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Penetrate terminal security with cutting-edge encryption knowledge.— Perk card description

Hacker is an Intelligence-based perk in Fallout 76.


The perk allows to hack locked level 1 terminals throughout Appalachia. It also decreases the lock-out timer by 33%, should an attempt to hack a terminal fail.


Rank Description Form ID
1 Gain +1 hacking skill, and terminal lock-out time is reduced. 00356A11


  • In order to hack level 2 terminals and above, the Expert Hacker and Master Hacker perks can be equipped alongside this perk.
  • As each Hacker perk increases hacking skill by one, they can be equipped in any given combination, and are not tied to a terminal's level. For example, a level 1 terminal can be hacked with Master Hacker equipped, but a level 2 terminal would still require either the Hacker or Expert Hacker perk to be equipped alongside Master Hacker.
  • When equipped, the Master Infiltrator legendary perk effectively renders all three Hacker perks obsolete.