Game Guides

Fallout 4 Guide: How to Cure Radiation

by Kyle Hanson


Radiation is practically synonymous with Fallout 4. Those annoying little rads can sneak up on you in the weirdest places, causing you to have to run far far away. But if you’re too slow, or you come across too many piles of nuclear waste, then the rads will add up. Unlike in past games, Fallout 4 doesn’t have a separate radiation level, instead having it eat away at your available HP, which can be very annoying and troublesome when you’re fighting raiders and radscorpions left and right. If you wanna get rid of them, you’ll have to cure them, so here’s a quick guide on how to cure radiation in Fallout 4.

The easiest way, but probably the most inefficient, is to use RadAway. This elixir can be found all over the place in the wasteland, or you can craft it at a chemistry station. The ingredients are pretty tough to find though: you’ll need 2 Antiseptic, 3 Glowing Fungus, 1 Plastic, and 1 Purified Water. One dose of RadAway will cure 300 points of radiation, so it should clear up quite a bit, but might not do the whole job.

Of course, you can take another dose, but be careful. RadAway is addictive and can cause other side effects, such as headaches and even hair loss. If you find yourself constantly being dosed with radiation you might want to take some other methods of curing it, or even preventing it.

To cure without the side effects or risk of addiction, just head to any local doctor. These can usually be found within any city, such as Diamond City or Goodneighbor. For 40 caps these doctors will totally cure your radiation poisoning. But what if you want to stop the radiation before it starts?

For that you’ll use RadX. This handy medicine will raise your radiation resistance factor by quite a lot. Pop a couple before heading into a radiation zone and you should stop it from ever infecting you. Of course, the same addiction concerns apply here, so you might want to try another method as well.

Power Armor is essentially the best radiation suit that you can use. If you’re heading somewhere that you know contains a bunch of radiation, say the Glowing Lake for example, then you’ll want to don your Power Armor suit before heading there.

So that’s about it, with this guide you should be able to prevent radiation from getting to you, but if it does it also showed you how to cure it. Now head out into the wasteland and good luck.

Looking for information on how to cure radiation in Fallout 76 instead?  Try this:  How to Cure Radiation in Fallout 76

- This article was updated on:November 6th, 2018

You May Like