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With the Silent Running perk, running no longer factors into a successful sneak attempt.— In-game description

Silent Running is a perk in Fallout: New Vegas.

Effects

  • With this perk, running no longer factors into a successful sneak attempt.
  • Melee or unarmed fighters that rely on sneak attack criticals can also benefit from the perk alongside Travel Light, Implant M-5 and Tunnel Runner, allowing one to close the distance quickly while remaining silent to achieve a Sneak Attack Critical.

Behind the scenes

The perk is a reference to the 1972 film Silent Running, which was set against a post-apocalyptic sci-fi backdrop.

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