Papyrus: GlobalVariable Script
A Global is a numeric variable that can be referenced from all over the game, including in Conditions and Papyrus. Globals can represent predefined values, such as Dogmeat's attack ranges or how much of the game's introduction to skip (pictured); or they can be used to keep track of things that change over the course of the game, such as how long it's been since Cait has used chems. (No, really.)
Globals are usually created for use in Conditions. Though conditions are capable of inspecting values in other systems, like conditional Papyrus properties, it's often better to keep things separate so that they can be edited independently.
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- ID: The ID, also referred to as Editor ID, is used by the Creation Kit to uniquely identify this record within a Data File.
- Value: The initial value of this global when the game first starts or the mod is first installed.
- Constant: If this box is checked the game will not allow the global's value to change. The global's value will still be written to save files, but that value will not be used if the global is flagged as constant when the save file is loaded. This is useful when updating a global that is meant to represent a predefined value.