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Friendly Fire is a Charisma-based perk in Fallout 76.

Effects

Striking teammates and friendly NPCs with fire-based weapons (excluding Molotovs) will restore a portion of their maximum HP.

Ranks

Effects
Rank Description Form ID
1 Teammates hit by your flame weapons regenerate health briefly (no molotovs). 003E956A
2 Teammates hit by your flame weapons regenerate more health briefly (no molotovs). 0051ABC2
3 Teammates hit by your flame weapons regenerate even more health briefly (no molotovs). 0051ABC4

Interactions

Healing
  • Rank 1: 4% HP for 2 seconds (8% HP total)
  • Rank 2: 8% HP for 2 seconds (16% HP total)
  • Rank 3: 12% HP for 2 seconds (24% HP total)
Behavior
  • Attacking allied teammates with fire damage via melee or ranged attacks will proc the heal effect.
  • Allied NPCs and players outside of a team can also receive the effect.
Affected weapons

Friendly Fire only procs for equipped melee and ranged weapons with the WeaponTypeFireDamage keyword:[1]

Notes

  • The heal effect can also restore limb condition.[verified]
  • Per the perk's description, thrown explosives, such as floater flamer grenades or Molotovs, are not intended to proc the heal effect.
  • As of update 33, turrets that are owned by NPCs can no longer be healed by Friendly Fire.

Behind the scenes

Prior to update 25, Friendly Fire could only be activated by swinging a shishkebab or bashing with a flamer.

Bugs

  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 Friendly Fire is supposed to have a HUD notification Vault Boy popup, but it is flagged to be hidden.[verified]
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 The Hellstorm missile launcher with napalm payload mod will not proc the effect, despite dealing fire damage.[patched]
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 Molotov cocktails are currently the only weapon which may apply the heal effect to NPCs. The thrown item must strike them prior to exploding; the fire hazard or explosion will not proc the effect.[patched]
  • PCPC The friendly brahmin in Free Range were not affected by this perk.[patched]

References

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