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The Vault - Fallout Wiki
Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics
BenefitsHigher chance that failures are critical for everyone around you
PenaltiesHigher chance that failures are critical for you

The good thing is that everyone around you has more critical failures in combat, the bad thing is so do you!

— in-game description, Fallout and Fallout 2

Jinxed is a trait in Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics.


If you or a non-player character has a failure during combat, there is a greater likelihood that the failure will be upgraded (or is it downgraded?) to a critical failure.

Behind the scenes

According to the Fallout 2 perk description file, Jinx was going to be a perk instead of a trait, but this feature was cut from the game.

See also