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Mow your enemies down by the dozen.

Hack and Slash is a legendary perk in Fallout 76, introduced in the One Wasteland For All update.

Effects

Attacking a target in VATS with a melee weapon will gain a chance to deal splash damage to nearby enemies.

Ranks

Effects
Rank Description Form ID
1 20% chance for melee VATS attacks to do area damage. 005D036E
2 30% chance for melee VATS attacks to do area damage. 005D036F
3 40% chance for melee VATS attacks to do area damage. 005D0370
4 50% chance for melee VATS attacks to do area damage. 005D0371

Notes

  • Hack and Slash deals 100% of the damage dealt to the target as splash damage.
  • Hack and Slash splash damage cannot proc Detonation Contagion or Exploding Palm.
  • A single attack on a target may separately proc both Hack and Slash and Exploding Palm.
  • Damage dealt by Hack and Slash will not reduce the condition of the equipped melee weapon.
  • Hack and Slash splash damage may finish off Daily Ops enemies with the Resilient mutation.
  • Hack and Slash is not an explosion, and is not affected by the Grenadier perk.[verification needed]
  • Hack and Slash does not affect the VATS target.[verification needed]

Behind the scenes

  • Hack and Slash was originally named Cleave.
  • During the first wave of testing on the PTS, splash damage from Hack and Slash damaged the player.

Bugs

PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 The following weapons lack the WeaponTypeMeleeGeneral keyword, and will not proc Hack and Slash: Mr. Handy buzz blade, paddle ball, and Ripper.

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