Fallout 76: How to Get Black Titanium

Black Titanium is needed to build power armor in Fallout 76. Here's how to get it.

Black titanium deposit at Gorge Junkyard.
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Black Titanium is a rare resource needed to craft high-level Power Armor and repair certain weapons. You won’t come across it naturally, though you may stumble upon it depending on the activities you’re doing. Here’s how to get Black Titanium in Fallout 76.

How to Get Black Titanium in FO76

Black Titanium is how the game refers to Black Titanium Scrap. Pure versions of the resource are can’t found in Appalachia. Instead, you’ll need to locate the scrap, which can be found a few different ways, typically by smelting ore or scraping items. However, it can sometimes be an event reward. One of the main reasons to get your hands on Black Titanium is to craft the Excavator Power Armor.

Where to Find Black Titanium Ore

There are a number of ore veins spread throughout the wasteland. They appear as black rock outcroppings, and mining them can yield two or three units of Black Titanium Ore. Miner Maps bought from the U-Mine-It! vending machine can point you in a specific direction. Before swinging a pickaxe, however, make sure you’re wearing Excavator Armor, if available. It increases the amount of resources you can obtain and carry from mining.

The largest veins that can utilize a mineral extractor, which increases the yield mined, are at the Gorge Junkyard workshop. Claim the workshop, then place the mineral extractor on a deposit to have the hard work of collecting the material done for you. You’ll get more units and have time to do other things. Just make sure to defend the workshop and return to collect your items.

Gorge Junkyard workshop map location
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Along with mining for ore, a single unit can be found in the basement of Hornwright Industrial Headquarters. If you’re in the area you may want to grab it, but other methods provide higher returns for your time.

Smelting Black Titanium

To make your ore useable in crafting, you must process it at a Chemistry Station. To get two units of Black Titanium Scrap, you’ll need:

  • Black Titanium Ore x3
  • Acid x4

How to Get Black Titanium Scrap

I personally prefer obtaining Black Titanium by scrapping junk items. This is relatively easy to stock up on the component and may not add as much weight to your inventory depending on your build. I use the Scrap Rat backpack mod so once everything is broken down my carry weight is vastly reduced.

Miner Suit Scraps, dropped by Mole Miners, are the main items you want to collect to scrap. Each piece of Miner Scrap gives you one unit of Black Titanium Scrap, along with one unit of Gears and Steel. Mole Miners are found throughout the Ash Heap and Savage Divide. They can always be encountered during the following events:

  • Breach and Clear
  • Seismic Activity
  • Tunnel of Love
  • Uranium Fever

They may also spawn during Bots on Parade if it’s located in Camden Park.

Ultracite Titan boss during Seismic activity event at Nuka World.
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Other potential ways to obtain Black Titanium Scrap include:

  • Breaking down Vault-Tec Supply Packages.
  • Exchanging Claim Tokens for Rich, Exceptional, or Jackpot Hauls.
  • Looting Deathclaws.
  • Motherlode containers during Breach and Clear event.
  • Scraping Excavator Power Armor mod boxes.
  • Scraping High Int Rock obtained from Bethy Mangano.

You can also buy it from various NPC vendors if they have it in stock. I always check Junk for any vendor, including the Ammo vending machines, as they can have so much random inventory I may need. Some players may have it for sale, but can take you multiple stops before you find someone who has it. If you’re short on time and need a lot of the component, you may want to check out the Fallout 76 Marketplace subreddit to set up a trade.

That’s how to get Black Titanium, either from mining it or scraping it, in Fallout 76. If you need help unlocking the power armor station, completing quests, or want to know where to find specific resources, check out our guides vault.

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Ashley Erickson

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.