Perception

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"Perception affects your awareness of nearby enemies, your ability to detect stealthy movement, and your weapon accuracy in V.A.T.S."

Perception is a statistic in Fallout 76 (FO76). Stats are attributes in the game that determine the player's capacity or ability. Improving stat values will improve the player's ability with Weapons, Armor and more. The game returns to its SPECIAL stats system reminiscent of the previous Fallout games. See Perks for further information.

 

Perception Information

Perception affects a number of gameplay factors in the game. Firstly, the perception statistic directly affects the range of detection of the player. So the detection of Enemies, NPCs and other players would be directly reliant on this attribute.

Second, when using the V.A.T.S system, the chances of a success is affected by Perception.

Thirdly, in lockpicking, pickpocketing and theft perception is the statistic that determines if the detection roll would fail or succeed.

 Perception affects your awareness of nearby enemies, your ability to detect stealthy movement, and your weapon accuracy in V.A.T.S. If you employ V.A.T.S. on a regular basis, and you accrue additional Perception Points, there is a much greater chance of hitting your enemies. A higher Perception also reveals detected threats - which appear as red dots on your compass - at a greater distance.

 

Ways to increase Perception

 

Table Effects of Perception on Related Variable per Level

Perception Value V.A.T.S. Accuracy Bonus Compass Distance in Feet
1 +0.4% 85
2 +0.8% 97
3 +1.2% 109
4 +1.6% 121
5 +2.0% 133
6 +2.4% 145
7 +2.8% 157
8 +3.2% 169
9 +3.6% 181
10 +4.0% 193
11 +4.4% 205
12 +4.8% 217
13 +5.2% 229
14 +5.6% 241
15 +6.0% 253

 

 

Notes and trivia about Perception

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All Perception Perks in Fallout 76

Fallout 76 Perception Perks are perks specialized to the Perception Stat. This provides massive bonuses for values that revolve around resource harvesting, looting, rifles, pistols, and thrown weapons, and have the following perks to reflect such.

In addition to the usual stat boost, some perks also provide unique capabilities.

 

Perception Perks

Perk Effect

Concentrated Fire
 Concentrated Fire
 Req: Lvl 2
& Perception

rank-1-perk: V.A.T.S. now targets limbs. Focus fire to gain accuracy and damage per shot.
rank-2-perk: V.A.T.S. targets limbs. Focus fire to gain more accuracy and damage per shot.
rank-3-perk: V.A.T.S. targets limbs. Focus fire to gain high accuracy and damage per shot.

Butcher's Bounty
 Butcher's Bounty
 Req: Lvl 3
& Perception

rank-1-perk: 40% chance to find an extra meat when you "Search" an animal corpse.
rank-2-perk: 60% chance to find an extra meat when you "Search" an animal corpse.
rank-3-perk: 80% chance to find an extra meat when you "Search" an animal corpse.

Green Thumb
 Green Thumb
 Req: Lvl 4
& Perception

rank-1-perk: Reap twice as much when harvesting flora.

Picklock
 Picklock
 Req: Lvl 5
Perception

rank-1-perk: Gain +1 lockpicking skill, and the lockpicking 'sweet spot' is 10% larger.

Crack Shot
 Crack Shot
 Req: Lvl 7
Perception

rank-1-perk: All pistols now have 10% more range and accuracy when sighted.
rank-2-perk: All pistols now have 20% more range and even more accuracy when sighted.
rank-3-perk: All pistols now have 30% more range and much better accuracy when sighted.

Rifleman
 Rifleman
 Req: Lvl 8
Perception

rank-1-perk: Your non-automatic rifles now do +10% damage.
rank-2-perk: Your non-automatic rifles now do +15% damage.
rank-3-perk: Your non-automatic rifles now do +20% damage.

Skeet Shooter
 Skeet Shooter
 Req: Lvl 10
Perception

rank-1-perk: Your shotguns have improved accuracy and spread.
rank-2-perk: Your shotguns have even better accuracy and spread.
rank-3-perk: Your shotguns have excellent accuracy and spread.

Pannapictagraphist
 Pannapictagraphist
 Req: Lvl 12
Perception

rank-1-perk: You hear directional audio when in range of a Magazine.

Exterminator
 Exterminator
 Req: Lvl 14
Perception

rank-1-perk: Your attacks ignore 25% armor of any insect
rank-2-perk: Your attacks ignore 50% armor of any insect
rank-3-perk: Your attacks ignore 75% armor of any insect

Commando
 Commando
 Req: Lvl 15
Perception

rank-1-perk: Basic combat training means automatic rifles do +10% damage.
rank-2-perk: Basic combat training means automatic rifles do +15% damage.
rank-3-perk: Basic combat training means automatic rifles do +20% damage.

Percepti-bobble
 Percepti-bobble
 Req: Lvl 16
Perception

rank-1-perk: You hear directional audio when in range of a Bobblehead

Ground Pounder
 Ground Pounder
 Req: Lvl 18
Perception

rank-1-perk: Automatic rifles now reload 10% faster and have better hip fire accuracy.
rank-2-perk: Automatic rifles now reload 20% faster and have even better hip fire accuracy.
rank-3-perk: Automatic rifles now reload 30% faster and have excellent hip fire accuracy.

Expert Picklock
 Expert Picklock
 Req: Lvl 19
Perception

rank-1-perk: Gain +1 lockpicking skill, and the lockpicking 'sweet spot' is 10% larger.

Expert Rifleman
 Expert Rifleman
 Req: Lvl 20
Perception

rank-1-perk: Your non-automatic rifles now do +10% damage.
rank-2-perk: Your non-automatic rifles now do +15% damage.
rank-3-perk: Your non-automatic rifles now do +20% damage.

Fortune Finder
 Fortune Finder
 Req: Lvl 22
Perception

rank-1-perk: You hear directional audio when in range of a Caps Stash.

Night Person
 Night Person
 Req: Lvl 24
Perception

rank-1-perk: Gain +1 Intelligence and +1 Perception between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
rank-2-perk: Gain +2 Intelligence and +2 Perception between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
rank-3-perk: Gain +3 Intelligence and +3 Perception between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Expert Commando
 Expert Commando
 Req: Lvl 25
Perception

rank-1-perk: Your automatic rifles now do +10% damage.
rank-2-perk: Your automatic rifles now do +15% damage.
rank-3-perk: Your automatic rifles now do +20% damage.

Awareness
 Awareness
 Req: Lvl 27
Perception

 rank-1-perk: You can view a target's specific damage resistances in V.A.T.S.

Sniper
 Sniper

 Req: Lvl 28
Perception

rank-1-perk: Gain improved control and hold your breath 50% longer while aiming scopes.
rank-2-perk: Gain improved control and hold your breath 60% longer while aiming scopes.
rank-3-perk: Gain improved control and hold your breath 75% longer while aiming scopes.

Tank Killer
 Tank Killer
 Req: Lvl 30
Perception

rank-1-perk: Your rifles ignore 12% armor and have a 3% chance of stagger.
rank-2-perk: Your rifles ignore 24% armor and have a 6% chance of stagger.
rank-3-perk: Your rifles ignore 36% armor and have a 9% chance of stagger.

Refractor
 Refractor
 Req: Lvl 32
Perception

rank-1-perk:  Gain +10 Energy Resistance.
rank-2-perk: Gain +20 Energy Resistance.
rank-3-perk: Gain +30 Energy Resistance.
rank-4-perk: Gain +40 Energy Resistance.

Glow Sight
 Glow Sight
 Req: Lvl 33
Perception

 rank-1-perk:  Deal +20% damage to glowing enemies.
rank-2-perk: Deal +40% damage to glowing enemies.
rank-3-perk: Deal +60% damage to glowing enemies.

Grenadier
 Grenadier
 Req: Lvl 35
Perception

rank-1-perk:  Your explosives detonate with a 50% larger radius.
rank-2-perk: Your explosives detonate with twice the radius.

Long Shot
 Long Shot
 Req: Lvl 37
Perception

rank-1-perk: Your rifles have 10% more range and more accuracy when sighted.
rank-2-perk: Your rifles have 20% more range and even more accuracy when sighted.
rank-3-perk: Your rifles have 30% more range and excellent accuracy when sighted.

Fire in the Hole
 Fire in the Hole
 Req: Lvl 38
Perception

rank-1-perk: See a throwing arc when tossing thrown weapons, and they fly 15% further.
rank-2-perk: See a throwing arc when tossing thrown weapons, and they fly 30% further.
rank-3-perk: See a throwing arc when tossing thrown weapons, and they fly 50% further.

Master+Picklock
 Master Picklock
 Req: Lvl 40
Perception

rank-1-perk: Gain +1 lockpicking skill, and the lockpicking 'sweet spot' is 10% larger.

Master Rifleman
 Master Rifleman
 Req: Lvl 42
Perception

rank-1-perk:  Your non-automatic rifles now do +10% damage.
rank-2-perk: Your non-automatic rifles now do +15% damage.
rank-3-perk: Your non-automatic rifles now do +20% damage.

Master Commando
 Master Commando
 Req: Lvl 45
Perception

rank-1-perk:  Your automatic rifles now do +10% damage.
rank-2-perk: Your automatic rifles now do +15% damage.
rank-3-perk: Your automatic rifles now do +20% damage.

Night Eyes
 Night Eyes
 Req: Lvl 50
Perception

rank-1-perk: Gain Night Vision while sneaking between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Penetrator
 Penetrator
 Req: Lvl ??
Perception

rank-1-perk: No V.A.T.S accuracy penalty vs. enemy body parts blocked by cover.

 

 

Stats
Action Points  ♦  Agility  ♦  Carry Weight  ♦  Charisma  ♦  Damage Resistance  ♦  Disease Resistance  ♦  Endurance  ♦  Energy Resistance  ♦  Experience Modifier  ♦  Health  ♦  Hunger  ♦  Intelligence  ♦  Luck  ♦  Melee Damage  ♦  Poison Resistance  ♦  Radiation Resistance  ♦  Strength  ♦  Thirst

 

 

 




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