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Rigorous combat training means that those favoring V.A.T.S. and who have a keen collection of automatic guns (the Weapons chapter lists the specific armaments) are bound to enjoy this perk. When firing from your hip (without V.A.T.S. or aiming down your sights), your accuracy is also improved, so fast-moving Bloatflies are much less of a pest, and more dangerous foes go down under a hail of more damaging bullets.Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide perk description

Commando is a perk in Fallout 4.


The perk has five ranks, with each rank increasing the damage dealt with automatic weapons by 20%. In addition, the second and third ranks each grant 10% increased hip-fire accuracy for a total of 20%. The fourth rank grants a 4% chance to stagger a target, and the fifth rank increases this chance to 6%.


Rank Requirements Description Form ID
1 AGI 2 Rigorous combat training means automatic weapons do 20% more damage. 0004A0C5
2 AGI 2, LVL 11 Attacks with automatic weapons do 40% more damage, with improved hip fire accuracy. 0004A0C6
3 AGI 2, LVL 21 Attacks with automatic weapons do 60% more damage. Hip fire accuracy is improved even more. 0004A0C7
4 AGI 2, LVL 35 Attacks with automatic weapons do 80% more damage and gain a chance to stagger opponents. 0006FA24
5 AGI 2, LVL 49 Your automatic weapons now do double damage and have a greater chance to stagger opponents. 00065E0D

In order for a weapon to be affected by this perk, it has to be equipped with a mod that turns it into an automatic weapon.

Automatic weapon mods
Automatic barrel Armor piercing automatic receiver Hardened automatic receiver Improved automatic barrel
Automatic piston receiver Automatic receiver Hardened piercing auto receiver Powerful automatic receiver
Rapid automatic receiver Signal repeater

Once turned into an automatic weapon, the following weapons are affected by the Commando perk:

Base weapon Variant(s)
10mm auto pistol Wastelander's Friend
Automatic assault rifle -
Automatic combat rifle December's Child Far Harbor (add-on)
Overseer's Guardian
Automatic combat shotgun Justice
Le Fusil Terribles
Automatic gamma gun Lorenzo's Artifact gun
Zeta gun
Automatic handmade rifle Nuka-World (add-on) Splattercannon Nuka-World (add-on)
The Problem Solver Nuka-World (add-on)
Automatic Institute laser -
Automatic laser gun Good Intentions
Old Faithful
Protectron's GazeAutomatron (add-on)
Prototype UP77 "Limitless Potential"
Righteous Authority
Survivor's Special
Wazer Wifle
Automatic plasma gun Experiment 18-A
Sentinel's Plasmacaster
Automatic pipe gun -
Automatic radium rifle Far Harbor (add-on) Kiloton radium rifle Far Harbor (add-on)
Radical Conversion Far Harbor (add-on)
Automatic railway rifle Prototype railway rifle
Submachine gun Silver submachine gun
Spray 'n Pray
Automatic Tesla rifle Automatron (add-on) -


  • The perk does not affect automatic heavy weapons, such as the minigun.
  • The submachine gun only has automatic weapon mods, hence it is always affected by this perk.
  • The handmade rifle, introduced with Nuka-World, utilizes all five ranks for different modifications to it.