Saints Row Perks and Upgrades System

Saints Row Perks cover

Saints Row will have players fight other gangs once again in order to gain and establish their territory in Santo Ileso. The rise to the top is going to be tough and the people that will be in the way won’t go down without a fight. In order to make the climb a little bit more manageable, players can unlock and use the perks system which gives out different kinds of advantages.

In this guide, we will be talking about the Perks System and how they will affect and improve the players’ gameplay.

This list will not be an exhaustive one yet as we'll be updating it with more info once the complete game arrives.

Saints Row Perks System

The Perks system provides players with passive buffs known as perks. These perks provide various kinds of boost to different aspects and they are meant to help make encounters against other gangs easier or more survivable.

At the beginning, players will only have a few perks available to equip. More perks can be unlocked by completing challenges throughout Santo Ileso. Perks are ranked based on the quality of the boost or buff that they provide: Minor (teal), Major (purple), and Elite (gold).

Players will only have a total of five (5) perk slots and therefore, they can only equip as many perks at a time; two Minor perks, two Major perks, and one Elite perk. Players will have to purchase these slots in order to be able to equip perks in them:

  • 2nd Minor perk slot – $10,000
  • 1st Major perk slot – $25,000
  • 2nd Major perk slot – $100,000
  • Elite perk slot – $250,000

Perks can only be equipped in the slot with the same tier.

Players can easily switch up their equipped perks on the go through the Perks app on their character’s mobile phone.

Perk slots have to be purchased in order to equip additional perks

Saints Row Perks

Here are the available perks that will be in the game so far. This list is not exhaustive and we will update it once we get more details about the other perks.

Tactical Training (Minor)

You move faster when crouching and when using fine aim.

In the Flow (Minor)

You never lose flow except when you perform a skill.

Close Call (Minor)

The vehicle you’re driving gains more boost time when you have a near miss.

Death Race (Minor)

When you’re close to death, you can run a lot faster.

There will be a lot more perks that can be unlocked in the game, and we’ve barely seen just a couple of the Minor ones, so stay tuned as we expand on this guide once the game arrives on August 23.

Read our Saints Row – Review to see what we think about the game. Also check out our other Saints Row guides and articles below:

Check out this video by Arekkz Gaming showing the other features in Saints Row: