March 11, 2021

20 Valuable Fallout 76 Items A Good Player Needs To Have (And How To Find Them)

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When it comes to post-apocalyptic nuclear dystopian video games, it's difficult to top "Fallout 76." To progress in the game, however, players need certain items to help them survive in their danger-filled world. Let's check it out!

Long-term fans of the "Fallout" franchise relish the unpredictability and scope that the post-nuclear war environment offer. 

In addition to the mutated people and animals caused by the extensive doses of radiation, there are hideout shelter "vaults" that weren't always kind to the survivors.

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Some vaults were built for people to live and wait out the apocalypse, while others were assembled to do hideous experiments on the people trapped inside.

Thankfully, some items can help players navigate their surroundings. Let's dive straight into this mind-blowing action-packed game with spectacular graphics, landscaping, and insane surprises! 

20. THE SCARECROW EXPLOSIVES

Located on the hills of the Northeast of the National Isolate Radio Array is the pumpkin head scarecrow, and he safeguards a delightful assortment of explosives.

However, the scarecrow can only be found by traveling uphill and not down the slope, when an altar-like object resembling a scarecrow appears among the rocks.

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Finding this helpful treasure will add an explosive cache filled with pulse and frag mines and Molotov cocktails as a bonus to your inventory.

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19. YOUR MOST POTENT WEAPON

The name doesn't give it away, but the "Fat man" rifle is a very powerful weapon. When the rifle is fired in an arching trajectory, it shoots mini-nuke charges. Fantastic for long-range damage.

It might not be the gun to use at close range, but it's very valuable in the game because of its incineration capabilities, and therefore not easy to find either. 

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To find this elusive gem of a weapon, a player needs to go to the Garrahan mining headquarters in the Southwest of the map. Once there, take the stairs up the monorail ruins, and continue up until you reach the rounded roof.

With the monorail track in sight, jump down onto it, and follow it up the hill until the final ring. The "Fat man" rifle will be resting on top. Unfortunately, the weapon can only be used from level 45 and up.

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18. THE GENTLEMANLY ROACH

Traversing abandoned homes north of Camden Park can lead to an encounter with the weird cockroach dressed in a bowler hat and sporting a cane.

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How his bizarre creature came to be is not known, but its meat can be harvested if the need is great enough. Even though the roach looks rather gentlemanly, the itch in the trigger finger is hard to ignore.

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Image credit: Bethesda Game Studios/Fallout 76/Youtube/Screen Rant

17. THE PHANTOM

Although finding the phantom sounds ominous, a player will be delighted once it's acquired. It's actually one of the coolest weapons in the game, rendering the user invisible for a short time and "frenzies" creatures nearby.

The Phantom Device can be found as part of 'Fallout 76's most excellent series of side quests related to "The Order of the Mistresses of Mystery."

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This multiple-part crusade involves you finding a secret society and its hideout and uncovering clues that help you scale the ranks. As part of the quest, you will obtain several unique items along the way.

You'll need to go to Riverside Manor if you want to find this tool. First, find a tape in another mission, "Chasing Shadows," which will lead you to acquire the Phantom Device. From there on, you'll be instructed to collect some parts to create the weapon.

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16. SKELETONS AND A TEDDY BEAR

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Bitter reminders of the apocalyptic past are scattered everywhere throughout the game and on the roof of the Torrance house.

There, a player will find two skeletons, still in their final embrace next to a table with building blocks and a teddy bear, which has the unlikely name of Comrade Chubs.

You can actually find four of these teddys and harvest them to craft other supplies, and it comes in very handy throughout the game.

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15. THE BLADE OF BASTET

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If you want a weapon that delivers a massive 53 hit points worth of damage, then the most powerful one-handed melee weapon, the Blade of Bastet, is the one.

This blade can be obtained during the side quest "Forging a Legend," which is part of a subset of quests for the "Order of the Mistresses of Mystery." Though the Blade of Bastet has a lavish name, in reality, it is based on a Chinese Officer's sword.

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14. THE GIANT METALHEAD

There are some beautiful and mysterious things about 'Fallout 76' that cannot be explained when you encounter it, and the giant metal head is no exception.

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Deep in Tanagra Town, when you look far east on the map, you’ll find a tree-like structure that you can climb. It seems partially human-made but is enclosed by thick, twisty roots.

Climb the twisted path that corkscrews around the structure, and eventually, it will take you inside a cavern guarded by giant crickets. Yes, more giant insects, but don't worry, they're pretty harmless.

This is where you’ll find a giant metal head partially submerged in the dirt, surrounded by glow-in-the-dark mushrooms. We aren't sure what it is yet, but it could either be a shrine, a robot, or a statue. 

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13. THE GARB OF MYSTERIES

Another reward as part of the "Order of the Mistresses of Mystery" side quests is The Garb of Mysteries, a war-ready cocktail dress that acts as both an armor and a stealth enhancer.

You can wear the dress as armor or your regular armor, but you can't use them both at the same time. Wearing the dress will definitely make it slightly harder for enemies to detect you by about 5%.

The armor's effect will make you less susceptible to damage as well. However, you should be aware that wearing the Garb of Mysteries combined with the Eye of Ra will dramatically raise the stealth and armor effects.

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12. THE ALL-SEEING EYE OF RA

If you want to super enhance some of your abilities, you'll have to get the Eye of Ra, which only functions if you are also wearing the Garb of Mysteries.

It’s an impressive red brooch that “powers up” the Garb of Mysteries to make you 20% harder to detect while lurking around the place. It also intensifies the damage of the Blade of Set and The Voice of Set pistol.

You can find the Eye of Ra on the corpse of Shannon Rivers on Seneca Rocks. It will, however, do not affect other forms of armor or clothing, so if you procure this item, make sure you get the Garb of Mysteries too. 

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11. THE TENTACLE MONSTER

Cults sprang up after the nuclear annihilation. In particular, one cult was affiliated with a tentacle monster that once filled hearts with fear.

The monster is no longer alive, but there a shrine in its honor adorned with candles and creepy half-animal, half-human hanging from the wall.

You will find this monster at the bottom of the Lucky Hole mine on the far southeast of the map. It will be quite the journey to get to the bottom of the mine, so be patient.

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10. THE VOICE OF SET

The Voice of Set is actually a .44 pistol you can only find in the side quest in "Prototypical Problems," one of the side quests related to “Order of the Mistresses of Mystery.”

Though other .44 pistols are somewhat standard in the game, this one is enhanced with unique abilities. Damage is 60 with an additional special electrical damage against robots. You can use it after you reach level 25.

You'll need to gather additional data from Sugar Grove should you wish to power the weapon entirely. The gun is pretty efficient against drone defense robots, turrets, and other automated nasties that might get in your way.

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The pistol's effects also give a small boost when it is combined with the Garb of Mysteries and the Eye of Ra.

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9. A RUSTED KEY AND ALIEN BLASTER

The alien blaster has appeared multiple times in the "Fallout" franchise, most recently in "Fallout 4." In that game, the foreign blaster came from a strange living in a cave near a crashed UFO. 

Since 'Fallout 76' happens chronologically before "Fallout 4," it can't exactly be the same weapon. However, the alien blaster is a powerful weapon that packs quite the punch, so you'll definitely want that in your collection. 

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When looking northeast on the map and west of Philippi Battlefield Cemetery, you'll find a submerged box in a pond that contains the alien blaster with a rusted key.

The rusted key will give you access to a location with a stolen passcode, leading you to another secret item, the Secret Wall Safe.

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8. THE SECRET WALL SAFE

This one aims to open Bunker 2 in the Black Ordinance Mountain Works to find rounds for the alien blaster and a mysteriously frozen pod.

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Bunker 2 requires the TNT dome 2 key to open, and it takes some doing to get to that point. Travel to Freddy's house of Scares in the Northern Mire with your rusted key and alien blaster. 

Go to the roof, and you'll find a shack which the key unlocks. Hidden inside the shack is a Stolen Terminal Passcode. This passcode corresponds with Mike Green's terminal at the top of the apartments in Morgantown.

Once you go there, you'll get a holotape that you need to take to a house in Pleasant Valley Cabins. Now, use the holotape at a terminal inside the house to get another code, and then go under the house. Once you're under, use the terminal to enter the code and get the TNT Dome #2 Key.

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7. THE RITUAL OUTFIT AND MASK

This charming outfit is an incredibly creepy one that you can wear and includes a human skull and real deer antlers. You'll get the full-length costume that matches the mask separately.

Start at the Wilson Brother's Auto Repair. Enter the red house at the top of the hill and locate the basement. There, you’ll find a shrine of bones and most of the costume, but the mask will be missing.

To find the mask, go to the Sons of Dane compound. You need to go through the rusted gate and approach with caution because there may be a few glowing Wendigos hanging around.

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Then, go up to the top of the hill into the shack with the sign "The Buck's Den". It may look like the aftermath of a raging party. Look for a table to your right, and you'll see the ritual mask.

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6. THE SECRET POWER ARMOR STASH

Firstly, you need a key that is located in Camden Park. Take a look at your surroundings, and you'll see an old, partially intact roller coaster. Climb the tracks of the roller coaster and find a car that rests on the tracks.

You'll see a key inside the vehicle you need to take and head on to New River Gorge Bridge. Get on the bridge, follow it until you can go to the lower level, and look for a door with a red light.

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Once you've found it, unlock the door and obtain the Power Armor Stash. This Power Armor looks like it's been refurbished from at least a few different types, so it won't be entirely as tough as the official models. 

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5. NUKA COLA POWER ARMOR

To get this impressive Nuka Cola armor paint job which was also seen in "Fallout 4," you'll have to get inside Dome 3.

Get inside the Kanawha Nuka Cola plant and then picklock the door, after which you'll find a locked locker with the key to Dome 3.

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You'll notice two notes: one from Clara who went to Sutton, and one from Rich who went to Watoga. Head on over to Watoga and find a body with a locked toolbox next to him.

Then, go to Pylon V-13 on the map and find another body with a duffel bag containing a key to the toolbox. Open the toolbox, and you'll discover the key to Clara's box in Sutton.

Find the box in a doghouse in Sutton, use Clara's key, and you'll get the locker key for the Nuka Cola Plant, which gives you the key to Dome 3. Phew!

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4. THE SALVAGED ASSAULTRON HEAD

This is the severed head of an Assaultron robot that has been repurposed into a pistol. You can charge the weapon by reloading it, and the more you charge it, the more destruction you can dish out.

This is a powerful weapon, but it illuminates the user, so be careful when using it! You can find the Salvaged Assaultron head in Watoga, on the southeastern corner of the map.

On the west side of Watoga, you'll find an elevated walkway. There you should be prepared to run into some hostile Assaultron robots, and that's what makes this game so intense.

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You can either blast or hack away at these robots, and their remains will leave pieces that you can use later. Eventually, you can farm the scavenged Assaultron head, but it might take a while.

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3. OBTAIN YOUR ASSAULTRON BLADE

The Assaultron blade comes in two varieties: the regular Assaultron Blade and the Electrified Assaultron Blade. Of course, the Electrified Assaultron Blade is somewhat more powerful and deals additional damage. 

It's the most potent one-handed melee weapon of "Fallout 76." You can farm the Assaultron blade in the same place to locate the salvaged Assaultron head: the raised walkway in Watoga.

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You can also craft the Assaultron blade yourself by finding Assaultron blade plans. If you head north on the road from Dyer Chemical, you may encounter an adversary.

He will drop the plans for an Assaultron blade when you defeat him. The blade isn't as quick as the others, but it sure does pack quite a wallop.

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2. THE 50 CALIBER MACHINE GUN

The 50 Caliber Machine Gun is a belt-fed heavy artillery weapon that is indeed a potent force to be reckoned with. However, remember to use caution with this weapon because it blows through rounds very quickly.

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If you're not careful, you'll run out of ammo, and you don't want that happening. Also, you'll need to be at least level 25 to be able to wield the gun. You can acquire the 50 Caliber Machine Gun relatively easily.

Start at the Clarksburg Shooting Club, which is just north of Base 76. Then, look around for a destroyed pick-up truck on the road with some items in the back.

It's rather easy to find as it's mounted to the bed of the pickup is the 50 Caliber Machine Gun, which you can just take.

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1. THE BLACK POWDER PISTOL/RIFLE

The weapons in "Fallout 76" are an entertaining mixture of refurbished weapons, the future tech from a 1950s post-war perspective. Not to mention the weapons that don't use traditional ammo, like the Salvaged Assaultron Head.

But in a retro-twist, one of the most powerful weapons in the game is the black powder pistol or rifle. The guns themselves are ancient and low-tech and must be loaded one shell at a time with a ramrod.

But the shells you load are .50 caliber balls, so that will make short work with anything you shoot them at. Both the Black Powder Pistol and the Black Powder Rifle can be found at Phillipi Battlefield Cemetary.

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So, just head on to the museum, press the red button near the counter and raid the weapons from the display cases upstairs. Have fun!

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Which one of these weapons are you most interested in? Which one works best for you? What do you think of the game in general?

Let us know in the comments section below and remember to share this with your gaming friends and family. 

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