Fallout 76 Resource Farming Guide

fallout 76 resource farming guide

Resources and Crafting are new mechanics that were introduced to the Fallout franchise as part of the settlement system in Fallout 4. It was a fun feature but for players who didn’t have to deal with hunger and thirst, it was more of an optional bit of fun than anything critical. Fallout 76, however, has completely changed this as crafting and gathering resources is essential to survival. 

For players just getting started, you may find that the game seems quite hard. If you are relying on the weapons that you find from dead enemies, you are going to find enemies hard to kill. You need to take advantage of the crafting and upgrading if you want to get ahead. That is where this guide aims to help. 

Finding resources is time-consuming and can be difficult at times too. You badly need some adhesive but where the hell do you find it? Spending hours searching for a bottle of wonder glue or for some tin cans quickly gets boring. This wiki aims to provide you with scavenging guides for all of the major resources that you will need to go junk hunting for. 

Before I go digging into the individual resources, I want to give some general guidelines and tips for finding lots of Junk in Fallout 76. These rules will apply to most of the resource types you need with the exception of the very rare stuff. 

Server Hopping To Restock Supplies

Each of the resource-specific pages in this guide will show you the best locations to find a specific resource. Using wood as an example, if you visit a location on the map that has several woodpiles, you can harvest all of the material here. If you hop over to a different server when you log in, all of the wood will be back and you can harvest it all over again! The same applies to the vast majority of junk and supplies found in various other locations on the map. Hop into a private server or one with a friend and keep farming the same resources over and over without the hassle of having to travel. 

This guide will explain how to server hop and how to use it to your advantage for several other things, not just for gathering crafting components and supplies.

Marking Items You Need 

Most of us don’t, and will likely never know off all of the materials you get from scrapping the various pieces of junk in the game. Sure, it might be obvious that you get metal, screws and springs from some mechanical items. Often you will get them from items you do not expect. 

When it comes to materials like ballistic fiber, chances are you are not going to be able to use common sense to figure out where to obtain it. This is where the game is gracious enough to give you a really useful tool to help. There is a tool that allows you to mark specific crafting components that you need. When you are out scavenging, a little magnifying glass will appear next to a piece of junk to let you know it can be scrapped to yield a crafting material that you need. 

Workshops and Junk Piles

Junk piles randomly appear around the map. They are a lot like ore veins except they have an infinite supply of junk instead of ore. Don’t ask how they work, just be thankful that these garbage goldmines exist! 

junk excractor for farming materials
Junk extractors will automatically become available in the craftinng menu when one is nearby. Build it on top of a junk deposit to begin harvesting infinite junk

You can find these all over the world, but the best place to look is at the workshop at Charleston Landfill which contains three junk piles. Return to this every hour and your junk collecting machine will give a lot of great materials for you without you having to go to the trouble of putting any work into searching yourself. 

Fallout 1st for Stash

As much as I hate to reference this in a guide, it is worth noting as it makes scavenging for supplies incredibly simple thanks to the tent and the scrap box. The scrap box allows you to store infinite junk and supplies and the tent is like a small CAMP that you can place anywhere for free (no cap cost like there is with a CAMP) and it gives you access to your stash boxes, meaning you will never become over-encumbered again. 

Having access to a private server also means you could capture the Charleston Landfill or any location with a place to mine resources and never have to worry about other players attacking you. I know it is complete garbage that you have to pay extra for these benefits but they make farming junk and supplies 10 times easier. If you plan on investing a lot of time into this game and have the money to spare, it is probably worth paying for.

FALLOUT 76 RESOURCE FARMING GUIDE POSTS

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Screw Farming Guide

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Screws make up the trifecta of crafting in Fallout 76. Screws, springs and gears are items that are very frequently found together in mechanical items but also required in most crafting blueprints to be used together.  This guide will show...
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Spring Farming Guide

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Springs are another crafting component in Fallout 76 that exists in high amounts but due to the fact that they are a key ingredient in lots of weapons, armour, mods and various other crafting items, you will find yourself needing...
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Fertilizer Farming Guide

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Fertilizer is a crafting component in Fallout 76 that can be used in the creation of chems and explosives. Another very common use is for farming. In order to grow crops at your own CAMP, you will need to use...
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Rubber Farming Guide

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Rubber is a relatively common crafting component in Fallout 76 that can be obtained fairly easy from junk materials. Finding large amounts at once is not too easy, however. This guide will show you some of the best ways to...
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Gunpowder Farming Guide

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Gunpowder is a crafting item in Fallout 76 that is the key component when creating bullets. Gunpowder is unlike other crafting in components in that you will not obtain it from scrapping junk.  There are two ways to obtain gunpowder....
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Cloth Farming Guide

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Cloth is a material that is so common that you are likely to overlook the need to gather it during the early stages of the game. It can be used for creating various clothing and some furniture. Since most of...
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Lead Farming Guide

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Lead is a metal that is commonly used for blocking radiation. This property has also been extended into the world of Fallout 76. Lead can be used when crafting armor as a means to boost radiation resistance. This is a...
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Gear Farming Guide

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Gears are a common crafting component in Fallout 76. While they are very common and can be found in a large number of very common items, you will find you can sometimes run out. Gears are often needed for many...
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Gold Farming Guide

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Gold is one of those items that we all know is valuable but has no idea what good it is to us. Is good just worth selling for caps or can it be used for other things? Most people won't...
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Concrete Farming Guide

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Concrete is a common crafting material used when building foundations and other structures as part of your camp or workshop. Generally, you will not need a huge amount of this unless you are getting very creative with your CAMP. For...
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Aluminium Farming Guide

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Aluminium is a metal that is fairly common to find across the wasteland but depending on your circumstances, you may find you are using far more of it for crafting than you are finding. When you badly want to get...
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Black Titanium Farming Guide

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Black Titanium is a high end crafting material that is not something people often need until much later in the game. It is used for some special weapons for high-level power armor. The item only drops from a very small...
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Ballistic Fiber Farming Guide

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Ballistic Fibre is one of those resources that isn't an obvious find. Most of us can't go listing items that contain it unless you have played past fallout games. Even if you do know what items to look for, you...
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Adhesive Farming Guide

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Adhesive is a material you will need for crafting a large number of materials in Fallout 76. Locating adhesive is not immediately obvious and is less difficult once you know that bottles of wonderglue are not the only sources of...
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Wood Farming Guide

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Wood is a core material that you will need to use a lot in Fallout 76. It is used in the vast majority of buildings for your CAMP but it is also used for creating food and freshwater, assuming you...
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Acid Farming Guide

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Acid is a crafting component in Fallout 76 that you may not have much use for in the early stages of the game. Later on in the game, you will discover that acid is required for the production of gunpowder....