Everything You Need To Know About Fallout 76’s Respec and SPECIAL

Fallout 76, like all of the other games in the series before it, is an RPG at its heart. Sure, it has a number of other features, including multiplayer, which has never been done before in the franchise, but at the end of the day, it’s still a Bethesda RPG. The stats and specs scheme, as someone familiar with this company’s RPGs knows, has a lot of meat on the bones.

RPG fans are likely to enjoy Fallout 76’s numbers mode, which is dubbed Exclusive (as it has been in previous Fallout titles) and corresponds to the game’s Perk Card feature. However, you might be wondering how to respec your SPECIAL stats. We’ve got your back.



Power, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility, and Luck are all represented by this symbol. To open your Pip-Boy, click Circle on PS4 or B on Xbox One to access the SPECIAL menu. Then click Triangle or Y on your keyboard.

You’ll be taken to the Perks screen as a result of this. You’ll be given the opportunity to cycle through each SPECIAL attribute when you level up, as well as the option to level one of these attributes up.

When you level up one of the SPECIAL stats, you’ll get a bonus to the passive effect of that stat as well as the option to assign an extra perk card to that attribute. However, before you do that, you’ll need to understand what each SPECIAL attribute does.



Your raw physical force is measured by your strength. It has an impact on how much you can carry and how much damage all melee attacks deal.


In VATS, your perception has an effect on your detection of surrounding opponents, your ability to sense stealthy movement, and your weapon accuracy.


Endurance is a metric that measures how physically fit you are. It has an effect on your overall health, the AP drain from sprinting, and your disease resistance.


Your desire to lead and assist others is referred to as charisma. It encourages you to swap higher-point Perks and has an effect on your Group Quest incentives and barter rates.


Intelligence is a test of your general mental acuity, and it has an impact on the ability to hack terminals, the condition and longevity of products you craft, and the amount of money you earn from scrapping.


Agility refers to the combined dexterity and reflexes. It has an impact on the amount of AP in VATS and the sneaking ability.


Luck is a metric of your overall good fortune, and it influences the pace with which Critical Hits recharge, as well as the condition and resilience of looted products.


Can You Respec Your SPECIAL and Character Attributes?

Surprisingly, yes and no. Instead of respecing all of their S.P.E.C.I.A.L. points in one go, Level 50 and up players in Fallout 76 will make minor tweaks to their character and change benefits each time they level up. We’ll clarify it in a minute, but suffice it to tell, it’s not what you’d anticipate.

How to Respec Your Character

If you want to respec, you’ll need to wait until you’ve reached level 50. You can then opt to skip choosing a new Perk Card and instead transfer a single increment from one of your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats to another each time you level.

For instance, if you have a Strength of 10 and a Luck of 5, you can switch a Strength point to 9 while increasing your Luck to 6. To say the least, it’s an unusual scheme, one that tends to favor incremental change over drastic change. It’s also not retroactive, but players who are level 60 won’t be able to change their stats ten times all of a sudden. Sorry for the inconvenience.

How to Respec Below Level 50

If you want to change your stats before level 50, you’ll have to do it the traditional way by leveling up, as there’s no way to do it before then, even though Fallout 76’s meaning of the word is a little loose. The closest you can do is to create a new character and restart the game.

Can Your Respec Perk Points?

The points you put into each of the SPECIAL attributes cannot be respec. You can, however, remove perk cards and replace them with new ones to fit your preferences. Of course, you’ll have to upgrade each of them for improved skills.

Can You Respec Perk Cards?

Perk cards cannot be respec, so they can be equipped and unequipped as you see fit.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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