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Inspecting Acid in Fallout 76
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How to Scrap Junk to Produce Acid in Fallout 76

Here's how to scrap junk to produce Acid in Fallout 76.

The Acid in Fallout 76 is an uncommon component primarily used at chemistry stations for crafting unrefined gunpowder and smelting ore. There are various ways to obtain it, but not all are equally efficient. Here’s how to scrap junk to produce Acid in Fallout 76, plus a few bonus ways to get it.

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All Acid Locations in Fallout 76

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The table below shows which junk items will produce Acid when scrapped and how much they will yield. The easiest junk item to farm in Fallout 76 for Acid is Coolant. You’ll find six Coolants at the WV Lumber Camp location, and will get two Acid per unit when scrapped.

Junk ItemAcid Yield
Abraxo Cleaner1
Abraxo Cleaner Industrial Grade2
Anti Freeze Bottle2
Bag of Chlorine3
Bag of Dogwood Fertilizer1
Bag of Fertilizer1
Bloatfly Gland2
Bloodbug Proboscis2
Cracked Deathclaw Egg1
Firefly Abdomen1
Floater Gnasher Pus Sac1
HalluciGen Gas Canister5
Hive Paper2
Honey Beast Wing2
Ichor Sac2
Industrial Cleaner2
Makeshift Battery2
Stingwing Barb1
Suprathaw Antifreeze2
Torn Mothman Wing2
Undamaged Abraxo Cleaner1
Waste Acid1
Wendigo Teeth2

Where to Find Acid Deposits in Fallout 76

  • Location of an Acid Harvest in Fallout 76
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Another way to obtain Acid is by gathering it from Acid Deposits found throughout Appalachia. Acid Deposits are green-yellow in appearance and are surrounded by white dirt. You’ll discover Acid Deposits at the following locations:

  • Abandoned Bog Town
  • Federal Disposal Field HZ-21
  • Hemlock Holes Maintenance
  • Hopewell Cave (Southwest area)
  • Monongah Power Plant
  • Relay Tower LW-B1-22

Where to Find Cave Crickets, Snallygasters, Grafton Monster, and Yao Guai in Fallout 76

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You can also get Acid by killing five specific monsters in Fallout 76. These monsters include:

  • Cave Crickets: Carleton Mine, Tranagra Town Caves, and The Deep are the best locations to find Cave Crickets.
  • Snallygasters: The Flooded Trainyard and Toxic Larry’s Meat ‘n Go are the best locations to find Snallygasters.
  • Grafton Monster: You can find Grafton Monsters outside of the Charleston Trainyard, East of Charleston Capital Building, and South of Hemlock Holes.
  • Yao Guai: You can find Yao Guai at Dolly Sods Wilderness, Mountainside Bed & Breakfast, Site Alpha, Monongah Overlook, and Philippi Battlefield Cemetery.

Now that you know how to scrap junk items to produce Acid in Fallout 76, you’ll complete your timed challenges quickly or obtain enough needed to craft items. Check out our Fallout 76 hub for more guides like How to Scrap Junk to Produce Antiseptic, another common material for timed challenges and crafting.

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Matthew Kevin Mitchell
Matthew Kevin Mitchell is a freelance writer for GameSkinny and has written in the game journalism industry for over two years. In his previous roles, Matthew primarily covered Manga, like One Piece, horror movies like Scream, and asymmetrical horror games like Dead by Daylight. His favorite moment came during his first press event covering Scream 6. He hails from Denver, Colorado, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Regis University. When he isn’t scaring himself silly or writing, he loves to play goalie in rec ice hockey, spoil his dog Nux, and drink an unhealthy amount of coffee.