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Fallout 4 player 'stunned' by gory combat feature you may have missed

Fallout 4 player 'stunned' by gory combat feature you may have missed

You might want to try a melee build

The heat has somewhat died down following the premiere of Prime Video’s Fallout series, but there are still plenty of us enjoying Bethesda’s acclaimed video game franchise.

The reception to Fallout couldn’t have been any better, with the show proving to be hugely entertaining for both seasoned franchise fans and newcomers.

This prompted a renewed sense of interest in the IP. So much so that in the days following the show’s premiere, Bethesda announced that they’d welcomed in 5 million players across various Fallout titles.

The vast majority of those will have been in Fallout 4, which recently welcomed its new-gen update, but some have opted to dive back into Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 76.

To digress for just a moment, Fallout 76 will soon offer players a very exciting development as from next year, in 2025, you’ll be able to play as a Ghoul.

This is perfect for those of you who’ve been obsessing over Walton Goggins’ Ghoul ever since the TV show premiered.

As for how Ghoul gameplay will differ from the norm, we don’t yet know but we’ll be keeping an eye on further updates.

But let’s jump back to Fallout 4 because players have stumbled across a combat feature many didn’t know existed.

New to Fallout? Here’s our guide to help you decide where to start.

This gruesome feature was spotted by Reddit user GarfieldGauntlet who wrote, “I didn’t know I could just straight up decapitate people like that,” showing their MC using a melee weapon to, well, slice the head off another.

I have to say, it’s not a method I recall using myself during my adventures though the wasteland.

“I’m seeing a lot of melee builds lately,” said a curious N8theGrape. “Making me want to get a bit funky.”

“I’ve never played a melee build and all of a sudden I think imma play me a melee build,” added Cyclemonster-93.

“I hope if Elder Scrolls VI releases, Bethesda keeps the hacking and decapitations seen in this game. It's honestly pretty cool,” commented one user.

So there you have it. Don’t underestimate the humble melee build. You can deal some powerful blows.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda

Topics: Fallout, Bethesda