How to choose a Perk Card independently from your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. at Level Up

Each level up (until you reach level 50) you can put one point into a S.P.E.C.I.A.L. attribute and then choose a Perk Card.

The Perk Card doesn’t have to be from the same S.P.E.C.I.A.L. attribute you’ve put the point in.

So you can e.g. put a point in Strength but choose a Luck Perk Card.

How does this work?

  • PC
    After you’ve chosen a S.P.E.C.I.A.L. use Z and C to navigate through all the available perk cards.
  • PS4/Xbox One
    After you’ve chosen a S.P.E.C.I.A.L. use the Left/Right bumpers on the controller to navigate through all the available perk cards.


I made this screenshot (excuse the German client) where I took Agility on my first level up but also picked a Perception Perk Card:

Perk Karten unabhängig von SPECIAL wählen

Good to know

Your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. selection is only locked after you picked a Perk Card. So if you look at your Perk Cards you can still decide to go back and to chose another S.P.E.C.I.A.L attribute.

November 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm

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Basically anyone who finds out about this and invested in their character around is going “WTF This is Bethesda’s fault for not explaining this!”.

So we could technically use the Perk Matrix to ‘earn cards’ based on utility first until the right cards we want pops up as we level up.

Also another issue we haven’t figured out yet is if you can avoid spending your points until you hit the right levels, to see if you can get perk cards higher up the level chain without spending the perk cards on lower level cards.

From lv1, if you get to lv5 and not spend any points you still have to unlock the ‘1st’ lv1 cards with the 1st point, and the 2nd point is lv2 cards, and 3rd point is lv3 cards, etc.

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