How to Carry More Items for Fallout 4

fallout-4-1438234639When it comes to the world of Fallout 4, there’s nearly no end to how much stuff players can find and take with them as they journey around the Bostonian wasteland. However, there is a limit to how much players can carry, which makes choosing what to carry an important consideration, especially since many of those items can be used to enhance gamers’ experience in Fallout 4.

To help gamers determine what to carry, and be able to carry more, we’ve put together the following guide.

Use the Strength Perk

The best way to improve carrying capacity is to level up the Strength Perk in Fallout 4, since it determines how much players can carry. Of course, with so many other perk options in the game, it can sometimes be hard to justify dumping all level points into Strength. However, it’s important that players continue slowly building up the Strength stat over the course of the game as more and better materials and weapons become available.

A good judge of when to add points to Strength is how often players find themselves maxed out with items. If players have to constantly dump items, especially high-quality items like strong armor or powerful weapons, it’s probably a good time to increase the Strength stat.

Choose the Right Armor

Armor can weigh a lot, but it can also help players carry more items. As players craft armor, they should consider adding pockets to help negate the weight of the armor itself. For instance, metal armor that has a weight of seven can have pockets that increase carry threshold by five, making the armor only cost a weight of two. Using this method, players can bulk up their metal armor without losing out on other important carried gear and weapons.

Additionally, players who are still early in the game should focus on wearing and strengthening leather, cloth, and plastic armor. Heavy metal armor isn’t needed until later in the game, or if players plan to search for rare or unique items guarded by strong baddies. Slowly building up armor along the way will allow players to balance their inventory without any major single blows to capacity.

Use Power Armor

In conjunction with regular armor, players should make use of their Power Armor. Power Armor greatly increases the carrying capacity for players while they’re roaming around Fallout 4. However, we recommend players reserve using the Power Armor for times they greatly need it since the Fusion Cores required to run the Power Armor expend fairly quickly and can be hard to find.

With that in mind, we recommend players use their Power Armor when going on material runs, especially if they know where they want to go. So those looking to build up their base, or who are wanting to craft a specific item, put together a plan of attack, suit up, and head out. Additionally, it’s a good idea to keep some Fusion Cores in reserve for major battles where the Battle Armor and heavy weapons will be crucial.

Be Selective About Weapons

There are plenty of weapons for players to nab as they adventure through Fallout 4. It can be tempting to pick up and carry every weapon players come across, especially early in the game, but it pays to be selective. Having many of the same weapon won’t necessarily benefit players, and since they may not be worth a whole lot, it doesn’t make sense to lug them around the map.

Instead, we recommend players review their weapon stockpile periodically to see what they can keep and decide what they can leave behind. Again, don’t feel guilty for offloading weapons along the way, there are many other unique weapons worth holding onto. It also helps to decide which weapons to keep based on what ammo a player has a lot of.

Don’t Overload the Aid

With so many enemies roaming post-apocalyptic Boston, it’s understandable when players want to horde aid items like food, Stimpaks, and RadAway. Not having aid when it’s needed can be frustrating and disappointing. That being said, be mindful of what aid will be most beneficial during the journey, and what can be dropped.

Powerful specialty items like Stimpaks and RadAway are worth their weight, but items like Nuka Cola may not be. Also, if something can’t be cooked or will do more harm then good, ditch it, you’ll thank us later.