Icon disambig
This page is about the perk. For the Survivalist, see Randall Clark.
You are a master of the outdoors. This Perk confers the ability to survive in hostile environments. You get a +20% bonus to Outdoorsman for survival purposes, for each level of this Perk.— in-game description, Fallout

Survivalist is a Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics perk and a cut perk in Fallout: New Vegas.


With each level of this perk, you will get +20% bonus when checks are made against the Outdoorsman skill, for purposes of determining if the player receives dehydration damage (Desert random encounters) or damage from a rockfall (Mountain random encounters). The Outdoorsman skill itself does not increase.

Fallout 2 and Fallout TacticsEdit

With this perk, you will get +25% bonus to Outdoorsman.


In unpatched Fallout 2, this perk give you +40% bonus to Outdoorsman instead of 25%. [verified]

Fallout: New VegasEdit

Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

This perk doesn't exist in the G.E.C.K. but an image of a Vault Boy named "perk_survivalist" can be found in the game files and proves that the perk was planned. Otherwise, benefit, prerequisites and description are unknown.

Icon cut contentEnd of information based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The image for this perk in Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics is obviously inspired by Sylvester Stallone's character John Rambo, from the movies First Blood; Rambo: First Blood, Part Two and Rambo III.
  • The Vault Boy in the unused Survivalist perk image for Fallout: New Vegas wears a sleeveless duster, similar to that worn by Ulysses.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+