How to Find the Nuka-Cola Power Armor Paint in Fallout 76

Looking to give your new Power Armor a fresh coat of paint? Check out our guide, and you will be representing the 21st Century's most popular soft drink in no time.

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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Published Nov. 24th 2018

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