Fallout 4: Far Harbor – DLC Unique Perks | How to Unlock

On PC, PS4 & Xbox One: Learn all about all four Far Harbor exclusive unique perks, permanent unlockable buffs for your Fallout 4 Sole Survivor.

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For completing certain extraordinary quests or tasks in Fallout 4, the Sole Survivor could acquire unique perks to make surviving the Commonwealth just a little bit easier. Far Harbor, the first DLC to include a whole new landmass to the base FPS-RPG, includes four more DLC-exclusive unique perks with a range of permanent buffs. Certain perks add bonuses to your total damage resistance, while others make the Sole Survivor much more painful when infected with rads.

SPOILER WARNING: The DLC exclusive unique perks are rewarded after completing the main quests. We’ll try to provide only vague details, but huge plot revelations are revealed in the titles of these perks. Continue scrolling at your own risk! If you don’t mind checking out a few main-story spoilers and just want to learn what the unique perk are, how to unlock them, and what awesome perks you’ll earn, then check out the full guide further down this page.

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DLC Unique Perks | How to Unlock
  • Protector of Acadia
    • Bonus: When severely damaged, there’s a chance you’ll receive a massive but temporary bonus to damage and energy resistance.
    • How to Unlock:  Bring about peace for Acadia and protect the Island’s Synths from destruction during the “Reformation” main story quest.
  • Destroyer of Acadia
    • Bonus: When severely damaged, there’s a chance you’ll receive a massive but temporary bonus to damage and energy resistance.
    • How to Unlock: Cause the destruction of Acadia and destroy the Island’s Synths.
  • Far Harbor Survivalist
    • Bonus: Grants a bonus to all damage resistance types.
    • How to Unlock: Complete the main story quest “Cleasing the Land” by destroying The Nucleus (Children of Atom faction headquarters) for the townsfolk of Far Harbor.
  • Crusader of Atom
    • Bonus: Grants a bonus to weapon damage. The higher your rads, the greater the bonus.
    • How to Unlock: Complete the main story quest “Cleansing the Land” by destroying the town of Far Harbor on behalf of the Children of Atom.

The following perks aren’t considered “Unique” perks, but are additional permanent buffs that can be unlocked. Find all the new perk books with our Far Harbor: Islander’s Almanac Locations Guide.

  • Hunter’s Wisdom
    • Bonus: Reduces damage and energy resistance of animals and sea creatures by 25%.
    • How to Unlock: Reach Max Affinity with Old Longfellow while he is your designated companion.
  • Precision Hunting
    • Bonus: Have 5% increased hit chance against animals in VATS.
    • How to Unlock: Collect the “Precision Hunting” issue of Islander’s Almanac.
  • Children of Atom Expose
    • Bonus: Take 10% less damage from radiation attacks.
    • How to Unlock: Collect the “Children of Atom Expose” issue of Islander’s Almanac.
  • Pincer Dodge
    • Bonus: Take %5 less damage from Mirelurk melee attacks.
    • How to Unlock: Collect the “Pincer Dodge” issue of Islander’s Almanac.

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