Fallout 76: Where to Farm Floaters

Floaters give unique items when killed and are often the targets of challenges in Fallout 76. Here's where to find them.

Fallout 76 Floaters are the result of FEV experimentation on flatworms by West Tek. Loved by Super Mutants, they're often seen together, with Floaters acting almost like pets. These newer enemies are part of daily or weekly challenges, and since they drop various explosives when killed, they're valuable enough to farm. 

Floaters come in three varieties: Floater Gnasher, Floater Freezer, and Floater Flamer. As the names suggest, they have elemental correspondences:

  • Gnashers = acid.
  • Freezers = cryo.
  • Flamers = fire.

Fallout 76 Floaters typically appear in groups of three, with one of each variety being present. 

Floaters also bury themselves underground and ambush their prey. If you don't initially see them, look out for glowing red, green, or blue spots on the ground with matching sparkles coming out.

How to Farm Floaters in Fallout 76

There are a few locations where more than four to six Floaters show up at a time, numbers that make them easy to farm. 

  • Big Maw
  • Lake Eloise
  • Old Mold Quarry
  • Solomon's Pond
  • Spruce Knob Channels

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Other Floater Spawn Locations

Floaters will spawn at the following locations, but not in larger numbers like the areas listed above. 

  • Darling Sister's Lab
  • Nicholson's End
  • Red Rocket Filling Station
  • Grafton
  • Near Hornwright Air Purifier Site 03 and The Sludge Works
  • Big B's Rest Stop
  • Safe 'n Clean Disposal
  • Eastern Regional Penitentiary Cell Block D

Once you have killed off the Floaters at the better farming locations, you can either server hop or go to these smaller areas. Jumping from area to area can also reset the spawns at the large farm locations. 

Those are the best farming locations for Floaters in Appalachia. For more Fallout 76 guides, check out our game vault

Featured image via Bethesda.


Ashley, otherwise known as Glitchiee, is an avid gamer of RPGs, TTRPGS, farming sims, The Sims, and a variety of games in between. Playing on the NES and SNES, collecting 1st gen Pokemon cards, and playing on her Gameboy color are some of her favorite memories from early childhood. Combined with a passion for writing, Ashley is focused on bringing the best news, guides, reviews and lists the industry has to offer.

Published Mar. 17th 2023

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