What are the different options to improve weapon accuracy. And is it in all the cases capped at 95%?

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    Kind of out of scope, but crits are 100% accuracy.
    – mmatthews
    Commented Jul 3, 2018 at 18:58
  • @mmatthews That would mean that maxing the others doesn't matter at all. You better go for that 100% critial hit chance, do more overall dmg and have the 100% hitquote.
    – codepleb
    Commented Jul 5, 2018 at 12:24
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    That's been my strat: build crits and bank crits.
    – mmatthews
    Commented Jul 6, 2018 at 14:17

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Your VATS accuracy with ranged weapons depends on:

  • Your character's Perception stat (which means it is improved indirectly by anything which raises Perception)
  • Weapon accuracy stat
  • Weapon range stat (higher means less accuracy loss at larger distances)
  • Any equipment which explicitly gives a bonus to VATS accuracy. You can sometimes find such items as random drops from rare enemies with a ★ behind their name.
  • Any perks which give you an explicit bonus to VATS accuracy in certain situations:
    • Awareness 2 (5% accuracy)
    • Sniper 3 (25% accuracy for headshots with a non-automatic scoped rifle)
    • Penetrator 2 (no accuracy penalty for cover)
    • Concentrated Fire 1-3 (+10%/+15%/+20% accuracy for repeated shots)
    • Attack Dog 1 (accuracy bonus while your dog is holding the enemy)
    • Killshot (20% accuracy bonus for headshots) - this is a bonus perk obtained by maxing the relationship score with the companion character MacCready.

The 95% cap is a lie. Even though the UI never shows more than 95% accuracy, you can gain enough VATS accuracy that you never miss a shot.

  • @mmatthews comment brought me to a nice idea: One could completely ignore the accuracy and focusing solely on luck. Max is as high as possible and use all the gear you can find, to have a better hitchance and even more damage on top of that. Or it there a flaw in that idea?
    – codepleb
    Commented Jul 5, 2018 at 12:26
  • @TrudleR That would be a new question.
    – Philipp
    Commented Jul 5, 2018 at 13:02
  • Ok, I created one, thanks. :) gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/334650/…
    – codepleb
    Commented Jul 5, 2018 at 15:52
  • MacCready Perk is really nice in VATS.
    – fja3omega
    Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 7:32

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