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Friend of the Night
Fallout: New Vegas
RequirementsLevel 2
Sneak 30
Perception 6
EffectsPermanent Low-Light Vision
base id00165118

You are a true friend of the night. Your eyes adapt quickly to low-light conditions indoors and when darkness falls across the post-nuclear wasteland.

— In-game description, Fallout: New Vegas

Friend of the Night is a perk in Fallout: New Vegas.


This perk causes a noticeable increase in brightness at nighttime. The effect is not a gradual one, and its presence can be recognized by a colored tint on the game world reflecting the dominant color of your surroundings (most often light blue when outdoors).

Keep in mind that once taken, the perk will always cause you to see the world differently at night.


  • The Nighteye effect given is not as potent as the cateye chem.
  • This perk seems to follow the clock rather than ambient lighting conditions. During daytime hours in a cave you have far less light than inside the same cave at night.


  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Taking this perk appears to cancel out the effects of the varmint rifle night scope.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png The effects do not seem to work in the Dead Money or Honest Hearts add-ons.

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