The wastelands and the various settlements within Fallout 4 is full of chairs, sofas, benches, and various other items that allow you to sit on them. Does sitting actually have a purpose or is it just an alternate to sleeping but without the "Well Rested" bonuses?

What's the purpose of sitting down in Fallout 4?

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According to the Fallout Wiki one must be sitting to wait in the game. In previous Bethesda games you could just wait by standing in a location unless involved in a few situations like combat or dialog. Since you might be in an area doing something that is time sensitive and have no way of finding a bed to rest, you just need to find a place to sit and you can wait. To wait, you have to sit and then bring up the wait menu. On PC, it is reached by hitting 'T'

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    Furthermore, of you sit down the "wait" option will appear on screen, rompting the player for the correct button on console
    – user106385
    Nov 11, 2015 at 14:23
  • Timelord64's (omg) comment is also valid for PC ; like on all the menus, the hotkey is visible between parenthesis : ( T )
    – Gil Sand
    Nov 17, 2015 at 10:24

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