One of the most important tips we can offer is that you always need to keep an eye on your inventory. If you manage your inventory well, you will have a much easier go of it. If you don’t manage your inventory well, then you’re going to end up crawling, which obviously won’t get you very far. In addition to that, Fast-Travel will be impossible. That would really suck the life out of the game because Fast-Travel is one of the game’s most addictive features.
Another important tip, as well as one that often goes overlooked, is that the amount of equipment you can carry depends solely on your Strength. That being the case, it’s important that you pay attention to your Strength. In other words, don’t neglect it. You don’t want to go crazy and become a hulked up, non-flexible character, but you do want to have enough Strength to carry the essentials as well as one of your favorite weapons. If you’re not sure on how much weight you can handle, just look at your Pip-Boy.
We recommend that at least half of what you carry should be weaponry. Yes, the Mojave Wasteland is that kind of place. About 20% to 25% of what you carry should be for Armor. Defense is almost as important as offense in the Mojave Wasteland, but it’s not as important. Curative items like drugs, food and Stealth Boys should take up the least amount of space. Allot about 10% to 15% of your space for curative items. If you have excess items, either use them or sell them at a later time. Some gamers don’t even realize when they have two of the same weapon. This is a big no-no. You always want to take inventory so you don’t make such an amateurish mistake. It could end up getting you hurt, or possibly even worse.