How to Add Perk Points in Fallout 4 without Leveling up?

Fallout 4 is quite a successful continuation of the Fallout series which gave birth to some of the absolute classics in the gaming industry. The franchise itself is a post-apocalyptic RPG set in the 22nd and 23rd century United States in a fictional setting where the first transistor was never invented. The history took off in another direction, different than the one we are familiar with. The United States turned into a fascist country which went to occupy Mexico and Canada, leading to a Great War where atomic weapons turned the United States into a Wasteland.

Fallout 4 was released in 2015 and its events occur ten years after the events of Fallout 3. The game offers the player a lot of choices and the player feels in control of every situation since it depends on his actions and dialogues. There are a lot of different endings to the story which ensures a great replay value. One of the additional options which enables the player to fully take control of the game is its console. It’s only available in the Windows version of the game and it allows the player to change virtually anything and it can make the gameplay easier. Here is a list of keyboard languages with proper keys required to open the console:

The gameplay will freeze and your in-game user interface is going to fade, leaving you with a place to type in your commands. You can also take a look at your previous commands by scrolling with Up and Down arrows. There are a lot of online sources you can use to find out about different console commands to use to make your gameplay different in a way. As you scroll through a variety of different options, you are sure to find interesting options so feel free to experiment a bit but always keep your save file backed up.

As the game progresses, you might find some hostiles difficult to deal with. There are various different ways to deal with them but adding some perk points might feel like the best solution since your character does not level up and the perk points you add are free to use anytime you want and you won’t have to use the console every time you enter the game. Perk points increase your performance and you get a lot of different powers associated with the perk.

The console command which enables you to add perk points goes like this:

CGF “Game.AddPerkPoints”

Be sure to include the quotation marks as you type this in the console and be careful about uppercase letters. Instead of “”, write down the number of perk points you would like to add. For example:

CGF “Game.AddPerkPoints” 20

The command above adds 20 perk points to your character without requiring you to level up. This is a great move by Bethesda since they allow the player to “cheat” without using any additional software or a script.

Tip: If the console commands simply won’t work for you, try using the F4SE (Fallout 4 Script Extender).