For the Fallout 76 unique weapon, see Whistle in the Dark.
Gameplay articles
Fallout 4U.S. Covert Operations Manual
Fallout 76U.S. Covert Operations Manual
This is an overview article, focusing on background information and cross-game comparisons.

The U.S. Covert Operations Manual is a perk magazine found in Fallout 4 and Fallout 76.


U.S. Covert Operations Manual

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Gameplay articles: Fallout 4, Fallout 76

Produced by the United States Department of the Army before the Great War, the U.S. Covert Operations Manual provides training and information to its personnel in the art of subterfuge. The manuals were not intended for public circulation and were marked "Authorized Eyes Only."

In Fallout 4, each copy found by the Sole Survivor provides ranks of the Covert Operations perk, which permanently increases the ability to sneak. In Fallout 76, each issue provides a different, temporary perk that lasts for a real-world hour.

Behind the scenes

The cover of an actual 1965 issued field manual on the M1 Garand Rifle

The collection of manuals is based on real world field manuals issued by the U.S. Department of the Army, particularly those issued in the 1960s.

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