Combat is one of the main elements of Fallout Universe. In order to complete some quests, receive some items or simply to defend or to kill, characters engage in combat. In FOnline: Aftertimes there are two modes of combat: Real-Time (RT) and Turn-Based (TB). Players are free to choose their preferred combat mode on random encounters. Real-Time combat is set as default in cities and all preset map locations.
Player characters and NPCs utilize diffent tactics in combat. Some critters try to keep distance, while others do it up close and personal. Depending on preferred weapon type and style, critters might spacialise in Unarmed, Throwing, Energy Weapons, Big Guns, Small Guns, and possibly Sneak.