Fallout 76 Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Fallout 76 RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Fallout 76 Microtransactions Are Under Fire https://www.gameskinny.com/mmkw5/fallout-76-microtransactions-are-under-fire https://www.gameskinny.com/mmkw5/fallout-76-microtransactions-are-under-fire Mon, 17 Dec 2018 22:46:38 -0500 William R. Parks

Despite the many criticisms leveled at Fallout 76, and Bethesda's practices surrounding its launch, the new multiplayer RPG has established a committed player base. That said, these dedicated fans are still willing to raise concern about the game's problems, and their latest target appears to be its microtransactions.

As pointed out in a popular thread on Reddit, new holiday themed cosmetics have just been introduced to Fallout 76's virtual storefront, the Atomic Shop. These seasonal items can be purchased using an in-game currency called Atoms, and, for some players, the price tag on them is simply excessive.

Specifically, the newly added Holidays Emote Bundle, which consists of 12 icons that can be displayed near a player's character, costs 1,200 Atoms. The Bundle: Comin' to Town consists of Santa and Mrs. Claus character skins, a reindeer camp decoration, and two emotes at the price of 2,000 Atoms.

For clarity, Atoms can be purchased at a rate of approximately $1 per 100 Atoms, meaning these two packs cost nearly $12 and $20 respectively. A Reddit users summarizes a portion of the player base's position on these costs:

That's $20.00... one-third of the full game. Twice as much as most DLCs combined... This Santa outfit will be relevant for less than two weeks. COME ON BETHESDA! Fallout 76 is already selling for $26.00 at some retailers!

While the thread is filled with many players echoing the same opinion, there is a dissenting faction that accurately points out that Atoms can be acquired through standard gameplay. This is certainly true, however, the original poster suggests that Atom acquisition slows down significantly as players reach Fallout 76's end-game, and players interested in cosmetics will likely need to spend real-world money as a result.

Furthermore, some players note that these cosmetic items have no gameplay impact, and players can choose to ignore them. While this is currently accurate, recent data mining suggests that new game-changing items called Lunchboxes may be on their way to the Atomic Shop. Reports suggest that these Lunchboxes will increase a player's damage capabilities, XP gains, and more.

If Bethesda does indeed add purchasable items with real effects on gameplay, it seems likely that the current frustration over Fallout 76's microtransactions will continue. This will be even more true if the costs are in line with these newly added winter cosmetics.

The conversation surrounding the winter cosmetics can be found on Reddit. The Lunchbox data mining is located there as well.

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Fallout 76's New UltraWide Support is Not Up to Snuff https://www.gameskinny.com/aot8y/fallout-76s-new-ultrawide-support-is-not-up-to-snuff https://www.gameskinny.com/aot8y/fallout-76s-new-ultrawide-support-is-not-up-to-snuff Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:00:42 -0500 William R. Parks

Yesterday, Bethesda rolled out a new Fallout 76 patch with a number of improvements, including some much-requested features for those playing the multiplayer RPG on PC.

One of the additions is resolution support for Vault Dwellers using UltraWide monitors, and, unfortunately, some players are finding that its implementation leaves a lot to be desired.

Since the release of Fallout 76's new patch, players have taken to Reddit to discuss the newly added 21:9 resolution support. The general consensus from these conversations suggests that Bethesda's "fix" for UltraWide monitors amounts to little more than an edit to the game's .ini file.

With Fallout 4, another Bethesda title that did not support UltraWide monitors, players found that they could alter the .ini file to tweak in-game display settings, including field of view values and resolution.

While this made it possible to play at 21:9, the game's UI did not scale accordingly, causing menus and text to appear stretched and enlarged.

This is exactly the effect players are seeing with the UltraWide support offered by the latest update, and, after a month of indications that this feature was in progress, some are wondering how Bethesda could have implemented something of such poor quality.

This frustration is being further exacerbated by an unofficial mod to Fallout 76, which provides what many consider a higher quality UltraWide experience. This mod was, of course, created without access to Fallout 76's source code, and it has been available since the game's B.E.T.A.

Thus, it has taken Bethesda a month to release a 21:9 resolution experience that is less desirable than an unofficial mod.

While some players may be scratching their heads, trying to determine how that could happen, it is likely that the feature was simply never given any real priority within the company.

While this may seem like a minor issue, Bethesda's every move is currently under heavy scrutiny following the myriad of controversies that have surrounded Fallout 76's release. If the company hopes to ever return to the status it held prior to the game's troubled launch, this fact needs to be acknowledged and handled with care.

The ongoing conversation about the game's UltraWide support can be found on Reddit.

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Fallout 76's New Update Improves CAMPs, Offers Character Re-Specs https://www.gameskinny.com/cilai/fallout-76s-new-update-improves-camps-offers-character-re-specs https://www.gameskinny.com/cilai/fallout-76s-new-update-improves-camps-offers-character-re-specs Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:08:31 -0500 William R. Parks

Since Fallout 76's release in November, Bethesda has been hard at work attempting to correct the many problems that plague the company's new multiplayer RPG. This has manifest in a series of patches that focus on performance improvements, bug fixes, and gameplay adjustments, and this week marks yet another one of these updates.

Releasing today for PC, and on Thursday for consoles, this new patch is loaded with small tweaks that will impact many areas of Fallout 76, from its graphics to its quests. However, the most exciting aspects of the update is its focus on C.A.M.P. improvements, character re-speccing, and a number of quality-of-life improvements for those playing on PC.

C.A.M.P.'s are Fallout 76's player-made bases, and they have been a point of much frustration since the game's beginnings. While it is no problem for players to log out of the game without dismantling their C.A.M.P., if that player then logs into a server where their base's location is already occupied, issues can occur. Specifically, the C.A.M.P. of the newly logged in player will be dismantled and, sometimes, completely lost.

Bethesda has addressed this issue with this new update, as players will now be notified if their C.A.M.P.'s location is taken. These players then have the opportunity to relocate their base, at no cost, or find a new server where the original location is available.

Furthermore, small obstructions found in the landscape (rocks, trees, etc.) will no longer prevent players from building C.A.M.P. items in their locations. Instead, these world objects will simply be removed if a player attempts to build upon them.

Beyond these critical adjustment to the C.A.M.P. system, players may be excited to find that they can re-spec their characters following this update. For each level a player attains past level 50, they will now be able to decide if they want to gain a new Perk Card or re-allocate a SPECIAL point.

While some players may feel that this is a less than ideal approach to character re-speccing, considering it cannot occur prior to what amounts to Fallout 76's end-game, this is certainly a step in the right direction. For many, the Perk Card and SPECIAL systems may feel opaque as they begin their time in Appalachia, and the ability to make adjustments later is a welcome and necessary change.

Finally, PC players will be happy to find some much requested features have been added. This includes a push-to-talk hotkey that prevents players' microphones from always being active, a Field of View slider, and 21:9 resolution support.

Following last week's update, Bethesda came under fire for what players perceived as a lack of transparency in the provided patch notes. It seems that the company has taken this criticism to heart, as the the aforementioned changes are just a small portion of what is outlined in today's communication. With these frequent updates, it is clear that Bethesda is committed to improving the Fallout 76 experience, however, it remains to be seen if players will feel satisfied with the details provided this time around.

Full patch notes for today's update can be found on Reddit.

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Fallout 76 Rusted Key -- Where to Get It and How to Use It https://www.gameskinny.com/p79vz/fallout-76-rusted-key-where-to-get-it-and-how-to-use-it https://www.gameskinny.com/p79vz/fallout-76-rusted-key-where-to-get-it-and-how-to-use-it Wed, 05 Dec 2018 21:21:02 -0500 Synzer

Fallout 76 has a lot of secrets and hidden items that you normally would not find unless you randomly stumbled upon them.

The Rusted Key and Alien Blaster weapon are two such items. I'm going to show you where you can get these items, where to use the Rusted Key, and what you get from the room it opens.

Rusted Key Location in Fallout 76

The Rusted Key is not in a landmarked location or marked on the map at all. It is in an open container in the water near a collapsed house.

If you look on the map above, my marker and location is where you can find the Rusted Key. It is in the northern part of the map, northeast of the Eastern Regional Penitentiary.

When you find the container, you'll see the Rusted Key and Alien Blaster inside. Unfortunately, there isn't any ammo for the Alien Blaster in or near the container.

You can find ammo for the gun near the Black Mountain Ordnance Works north of the Mothman Museum in the Forest region. 

Now let's see where to use the key. 

Where to Use the Rusted Key

The place you want to visit is called Freddy Fear's House of Scares. This is to the east of the Route 66 icon on the map, as you enter the Mire region.

When you reach the location, go to the back of the building and up the stairs. You'll find a red door that requires the rusted key to open. There are some crafting materials and a safe with some moderately useful items inside.

There is one important item that you can find under a desk, called the Stolen Terminal Passcode. I haven't found where to use this, but I believe it leads to a bunker somewhere. Scouring forums and the game's Reddit threads, it doesn't seem any other players know either, so we'll update this guide when we find out. 

Now that you know where to get and use the Rusted Key in Fallout 76, you can pick up your own Stolen Terminal passcode.

If you know where it leads or know of any similar secrets, let me know in the comments below. 

To find more tips on Fallout 76, such as how to farm mutations or farm springs, be sure to check out our Fallout 76 guides hub

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New Fallout 76 Patch Brings Undocumented Changes, Nerfs https://www.gameskinny.com/4xa47/new-fallout-76-patch-brings-undocumented-changes-nerfs https://www.gameskinny.com/4xa47/new-fallout-76-patch-brings-undocumented-changes-nerfs Wed, 05 Dec 2018 12:47:54 -0500 William R. Parks

Yesterday's Fallout 76 patch marked Bethesda's latest attempt to address the myriad of issues that plague their new multiplayer RPG. For many, the most notable tweak was a much needed increase to stash storage sizes, however,  players are now finding many other changes that were not included in Bethesda's patch notes.

Since the release of the update, players have taken to Reddit to compile a list of perceived undocumented changes. Without official verification from Bethesda, it is difficult to have a full picture of the extent and accuracy of the changes players are experiencing in the updated Fallout 76, but an overall sentiment indicates that character power levels have been decreased in general.

Some of these nerfs appear to primarily target characters that are level 50 and beyond, and some players have suggested that these high level Vault Dwellers are dealing reduced damage in both PvP and PvE. Furthermore, it has been specifically noted that end-game melee damage seems to have been decreased.

Other players are posing another possibility, indicating that some enemies appear to have been granted additional health or damage reduction abilities. Thus, the weakened states that players are finding their high level characters in may be the product of an overall buff to enemies rather than a reduction in character power levels.

This theory seems to be further substantiated by additional power-ups that this update appears to have brought to enemies. For example, prior to the patch, non-legendary enemies that had been damaged would stay at their reduced health even if temporarily disengaged. Now, players are reporting that these enemies will immediately regain health if the player allows them to move from a designated "aggro zone."

Beyond these combat-specific alterations, players are noting other perceived changes that suggest that Bethesda wants to curve the speed at which players are preceding through the game. This includes what appears to be a reduction in the spawn of legendary enemies, decreasing the opportunity for players to acquire Fallout 76's powerful legendary gear. Additionally, crafting plans and mods appear to be more scarce, and Power Armor Fusion Cores are draining more quickly.

Again, the validity of many of these perceived changes is debatable, due to the lack of transparency provided by Bethesda's patch notes. However, it is clear that some undocumented changes have come to Fallout 76, and, after all of the controversy that has surrounded the game's launch, it is surprising that the company would not be more straightforward with those that are still continuing to play the game.

The current list of undocumented changes can be found on Reddit.

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Fallout 76: Power Armor Edition Owners Offered Compensation https://www.gameskinny.com/hkohz/fallout-76-power-armor-edition-owners-offered-compensation https://www.gameskinny.com/hkohz/fallout-76-power-armor-edition-owners-offered-compensation Thu, 29 Nov 2018 13:47:32 -0500 William R. Parks

Following the release of Fallout 76, Bethesda has been under frequent fire for the subpar state of the game, as well as the massive price reductions that have come less than two weeks after its launch. Now, purchasers of the Fallout 76: Power Armor Edition are the ones up in arms, and the company has announced that they will be offering them compensation.

The Fallout 76: Power Armor Edition is a $200 version of Bethesda's new multiplayer RPG, and it features several collectibles, including a wearable Power Armor helmet and figurines. The initial marketing also indicated that it would come with a canvas duffle bag; however, as players began to receive their copies, they found that this had been replaced with a cheaper nylon version.

Understandably, purchasers were upset, and one took to Reddit to share a correspondence with Bethesda Gear Store Support. In this correspondence, a representative indicated that the material change was due to the high cost of the canvas bag's production, and nothing would be done in the way of compensation. This post caught the attention of many, gaining 127,000 upvotes in one day, with some users providing further corroboration of Bethesda's position.

Since, the company has backtracked on this stance, and a Tweet from the official Fallout Twitter account offers an apology and provides information on how owners of the Fallout 76: Power Armor Edition can claim compensation of 500 Atoms:

Atoms are Fallout 76's approach to microtransactions. While they can be earned by completing in-game tasks, they can also be bought with real-world money, at approximately $1 per 100 Atoms, and are used to purchase in-game cosmetic items. To be clear, this means that the compensation currently being offered to owners of the Fallout 76: Power Armor Edition is around $5 in virtual items.

Further, this about-face from Bethesda has left some players confused about the responses they were receiving from Bethesda Gear Store Support. The company has answered with another Tweet:

While it is unclear if players will consider this level of compensation acceptable, it is certainly an improvement upon the position taken by Bethesda Gear Store Support. The company has recently promised to be more communicative about the gameplay improvements they have planned for Fallout 76, but these updates may be for naught if they continue to alienate their customers at the cash register.

The initial conversation surrounding the bag controversy can be found on Reddit.

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Fallout 76 Updates Are Imminent, Bethesda Responds to Fan Outrage https://www.gameskinny.com/71s5g/fallout-76-updates-are-imminent-bethesda-responds-to-fan-outrage https://www.gameskinny.com/71s5g/fallout-76-updates-are-imminent-bethesda-responds-to-fan-outrage Tue, 27 Nov 2018 16:35:19 -0500 William R. Parks

It is common knowledge that Fallout 76 has had a less than stellar launch. Bugs, performance and stability issues, and ill-conceived mechanics have not only left players disgruntled but have prevented some from being able to play the game entirely. In response to the subsequent outcry, Bethesda has made a substantial post on Reddit, and their message is loud and clear: they are listening, and fixes are on the way.

"We know you're frustrated and angry at the state of things right now," the post begins, "and we will work to make a better bridge between you and the dev team at Bethesda Game Studios."

The post continues by materializing this bridge, providing expanded information on the improvements that have previously been outlined for Fallout 76, as well as details on a myriad of other imminent changes.

The first cycle of changes is scheduled for next Tuesday, December 4, and with them come an increase to stash sizes. The limitations that have been imposed on players by the game's meager stashes have been one of the community's most hotly discussed issues, and some players have resorted to using glitches to remove their carry weight limitations in order to combat these restrictions.

Additionally, the December 4 update comes with increased loot for bosses, as well as some bug squashing, including a fix to an issue that was preventing players from exiting their Power Armor. While the stash size increase, from 400 to 600, may not be as significant as some players had hoped, this update certainly appears to be a good starting point.

Thereafter, the post outlines an update coming on December 11, which also contains a feature that has been heavily requested by the community: a fix to C.A.M.P. placement.

C.A.M.P.'s are Fallout 76's player-built bases, and, currently, if a player logs into a server where a C.A.M.P. is already occupying the location they had built their base on, it will be dismantled, and, sometimes, lost. With this update, players will receive a notification that their C.A.M.P. location is taken upon logging into a server, and they can choose to move their base or find a new server where the space is free.

Further, the December 11 update will bring a tool that will let players remove obstructions like rocks and trees when building their C.A.M.P., the ability for players to reallocate character stats after Level 50, and the Push-to-Talk voice feature, 21:9 resolution support, and Field of Vision slider PC players have been clamoring for.

This detailed announcement is exactly the type of communication Bethesda needs to be offering fans if they hope to save Fallout 76 from the metacritic review bombing, critical panning, and fan aggression that has been directed toward it since its release. The fixes themselves are close to, if not exactly, what fans have been asking for, and they indicate that the company is indeed dedicated to improvement.

If Bethesda can stick to their promise of increased communication and continue to offer quick and quality updates, there may be hope for Fallout 76 yet.

Bethesda's full post is available on Reddit.

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Fallout 76 Mods: The Best of the Best https://www.gameskinny.com/9td8p/fallout-76-mods-the-best-of-the-best https://www.gameskinny.com/9td8p/fallout-76-mods-the-best-of-the-best Tue, 27 Nov 2018 11:05:20 -0500 Sergey_3847

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Paper Bags Glow

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Just like the Recipes and Plans Glow mod allows you to see recipe books and plans amongst the rest of the junk, this mod does the same but for paper bags dropped by other players.

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Paper bags are probably the most important loot sources in the game, unless their owners preemptively removed all the items from their inventory before dying. But in most cases paper bags are full of goodies that everyone will be happy to find.

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It is no surprise that this mod exists, since paper bags are designed to have bad visibility so that only their owners could find them. But now you will be able to see all the paper bags even in the darkness.

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If you're looking for even more ways on how to improve your gameplay in Fallout 76, then check out all the related guides here at GameSkinny!

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Lowered Weapons

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If you've played Fallout 4, then most likely you are already familiar with this excellent mod that lowers your weapons when not firing. It's a simple yet very effective animation trick that opens up more space on your screen, which allows you to immerse yourself into the game.

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The mod is primarily designed for first-person view, and will not work in third person view, so keep this in mind when installing Lowered Weapons mod. The good news is that it also works with melee weapons as well as firearms.

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Component Parts

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Here is another mod that will help you significantly with sorting out your items. This one will show you not only the name of the item you're trying to pick up, but also its parts or components.

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For example, if you're picking up Mr. Handy Fuel, the mod will immediately break it down into its basic parts, such as Oil and Steel, including the overall weight of the item.

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Now you don't need to remember which items give you certain components. All you need to do is hover your mouse over any object and let the mod tell you the rest of it.

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Power Armor Clean HUD

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One of the best pieces of gear you can get in Fallout 76 is the power armor. It has been the trademark gear of the Fallout series and it is here to stay. But it has one small and very irritating drawback -- a HUD that covers almost half of your screen.

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Since the release of the game, players were not happy with the field of view in Fallout 76, and wearing power armor made it even more constricting. This little mod here doesn't remove the HUD entirely but simply makes it transparent.

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You will still be able to see all the controls and meters, but the panel itself is gone and will not prevent you from seeing the rest of your screen.

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Optimum Reshade

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If you're tired of the colorful and totally unrealistic palette of Fallout 76, then be sure to install the Optimum Reshade mod that makes the coloring more subtle and the shades darker.

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This mod makes the game really feel like you're in a post-apocalyptic West Virginia. However, this may not be everybody's cup of Nuka Cola, so the creators of the mod added the Sweet version, which makes the game even more colorful, and the Natural version, which makes the game look very clear and realistic.

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All of these versions are included in the mod package, so you can try them out and see for yourself which one looks best to you.

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Recipes and Plans Glow

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Every RPG game allows you to highlight certain items that can be found on the ground. Some even give you a comprehensive description of each item. But not Fallout 76!

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You've probably missed quite a few plans and recipe books by simply not noticing them lying around amidst all the junk. Well, say no more to that, as this mod will help you see every recipe and plan out there by making them glow bright green.

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Plans and recipes are essential for crafting some of the beast gear in the game, and that is why you simply ought to have this mod installed on your PC.

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Better Inventory

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It's no secret that Inventory tab in Fallout 76 is flawed, as it doesn't show you data on items weight and it has no detailed filters for food and weapons. With the help of this mod you will have all this info included in a very natural way.

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You will be able to filter your Aid tab for Food, Drink and Chems; your Weapons tab for Ranged, Melee and Thrown weapons; and your Apparel tab for Outfits and Armor.

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All you need to do is to install the Better Inventory mod and then press Ctrl (LB) in Pip-Boy. This will allow you to filter out your Inventory and keep in close check all the items you've gathered so far.

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The Fallout community never gives up and creates mods that aim at fixing the most glaring problems in Bethesda games. The latest installment in the series, Fallout 76, has been rushed out for a release and thus has the least approval of its fanbase.

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Mods presented in this list don't fix every single issue in Fallout 76, but they will make your life much easier. You will get the chance to improve your Inventory filtering system, change the way your game looks from the most realistic to extremely colorful, and even keep your gun away when not in use.

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Most likely you won't need to install all of them at once, but a few should definitely make you feel proud of the modding community of the Fallout series.

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How to Find the Nuka-Cola Power Armor Paint in Fallout 76 https://www.gameskinny.com/h7io2/how-to-find-the-nuka-cola-power-armor-paint-in-fallout-76 https://www.gameskinny.com/h7io2/how-to-find-the-nuka-cola-power-armor-paint-in-fallout-76 Sat, 24 Nov 2018 12:57:36 -0500 William R. Parks

Players coming from 2015's Fallout 4 may be happy to learn that Power Armor paint jobs have made a return in Fallout 76. This includes the distinctive Nuka-Cola paint, which brands Vault Dwellers with the identity of everyone's favorite pre-War soda.

If you are looking to spruce up your new set of Power Armor in 76, this guide will walk you through the steps to acquire the Nuka-Cola Power Armor paint.

Some notes before we begin the walkthrough:

  • This paint job can only be applied to T-51 Power Armor. T-51 can be found at the random Power Armor spawns throughout Appalachia, and starts at level 30.

  • Level 1 Lockpicking is required in order to access the requisite key in the Kanawha Nuka-Cola Plant.

  • Players are reporting that, at times, the Nuka-Cola Paint plans are not present at Bunker 3. This is often an indication that the plans have been recently looted by another player, and you will need to return later to check for them again.

  • Nuka-Cola apparel also has a chance to spawn in Bunker 3.

Acquiring the Nuka-Cola Power Armor Paint

Step 1.

Collect the Toolbox Key from the Duffle Bag just north of Pylon V-13.

Step 2

Open the Toolbox east of the Watoga Shopping Plaza and loot the Key to Clara's Box.

Step 3

Visit North Sutton and retrieve the Nuka-Cola Locker Key from Clara's Box (located in a small red doghouse).

Step 4

Go to the Kanawha Nuka-Cola Plant. Make your way upstairs and through a series of doors (one that you must unlock with Level 1 Lockpicking), and you will find a locker on the ground that contains the TNT Dome Key 3.

Step 5

Visit Bunker 3 at the Black Mountain Ordnance Works, and inside you will find Plan: T-51 Power Armor Nuka-Cola Paint.

For those that prefer a video tutorial, the images above are from YouTuber TwoDynamic's excellent walkthrough:

If you would like to add other Power Armor paints to your available mods, two can be purchased through the Atomic Shop (76's marketplace where Atoms can be exchanged for cosmetic items). Additionally, players are reporting that delivering Technical Data to the Brotherhood of Steel has a random chance of giving Brotherhood-specific Power Armor paints as rewards.

Found any other Power Armor paints in your time in 76? Please do share them in the comments below, and check out our other Fallout 76 guides here at GameSkinny.

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How to Farm Mutations in Fallout 76 https://www.gameskinny.com/uarl2/how-to-farm-mutations-in-fallout-76 https://www.gameskinny.com/uarl2/how-to-farm-mutations-in-fallout-76 Fri, 23 Nov 2018 10:34:30 -0500 Sergey_3847

One of the most exciting new mechanics in Fallout 76 is Mutations. It allows players to gain new powers, but it can have negative effects as well. In any case, if you are willing to give up a few points of stats here and there for some really cool abilities, then you need to learn how to farm mutations.

In order to get a mutation you need to find a location with a strong radiation. There are a only a few such locations in Appalachia, and if you want to know how to get there, then follow our guide below.

Emmett Mountain Disposal Site

In the Savage Divide region of Appalachia you will find a nuclear waste storage facility -- Emmett Mountain Disposal Site. Inside the building you will find thousands of barrels of nuclear waste that spew rads with such intensity that you will be able to get any mutation you will ever need.

Here's what you need to do in order to farm mutations in this spot:

  1. Remove any gear or perk cards that prevent you from getting rads.
  2. Get closer to the storage with barrels and wait as you get irradiated.
  3. This will reduce your HP at the same time, so leave as soon as you're left with just enough to survive.
  4. If you didn't manage to get any mutation the first time, you can use the decontamination chamber, which can be found in the same building, to remove any rads on your character.
  5. Then return to the barrels and repeat the process until you get a mutation.

In case you want to get more than one mutation, you will need to leave the game and reconnect, as the game will not allow you to get mutations twice during the same gaming session. But as soon as you reconnect, you can repeat the process and get as many mutations as you want.

Old Mold Quarry

The second method is a bit harder and more time consuming than the first one, but it is another good alternative to farm mutations in Fallout 76.

Go to the Old Mod Quarry location in the Cranberry Bog region. A bit to the south of the location, you will find an abandoned bunker at Drop Site C-2. This bunker is filled with nuclear waste, which will give you enough rads to get a mutation quickly.

Unfortunately, you will not find a decontamination chamber here, so there is a big chance of you just dying, which you will have to do anyway, if you don't get any mutations the first time around.

So before entering the bunker, just remove all the junk you're carrying and be ready to die. Then, simply respawn and try again until you get a mutation. Rinse and repeat!

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You can definitely stack up several mutations using these two simple methods, and for other Fallout 76 guides at GameSkinny, check out the list below:

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Infinite Carry Weight Glitch in Fallout 76 https://www.gameskinny.com/flp21/infinite-carry-weight-glitch-in-fallout-76 https://www.gameskinny.com/flp21/infinite-carry-weight-glitch-in-fallout-76 Fri, 23 Nov 2018 10:53:27 -0500 William R. Parks

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.

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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.
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The Method

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:

  1. Use an Armor Workbench to craft any piece of Light Armor
  2. Modify the Light Armor piece with the Pocked Mod
  3. Equip the Pocketed Light Armor piece
  4. 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:

Conclusion

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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How to Farm Legendary Weapons and Armor in Fallout 76 https://www.gameskinny.com/gljy8/how-to-farm-legendary-weapons-and-armor-in-fallout-76 https://www.gameskinny.com/gljy8/how-to-farm-legendary-weapons-and-armor-in-fallout-76 Fri, 23 Nov 2018 11:09:17 -0500 William R. Parks

While Fallout 76 was released only last week, players have already begun to scour the remotest corners of Appalachia, soar through levels exceeding 100, and tackle the most challenging content the game currently has to offer. With this fairly comprehensive foundation established, players are now turning their eyes towards obtaining the game's best loot: legendary weapons and armor.

Fallout 76's legendary gear can be found as random drops from the legendary enemies (those with stars next to their names) located throughout the world. This rare loot comes with random legendary effects (damage boosts, infinite ammo, etc.), and the best legendary weapons have the potential for up to five of these effects. These guns can be absolutely devastating additions to a lucky Vault Dweller's arsenal.

Due to the random nature of legendary gear and their effects, many will likely need to be acquired before finding one of extraordinary power or of your preferred weapon types, which means you are going to need to kill a lot of legendary enemies.

Fortunately, motivated players are coming up with efficient ways to do so.

How to Farm

The method outlined here for fast legendary gear farming is simple, and it revolves around targeting events that have guaranteed legendary enemy spawns and "server hopping" (continually joining new servers by logging in and out of 76) to complete them over and over again quickly.

For clarity, the process is as follows:

  1. Log into Fallout 76
  2. Check if any events with legendary enemies are currently active
  3. Kill and loot the legendary enemies at any of these active events
  4. Log out
  5. Log back in and repeat on a new server

Events to Target

With the method established, all that is left is to determine the best events to target when "server hopping" for legendaries. A few such events have been coming up repeatedly in the 76 community, and a Reddit post from u/twolcott02 compiles three of the best:

Uranium Fever

This appears to be the community's current go-to event for farming end-game legendaries. Located at the Blackwater Mines, this event asks players to protect Uranium extractors from waves of enemies, including three legendary Mole Miners.

Beyond the number of legendary Mole Miners, what makes "Uranium Fever" such an excellent event for farming is that they scale with your level and are capped at level 40. Legendary enemies that are level 40 and above have the potential to drop the best of 76's legendary gear, making these enemies some of the easiest options for the game's most powerful loot.

One Violent Night

Located in the Savage Divide, "One Violent Night" is another event where the strongest legendaries can be acquired.

While it is possible to get legendary Ghoul spawns throughout the event, the real prize here is the boss -- a legendary Wendigo that scales with your level.

Leader of the Pack

If you want to start farming for legendaries before level 15, "Leader of the Pack" is the event for you.

Located near the Tyler County Fairgrounds, this event spawns three low-level, one-star Wolves for your farming pleasure.

Conclusion

From farming loot, XP, and resources to fixing bugged quests, "server hopping" is an efficiency tool being used often in these early days of 76. Eventually, we may see Bethesda address this approach, though that seems difficult without persistent servers.

In the mean time, we hope that you can use this method to find all the loot you have been dreaming of, and if you have any events that you love to farm for legendaries, please do share them in the comments below. If you found this guide useful, you may want to take a gander at our other Fallout 76 guides.

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Where to Spring Farm in Fallout 76 (Best Locations) https://www.gameskinny.com/wp2ia/where-to-spring-farm-in-fallout-76-best-locations https://www.gameskinny.com/wp2ia/where-to-spring-farm-in-fallout-76-best-locations Wed, 21 Nov 2018 10:12:36 -0500 Sergey_3847

If you've been playing Fallout 76 for some time, then you've probably noticed that you need a lot of loose springs to repair or upgrade your weapons and other items. But it can be really hard to find something as small as a spring on such a big map as Appalachia.

Fortunately, there are a few locations where you can find springs and keep on farming them as many as you want. There are also items that contain springs, such as clipboards, cameras, handcuffs, toasters, typewriters, watches, which can be broken down into smaller parts.

Follow our guide below for the best spring locations and how to farm them infinitely in Fallout 76.

Mountainside Bed & Breakfast

Mountainside Bed & Breakfast is arguably one of the best locations for farming springs in the game. You will find loose springs not only inside paper bags and other stashes, but also by killing Yao Guai bears that are constantly roaming this place.

When you've collected all the possible springs once, leave the game and reconnect. You will see that the springs and bears that drop them will respawn. This cycle will never end and you can farm as many springs here as you want.

Sugar Grove

If you get bored of farming springs in Mountainside, then go to Sugar Grove. There you will find plenty of clipboards that are also a great source of springs and other materials.

The facility also contains a huge number of desk fans that can be broken down for screws that are also essential for repairing and upgrading your gear.

Trading With Players

The last option is to trade with other players that are willing to give up their hard-earned springs for caps. You can trade with your teammates and other players that are ready for cooperation.

In order to start the trade approach another player and select the "Invite to Trade" option that will appear on your screen. If someone else approached you for trading, then chose "Accept Trade."

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In these few simple ways you can now easily spring farm as much as you desire, and for other Fallout 76 guides at GameSkinny, check out the list below:

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How to Kill Evan and Complete the Personal Matters Quest Line in Fallout 76 https://www.gameskinny.com/0kmnr/how-to-kill-evan-and-complete-the-personal-matters-quest-line-in-fallout-76 https://www.gameskinny.com/0kmnr/how-to-kill-evan-and-complete-the-personal-matters-quest-line-in-fallout-76 Wed, 21 Nov 2018 10:17:11 -0500 William R. Parks

"Personal Matters" is a lengthy side-quest in Fallout 76 that takes players from the Vault-Tec Agricultural Research Center to the Morgantown Highschool and beyond as they locate the personal journals of the Overseer.

However, after traversing the map and listening to many of the Overseer's personal musings, players are frequently encountering an issue that stops them dead in their tracks on the quest's last step -- when they go to kill Evan in Mount Blair, they find that he is already dead.

Unfortunately, it appears that when Evan has been killed, he does not properly respawn. While this is obviously a problem, there is a way to kill Evan and complete the quest, though it is less than elegant.

When you log out and log back into 76, you are placed on a new server, which may have a living Evan for you to kill. A tedious process indeed, but continually logging in and out is currently the only way to address the issue.

"Server hopping" has become a go-to method for efficient XP, loot, and resource farming in 76, and here is yet another application. Hopefully, Bethesda will offer a fix for this promptly, though that may not be the case, as a bug with the "Bureau of Tourism" quest line (that had been known since the game's B.E.T.A.) was not fixed until Monday's update.

If you are impatient to clear this quest from your log, I am afraid that this method is your best bet at this time. And if you are still planning to brave 76 despite its many bugs, stay tuned to GameSkinny as we continue to provide workarounds. Head over to our Fallout 76 guides page to find more tips. 

Here are just a few to get you started: 

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How to Save Your Game in the Shared World of Fallout 76 https://www.gameskinny.com/v9u5z/how-to-save-your-game-in-the-shared-world-of-fallout-76 https://www.gameskinny.com/v9u5z/how-to-save-your-game-in-the-shared-world-of-fallout-76 Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:26:53 -0500 Jonathan Moore

These days, saving your progress is often pretty darn simple; almost every game you play will have some sort of autosave feature or a prominently placed save option.

Since autosaving is often designed to be unobtrusive, it isn't always obvious your progress is being recorded. On top of that, some games don't have any dedicated save options because either manual saving just isn't part of the genre (e.g. MMOs) or just because.

Since Fallout 76 is an online multiplayer game, it takes a play from the MMO playbook and autosaves your progress to the cloud whenever it wants to. There is no dedicated save option.

To "manually save" your game and have absolute control over when it happens, here's what to do: 

  • Fast travel
    • Load into the world and the game will autosave to that point
  • Quit game by selecting "Quit" in the game's menu
    • You can log out without quitting and it should save your game, but it's better to be safe than sorry
So when does Fallout 76 autosave?

Aside from the two methods listed above (which are technically glorified autosaves), FO76 transfers your progress to the cloud when you:

  • Complete quests
  • Complete certain parts of quests
  • Enter new areas on the map or enter certain buildings
  • At regular intervals as you traverse the wasteland

Hopefully this has cleared up any confusion you may have about the game's autosave functionality and given you a way to save your progress in a pinch.

Need help making the best of your C.A.M.P.? We've got a guide for that. Or maybe you're hunting down holotapes or are trying to hunt down ballistic fiber for crafting. Check out our Fallout 76 guides for more in-depth help in Bethesda's newest trip to the wasteland.

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How to Remove Stuck Power Armor in Fallout 76 https://www.gameskinny.com/jyenw/how-to-remove-stuck-power-armor-in-fallout-76 https://www.gameskinny.com/jyenw/how-to-remove-stuck-power-armor-in-fallout-76 Tue, 20 Nov 2018 10:25:30 -0500 William R. Parks

With Monday's patch, Bethesda has begun to squash some of the bugs that plague Fallout 76. However, some very serious issues have not been addressed, including a glitch that prevents players from exiting their Power Armor.

Using Power Armor is key when engaging in 76's higher-level content. However, players that may have been excited to locate their first suit will quickly change their tune upon encountering this bug.

No longer able to craft, rest, or engage in any other activities that are restricted by wearing Power Armor, it is simply game-breaking.

Fortunately, some industrious players have found some workarounds.

u/camstarrankin shares the following method for Vault Dwellers in distress:

  • Remove fusion cores from the Power Armor
  • Drain the battery until you are only able to walk (using power attacks can expedite this process)
  • Log out with at least one piece of Power Armor equipped
  • Log back in and exit the Power Armor

Additionally, the following process is purported to provide a fix for the issue:

  • Unequip all pieces of the Power Armor
  • Die
  • Log out
  • Log back in, and the Power Armor will be gone

While this may get players out of their Power Armor prisons and back to playing the game, these fixes are temporary, as the bug will persist upon re-entering a suit.

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If you are finding yourself trapped in your Power Armor, we hope that one of these methods above will offer you some relief, and perhaps we will see a more definitive bug fix from Bethesda soon.

And if this glitch has not scared you away from the game completely, be sure to check our other guides for more on Fallout 76. Here are a few to get you started: 

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Fallout 76's New Patch Promises Performance Improvements, Bug Fixes https://www.gameskinny.com/m4y4q/fallout-76s-new-patch-promises-performance-improvements-bug-fixes https://www.gameskinny.com/m4y4q/fallout-76s-new-patch-promises-performance-improvements-bug-fixes Tue, 20 Nov 2018 09:53:02 -0500 William R. Parks

Less than a week after Fallout 76's release, Bethesda has already pushed a big patch out to players -- one that clocks in at 47 GBs for those playing on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and at 15 GBs for PC.

The primary focus of the patch is "performance and stability improvements," leaving the patch notes looking a bit sparse for an update of this size. That said, it is critical that Bethesda establish a more solid foundation for 76 before implementing the new features and content they have planned.

My time with 76 has been riddled with frame rate and other performance issues (ranging from minor to severe). While I am looking forward to Bethesda fulfilling their promise of increased stash limits and additional content, smoothing out how the game runs is extremely pressing.

It will take some time and exploration to understand the full ramifications of today's update on performance, but the quick update suggests that Bethesda is committed to rectifying 76's very rocky launch.

Additionally, the patch comes with numerous bug fixes. These include fixes to player-vs-player combat, enemy behavior, blueprints, and the "Bureau of Tourism" quest line that has been broken since the game's B.E.T.A. I am personally looking forward to finally clearing that one from my quest log.

This is just the beginning of the work that needs to be done to right 76, as players continue to encounter serious bugs like getting stuck in their Power Armor, dysfunctional repair perks, and more. However, this update hopefully marks the beginning of a path to something great and Bethesda continues to release improvements so swiftly.

Next time though, perhaps the update file could be a bit smaller?

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news, guides, and our review of Fallout 76. And see below for yesterday's full patch notes.

General
  • Performance: Several issues have been addressed to resolve hitches during gameplay and other performance issues.
  • Stability: The Fallout 76 game client and servers have received additional stability improvements.
  • Xbox: Fixed an issue that could lead to instability on certain menus.

Bug Fixes

Art and Graphics
  • Ambient Occlusion: Placed items no longer leave behind shadow outlines after being picked up.
  • Camera: The game camera now pans more smoothly when the player enters furniture.
  • Graphics: The cover of Tesla Science magazine Issue 9 no longer appears solid red on pickup, or when inspected.
Enemies
  • General: Fixed an issue in which some enemies could chase the player farther than intended.
  • Loot: Ghoul and Scorched Officers now correctly drop nuke code pieces upon being killed by a player.
C.A.M.P., Workshops, and Crafting
  • Blueprints: Fixed an issue that could cause Blueprints to break into smaller parts after logging out and back in to Fallout 76.
  • Plans: Paints applied to Power Armor during the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. will now appear correctly on the items that were painted, and those paints can now correctly be applied to additional sets of Power Armor.
  • Repair: Fixed an issue that could cause an item to return to a broken state after being repaired.
Quests
  • Bureau of Tourism: The Prickett's Fort Token Dispenser can now be repaired, and players can no longer walk through it
PVP
  • Pacifist Mode: Players with Pacifist Mode enabled who engage in PVP by contesting a Workshop owned by another player will now correctly deal full damage to that player as long as they remain hostile.
  • Respawn: Choosing the "Respawn" option after dying during PVP combat will now correctly clear any active hostile status toward other players.
  • Seek Revenge: Cap rewards will now display correctly when choosing the "Seek Revenge" respawn option after being killed by another player.
  • Seek Revenge: When targeted by another player who is seeking revenge, the reward amount will now display the correct number of Caps that can be earned by killing that player.
User Interface
  • Languages: Korean fonts will now be displayed correctly in-game menus.
  • Hotkeys: The "Take Photo" hotkey can no longer be rebound and is now tied to the space bar on PC and the A button on controllers.
  • Hotkeys: Fixed an issue that could cause the "Take Snapshot" button in Photo mode to display an incorrect hotkey.
  • Social: Fixed an issue that could cause players to disappear from each other's social menus if two players each sent a friend invite to one another.
  • Social: Fixed an issue that prevented newly equipped Player Icons from displaying to other players in the Social Menu.
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Ballistic Fiber Locations in Fallout 76 https://www.gameskinny.com/fm0zp/ballistic-fiber-locations-in-fallout-76 https://www.gameskinny.com/fm0zp/ballistic-fiber-locations-in-fallout-76 Mon, 19 Nov 2018 18:30:30 -0500 Jonathan Moore

As you start gaining levels and crafting more armor in Fallout 76, you'll find that repairing some armor pieces requires ballistic fiber, even if those pieces didn't require ballistic fiber to craft. 

The problem is that ballistic fiber is very, very rare. As more players get further into Fallout 76, they're uncovering more and more places to find the scarce material. However, discovery rates are still "abysmally" low. 

Below, we'll take a look at where you should be looking, including screenshots. Note: Cranberry Bog has the most locations. 

Where to Find Ballistic Fiber in Fallout 76

Ballistic fiber is often found by dismantling military items. As of now, the two primary items are military grade duct tape and the military ammo bag

You can find these items in various places around the FO76 map. However, the best places to find them are military bases and installations. Here's a list of all of the military bases on the map. 

Camp McClintock
  • Region: The Forest

You begin in this region; head southeast from Vault 76 and cross the toward the Overseer's Camp.

From the Overseer's Camp, continue due south, past New River Gorge Resort and across the railroad tracks beyond the resort, where you'll find Camp McClintock.  

Clancy Manor
  • Region: The Forest

Travel in the opposite direction, and you'll find Clancy Manor north of Vault 76 on the edge of The Forest. It will be north of Cobbleton Farm. It is just west of the Toxic Valley.

Converted Munitions Factory
  • Region: Savage Divide

The Savage Divide is in the northeastern section of the Fallout 76 map. The Divide is full of Super Mutants and can be a dangerous area. 

From the Palace of the Winding Path, travel east to find the munitions factory. From Vault 94, travel north to find the factory. 

You can also find a fusion core here, alongside other crafting materials such as lead, aluminum, and silver

Monongah Power Plant & Monongah Power Plant Yard
  • Region: Savage Divide

These two locations are essentially one and the same. Travel east of Vault 76 to the Savage Divide, just south of Monongah.  

National Radio Research Center
  • Region: Savage Divide

You can get to this location from two different directions. If coming from Monongah, travel a great distance southeast, clear across the Savage Divide

If you're coming from Camp Venture in The Mire, head west, to the edge of the Savage Divide

You can find a fusion core in the basement here. 

Spruce Knob
  • Region: Savage Divide

You can also get to this location from several directions. If coming from the National Radio Research Center, head southwest and cut through Huntersville

If you're coming from Cranberry Bog, the easiest way is to head due west of The Thorn, crossing over the mountains and Highway 107

Thunder Mountain Power Plant
  • Region: The Mire

Travel southeast from the Converted Munitions Factory into The Mire, a dangerous and swampy region of the Fallout 76 map. Hit Highway 66 south of Red Rocket Mega Stop and follow it east

You'll find Thunder Mountain Power Plant on the left side of the highway near a lake

You can also get to this location by heading slightly northeast from Monongah Power Plant. Cross the Savage Divide and pass Ella Ames' Bunker

Camp Venture
  • Region: The Mire

At the southern edge of The Mire -- just north of Cranberry Bog -- you'll find Camp Venture, where you can find ballistic fiber, a power armor frame, and a minigun, among other items. 

If you travel southeast from Camp McClintock, you'll eventually come to Camp Venture after crossing over the Savage Divide

Alternatively, you can come from Thunder Mountain Power Plant by traveling southwest along Highway 65, venturing off the highway when it curves south of Sunday Brothers' Cabin. 

Firebase Major
  • Region: Cranberry Bog

After you grab the ballistic fiber from Camp Venture, head southwest to Firebase Major. Since there is a rift nearby, be on the lookout for Scorchbeasts as you search the trenches for duct tape and ammo bags

Forward Station Alpha (Survey Station Alpha)
  • Region: Cranberry Bog 

This is a small area southwest of Firebase Major. It consists of two small military tents with a cooking station in the middle, two automated surface-to-air-missile pads, and two watchtowers

The Thorn
  • Region: Cranberry Bog

From Forward Station Alpha, travel south to The Thorn. This outpost is along the mountainous region separating the Savage Valley and Cranberry Bog. Be careful of scorchbeasts

Fort Defiance
  • Region: Cranberry Bog

The former bastion of the Brotherhood of Steel, Fort Defiance is located in Cranberry Bog between The Thorn and Firebase Hancock. Simply travel a short distance southeast of The Thorn to find it. 

You'll naturally come to this location following the event Line in the Sand. This is where you will get your first Legendary

Firebase Hancock

Region: Cranberry Bog

Finally, Firebase Hancock is in the southern-most region of Cranberry Bog, just on the eastern edge of the Savage Divide. Travel due south from Fort Defiance, and you'll stumble across this area. 

Watoga Station
  • Region: Cranberry Bog

Travel southeast from Fort Defiance, crossing through Watoga Transit Hub and over some railroad tracks. Watoga Station is just below AMS Corporate Headquarters on the map. 

Alternatively, you can travel northeast from Firebase Hancock and bypass the areas listed above, making for a slightly safer journey. However, be wary of Protectrons, Assaultrons, and Scorched

Forward Station Delta (Survey Station Delta)
  • Region: Cranberry Bog

Forward Station Delta and the military gear it has is located in the far southwestern corner of the map. You can find it just south of Glassed Cavern

Other Sources of Ballistic Fiber

You can also find ballistic fiber from supply drops and (sometimes) scrapping Power Armor. However, the latter method isn't a viable option unless it is the last resort. Going to the locations above and looking for supply drops is more efficient. 

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Know of any other locations that have ballistic fiber? Are there other methods for getting it in Fallout 76? Let us know in the comments, and we'll add it to this guide crediting you with the find. 

For more Fallout 76 tips and tricks, head over to our FO76 guides page

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Increase Carry Weight with the Excavator Power Armor Quest in Fallout 76 https://www.gameskinny.com/e672p/increase-carry-weight-with-the-excavator-power-armor-quest-in-fallout-76 https://www.gameskinny.com/e672p/increase-carry-weight-with-the-excavator-power-armor-quest-in-fallout-76 Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:16:01 -0500 Synzer

Carry weight has become a real problem in Fallout 76. It is to the point where I wear power armor just so I can have extra carry weight. However, the good news is that there is a special power armor called Excavator that increases carry weight by an additional 100.

There is a quest that you must get to unlock the plans to craft this power armor set, as well as the power armor station for your C.A.M.P. Although you can start the quest at any time and start collecting materials immediately, you must be Level 25 to complete it. 

Miner Miracles

The quest you need to unlock is called Miner Miracles and you get it from Garrahan Mining Headquarters. The headquarters is located below the Ash Heap area, in one of the deepest southern regions of the map.

Fallout 76 Garrahan Mining Headquarters

When you get close to the headquarters, a miscellaneous quest will pop up on the map. This will lead you to a poster where you start the quest. After that, you need to go to the reception terminal in the back, then continue through the building until you reach the next terminal downstairs.

Now, you will need to go to the terminal and select the blueprints to unlock the plans for crafting the Excavator Power Armor.

Excavator Power Armor

If you just happen to have all the materials required to craft the Power Armor, you can craft it at the power armor station nearby -- or any other power armor station later.

Considering the materials needed, most players won't have everything they need just yet. You will need to craft every piece of the set to complete the quest, and you only get the additional 100 carry weight by equipping the full set.

The full 6-piece set consists of a helmet, chest, right arm, left arm, right leg, and left leg. The total amount of materials you need are:

  • 36 Black Titanium
  • 12 Glass
  • 26 Rubber
  • 60 Screws
  • 60 Springs
  • 38 Oil
  • 30 Gears
  • 6 Nuclear Materials

Farming Materials for the Excavator Power Armor

Black Titanium 

The best way to get black titanium is to just kill and loot Mole Miners in the nearby Ash Heap area. You can scrap their suits for the materials you need.

Be careful if you come here at a low level because the enemies can be Level 20 or higher. I did find some at lower levels, so you just have to be alert.

Fallout 76 Mole Miner

Glass

This part is very easy since you should get plenty from all the bottles, lamps, and alarm clocks you find throughout the game.

Rubber

Scrap objects such as tires, saws, plungers, and basketballs to get rubber.

Screws

You can get these from items like desk fans, clipboards, typewriters, hot plates, and other things that would generally have screws in them.

Springs

You can find springs in alarm clocks, fishing rods, typewriters, watches, and other common objects that you'd generally expect to have gears, screws, or springs.

Oil

Oil can be found in lighters, lanterns, blowtorches, paint and oil cans, and other objects with fuel.

Gears

Gears are in found in most things that have moving parts, like typewriters, desk fans, cameras, microscopes and more.

Nuclear Material

You can find this by scrapping rad poker and blast radius board games, alarm clocks, biometric scanners, and the numerous petrified corpses you run into throughout the game.

Once you've completed the quest, you'll also be able to craft Level 35 and Level 45 versions of the Excavator power armor for a higher cost.

That's everything you need to know to get the Excavator Power Armor and increase your carry weight by 100 in Fallout 76. If you'd like more tips, head over to our Fallout 76 hub page.

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Camp Building Tips & Tricks for Fallout 76 https://www.gameskinny.com/vtv7m/camp-building-tips-tricks-for-fallout-76 https://www.gameskinny.com/vtv7m/camp-building-tips-tricks-for-fallout-76 Mon, 19 Nov 2018 12:07:38 -0500 Sergey_3847

Base building, or CAMP building, in Fallout 76 is very similar to the base building found in Fallout 4. If you've played that game, then you should have little to no trouble setting up your first base in 76.

But don't click off yet. Whether you're a beginner or a veteran, this camp building guide for Fallout 76 has both basic and advanced tips, such as how to build a floating base, so keep reading.

Start With the Basics

Don't set up your first base at the very beginning of the game. It's wise to first acquire some experience, gather some junk and resources, and find the best possible spot for your first base.

Even if you've already found the right spot for your first settlement, you still need to gather resources first. That's why it's important to spend time gathering wood scraps, steel and other junk that might come in handy when building your base.

Once you've done that, you'll want to look for the perfect camp location, which should be level and far from other shelters and buildings (so you can expand later).

Here is a simple step-by-step breakdown on how to set up your first CAMP:

  1. Open Pip-Boy
  2. Choose Put down your CAMP
  3. Go to Floors menu and select the desired foundation type
  4. Set up your foundation
  5. Go to Walls menu and build four walls over your foundation (one of them has to have an opening for a door)
  6. Go to Roofs menu and build a roof over your walls
  7. Go to Doors menu and put a door into the wall with an opening

Of course, this is the most basic camp you can build, but it's one that will keep you (somewhat) protected in the early game. Later on, you will be able to move your CAMP unit and build something much larger and better defended.

Advanced CAMP Building Tips and Tricks

Defend Your Base

You can spend a lot of time and resources when building a brand new base, but there is a big chance that it will be destroyed by other players, not to mention enemy NPCs. Repairing and/or moving costs money. 

So defending your base is something you should keep in mind. Here are a few good tips that should help you out:

  • Find an unknown location for your base, where players don't usually roam
  • The best place to build a base is inside a cave since it's naturally protected
  • Build only high-tier turrets to protect your base, as low-tier ones can be easily destroyed
Build a Floating Base

This type of base building makes no sense in the real world, but it's great for Fallout 76.

You can build your base any size and place it on almost any kind of terrain by making it float over the ground. Here's how to do it: 

  1. Set up a 1x1 foundation on a patch of land
  2. Build stairs on top of the foundation
  3. Set up the floor over the stairs
  4. Build the rest of your base over the floor

The benefits of building a floating base are huge, as you are not restricted to even types of terrain. It also protects you from raiders and monsters much better than any other type of base in the game.

Blueprint Your Base

There will come a time when you decide to move your camp, but how do you do it?

Fallout 76 allows you to save a blueprint of your entire base and rebuild it in a new location without spending a dime.

Here's how you can save a blueprint of your base:

  1. Open CAMP menu
  2. Press "E" on PC, "Square" on PS4, or "A" on Xbox One
  3. This will activate the Modify mode
  4. Press and hold "E" ("Square", "A")
  5. While holding select your entire base
  6. Press the Save Blueprint option

When you want to retrieve your base, go to the Stored tab in your CAMP menu and select the saved blueprint to reinstall your whole base on a new location.

However, know that the more complex your base, the more likely it is your camp will "disappear". Players have lost their camps after logging out, and the more complex the camp, the more this bug seems to happen. 

Sometimes you might load your camp from the Stored menu and find that it's not all there. As of now, there's no way to get back what's lost. 

Best Locations for Base Building

Cave Location

If the idea of building a base inside a cave sounds like a good defensive strategy, then consider building a small base inside the cave between Vault 76 and the Mothman Museum.

You can set up a few turrets at the cave's entrance to protect your base. But most likely, you won't have to worry too much since caves are so well protected. Usually, players avoid caves and never expect them to contain entire bases.

Arktos Pharma

The actual building site is located on the hills west of the Arktos Pharma. It provides the perfect view of the surrounding area, and you will have an access to lots of resources both from the Pharma building and the area around it.

This location is relatively unknown, so you will shouldn't be disturbed by random raiders or monsters that would want to destroy your base.

Build a fortress-style base here, as there is enough territory for a wide foundation. This type of base will be hard to destroy because of the entrenched location.

Palace of the Winding Path

This location is great for base building for a few reasons. First of all, it occupies a well-hidden area behind a thick layer of trees that is hard to notice from afar.

Secondly, the ground here is extremely even, where you can build any sort of base you want and of any size. Lastly, the Palace building contains a few important mission items that you simply ought to get as early as possible.

Of course, raiders may still find your base, as this location is quite popular, but you can easily protect yourself using well-placed turrets.

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With the help of these CAMP building tips and tricks you should be able to get a good base going, and for other Fallout 76 guides at GameSkinny, make sure to visit the links below:

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