In Fallout 3, the advice loading screen said I can stop a confrontation if I put my weapon away and the hostile NPC just might forgive me. Has this actually ever worked? Has anyone else ever done it?


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Yeah dude it works all the time, if you accidentally shoot someone once or twice holster your weapon and they'll forgive you. It only works with friendly characters though, not with raiders or feral ghouls etc. Just be carful because sometimes it won't stop your companion from continuing to attack


I accidently hit a BoS guy with a baseball bat once a few days ago and he was not forgiving at all.

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Was in the Capital Wasteland using TTW, but wouldn't have thought that would make any difference...


Yeah, I've tried it in Megaton, when I had a 'premature' accidental firing moment when I was trying out a gun I'd just bought, I don't think I killed an NPC but I did hit them and the whole town went crazy so I just holstered and gave up and the whole town just forgot about it.


It does work, yes, but generally speaking only if:

The enemy NPC(s) aren't usually hostile. So, for example, if you accidentally shot someone in Megaton and everyone's now shooting at you, you can try the holstering trick. It would not work in the middle of a Raider den, with all the Raiders trying to give you a series of new orifices.

You haven't killed anyone. If you accidentally shot someone in Megaton but didn't kill them, then you can try the holstering trick. If you've accidentally killed someone, though, chances are they'll continue shooting at you even if you're not holding a weapon.


Depends on the NPC in question, but yes it certainly does work. If you accidentally shoot a friendly person and then holster your weapons they will forgive you. Do it again and they won't be so forgiving.


You can use this to shoot a nice gun out of someones hand. They'll probably pick it up but you can pickpocket it instead of killing them for the weapon.

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oooooh... you know.. I've always wanted La Longue Carabine, but didn't want to lose NCR by killing him. But yeah, one shot to make him angry and draw the weapon, and another to knock it out of his hands!


Most of the time. I accidentally shot the doctor lady in Novac while trying to kill the nightkin that's killing brahmin. I think I shot her twice so when I realized I had I holstered my weapon and everyone went back to being friendly.