In Fallout 76, adhesive is a regularly required and reasonably difficult to find commodity. It is used in crafting and upgrading just about everything from weapons to explosives. You will need plenty of the sticky stuff, and it isn’t always that easy to find unless you’re actively hunting for it.
Below, we list the junk items that can be scrapped to yield adhesive in Fallout 76. We also give details on a method of farming adhesive in your own camp. It does require a bit of planning but you’ll soon have more adhesive than you reasonably need.
Fallout 76 Adhesive Junk Items
You will find adhesive by scrapping junk items. These can be found throughout the wastelands, but there is a greater concentration of some items in certain areas. The items that you should be looking for are:
|Military Grade Duct Tape||4|
|Pack Of Duct Tape||4|
Unfortunately, a lot of these items are quite small. Wonderglue, for example, is easy to miss unless you scour every room and every corner.
Where To Scavenge The Junk
Military grade duct tape is found in military buildings. It contains 4 adhesive for every pack, and it also yields 2 ballistic fiber. Camp McLintock in the Southwest of the map is a good place to start. Fort Defiance is also in the Southwest. In fact, if you want to farm adhesive in Fallout 76, Cranberry Bog is a good bet. It is home to multiple military buildings where you will find duct tape as well as wonderglue and more.
You will find also find duct tape, packs of duct tape, and wonderglue related junk items in and around garages, factories, and near workbenches.
Alternatively, you can buy bulk adhesive from vendors at train stations and other locations. These packs contain 10 units of adhesive when scrapped at a workbench, but you will need some spare caps to make the purchase.
How To Farm Adhesive In Fallout 76
To save yourself having to go on frequent adhesive runs, you can effectively farm adhesive in Fallout 76 camps. The following technique enables you to make vegetable starch. Starch can be scrapped to acquire 4 adhesive. This is the best long-term solution to ensure that you have a steady supply of the crafting material.
Vegetable starch needs 2 each of corn, mutfruit, and tatos. Gather Mutfruit from Flatwoods Community Gardens, Tatos from a dirt lot behind a property opposite the gardens, and you can get Corn from Morgantown Airport. You will have visited all of these spots in the early game, so you should be able to fast travel nearby. You should be able to grab 6 of each of these.
Head back to your camp, with some fertilizer, found at the Vault-Tec Agricultural Research Center near Flatwoods. Plant all the crops.
They will take 17 game hours to grow, and when they do you will have 6 of each, as well as the plants that continue to produce crops every 17 hours. You can replant your first harvest, giving you double the amount of plants but this won’t be necessary for most people.
Vegetable Starch also requires purified water. This can either be found, or it can be produced using a water purifier. You start the game with plans for a small water purifier. To build this, you need
- 2 ceramic
- 4 copper
- 4 oil
- 4 rubber
- 4 screws
- 15 steel
Most of these are easy to find by scrapping junk items. Screws can be a little more challenging, but we’ve written a guide on the best places to farm screws, which will help.
Build the water purifier at your CAMP. It will need 8 electricity to operate, so you may need to build more small or medium generators. Once built and operational, the purifier will produce 2 purified water every 12 game hours and will only start to produce more when emptied.
The purifier needs 8 power to run. A small generator gives 3, while a medium generator gives 5. So you will either need 3 small generators, or 1 medium and 1 small generator.
The medium generator requires:
- 1 Ceramic
- 3 Copper
- 3 Gears
- 3 Rubber
- 3 Screws
- 7 Steel
The small generator takes:
- 1 Ceramic
- 2 Copper
- 2 Gears
- 2 Rubber
- 2 Steel
Make The Starch, Scrap The Starch
Once you’ve purified some water and your crops have grown, you will need to use a cooking stove to produce vegetable starch. Click to craft, head down to utility, and choose vegetable starch. Once you have it, take the starch to a bench and scrap it to receive the adhesive.
It sounds like a long and complex procedure, but once you’re setup, you should only need to do it each time you login and possibly before you logout and you will have a healthy supply of adhesive ready for you.
Tag For Search
You will need a lot of adhesive for crafting and upgrades. It is relatively easy to find. But, there will come points in the game when you are desperately searching, unless you have built an adhesive farm. As ever, use the Tag For Search function to identify items in the world that contain the commodity you’re looking for.
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