Infinite Carry Weight Glitch in Fallout 76
Due to Fallout 76's strict carry weight limits and small stash sizes, inventory management can take up a significant portion of players' time in game. While it is certainly possible to work with 76's encumbrance system, and some of us enjoy the process of meticulously organizing our carried inventory and stashes, others are finding it tedious and downright boring.
For those players, there is currently a glitch that removes players' maximum carry weight, allowing them to hold as many boards, desk fans, and teddy bears as they desire. Here is the process for activating this infinite carry weight glitch.
Note: Use this glitch at your own risk. It is very likely to be patched, and any repercussions for using it will be your responsibility alone.
Activating the infinite weight glitch is easy and only requires the minimal resources needed to craft and modify a piece of light armor and access to an Armor Workbench.
The steps are as follows:
- Use an Armor Workbench to craft any piece of Light Armor
- Modify the Light Armor piece with the Pocked Mod
- Equip the Pocketed Light Armor piece
- Quickly and continuously unequip and reequip the Pocketed Light Armor piece
As you continue to put on and remove the armor piece over and over, you will note that your maximum carry weight is decreasing.
Keep repeating the process until your maximum carry weight displays as a negative number. You now have infinite carry weight and will not be over-encumbered as long as the glitch is active.
This glitch will deactivate upon logging out of Fallout 76. This means that you can return your character to normal just by leaving a server, but it also requires that you repeat this process every time you want infinite carry weight.
For those that would like to see the glitch in action, a video tutorial by YouTuber RGD5IMPACT is available:
While Bethesda has promised a stash size increase in a future update, this glitch is an option for players that are looking to address their inventory issues on their own terms. That said, in the current state of the game, inventory management feels like a design choice and part of the 76 experience -- to bypass it completely seems to miss part of what the game is about.
With this guide, you can now choose whether to use the glitch or not. However, remember that Bethesda has made no official statement and you will be culpable for any punishments that may befall your account.
Happy looting, and for other Fallout 76 guides at GameSkinny, check out the list below:
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- Perk System Explained
- Holotape Locations Guide
- Crafting Stations Tips Guide
- Power Armor Tips for the Early Game
- How to Save Your Progress in Fallout 76
- Best Mutations and Their Uses
- How to Find the Rusted Key
- How to Find the Purveyor Legendary Vendor
- How to Find Pemmican
- Complete Tadpole Quest Walkthrough