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Hacker is a perk in Fallout 4.


Rank Requirements Description Base ID
1 INT 4 Knowledge of cutting-edge computer encryption allows you to hack Advanced terminals 00052403
2 INT 4, LVL 9 You can hack Expert terminals. 00052404
3 INT 4, LVL 21 You can hack Master terminals. 00052405
4 INT 4, LVL 33 When hacking, you never get locked out of a terminal when things go wrong. 001d245d

In Fallout 4, one does not get permanently locked out of a terminal when using up all guesses; one simply gets a 10-second lock out. As a result, the fourth rank actually just removes the 10-second time out (the password that must be guessed is randomized again).


  • Terminals appear approximately 70% less than locks in Fallout 4. They are mostly used for activating robots rather than loot.
  • Additionally, the Hacker perk unlocks the ability to build crude, primitive terminals at settlements in workshop mode. In spite of their smaller, circular screens, these terminals can be used to load any Holotapes the Sole Survivor has in their inventory, and also connect advanced electrical items such as lights and speakers to provide new controls and options.

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