How to use Perk Cards giving the chance to find extra loot.

At the moment there are 4 Perk Cards that give a chance to find extra loot when you search specific containers/corpses:

Two things you should know when you’re using one (or more) of the listed Perk Cards:

1) They only work when searching specific containers.

When using the Perk Cards, the chances of finding extra stuff are only higher when searching the specific containers. E.g. you can only find extra ammo when searching an ammo container. Of course this is mentioned on the card itself but I could imagine that it could easily get lost in the heat of the moment. ­čśë

2) “Search” has its own key and has nothing to do with the normal “Take”

You have to “Search” the specific containers (on PC with the SPACE key) to get the chance to find extra loot. The normal Looting (“Take”) doesn’t have anything to do with it.

Here’s a screenshot of how this looks in the game (sorry, I only have it in German at the moment, but I think you get the idea – on the left is “Take”, on the right “Search”):

My personal conclusion

I tried Scrounger, but so far ammo containers seem to be relatively rare. I don’t think that it is really whorthwhile to invest the points in this perk card just to get a few extra cartridges. The fact that you have to “Search” one more time and therefore have to be at the container for even longer isn’t helping matters either.

So I’m really thinking about not using the card anymore (at least not while leveling). Would love to hear your thoughts on this!

November 8, 2018 at 3:13 pm

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Yes for Chems it’s vital since stimpacks are rare. But after a while crafting healing salve by gathering along the river seems to be vital for future proofing your healing supplies.

Melee is kind of useful to an extent in this game, but not very much when you are being shot at when using vats due to the range being very short and no perk cards to increase it (like FO4’s blitz which lets you rush enemies).


Pharma farma seems to be worth it I get a lot of extra meds with just 1 point.

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