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This page describes the SPECIAL implementation in Fallout 4.
  • The content is not described in full detail on this page. For details, please see the respective articles.
  • For SPECIAL implementations in other Fallout games, please see "SPECIAL".
  • For an overview of Fallout 4 content, please refer to "Fallout 4".

Character creation

Tell us about yourself! Vault-Tec needs to know what kind of citizen you are to ensure your future happiness.

— Registration Form

Character creation is part of the tutorial and introductory sequence, performed in-character as a routine confirmation of "vital information" by a Vault-Tec representative visiting the household of your character.

Primary statistics

As in previous games, you are presented with seven SPECIAL attributes and commit points to them; however, unlike other games, the character begins with 1 point in each attribute and is given 21 extra points to spread across the board, giving the character a total of 28 SPECIAL points rather than the 40 in previous titles. However, points gained upon level up can be invested in increasing a SPECIAL statistic (or a normal perk, if desired). The Fallout 4 implementation of SPECIAL still includes all seven statistics, standing for:

Strength Perception Endurance Charisma Intelligence Agility Luck
FO4Strength.gif FO4Perception.gif FO4Endurance.gif FO4Charisma.gif FO4Intelligence.gif FO4Agility.gif FO4Luck.gif

Derived statistics


The character sheet interface.

Main article: Fallout 4 perks

Skills have been removed entirely from Fallout 4, their role taken over by extensive perk trees. There are hundreds of perks to choose from, in a system likely inherited from Skyrim.