Unlike The Elder Scrolls games, Fallout 4 doesn’t give you the option to wait for hours on end no matter where you stand or sit.
Luckily, it’s still fairly easy to do, though. Here is how to wait in Fallout 4.
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How to wait in Fallout 4
Waiting in Fallout 4 is simple enough to do, and it works the same on ALL platforms. The only difference being the button you have to press.
To wait in Fallout 4, you must first find a chair or bench, which is a pretty easy task given the vast open world of the Wasteland. You can also craft a chair if you are in one of your strongholds and have the required materials.
Once you have located a chair, interact with it using the activate button, and then bring up the rest menu by pressing the correct button when prompted. See below for the instructions as per the platform being used.
How to wait in Fallout 4 – Controls
To wait in Fallout 4 on the PlayStation 4, simply approach a chair and press the X button to interact with it, then press the Triangle button to rest.
To wait in Fallout 4 on the Xbox One, you must press the A button to sit down on the chair, and then the Y button to bring up the rest menu.
If not using a controller for the PC version of Fallout 4, press the E key to interact with a chair or bench, and then press the Spacebar key to bring up the rest menu.
When is it good to wait in Fallout 4?
Waiting in Fallout 4 has a number of useful functions. Perhaps most importantly, you can wait near a building or store that is only open at specific times. By waiting on a seat near your desired location, you can set the timer to end right as the building will open up again, meaning you don’t have to wander around aimlessly to pass the time.
Waiting can also be useful if you’ve decided that you don’t want to venture into the Wasteland at night. In this instance, wait until the sun rises before continuing your travels, at least then the nuclear monsters will be less daunting.
It can also be beneficial to wait in the Survival Mode in Fallout 4, as it can allow for water or food to respawn over time.
Why isn’t the wait button showing in Fallout 4?
It is not always possible to wait when you want to. If you are near enemies, for example, you will not be allowed to wait and the wait button will not show, even if you are sitting down on a chair.
How to rest in Fallout 4
Resting in Fallout 4 is just as easy as waiting. Instead of finding a chair/bench/sofa, simply find or construct a bed.
Once you have located a bed, interact with it using the activate button, and then press the correct button to sleep once prompted. Resting will restore your health fully but you will not be able to sleep if there are enemies nearby.
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Waiting until daylight may make the game less scary, but some people have modded the Fallout 4 to make it more of a horror experience at night. Check out the great YouTube video below to see some of these mods.