While players do become unstoppable killing machines by the time they reach the latter parts of any given Fallout game, the first few hours can be pretty brutal. Injecting yourself with healing stimpaks like they were going out of style is something that no player should be ashamed of. Now, imagine trying to beat a Fallout game without using a single stimpak or healing item. And not just the core game, but all of its DLC to boot. This may sound impossible but it’s something that a YouTuber managed to pull off.
It took him eight months, but Fallout fan Jon from Many A True Nerd managed to complete an entire playthrough of Fallout 3 and each of its DLCs without healing. His character build is based around having high health and stealth. Stealth is to help him avoid encounters with foes, while high HP means he could absorb a large amount of damage in case things got hairy. The clip below features the final hour of his playthrough where he also gives a detailed account of how he accomplished this task.
As crazy as this feat is, Jon also did the same thing with Fallout: New Vegas. Given that Fallout 4 has been out for months, it’s safe to assume that he’ll eventually try beating that game without healing as well. Don’t expect that anytime soon however, as I’m sure Jon will want to wait for all of Fallout 4‘s DLCs to be released first before starting another n0-heal playthrough. Perhaps he should try this by playing the game’s Survival Mode to truly outdo himself.
Make sure to check out Many A True Nerd’s YouTube channel to see all of the no-heal playthrough videos.