Fallout 76 Farming Guide

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Fallout 76 has come a long way since its release with numerous updates and events. These have added new factions, items, mechanics, and even entire game modes to the series’ first foray into multiplayer. However, the player’s need to gather essential resources has not changed with all of those updates.

Resources are integral to building bases, upgrading, and crafting the gear needed to complete high-level content. So, no matter what kind of Fallout 76 player you are, you’ll have to grind for resources at one point or another. Lucky for you, in this Fallout 76 Farming guide, we’re going to share everything you need to know to do just that.

Key Info Up Front

Resources that can be farmed for Acid, Adhesive, Asbestos, Antiseptic, Aluminum, Ballistic Fiber, Black Titanium, Ceramic, Circuitry, Cloth, Concrete, Copper, Crystal, Fertilizer, Fiber Glass, Fiber Optics, Gears, Glass, Gold, Leather, Lead, Nuclear Material, Oil, Plastic, Rubber, Screws, Springs, Steel, and Wood

Farming Methods: Mining, Killing Enemies, and Deconstructing Junk

Fallout 76 Farming Overview

Effective farming is all about minimizing the time and resources you put into gathering a particular resource while maximizing the amount you get of that resource. There are a few different ways to do this for each of the resources you’ll be looking for in the game.

Sometimes the one you pick will prefer which method you enjoy the most or other personal preference. In contrast, other times, one method will be far superior to the others or will have such a high cost that only high-level players can effectively invest in it.

Either way, no matter what resource you’re looking for, there is a way to get your hands on as much of it as you could need.


Adhesive Farming

The first method will only pop up for metallic resources, which is mining. There are mines scattered all across the Appalachia wasteland, but to take full advantage of them, you’ll need Power Armor and plenty of power. This is because you’ll need to kit it out with excavating gear.

Otherwise, you won’t get enough from the veins in the mines to make this method worthwhile. So, you’ll either want first to do some farming to keep your power armor running for long enough, or you’ll want to focus on another method until you can afford this one.

Killing Enemies

Killing Enemies is one of the most active ways to farm resources. This method typically sees you traveling across locations and killing a few specific types of enemies that will either drop the resource you’re looking for or items that can be broken down into it.

This keeps you actively playing with a bit more action since somebody has to kill those mutants before they let go of whatever they have. Then, once you wipe them all out, you’ll load them into a different server and do it again.

This method can also be resource-intensive since you’ll be using ammunition and consumables to kill the enemies. Still, it’s probably the most fun and is helpful to keep leveling up at the same time.

Deconstructing Junk

This is undoubtedly the most common way to farm resources. This method will see you completing a route to specific locations on the map that are all relatively close to one another, picking up a certain list of items.

Then, you can take them back to your camp and deconstruct them before loading them into another server to repeat the process. Some of the routes will take long enough to replenish the loot, so you don’t even have to do that part, which makes this method even more attractive.

Acid Farming

Fallout 76 Acid Farming

Used for: Gunpowder, smelting metals

Acid is a precious resource that you’ll need throughout your time with the game. Not only is gunpowder instrumental to making ammunition, but whenever you go to farm metals, you’ll need acid to smelt it into a craftable form.
As you travel around locations, lookout for these items to get the best acid draws from them:

  • Abraxo Cleaner
  • Abraxo Cleaner Industrial Grade
  • Anti Freeze Bottle
  • Bag of Chlorine
  • Bag of Dogwood Fertilizer
  • Bag of Fertilizer
  • Beeswax
  • Bloatfly Glands
  • Bloodbug Probiscus
  • Coolant
  • Cracked Deathclaw Egg
  • Firefly Abdomen
  • Floater Gnasher Pus Sac
  • HalluciGen Gas Canister
  • Hive Paper
  • Honey Beast Wing
  • Icho Sac
  • Industrial Canister
  • Makeshift Batteries
  • Stingwing Barb
  • Suprathaw Antifreeze
  • Tom Mothman Wing
  • Undamaged Abraxo Cleaner
  • Waste Acid
  • Wendigo Teeth

The best method for farming acid, however, is killing Snallygasters. Each Snallygaster drops multiple acid items to pick up, quickly filling your inventory in a few runs. To hunt Snallygasters, go to the following locations:

  • Toxic Larry’s Meat’n’Go
  • Pylon V-13
  • Flooded Trainyard

Adhesive Farming

Used for: Almost everything

You will constantly need to get your hands on more Adhesive for building your base or crafting upgrades and gear. There aren’t very many items in the world that will give you any when they’re deconstructed, so keep your eyes out for the following:

  • Bulk Adhesive
  • Digested Goo
  • Duct Tape
  • Economy Wondertape
  • Excess Adhesive
  • Handmade Glue
  • Military Grade Duct Tape
  • Pack of Duct Tape
  • Sealed Wonderglue
  • Vegetable Starch
  • Wonderglue

You’ll find plenty of duct tape while exploring the map, especially in any garages. There is an exceptionally high spawn rate of these items in the following locations:

  • Cobbleton Farm
  • Lewis & Son’s Farming Supply
  • Mountainside Bed and Breakfast
  • Portside Pub
  • Sunrise Fields

Asbestos Farming

Fallout 76 Asbestos Farming

Used for: Weapons and armor

You’ll want loads of Asbestos once you get to crafting the perfect weapons and gear for your builds later in the game. To farm it, you’ll have to focus on collecting various items to deconstruct while also keeping an eye out for Fog Crawlers to kill while you do. You’ll be looking for the following:

  • Biometric Scanner
  • Catch the Commie Board Game
  • Chalk
  • Cigarette Carton
  • Coffee Pot
  • Extinguisher
  • Oven Mitt
  • Rat Poison
  • Teapot

These items tend to spawn a lot in buildings with offices in them, homes, or basements and garages for rat poison. To get a lot of these items quickly, go to these locations:

  • Atlas Observatory
  • Beckley
  • Mountainside Bed and Breakfast
  • Ranger District Office
  • Robco Research Center
  • Sugar Grove

Antiseptic Farming

Used for: Consumables

Antiseptic is one of the few that you will likely not need to farm for much. It is primarily for crafting narcotic consumables or healing items, which can be helpful. However, it is so common that you will likely have plenty in your storage at all times. The items with Antiseptic that you’ll find frequently are the following:

  • Abraxo Cleaner
  • Autopsy Board Game
  • Blood Sac
  • Industrial Solvent
  • Royal Jelly
  • Toothpaste
  • Turpentine

If, for some reason, you need to farm these items to get some healing items ready for a big fight, head to these locations:

  • Dolly Sods Wilderness
  • Garage by Sugar Grove
  • Gilman’s Lumber Mill

Aluminum Farming

Aluminum Farming

Used for: Power Armor and upgrades

Aluminum is a highly coveted end game resource as it is needed to craft and upgrade power armor. Unfortunately, it does not have any veins to mine, so you’ll need to track down items to get the massive amounts you’ll need. The following items you want are below:

  • Alarm Clock
  • Anything with Aluminum in its name
  • Blasting Caps Box
  • Cake Pan
  • Carlisle Typewriter
  • Clean Cake Pan
  • Clean Coffee Tin
  • Coffee Tin
  • Coolant Cap
  • Empty Can
  • Eyebot Model
  • HH-3A Capacitor
  • Hubcap
  • Industrial Oil Canister
  • Large/Small Glass Jar Lid
  • Large/Small Glass Jar Ring
  • Large/Small Glass Jar Top
  • Medium Int Rock
  • Mine Suit Breather
  • Mr. Gutsy Model
  • Mr. Handy Model
  • Oil Can
  • Protectron Model
  • Ring Stand
  • Robot Parts Model
  • Sentry Bot Model
  • Ski Pole
  • Steel Guitar
  • Surgical Tray
  • Tin Pitcher
  • Toy Rocketship
  • TV Dinner Tray
  • Unrusted Tin Can
  • Vault-Tec Alarm Clock
  • Wakemaster Alarm Clock

While the list of possible items is long, they can be some of the rarer items to find in Fallout 76. To make farming as easy as possible, go to these locations:

  • Flatbed truck by Tygart Water Treatment
  • Middle Mountain Cabins
  • Mountainside Bed and Breakfast
  • Sunnytop Ski Lanes
  • Watago Emergency Services
  • White Powder Winter Sports

Ballistic Fiber Farming

Used for: Armor

Ballistic Fiber is a must-have resource if you want to craft any armor, especially high-level armor. It is also one of the rarest materials in the game and is often expensive to get since it is dropped by late-game enemies and found in dangerous military bases. When you need to get some, you’ll want to look out for these items:

  • Military Ammo Bag
  • Military-Grade Duct Tape
  • Mysterious Fur
  • Torn Mothman Wing

Since killing Mothman a lot is difficult, as they spawn so irregularly, you’ll need to head to some dangerous locations to gather Ballistic Fiber. To do this, go to these areas:

  • Camp McClintock
  • Fort Defiance
  • Spruce Knob
  • Survey Camp Alpha
  • Survey Camp Delta
  • Watoga (City Center)

Black Titanium Farming

Fallout 76 Black Titanium Farming

Used for: Power Armor

Black Titanium is another resource required to build and upgrade your power armor. However, the items that can give you Black Titanium are very far and few between. You can only get it from the following:

  • High Int Rock
  • Mole Miner Scrap

Luckily, Mole Mine Scrap is very easy to get from killing Mole Miners, while The iconic Deathclaws also drop black Titanium. You can find Mole Miners in the following areas:

  • Blackwater Mine
  • Garrahan Mining
  • Kerwood Mine
  • Monogah Mine
  • Mount Blair
  • Welch

Deathclaws can spawn in a few different areas, but they are guaranteed to spawn in the following ones:

  • Deathclaw Island
  • Hopewell Cave
  • Thunder Mountain Substation TM-02

Ceramic Farming

Used for: Camp items

Once you’re ready to build up your camp and get some good defenses, you’ll need a ton of ceramic. Luckily, numerous items will give you some for you to pick up. The following items can be deconstructed into ceramic:

  • Ashtrays
  • Black Bowls
  • Ceramic Bowls
  • Chinese Ornamental Vase
  • Coffee Cups
  • Garden Gnomes
  • Plates
  • Teacups
  • Umbrellas
  • Vases

When you need a bunch of ceramic, you can also find a ton of the above items in these areas:

  • Cow Spots Creamery
  • Palace of the Winding Path
  • Sugar Grove
  • Top of the World
  • Valley Galleria
  • Whitesprings Resort

Circuitry Farming

Used for: Camp items, weapons, and armor

Circuitry is used when crafting just about anything with power. This means you’ll need a lot of it for higher-end camp building and technologically advanced armor and weapons. Luckily, you can find it on robots and electric items. You’ll want to keep an eye out for the following:

  • Assaultron Circuit Boards
  • Damaged Mainframe Cores
  • Detonators
  • Enhanced Targeting Cards
  • Flight Data Recorder
  • Hot Plate
  • Military-Grade Circuit Boards
  • Radio Jammer
  • Scrap Assaultron Head
  • Sensor Module
  • Telephone

These can be found in Fallout 76, primarily through fighting the game’s robotic enemies. However, if you need to collect a lot of them fast, head to these locations:

  • Atlas Observatory
  • Dyer Chemical
  • Robco Research Center
  • Site Alpha
  • Sugar Grove
  • Watoga City

Cloth Farming

Cloth Farming

Used for: Camp items and armor

Cloth is an excellent basic resource to always have on hand as it is used to craft furniture for your camp and various armors. It can also be found all over the place, as any item with cloth in it can be deconstructed into cloth to be used. In particular, look for these items:

  • Bags of Chlorine
  • Baseball Base
  • Bubblegum Bear
  • Burger Tray
  • Charleston Herald
  • Chinese Panda
  • Cigar
  • Cigar Box
  • Cigarette
  • Cigarette Carton
  • Clown
  • Cotton Yarn
  • Detective Case File
  • Dish Rag
  • Doll
  • Doll Parts
  • Duct Tape
  • Feather Duster
  • Flag
  • Folder
  • Hot Dog Tray
  • Jangles the Moon Monkey
  • Mop
  • Mr. Fuzzy Tray
  • Napkin
  • Newspaper
  • Nuka Cola Cup
  • Oven Mitt
  • Paintbrush
  • Pillow
  • Pizza Tray
  • Pre-War Money
  • Propaganda Flyer
  • Sloth Toy
  • Teddy Bear

You will find these items all over the place, so just grab these items as you play or farm for cloth while you farm for any other resources.

Concrete Farming

Used for: Camp items

If you decide to engage with Fallout 76‘s camp building system, you’ll need some concrete. As far as deconstructing items, you can only get concrete from the following three:

  • Bag of Concrete
  • Garden Gnome
  • Lead Pipe

These three items tend to be found in groups, but you’ll have to jump between servers to get those groups to respawn. This makes farming concrete a lengthy process that will get under the skin of many players. If you need concrete, however, head to these spots:

  • Abandoned Bog Town
  • Kanawha County Cemetary
  • Lewis & Son’s Farming Supply
  • Monorail Elevator
  • New River Gorge Bridge

Copper Farming

Copper Farming

Used for: Electrical items

Copper joins circuitry as a necessary resource for making any electric item later in the game. This means you’ll need a lot of it eventually, so get ready to spend plenty of time hunting down copper. If you are, you’ll need these items:

  • Acetone Canister
  • Bird Decoration
  • Blue Table Lamp
  • Bone Cutter
  • Brass Miner’s Lamp
  • Broken Lamp
  • Broken Light Bulb
  • Bunsen Burner
  • Chinese Ornamental Vase
  • Cooking Pot
  • Detonator
  • Flight Data Recorder
  • Fuse
  • High Powered Magnet
  • Hot Plate
  • Light Bulb
  • Lighthouse Souvenir
  • Magnifying Glass
  • Medium Int Rock
  • Mine Suit Filter
  • Orange Canister
  • Ornamental Vase
  • Power Relay Coil
  • Pre-War Lamp
  • Radio Jammer
  • Rusty Canister
  • Sensor Module
  • Shadeless Lamp
  • Souvenir Magnet Cow
  • Stew Pot
  • Telephone
  • Trumpet
  • Vacuum Tube
  • Water Cooled Bone Saw
  • Yellow Canister
  • Yellow Table Lamp

There is enough variety in copper items to find at least some in almost every location across the map. However, if you’re in the game’s late stages, you can mine Copper with a suit of excavator power armor to speed up the process even more. There are numerous veins worth tracking down at the following areas:

  • Abandoned Bog Town
  • Blackwater Mine
  • Bolton Greens
  • Mountainside Bed and Breakfast
  • Sons of Dane Compound
  • Sugar Grove

Crystal Farming

Used for: Armor and Weapons

Crystals are another scarce resource and are necessary to craft the best equipment in the game. To get some crystal, look for these items:

  • Cameras
  • Crystal Liquor Decanter
  • High-Powered Microscope
  • Magnifying Glass
  • Microscope

Since these items are difficult to find, you should go to these spots if you need crystal:

  • Atlas Observatory
  • Clancy Manor
  • Robco Research Center
  • Sugar Grove
  • Vault-Tec University
  • Watoga Emergency Services
  • West Tek Research Center

Fertilizer Farming

Used for: Agriculture

Fertilizer is used for growing crops at your camp. Farming is a great way to make yourself sustainable later in the game to cut down on your grinding, so getting a solid base of fertilizer is a great idea. You’ll want to look for these items:

  • Bag of Fertilizer
  • Radioactive Pumpkin Seeds

You’ll find these items and farms and more rural areas. In particular, head to the following:

  • Beckwith Farm
  • Cobbleton Farm
  • Lewis and Son’s Farming Supply
  • Lewisburg
  • Pumpkin House
  • Vault-Tec Agricultural Research Center

Fiberglass Farming

Fiberglass Farming

Used for: Armor, Weapons, and Mods

Fiberglass is a crucial crafting resource because it is used in such a high number of items. You’ll go through countless Fiberglass as you craft your way through Appalachia. So, as you adventure, keep an eye out for these items:

  • Abraxo Cleaner
  • Aluminum Canisters
  • Cigar Box
  • Composite Ski
  • Industrial Cleaner
  • Jangles the Moon Monkey
  • Rat Poison
  • Telephone

To make tracking these down more accessible, head to:

  • Abandoned Bog Town
  • Pleasant Valley Ski Resort
  • Sugar Grove
  • Tygart Water Treatment
  • Wilson Brother’s Auto Repair
  • Yellow Sandy’s Still

Fiber Optics Farming

Used by: High tech gear

Fiber Optics is a late-game resource used to create some of the most high-end gear in the game. Apart from hunting down specific items, you can farm Fiber Optics by killing robotic enemies in the game. While you do that, though, make sure to look out for the following:

  • Biometric Scanner
  • Flight Data Recorder
  • High Powered/Regular Microscope

These high-tech items can be pretty hard to locate but spawn more in labs and military bases. If you’re looking to do some farming, go to these in particular:

  • Atlas Observatory
  • Beckley
  • Fort Defiance
  • National Radio Astronomy Research Center
  • Robco Research Center
  • Whitespring Resort

Gears Farming

Used for: Armor, Power Armor, Camp items, and Weapons

Gears are a heavily sought-after resource because of how prevalent they are in crafting recipes. They appear in almost every recipe that isn’t made by cooking. If you’re on the prowl for Gears, you luckily have a long list of items to grab:

  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Bone Cutter
  • Camera
  • Desk Fan
  • Fishing Rod
  • Giddyup Buttercup
  • Golden/Silver Pocket Watch
  • High-Powered/Regular Microscope
  • Miner Suit Scrap
  • Typewriter

Unfortunately, there are no enemies that drop Gears, but you can find these items at the following locations:

  • Abandoned Bog Town
  • Charleston Herald
  • Robco Research Center
  • Sugar Grove
  • Vault-Tec University
  • West Tek Research Center

Glass Farming

Glass Farming

Uses: Camp items and mods

Glass is a crucial resource if you want your camp to look good. It can also be used to craft a variety of weapon mods like scopes. You can get grass from any item made with it, but here is a detailed list as well:

  • Alarm Clocks
  • Anything with glass in the name
  • Beaker
  • Brass Miner’s Lamp
  • Bottles
  • Chemistry Jar
  • Drinking Glass
  • Flask
  • Fuse
  • Graduated Cylinder
  • Handmade Glue
  • High-Powered MIcroscope
  • Honey Jar
  • JARRED Scorched Hands/Feet/Heads
  • Lab Bottles
  • Light Bulbs
  • Research Test Tube
  • Royal Jelly
  • Table Lamp
  • Vacuum Tube

To farm a ton of glass quickly, you’ll want to head to restaurants where you can grab loads of glasses and plates. You should also go to these spots:

  • Camden Park
  • Cow Spots Creamery
  • Kanawha Nuka-Cola Plant
  • Pleasant Valley Resort
  • Sons of Dane Compound
  • Whitespring Resort

Gold Farming

Used for: Advanced gear and weapon mods

Gold is another rare resource that is meant to be a status symbol in Fallout 76, meaning it is used in some of the rarest gear and mods in the entire game. This means that it is a metal that cannot be mined, so you’ll have to track down these items:

  • Anything with Gold in the name
  • Lighter
  • Red Star Pin
  • Unstoppables! Board Game

Because of how expensive gold is you’ll want to find more upper-class locations like nice residences and restaurants. In particular, go to these:

  • Appalachian Antiques
  • The Burrows
  • Whitespring Resort

Leather Farming

Used for: Armor and weapons

To get leather you’ll have to track down a variety of animal hides and toys to deconstruct. You can get a number of these by killing the associated animal, but that method is generally slower than just finding the items that contain leather. These items are:

  • Baseball
  • Baseball Glove
  • Brahmin Hide
  • Doll
  • Doll Parts
  • Clown Toy
  • Comrade Chub
  • Deathclaw Hand
  • Deathclaw Hide
  • Fox Hide
  • Imported Chinese Panda
  • Lil Ginger Snuggles
  • Megasloth Pelt
  • Mole Rat Hide
  • Mr. Fuzzy Toys
  • Rabbit Hide
  • Radstag Hide
  • Scorchbeast Wing Fragments
  • Snallygaster Hide
  • Stuffed Grizzly
  • Teddy Bear
  • Yao Guai Hide

Since so many of these items are toys you’ll want to focus your search on stores and bigger homes that could have had children in them. In particular, search areas such as these:

  • Camden Park
  • Clarksburg
  • Horizon’s Rest
  • Hunter’s Ridge
  • Summersville


Used for: Ammo

If you plan on running any build that uses regular guns you will go through an incredible amount of lead and will need a near-constant supply of it. Luckily, with excavator power armor the fastest way to get lead is at Lucky Hole Mine, where you can get over 1,000 lead in one trip. If that is not an option, however, you’ll need to head to any gym and grab all of the weights in there as they will all give you lead.

Continue reading the following guide to learn more about Farming lead in Fallout 76.

Nuclear Material Farming

Nuclear Material Farming

Used for: Weapons

Nuclear Material is used to create and operate some of the game’s most devastating and explosive weapons. So, if you’re hoping to tackle endgame content at a proficient level, you’ll need a good amount of nuclear material on hand to be ready. If you need some, grab these items:

  • Biometric Scanner
  • Blast Radius Board Game
  • High-Powered Magnet
  • Ichor Sac
  • Ignition Core
  • Anything with “Mini Nuke” in the name
  • Nuclear Waste
  • Radioactive Gland
  • Radscorpion Stinger
  • Vault-Tec Alarm Clock
  • Volatile Material Box
  • Wakemaster Alarm Clock

You can also farm nuclear material by killing any glowing enemies that spawn across Appalachia. To farm this resource go to the following locations:

  • Blackwater Mine (Nuked)
  • Flooded Trainyard (Nuked)
  • Nuke Silos
  • Whitespring Resort (Nuked)

Oil Farming

Used for: Mechanical devices

Oil is all over Appalachia, but you can only get it by breaking down items. The items you’ll need before you start making mechanical items are:

  • Aluminum Canister
  • Blowtorch
  • Blue Paint
  • Cooking Oil
  • Cutting Fluid
  • Fuel Tank
  • Fumigus Blowtorch
  • Gas Canister
  • Industrial Oil Canister
  • Industrial Size Shortening
  • Lantern
  • Lighter
  • Mr. Handy Fuel
  • Oil Canister
  • Pain Can
  • Plastic Gas Canister
  • Portable Fuel Tank
  • Red Paint
  • Soap
  • Sticky Tar
  • Yellow Paint

Since oil has such a high number of items that it is in, it makes sense that those items can be found in so many different locations as well. These locations are:

  • Aaronholt Homestead
  • Beckwith Farm
  • Charleston Trainyard
  • Delano Grange
  • Silve Homestead
  • Son of Dane Compound
  • Sunrise Field
  • Wilson Brother’s Auto Repair
  • Yellow Sandy’s Still

Plastic Farming

Used for: Armor, Camp items, mods, and weapons

Plastic is used in a ton of crafting recipes, so you’ll be needing a lot of it throughout your playthrough. Thankfully, Plastic is also one of the most common resources in the game and is received from nearly all junk items. If you do need to farm for it though, head to these locations:

  • Camden Park
  • Sugar Grove
  • Watoga High School
  • Whitesprings Golf Club

Rubber Farming

Rubber Farming

Used for: Armor and weapons

Rubber is used for the majority of armor and weapon crafting recipes, but before you farm for it make sure you have plenty of plastic on hand as well. One way to farm Rubber is to kill Mole Miners for their armor and gear drops, You can also find any of these items:

  • Baby Bottle
  • Basketball
  • Bone Saw
  • Coolant
  • Deflated Kickball
  • Extinguisher
  • Life Preserver
  • Mine Suit Breather
  • Mine Suit Filter
  • Mop
  • Plunger
  • Saw
  • Spatula
  • Surgigal Tray
  • Toy Alien
  • TV Dinner Tray

To make getting your hands on these easier, head to these spots;

  • AVR Medical Center
  • Blackwater Mine
  • Grafton High School
  • Lewisburg
  • Watoga Emergency Services

Screw Farming

Used for: Armor, Mods, and Weapons

No matter what build you use you’ll need to farm screws at some point. They are integral for repairing gear and crafting equipment and mods, so you should always keep in mind where you can grab some screws quickly when you need to. When you go out looking for screws you’ll be grabbing these items:

  • Accordion
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Banjo
  • Clipboard
  • Desk Fan
  • Drumsticks
  • Flutes
  • Giddyup Buttercups
  • Globe
  • Handcuffs
  • Harmonica
  • Hot Plate
  • Hubcap
  • Mouth Harp
  • New Toy Truck
  • Pepper Mill
  • Portable Fuel Tank
  • Scrap Assaultron Head
  • Silver Locket
  • Steel Guitar
  • Tong
  • Toy Car
  • Triangle
  • Trumpet
  • Typewriter
  • Violin
  • Violin Bow

You can find most of the above items all across the map, but you should especially look in these areas if you need a lot of screws:

  • Abandoned Bog Town
  • Charleston Capital BUilding
  • National Radio Astronomy Research Center

Spring Farming

Used for: Camp items, Power Armor, and Weapons

Springs can be pretty hard to come by. However, they are dropped by Yao Guai. Yao Guai don’t spawn enough to be a viable farming technique on their own, but make sure to kill any you come across while hunting down these items:

  • Alarm Clock
  • Battered Clipboard
  • Camera
  • Fishing Rod
  • Flip Lighter
  • Giddyup Buttercup
  • Gold/Silver Pocket Watch
  • Handcuffs
  • Kitchen Scale
  • Life Preserver
  • Toaster
  • Typewriter
  • Umbrella

To track these down head to these locations:

  • Abandoned Bog Town
  • Camp McClinktock

Steel Farming

Grafton Station

Used for: Armor, Weapons, Camp Items, Mods, and Power Armor

Steel is one of the most necessary resources for crafting in the entire game, but it is thankfully extremely common. You will get steel from almost every item in the game, but if you really need some head to these spots:

  • Blackwater Mine
  • Grafton Steel
  • Striker Row

Wood Farming

Used for: Camp items

Wood is another very commonplace resource that you will get from deconstructing items as well as just lying around as you travel through the forests all over Appalachia. If you are planning a big build and need to gather as much wood as possible, however, go to these locations:

  • Helvetia
  • Prickett’s Fort


Question: What is the Most Valuable Resource in Fallout 76?

Answer: The most valuable resource to you will largely depend on what you are working toward and how you are playing your character.

Question: Can You Play Fallout 76 Solo?

Answer: Yes, you can play all of the game’s content as a solo player, although some perk cards only have effects when playing with other players.

Question: Does Fallout 76 have a Level Cap?

Answer: No, you can level up as high as you want, but after level 50 you stop unlocking new S.P.E.C.I.A.L. points.


If you’re looking to spend a lot of time in Fallout 76 you’ll have to spend a lot of it farming for materials. Thankfully, the above locations will help cut down on how much time you’ll be farming by making it as efficient as possible.

Doing so will also help you get some of the best gear in the game that makes the time spent farming more than worthwhile.

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