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Fallout 4 Glitch Lets You Max out SPECIAL at the Start of the Game

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Another glitch surfaces.

Almost every day since the release of Fallout 4, users have discovered an exploit or a glitch to take advantage of. First it was the ammo, then the Cryolator, and now SPECIAL has been exploited too.

For those of you who don’t like the idea of grinding through levels in order to get the perk points to spend on your SPECIAL stats, you can max out all of these traits in a matter of minutes once you’ve left Vault 111. Here’s how you’re gonna do it.


First you’re gonna have to go through the prequel and leave Vault 111, taking your first steps into the wasteland of Fallout 4. Once you’ve done this simply head down to the Red Rocket gas station and meet your furry companion, Dogmeat.

Dogmeat is an integral part of this exploit so once he’s in tow you can start making your way to Sanctuary. Go into your old house and find the “You’re SPECIAL” book which should be under the dresser. Drop the book, and then command Dogmeat to fetch it. As he’s literally bending down to grab the book, snatch it out of the reach of his jaws. If you time it perfectly, Dogmeat will drop another copy of the book at your feet.

With the book giving you one point to allocate to any SPECIAL stat, you can continue to use this duplication exploit to keep multiplying the STAT giving literature. You can also use this glitch for anything else in the game. Ammo, armor…that lovely fedora you’ve been sporting.

This is definitely a handy glitch for your early beginnings in the wasteland, but it is kind of against the normal curvature of the game’s progression. You may find that the game bugs out a little too, but so is the risk of taking advantage of an exploit.

Will you be making use of this Dogmeat duplication exploit, or do you prefer playing your games by the book? Let us know in the comments below.

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