Welcome back to our Wasteland Survival Guide for Fallout 4. In case you have missed out on what we have covered so far be sure to check back on part one for our balanced starting guide and part two for everything you need to know about the companions. Today we cover one of the biggest changes to Fallout 4 being the perks as they play very differently to that of Fallout 3 and New Vegas.

In Fallout 4, the old perk system where you received a perk every time you levelled up has been replaced with a tree that you can put points into as you level up. These ‘perk points’ as we will be calling them can be allocated to individual perks linked to your SPECIAL stats or your SPECIAL stats themselves. We will be splitting these ideal perks into a couple of different categories to help you find out which ones are the most important and which ones are left as optional.