Close to Metal is a companion perk in Fallout 4.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

To gain the perk, the Sole Survivor has to reach maximum affinity with Nick Valentine, which is possible after completing his personal quest (Long Time Coming).

Effects[edit | edit source]

The player character has one more guess to dial the password in terminals. Also, terminals have 50% less time to be reset after failed hacking.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

In computing, "Close To Metal" is an idiom for the lowest level software operations of a computer. It is also the name of a beta version of a low-level programming interface developed by ATI, now the AMD Graphics Product Group.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • PCIcon pc.png Playstation 4Icon ps4.png Xbox OneIcon xboxone.png The extra guess does not stack with the Science bobblehead.[verified]
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