Below is a list of some of the most common Fallout 76 resource locations, along with details of how you can get hold of the resources. We have also written more detailed guides for each of the resources.
Fallout 76 Resource Locations And Details
Acid is used to craft explosives and chems. There’s plenty of items that scrap down to acid, while deposits can be found littered around the map. The Hemlock Holes Workshop has three acid deposits so rewards up to 75 acid per hour.
Adhesive is one Fallout 76 resource you are going to need a lot of. It is used in upgrades for armor and weapons, as well as for explosives and repairs. Collect duct tape and wonderglue as you travel the wastelands, create an adhesive farm at your CAMP by growing the ingredients to make vegetable starch.
Aluminum is used in the crafting of higher level weapons and is also used to make CAMP items. At points you will need a lot of aluminum. A lot of junk items scrap down to the base resource and there are aluminum deposits and veins littered all over. The Red Rocket Mega Stop Workshop has three deposits to harvest.
Ballistic Fiber (Guide)
Ballistic Fiber is used for crafting and maintain high level armor. Military ammo bags and military grade duct tape can be scrapped down to the fiber you need. Head for military outposts, such as Camp McLintock, to find these items.
Black Titanium (Guide)
Black titanium is difficult to find but is, fortunately, only used to craft a specific type of power armor, currently. There are no items that can be scrapped down into the material, so you will have to find black titanium deposits and veins to mine the bits you need.
You’ll rarely need coal except maybe in the beginning of the game, to craft single-use water filters. That’s possibly a good job, because the only way you can actually gather it is to mine it from veins or deposits.
Used primarily for CAMP renovations, concrete can be scrapped from a small number of items including garden gnomes and bags of cement. The Abandoned Bogtown Workshop has three concrete deposits, which makes it easy to gather a large volume of the material at any time.
You use copper to make electronic and electrical devices and modifications, even including the wire to connect CAMP items to generators. It can be scrapped from a reasonable list of junk items, and it can be mined in the wild. The Billings Homestead Workshop is easily accessible early in the game and includes one copper deposit for approximately 25 resources per hour.
Fertilizer is used to plant and grow crops at your CAMP, and is also used to create explosives like grenades and mines. It can be scrapped from some items, and it is available as deposits in a number of workshops, but the easiest way to gather it is to let vegetables, meat, and food spoil in your inventory or stash.
Fiber Optics (Guide)
You can use fiber optics to create some CAMP items, and they are also used to create energy guns and optics for other weapons. They can be quite tricky to find, can’t be mined, and you will probably find the easiest source of this material is to go scavenging microscopes across the map.
Gears are used in the crafting of a lot of items as well as upgrades for weapons and armor. As such, you will need quite a lot of them. They can’t be mined and they are available in bulk from vendors. There’s also a decent list of fairly common items that can be scrapped to reward the player with gears. Look out for desk fans and adjustable wrenches, in particular.
This material especially useful as a crafting item to create mods that offer radiation resistance. There are lead deposits to be found across the map, and you can buy bulk lead from vendors. Fortunately, though, there is a lot of lead all over the map in the shape of junk items. Get scavenging at gymnasiums for the extra leaded dumbbells and barbells.
Nuclear Material (Guide)
You would think you’d be literally dripping in nuclear material in Appalachia. But it isn’t quite THAT easy to get your hands on. There are a number of junk items that yield nuclear waste when scrapped. Killing glowing enemies can also yield some of the material. Head to the Federal Disposal Field HZ-21 Workshop, one of Fallout 76 resource locations you’ll see a few times, because there are three deposits on this workshop so you can net as many as 75 nuclear material every hour you hold it.
Black gold is used in the construction of a lot of power armor components and mods. You might not need it all the time, but there will be occasions where you need it by the bucket load. There’s a lot of items containing oil that are easy to find, and Beckley Mine Workshop has three oil deposits, from which you can suck a boat load regularly.
Plastic is found all over the place and in many Fallout 76 resource locations. It is used for upgrades and crafting, and it is used to make CAMP items too. There is a huge list of junk items you can scrap to get plastic and Morgantown High School is a great early location to find it.
A lot of items of weapon and armor need rubber. Rubber can be scrapped from many items, including basketballs that you will find at Morgantown High School when plastic hunting. Rubber can also be found in junk piles, and Charleston Landfill Workshop has three junk piles that will give some rubber scrap, although there is no guarantee of how much or how often.
Screws are a popular fastening in the wastelands. They are used for weapons, armor, power armor, mods, turrets, and more. There is a reasonable list of items that can be junked to gather this material.
CAMP items, weapon and armor repairs, and a lot of crafted items require the use of springs. Screws do come in a lot of different junk items, and they can be bought in bulk from some vendors. Camp McLintock is a good Fallout 76 resource location is a great resource for items like battered clipboards that yield springs when scrapped.
Wood is found all over the place in Appalachia. You will need quite a lot of wood, because it is used when building CAMP and setting up Workshops. There is a long list of items to scrap, it can be bought in bulk from vendors, and several Workshops, including Gorge Junkyard, include a wood deposit.