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Fallout 4: How to Level Up Fast & Get Experience Points

Updated on November 10, 2015

Fallout 4: What makes you special

In the beginning of Fallout 4, you can assign a limited number of points to your main stats (S.P.E.C.I.A.L.). That acronym stands for strength, perception, endurance, charisma, intelligence, agility, and luck. The game will allow you to use 21 points to increase your stats. Choose wisely, as you will not be able to make changes later on in the game, although you will be able to acquire more points by leveling up.

If you want a balanced character in Fallout 4 at the start of the game, attribute 3 points to each S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stat, giving you 4 points to each. Conversely, leveling up one of the stats multiple times will make you good in one area, but you have less points to attribute to other stats.

If you want to level up fast in Fallout 4, make your intelligence stat at at least 5 or higher. The higher your intelligence is, the faster you will rank up in the game when completing quests, killing enemies etc. Intelligence will also help you hack computer terminals in Fallout 4.

Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats

How to Level up Fast in Fallout 4

Quick tip: After escaping vault 111, return to your home, go to the baby room, and search for a special magazine on the floor. The magazine will allow you to assign a point to one of your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats.

Completing Quests for Experience Points

You'll receive experience points for completing quests in Fallout 4. Main quests will give you a lot of experience, however, side quests will too. Don't neglect side quests in the game, as many of them will help you level up, earn caps, and find loot. Talk every character that you run into in Fallout. They might have a side quest for you. Sometimes the quests are simple things like fixing something; other times they are more complex.

Upon completing a side quest for an NPC (non-playable character) in Fallout 4, you may be offered more quests from them or other NPCs.

Exploring the Wasteland

Don't be afraid to explore in Fallout 4! Sure, the main quest is great, but it's not the only thing the game offers. Discovering new locations will give you experience points needed to level up. You may also find new people in other locations that will give you missions to complete for caps and experience points. Note, just be careful exploring the wastelands when your character is a low level. Some locations in Fallout 4 have dangerously powerful enemies like the Death Claw!

Fallout 4 Charisma

You can earn experience points in Fallout 4 when you successfully persuade a character in the game. Sometimes you'll have a dialogue choice that will allow you to use charisma. The higher your charisma, the higher chance that you will successfully persuade someone. Add points to your charisma early in the game to take advantage of the power of persuasion. Some characters in Fallout are not persuaded very easily, therefore, you may need a charisma of 8 or higher. Note, that persuasion attempts have an element of chance, though. You may want to save often before speaking to people, so that if you fail an attempt, you can load your game and try again.

Killing Bandits & Other Enemies

Killing enemies can be a good way to earn experience points to level up fast in Fallout 4. Sometimes you'll run into groups of bandits or other enemies in the wasteland when you explore. And of course you'll face enemies on the main quest and side quests.

Also, I have not confirmed this yet, but I believe you earn more experience points when Fallout 4 is on a higher difficulty.

Fallout 4 bobbleheads

Fallout 4 Bobbleheads

Scattered throughout the wasteland of Fallout 4, are bobbleheads that can permanently increase a S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stat. Be sure to carefully explore areas, as you may find a bobblehead laying around somewhere.

If you're having trouble finding bobbleheads in Fallout 4, you could always look up articles and videos on how to find the locations of them. Some Youtubers make tutorial videos on things like that.

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