This guide will cover the various perks unlocked and available to a character at Level 18 and beyond, covering the different options and the requirements for each in Fallout New Vegas. Every even level gained grants a new perk option, all the way to level 30 giving a total of 15 choices available throughout the entire characters level progression.
Computer Whiz gives the player the ability to re-hack a terminal they have already been locked out of due to failed password attempts. This perk is not very useful when you consider you can just reboot the terminal after 3 failed attempts and wait 10 seconds for the power up process and try again. Many more perks have vastly more beneficial effects than this one, which is only an incredibly minor time saver.
Requirements: Intelligence 7, science 70
Base ID: 00031dc4
Concentrated Fire gives your character an accuracy boost to each subsequent hit on a specific body part in VATS. This is more useful for characters using lighter damage, low action point costing weapons. In addition, having a high amount of action points to begin with is also an ideal prerequisite. Each subsequent shot gets an additional 5% bonus to hit. Ex: 1st shot to arm: 0% bonus, 2nd shot to arm: 5% bonus, 3rd shot to arm: 10% bonus and so on. Also avoid if you find yourself one-shot killing everything.
Requirements: Energy Weapons 60, Guns 60
Base ID: 00044caf
This perk is another minor time saver like Computer Whiz, except for broken locks, allowing you to rety picking any failed force lock attempts. This perk can be avoided by just getting skilled at the lock pick mini game, which considering this perk requires 70 lockpick skill, you should probably have the hang of. Like the terminals, you can stop picking a lock before the bobby pin breaks to try again with a fresh pin (without losing any).
Requirements: Perception 7, Lockpick 70
Base ID: 00044cb0
This perk gives you the chance to score a paralyzing hit while using either your fists or an unarmed weapon in VATS. This won’t always happen, but when it does your opponent will be frozen in place for 30 seconds, essential meaning a death sentence for them.
Requirements: Unarmed 70
Base ID: 00044caa