Resting is used to heal in a safe place without the need to use stimpaks, buffout, healing consumables or healing perks/implants. One is unable to rest if there are enemies nearby, when the area is exposed to radiation, or if the bed is owned by someone else.
Fallout and Fallout 2Edit
In Fallout and Fallout 2, the player character can rest to recover their health in almost any place, as long as they're not in combat, using the Pip-Boy 2000 alarm clock function. A handful of places, such as the toxic caves or Vault City downtown, prohibit resting.
Sleeping in a bed for any length of time will restore full health and heal all limbs, but will not get rid of radiation buildup. One cannot sleep in an owned bed (if the owner dies the bed won't revert to an un-owned state). Many places in the open wasteland have un-owned beds for player characters to use freely, however, most major settlements require the Wanderer to rent a bed, which will give them the Well Rested bonus.
Alternatively, it is possible to wait in a certain location for however long is desired. Unlike sleeping, there is no benefit to this other than advancing the clock. It will not restore any health (unless one has the Solar Powered perk and are standing in the sun) and all the drawbacks still apply. It mainly serves the purpose of moving forward in time to a point where certain events will trigger, such as the open hours of a shop.
Sleeping in a bed one owns or rents (such as in the Megaton house, Tenpenny Tower suite, Kenny's cave, or a rented room) for an hour or more, the player character will become "Well Rested" and gain a 10% bonus to experience gained for 12 hours. The add-on Broken Steel adds the perk Deep Sleep, which gives a bonus from sleeping in any bed (provided the rest of the conditions are met.)
- The article Fallout 3 player housing provides numerous locations with "free beds".
Sleeping in these will provide you with the "Well Rested" bonus.
- Megaton, Moriarty's Saloon, Nova, 120 caps.
- Rivet City, Weatherly Hotel, 120 caps.
- Underworld, Carol's Place, 120 caps.
Fallout New VegasEdit
Beds act the same as in Fallout 3, but with some minor differences. In addition to owned beds conferring a Well Rested bonus, having sex with someone or sleeping in specific 'Queen' or 'Queen-sized' beds in certain locations will also confer the bonus. In Hardcore mode, the healing benefits of a bed only apply to owned beds; other beds in the Wasteland will reduce sleep but not restore any health.
Alternatively, with a high Survival skill, the perks Home on the Range and Roughin' It allow the Courier to sleep via interaction with a campfire or in an unowned bed respectively. Also, the Roughin' it! bedroll kit is essentially a portable bed.
Free bed locationsEdit
Camp Forlorn HopeEdit
- In the medical tent; any unused bed can be used.
- The bed in the gas station is available, if Ringo isn't already sleeping there.
- The bed in Victor's shack (the cowboy robot) is also available.
- Easy Pete's house has two beds free to use.
- There is a mattress inside the trailer behind the general store.
- The mattress inside the trailer, if Barton Thorn isn't already sleeping there.
- Many mattresses and beds inside the Bison Steve Hotel.
Nevada Highway Patrol StationEdit
- The bed is in the jail cells.
- Unoccupied bunk beds in the Barracks are available.
- The King's School of Impersonation has spare beds. The upstairs queen-sized beds next to The King's room provides Well Rested bonus.
- Manny Vargas has an extra bed in his room.
- In the Mining office.
- The 'Queen Bed' in the back middle bungalow will provide the Well Rested bonus.
- The Dino Dee-lite motel room in Novac can be owned by the player. It will be given to you permanently for free after completing One for My Baby properly, or can be purchased from Jeannie May Crawford for 100 caps. Also, if "Come Fly With Me" is completed your reputation will increase in Novac and Jennie May will offer the room for free when the 'I'd like to rent a room' dialog is selected.
- The Tops, Ultra-Luxe, Atomic Wrangler casino and the Lucky 38 casinos all have beds that can be owned, either given as quest rewards or won through gambling. The Vault 21 hotel has a rentable room that can be made free through repeated donations of Vault suits to the owner.
- Beds in various Safehouses, after gaining access to them.
Sleeping in a bed for any length of time will restore full health and heal any damaged limbs. The Sole Survivor can sleep up to 24 hours in a bed, up to 5 hours on a mattress, and up to 3 hours in a sleeping bag or tent.
In Survival mode, sleeping at least one hour will save the game. To recover more health and eventually heal crippled limbs it is required to sleep for a longer amount of time. For a more detailed explanation of sleep and tiredness, see Survival mode.
These beds can be rented from NPC's for 10 caps each night and will grant the player with the Well Rested perk bonus.
- Yefim Bobrov at the Dugout Inn in Diamond City.
- Clair Hutchins at the Hotel Rexford in Goodneighbor.
- Tony Savoldi at Bunker Hill, although Tony rents a mattress and not a bed.
- Mitch at The Last Plank.
Free bed locationsEdit
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- Before entering Corvega assembly plant, a bed may be found on the highway to the north of it.
- 15 metal beds onboard The Prydwen.
- Six metal beds inside Andrew station.
- Five metal beds at the Atom Cats garage.
- 20 vault bunk beds in Vault 75.
- Three can be found in Concord. The first one in an open house near the Red Rocket truck stop. The second bed is in another house close by the Museum of Freedom. The third bed can be found in the sewers near a mirelurk in the Concord Civic Access.
- Some beds can be found at the Jalbert Brothers Disposal.
- There are beds in Mystic Pines.
- A few quarters and bunkhouses can be found both inside and outside of Fort Hagen.
- A few around College Square.
- Inside the Cambridge Police Station.
- Inside a truck trailer near ArcJet Systems.
- A few beds found across Park Street Station.
- There is an abandoned house in which there are two free beds, outside of Concord and towards Lexington.
- There is a mattress in the root cellar at Sanctuary Hills.
- A mattress can be found in the abandoned house next to Tenpines Bluff.
- Near the Drumlin Diner, there is a mattress on top of the walkway behind the big sign. Go up the tree to get to the walkway.
- In a metal shelter on the roof of the Red Rocket, in front of the Collegiate administration building in Cambridge.
- In the basement of the Suffolk County charter school.
- Upstairs, in the same room as the chemistry station, inside the South Boston High School.
- Two at the Dartmouth Professional Building.
- 2 at the National Park campground.
In Fallout 76, the player character heals themselves, and can get benefits from sleeping in bed long enough. This time, however, the player character can also get diseased if sleeping on mattresses on the floor.