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For an overview of this item's appearances, see Wasteland Survival Guide (item).


Wasteland Survival Guide is a perk magazine in Fallout 4 that gives the player ranks of the Wasteland Survival perk.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Similar to Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor, the Wasteland Survival Guide is a post-War edition magazine series, written and illustrated with crude pen drawings.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Reading an issue of this comic will grant a variant of the Wasteland Survival perk, (except for two) focusing on increasing survival efficiency with a specific topic.

Magazine issues[edit | edit source]

There are nine issues in total:

Editor ID Issue Location Location description Perk BaseID
01 #1, Farming The Wastes Wreck of the USS Riptide Inside the ship, on a table, under the bridge on the water's level. Heal +50% more from fruits and vegetables. 0008E75E
02 #2, Insect Repellent Special Crater house Western side of the crater, on the table, lower level of a stilt shack with a lantern and caps stash on a table. Permanently take 5% less damage from insects. 00135F0A
03 #3, The Bright Side of Radiation Poisoning Egret Tours Marina On the counter of the diner and coolant recharge station. Permanently heal +50% from irradiated packaged food and drink. 00135F0D
04 #4, The Scrapyard Home Decoration Guide Lynn Woods On the sleeping bag, inside the main shack with the steamer trunk. Permanently unlock new decoration (two lawn flamingos) in workshop settlements (this perk won't be shown in perk-list of the Pip-Boy). 00135F0E
05 #5, Guide To Diamond City Gorski cabin In the underground bunker (root cellar found on the floor in the cabin), follow the hallway all the way to the end, by the journal terminal, on a metal desk. Diamond City is now permanently marked on your map (this perk won't be shown in perk-list of the Pip-Boy). 00185CBA
06 #6, Commonwealth Coupon Spectacular Nahant Oceanological Society On the metal desk with the typewriter, entrance room area, ground floor (it is not in the laboratory building). Permanently gain +10% discount from food and drink vendors. 00185CBD
07 #7, Water Aerobics for Ghouls Old Gullet sinkhole On a concrete block inside the sinkhole, by the cooking pot station. Permanently swim 25% faster. 00185CC4
08 #8, Self-Defense Secrets Ranger cabin On the sideboard table in the cabin. Permanently take 5% less damage from melee attacks. 00185CCA
09 #9, Hunting in the Wastes Sunshine Tidings co-op In the locked cabin near the silos, on the floor near a mattress and steamer trunk. Permanently collect more meat from animal kills. 00185CD8

Notes[edit | edit source]

Mole rats and mutant hounds are unaffected by issue #9, and will still only drop a single piece of meat. Additionally, only a single piece of softshell mirelurk meat can be acquired at a time when dropped from mirelurks.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The Wasteland Survival Guide is a carryover based on the book of the same name from Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. It was originally written by Moira Brown with the help of the Lone Wanderer. Some of the topics in the magazine were never mentioned in Fallout 3. However, other issues of the magazine (#2, #3, and #5) reference the quest itself:

  • Issue #2, Insect Repellent Special, refers to Moira's attempt to develop Mole rat repellent.
  • Issue #3, The Bright Side of Radiation Sickness, refers to a stage of the quest where the Lone Wanderer gets radiation sickness so that Moira can test a home brew cure.
  • Issue #5, Guide to Diamond City, refers to the stage where the Wanderer has to uncover the history of Rivet City.

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