Fallout 4 Ultimate Guide

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Fallout 4 is finally upon us, and like previous games in this heralded series, it's a sprawling, involving, and at times complex experience that defies easy explanation. With that in mind, we've forged ahead into the wilds of Boston to present you with a comprehensive list of tips, tricks, advice, and guides to help make your adventure in the irradiated wastes just a little bit easier. And keep coming back here as the days and weeks progress for even more Fallout 4 goodness.

Beginner's Guide to Fallout 4

Are you a newcomer to the Fallout series? Then check out this handy guide explaining everything you need to know to get started.

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Every S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Perk in Fallout 4

Perks can be the difference between success and failure in Fallout 4. We've compiled all of the available S.P.E.C.I.A.L. perks here so you can plan out how your character grows as you rack up the hours in Fallout 4.

Top Places to Loot in Your First Few Hours in Fallout 4

The wasteland is a large, intimidating place, especially in the first few hours of your Fallout 4 experience. We've compiled the best places to find gear, meds, and loot in and around the starting zone of the game to give you the best chance of survival.

Fallout 4 Essential Tips

It's a tough life out there, but we can make it a little easier for you with these essential gameplay tips. Stay sharp Vault Dweller!

Fallout 4 Graphics Comparison

Which platform makes post-apocalyptic Boston shine the brightest? Check out our graphics comparison to find out!

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Five Secret Video Games You Can Play in Fallout 4

Video games are inside Fallout 4 (ones you can play in your in-game Pip Boy, at any rate). Danny O'Dwyer tracks them down and tells you what's worth your time.

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Beginner's Guide to Base Building

Base building in Fallout 4 can be a complex endeavour, but we've put together this handy video to show you the ropes.

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Check Out Some 1080p/60fps PC footage of Fallout 4 in Action

The PC is the platform where Fallout 4's visuals shine, and we've recorded some gameplay to show off Fallout at its best.

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A Visual Journey Through Fallout 4

It may not be the most graphically outstanding game, but Fallout 4 still manages to pump out some impressive vistas. Check out some of our favorite views from within the game in this gallery.

Fallout 4 - The Ultimate Character Building Guide

It's a difficult task trying figure out what all the different S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats and perks do. Luckily, we've made a video that gives you the full rundown on what you need to know to better understand these concepts to build the best character you can!

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Fallout 4 - How Hard is Survival Mode?

A new difficulty mode called Survival Mode is in Fallout 4, but how hard is it? Is it anything like Fallout: New Vegas' Hardcore mode? Find out what we discovered in the video below.

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How to Find Fallout 4’s Rarest Crafting Components

Are you coming up short on crafting components needed to customize weapons and armor? Fortunately for you, we've compiled details on where to find the best sources of adhesive, ballistics fiber, acid, and other precious materials!

Fallout 4 Companion Starter Guide

Want to know more about the Fallout 4's different companions but don't know where to find them or how you can get them to join you? Check out our quick starter guide! If you're looking for a more complete look at every companion in the game, check out our more in-depth guide here.

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How to Romance Companions in Fallout 4

New to Fallout 4 is the ability to romance your companions. Here's a guide on how to romance your ideal companion and the sorts of behavior they like/dislike.

Fallout 4's Junk Jet - Everything You Need to Know

Fallout 4 features an over-the-top weapon called the Junk Jet, which fires various junk items you find throughout the world. Here's where to find it and what you need to know before using it!

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Top Fallout 4 PC Console Command Cheats

Like previous PC versions of Bethesda games, Fallout 4 also has plenty of console commands that you can take advantage of. Take a look at the best ones we've found so far!

Best Fallout 4 PC Mods

Fallout 4 has only been out for a few weeks, but there are already plenty of mods available for the PC version. Here's some of the best ones so far.

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thx for the pc graphics video ... but it only reminds us about the fact that games could all look way more realistic by using deffered rendering methods ... first put to use in stalkers x-ray engine and perfected in the form of the cryengine now ... u cant thank bethesda enough for incorporating this tech into their game, yes it might be the thing that saves it from not looking to outdated now, but they even made tongue animations for their caracters ... thats worth to mention

deffered rendering, together with tripple buffered v-sync and broad scale tesselation, one of the techs the industry is trying to lock away from us ... why? only cryteks ryse managed to have deffered rendering runing on a console, as well as the order ... both games are basicly murdered and ereased from collective memory ... why?

(its a rethorical questions)

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Pfft, Nothing but videos at this site. Sad

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Ultimate Guide? How about 'Shameless Video Shilling." In a guide, I want something written so I can get the information I want in just a few seconds instead of listening to some droning Gamespot videos that, typically, lack any real value and are always outclassed by the fanboy videos on YouTube.

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@DraconisRex: +1

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Who cares? Fallout 4 didn't even make Giant Bomb's top 10 games of 2015.

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@saturatedbutter: That's how you judge a game's worth then? A list on Giant Bomb?

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@saturatedbutter: Not making Giant Bomb's top-10 is one of the best recommendations there is for a game...

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No journalism again , just videos sigh :( Finished the game replaying different path this time and no connecting settlements with supply lines. Hope they fix the settlement bugs soon, like when you leave and look at your Pipboy and it says no beds, really I have to micro manage where they sleep, reeeeeally. Wish my old gaming rig could crank up the graphics. They look nice on the lowest setting though.

I like Cait as a follower, give her some lock picks and she will open 90+% of the locks for you, sometimes she needs to try several times.

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@regulas: OTOH, if you have Piper as a companion, and she sees you picking the locks, She Will Worship You....

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fallout 4 graphics really shine on PC, because there's no brightness gauge and its set at the max.

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@ferna1234: Nothing about Fallout 4's graphics "shine". It's made on an old wornout engine.

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@saturatedbutter: well I'm poining out that the only shiny thing about F4 graphics is the lack of posibility to lower the brightes due to no in game brightness adjustment.

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In the "top loot locations" slides, no one at GS thought "gee, lets include a screenshot of the map"?

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I bet the guy who decided for the release date for Rise of the tomb raider got fired.

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@gunnmetal: I am hyped for both games, and I think I will play more of Tomb Raider tomorrow than Fallout4.

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You said complex twice in the first sentence.

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@dgyxe: Good spot. Have fixed

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@RandolphRam: Gamespot

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@dgyxe: not very complex writing skills

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It's pretty sweet that you get to build settlements like this.

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not bad guide. the thing i love about games like fallout 4 is how open world it is and how you can just spend hours looking around every where for loot and stuff ;-) it rewards exploration rather then going as fast as you can to "complete" the game!

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