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It's all about focus. Like Gunslinger and Commando (for your other weapon types), this allows further flexibility when utilising any nonauto scoped rifle. A list of this weapon type is provided in the Weapons chapter. If you favor these types of guns, this is your first perk choice.Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide description

Sniper is a perk in Fallout 4.


Increased handling and accuracy with non-automatic scoped rifles.


Rank Requires Description Form ID
1 PER 8 It's all about focus. You have improved control and can hold your breath longer when aiming with scopes. 0004C92A
2 PER 8
LVL 13
Non-automatic, scoped rifles have a chance of knocking down your target. 0004C92B
3 PER 8
LVL 26
Non-automatic, scoped rifles gain +25% accuracy to head shot in V.A.T.S. 0004C92C


PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 While sneaking, the combination of the first rank of Sniper and wearing armor with Stabilization mods on both arms is enough to stop virtually all sway when looking down a sniper scope. However, this may stop working. Having the Cloak & Dagger perk may contribute to this bug.[verified]

  • Using the console to first remove each level of the Sniper perk and then reapply them may fix the issue. For someone with all 3 ranks in Sniper, the commands run after opening the console with ~ would be:
    • player.removeperk 4c92c (removes 3rd rank)
    • player.removeperk 4c92b (removes 2nd rank)
    • player.removeperk 4c92a (removes 1st rank)
    • player.addperk 4c92a (adds 1st rank)
    • player.addperk 4c92b (adds 2nd rank)
    • player.addperk 4c92c (adds 3rd rank)