Fallout players horrified to discover they’ve been hacking terminals wrong for years

Fallout players are horrified to discover they've been hacking terminals incorrectly for years

Fallout players around the world were horrified to learn that they were making hacking much more difficult than ever before. And they’ve been doing it for years.

The Fallout franchise is currently enjoying some well-deserved time in the sun. Fallout 76 is better than ever, Fallout 4 got a massive new update, and this one from Amazon To fall the series was the catalyst behind it all.

With so many people experiencing a Fallout game for the first time, many new discoveries have been made. And I must say that, for my part, I was truly shaken to realize this little hacking secret.

For those who are not too familiar with the Fallout games, it is possible to hack certain terminals to access private documents, disable defenses or open doors and safes.

Hacking in Fallout involves a little logic game that… isn’t for everyone. Essentially, you have four guesses to crack the password, and you can determine how close you were to the password after each guess by determining which letters and their specific location are consistent in each guess.

For example, a hack attempt in Fallout could be: Dead (1/4) – Dune (3/4) – Dude (success).

If you try four times and are unsuccessful, the terminal locks. In some Fallout games, this means you’re permanently locked out unless you can find a password written down somewhere while you’re online. Fallout 4 you can just wait a bit and try again.

But in all Fallout games, there is an easier way. As Jamie Moran pointed out on Twitternot only can you remove “failed” words, but you can also reset your attempts if you close the terminal after your third guess.

Okay, I guess some people knew that, but judging by the responses on Twitter, a lot of us didn’t.

Fallout, you son of a bitch.

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