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Perception is a skill in Wasteland, Wasteland 2, and Fountain of Dreams.



Helps the character find concealed items and notice when things are out of the ordinary. High Perception makes the smallest detail obvious: the locked drawer under the desk, or the crease in the wall that indicates the presence of a secret door. You'll always want someone with a high Perception score in your party unless you think poverty is ennobling.

Wasteland 2[]

The ability to notice what others miss. The Perception skill is used to highlight objects of interest in the wasteland. Selecting the skill will search the area around you. Hovering your cursor over an item will also trigger a check.


Ways to increase[]


  • Walk along the east-west hallway between the two fields in the Agricultural Center (behind the Sales Booth. Your skill will automatically level up as you spot the fruit showering down on you.
  • Walk over the bed in the Workshop in Highpool.
  • Walk along the skylights on the roof of Ugly's HQ in Quartz.
  • Walk through minefields in Las Vegas.

Fountain of Dreams[]

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