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Advanced technology from the Commonwealth has increased your reaction speed, giving you a higher chance to hit in V.A.T.S.— In-game description

Wired Reflexes is a perk in Fallout 3. It cannot be selected on level-up but is acquired through fulfilling certain criteria for the quest The Replicated Man.


Advanced technology from the Commonwealth is implanted into the player's central nervous system[1] and increases their reaction speed, giving a higher chance to hit in V.A.T.S.. This perk increases chance to hit by 10%. As with all perks that increase chance to hit in V.A.T.S., this bonus is multiplicative, not additive.


To obtain this perk, side with Dr. Zimmer in The Replicated Man, and report A3-21. It's possible to get this perk while siding with A3-21; tell Dr. Zimmer who A3-21 is, and the player will be awarded the perk. Before he and his bodyguard leave the room to reset A3-21, immediately kill them both. If the player character first tells A3-21 they'll kill Dr. Zimmer for him before revealing his identity to Zimmer, he'll give them A3-21's plasma rifle.


  1. The Lone Wanderer: "I've found your android. It's Harkness, Rivet City's security chief!"
    Dr. Zimmer "And now for your payment. This combat module will directly affect your central nervous system. I think you will find it quite beneficial."
    (Zimmer's dialogue)