space, depending on your territory and languages supported.

Furthermore, the exact time when digital copies will unlock is revealed for multiple regions: 12am (North America, Europe and Asia). In Japan the game will unlock on December 17.

In other news, Bethesda also announced the inclusion of this Perk Poster in all of their Pip-Boy game editions:

Fallout 4 Perk Poster

[Fallout Shelter] Objectives Guide – Tips & Tricks for Quick Caps and Lunchboxes

Since the release of Fallout Shelter on Android a month ago I’ve been spending way too much time playing it than I’d like to admit. The game is very addictive, and I built several vaults from scratch during this time.

The biggest reason Fallout Shelter is such a time-killer are the Objectives: just as you complete one of them, another pops up just begging you to complete it before you go off. I’m always hopeful the next one will include a Lunchbox as reward, and the excitement of opening one is as fresh as the first time.

The following guide will give you a breakdown of every Objective in Fallout Shelter in detail and explain how to complete them in the fastest and most efficient way. Though it’s not terribly difficult to figure this stuff by yourself after a while, I’m certain you will find some of my tips and tricks helpful so check out the guide if you want to maximize your time (and Caps!) in this game. Continue reading ‘[Fallout Shelter] Objectives Guide – Tips & Tricks for Quick Caps and Lunchboxes’ »

Winning Fallout Shelter: Faster Caps & No Raiders Trick

Since the release of Fallout Shelter for Android, I’ve been spending far too much time overseeing my vault and trying to make my dwellers happy. It’s a really fun and casual game, but it does take quite awhile to build everything, and when you finally get your resource production in order you will inevitably run out of caps (money in Fallout games).

The best way to get caps in Fallout Shelter is of course rushing rooms. Every rush though has a certain chance of succeeding, but failing a rush can mean your dwellers will lose health due to fire, radroach infestation, or worst of all mole rats. A bad mole rat attack can really ruin your day and kill several dwellers which can get costly, and if you’re out of caps it means you will be losing out on resources.

Paired with a badly timed raider or Death Claw attack on your vault this can completely devastate your meticulous planning, and in the end it can take an hour or more to recover. I discovered there’s a better way to keep your dwellers happy and healthy, and get tons of caps in the process.

Be warned! This “tip” only uses a certain clever game mechanic I discovered almost by accident, but could be considered cheating or exploiting and could ruin your fun with the game! Essentially you still need to play the game as you used to but you’ll just be getting caps a bit faster. And as a consequence, you can avoid getting attacked by Mole Rats, Raiders, or Deathclaws.
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Fallout Shelter Now Available on Android

First ever Fallout game developed for mobile devices has been incredibly popular, not to mention profitable as well. Fallout Shelter was announced during Bethesda’s E3 presentation of Fallout 4 in June, and was released for iOS literally minutes after the presentation was over.

In Fallout Shelter you take on the role of a Vault Overseer, and your job is to keep your vault dwellers productive and happy. The concept seems to resonate well with mobile gamers as Fallout Shelter went ahead and earned quite a sum in the first few weeks.

According to FO4’s lead developer Todd Howard, Fallout Shelter was not designed to be a money-maker, but rather a part of the overall marketing for their upcoming big title. Regardless in just two weeks after release Shelter earned $5.1 million from the sale of virtual lunchboxes.

The lunchboxes are purely optional and you’re not required to purchase any, but if you do they cost 99 cents a pop, or you can get a bulk discount of 40 lunchboxes for $20. Once again it’s proven that developing fun games is the way to go about it, as Fallout Shelter is quite addictive and entertaining in its own cute way.

Right on schedule as promised, Fallout Shelter is available on Android platform since today. You can download the game from Google Play here, and since it’s free to play it’s one of the best ways to keep yourself from going crazy until November 10th.

Official Fallout 4 Guide Book Revealed

Open-world nature of Fallout 4 will certainly keep us busy for weeks or even months after the game is released. A huge amount of Boston and its surroundings will be fully explorable, and gaining insight into the wasteland beforehand can help you thrive.

Partnered with Prima Games, Bethesda is currently working on the Vault Dweller’s Survival Guide, an official guide filled with details to help you survive FO4. According to the official announcement, Vault-Dweller’s Survival Guide will feature the following:

  • Walkthroughs and detailed maps give you all the strategies, locations, items, and loot.
  • Specs and reference data for all the perks, armor, weapons, items, and creatures you’ll encounter.
  • Complete Crafting and Workshop references detail the thousands of items you can collect, upgrade, and build.
  • Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide— Unlock the enhanced eGuide for access to updated content, all optimized for a second-screen experience.

This strategy guide will release on Tuesday, November 10th, alongside the game. Prima Games‘ page lists the contents as:

  • Walkthroughs and detailed maps give you all the strategies, locations, items, and loot.
  • Specs and reference data for all the perks, armor, weapons, items, and creatures you’ll encounter.
  • Complete crafting and workshop references detail the thousands of items you can collect, upgrade, and build.

It comes in three different versions: Collector’s, Standard, and Eguide. Take a look below for the contents and pricing of each version!

Collector’s Edition Guide:

  • Premium Hardcover book—a must have for any Fallout® 4 fan!
  • Includes exclusive bonuses only found in the Collector’s Edition.

    Collectors Edition Guide

    Collectors Edition Guide

  • This limited edition guide will only be printed once; when it is sold out, they will be gone forever!
  • This staggeringly complete guide is stuffed with all the information you’ll need to survive and thrive in Fallout® 4.
  • Your ultimate Wasteland companion: walkthroughs and detailed maps give you all the strategies, locations, items, and loot.
  • Specs and reference data for all the perks, armor, weapons, items, and creatures you’ll encounter.
  • Complete crafting and workshop references detail the thousands of items you can collect, upgrade, and build.
  • Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide—Unlock the enhanced eGuide for access to updated content, all optimized for a second-screen experience.

Collector’s Edition of the Survival Guide is priced at $39.99/45.99/£19.99.

Standard Edition Guide:

Standard Edition Guide

Standard Edition Guide

  • This staggeringly complete guide is stuffed with all the information you’ll need to survive and thrive in Fallout® 4.
  • Your ultimate Wasteland companion: walkthroughs and detailed maps give you all the strategies, locations, items, and loot.
  • Specs and reference data for all the perks, armor, weapons, items, and creatures you’ll encounter.
  • Complete crafting and workshop references detail the thousands of items you can collect, upgrade, and build.
  • Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide—Unlock the enhanced eGuide for access to updated content, all optimized for a second-screen experience.

Price for the Standard Edition of Vault Dweller’s official guide is $29.99/33.99/£14.99.

Eguide:

Vault Dweller's Eguide

Vault Dweller’s Eguide

  • All the strategy at your fingertips—completely optimized for a second-screen experience. Enjoy all the content from our printed strategy guide in a convenient, easy-to-use digital companion.
  • All content in this eGuide is easily searchable and sortable.
  • This staggeringly complete guide is stuffed with all the information you’ll need to survive and thrive in Fallout 4.
  • Your ultimate Wasteland companion—walkthroughs and detailed maps give you all the strategies, locations, items, and loot.
  • Specs and reference data for all the perks, armor, weapons, items, and creatures you’ll encounter.
  • Complete crafting and workshop references detail the thousands of items you can collect, upgrade, and build.
  • Only in the eGuide, our interactive world map allows you to easily track and find item locations. A great companion to use while playing the game!

Eguide edition is priced at only $9,99.

Which guide to get?

Collector’s Edition will likely be the best purchase for die-hard fans as it contains exclusive content which isn’t included in the Standard version of the guide. Additionally, the Eguide version has an exclusive interactive world map allowing you to track and find item locations, which seems like a pretty sweet thing to have.

Unfortunately this doesn’t seem to be included in other editions, so if you’re looking to support Bethesda further and still get a very useful tool the eGuide might be the best purchase, especially if you don’t need a physical book lying around.

This official guide is purchasable from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Best Buy, Chapters, and Gamestop. You can preorder the guide at any time, and if you’re hoping for a Collector’s Edition you may want to hurry because only a limited number of copies will be sold.

Do you think these guides are worth it, or will you just use Wikis, Youtube, and our site of course for information? Is your Pip-Boy and a couple of Stimpacks enough for you or will you buy the official guides?

QuakeCon 2015 Recap: Companions, Perks, and More Reveals

Those who were attending QuakeCon today were in for a treat as a whole new Fallout 4 gameplay demo was shown, revealing some new information about the game. While there’s no footage of the panel itself, IGN and Reddit came to the rescue.

Below is every relevant fact revealed and gathered from F4’s QuakeCon panel, including some interesting information about companions, perks, power armors and more.

Companions

New info about Dog Meat! He can be found early on once we leave the comforts of Vault 111, and as seen before in the E3 gameplay demo he can be sent into buildings to explore and retrieve loot for us. Dog Meat is also physically based on River, a real-life dog of one of the game designers. The studio actually filmed the dog to make him look as realistic as possible in game.

Preston Garvey

Preston Garvey

Preston Garvey can also be your companion. He’s the leader of Commonwealth Minutemen, an in-game faction based in Concord, Massachusetts, which you’ll be doing tasks for. He was already introduced earlier as a character in Fallout Shelter.

Another companion is a charismatic Piper, found near Diamond City which is a settlement in the ruins of Fenway Park.

Mr. Handy, a Codsworth-like robot can also aid your adventures as a companion. Apparently it wasn’t just a joke and he really can say 1000 different names, including Mr. Fuckface, though I truly have no idea why you would want to name your character that.

The insides of Mr. Handy are actually fully modeled, meaning we might go and blow him up on purpose a few times just to see what he’s made of. Or we’ll just get tired of him calling us Mr. Fuckface.

In total there will be about a dozen different companions in FO4. Companion romance is a thing now as well regardless of your character’s gender, but it’s not yet clear whether it’s possible to have a romantic relationship with Mr. Handy. Or Dogmeat.

Of course we can play without any companions as well, and there’s even some perks for solo play.

Perks

Speaking of perks, there are 70 different ones available. Each perk also has a set of ranks, and it all totals to 275 different iterations of ranks.

A couple of new perks have been spotted: Intimidation and Attack Dog. Bloody Mess perk is back, just in case you were concerned!

The whole leveling system works differently now, as perks will also depend on your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. As an example, if you have a higher Agility then some agility-based perks will be available to you earlier.

It’s also definitely confirmed now that Fallout 4 will no longer have skills, and according to the developers it’s not a “disappointment”.

Other Info:

  • Looting will be real-time and won’t pause combat.
  • Game will pause when opening your Pip-Boy, even during combat.
  • Using Stimpaks and similar boosts will not trigger animations, during which you won’t be able to perform other actions like shooting at Ghouls, who now have a different but more fluid walking animation.
  • Enemies can now jump and climb obstacles. There will also be legendary enemies.
  • Hacking seems to work the same as in Fallout 3 and New Vegas.
  • Karma will once again affect how NPCs react to your character.
  • Some books in game are now actually readable (like Grognak the Barbarian), and have multiple issues.
  • You can find modified weapons in the wasteland, and higher luck might affect the chance. You can also melee with any weapons, with no special modifications required.

Personally I expected a bit more information about the game, and at the very least some new gameplay videos, but I suppose we’ll have to wait a bit closer until release for more specific info.

Let us know what you think about companions, perks, and other reveals!

Fallout 4 Settlement Screenshots

Redditor Lastal took his time to go through the early E3 gameplay demo of Fallout 4 and grabbed a few screenshots of various settlements shown.

For those living under a rock, building settlements is a new feature in FO4 that enables players to create their own home in the wasteland. We have a more detailed article about crafting and building settlements here so be sure to check it out for more info.

Anyway, take a look at the following 8 screenshots below and tell us what you think of these places! Continue reading ‘Fallout 4 Settlement Screenshots’ »