Of the many weapons in Fallout, only one allows you to carry a portable armageddon in your back pocket. There’s only one weapon that can be described as a Tactical Nuclear Catapult. Can You Beat Fallout 4 With Only A Fat Man?
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Can You Beat Fallout 4 With Only A Fat Man? (in text form)
Unlike Fallout 3 or New Vegas, Fallout 4 takes a more simplistic approach to weapons by doing away with strength requirements. This means that I could put no points into Strength, or 10 points into Strength, and it wouldn’t effect my ability to use the Fat Man in any way. Well, that’s not entirely true. It won’t affect my ability to fire Mini Nukes from the Fat Man, what Strength does do is effect how much damage I can deal when whacking someone with the Fat Man. Because also unlike previous Fallout games, there are 2 ways to damage an enemy with any given firearm, there’s the obvious shooting part, and the gun bashing part. Strength dictates how much damage can be dealt when Gun Bashing.
You might think that Gun Bashing sort of takes away from the point of the video, but I’m inclined to disagree. Whether it’s beating a puppy to death with the Fat Man or setting off a miniature nuclear warhead in a crowd of people, both are doing damage with the Fat Man, which is the challenge.
With all that out of the way, I put 6 points into Strength, Charisma, and Intelligence, 4 into Luck, and 2 into Perception, Endurance, and Agility. I tried to come up with some creative name for my character, failed miserably, named myself “Fat, Just Fat”, ran out of breath on the way to the Vault, entered it, froze, defrosted, and escaped the vault without killing any of the Radroaches by trapping them behind doors.
Also, before the bombs fell and destroyed everything, I used console commands for the first and last time in this run to if you can kill Baby Shaun. You can’t, if you were as morbidly curious as I was.
Out into the wasteland, I stopped by Sanctuary to pick up a fan from my dead neighbor’s house and let Codsworth fix me a snack. And holy god is he mind numbingly slow. He then gave me a message my significant other had recorded some 200 years ago. I had no interest in listening to it, but I didn’t want to disrespect the dead by throwing it away, so I stuck it in the fridge for safe keeping.
After leaving Sanctuary, the immediate problem was that I can only attack enemies with a Fat Man, and I don’t have a Fat Man. There are quite a few of them spread across the Commonwealth, and their locations are listed on the Fallout wiki. But, because it’s such a stupid powerful weapon, it’s not exactly easy to get. You won’t find one just sitting out in the open in a convenient place. For example, there’s on in Goodneighbor that’s just asking to be stolen, but getting to Goodneighbor at a very low level and with limited supplies is not the easiest thing in the world.
I had a rock-solid idea of where I was going to go to get one. The plan is fool proof. Not even I could mess it up. It started at the Museum of Freedom with Preston Garvey killing the Raiders outside so I could complete the Out of Time quest to level up. Then indirectly threatening great bodily harm to Wolfgang if he didn’t pay me and fly off. I made my way to Lexington, just passed the Super Duper Mart, to an encampment of Raiders who were hiding out amongst a few partially destroyed buildings.