Ammunition boxes are found in many places in the Capital Wasteland, the Mojave Wasteland and the Commonwealth. Some are locked, and all but a few contain ammunition when initially found (some ammunition boxes in Rivet City, specifically at Flak 'N Shrapnel's, are locked but empty). Player characters with the Scrounger perk will find considerably more ammunition in ammunition boxes than those without it. The contents of most ammunition boxes randomize on a per-game basis.
Possible contents[edit | edit source]
Fallout 3[edit | edit source]
Fallout 4[edit | edit source]
Variants[edit | edit source]
- Theo's ammo box - contains four frag grenades and a large supply of ammo, found next to deceased Reilly's Rangers member Theo, located on a stairway in the Statesman Hotel's Mid-level.
- In Fallout 4 ammunition boxes found in the Institute take a different appearance of being small dark red or green boxes, and always contain higher than normal amounts of fusion cells.
Locations[edit | edit source]
For an overview of ammunition boxes, see the above article pages.
Boxes with random selection[edit | edit source]
- Eight boxes in Fort Independence, bomb storage, in the Very Hard locked ammunition storage.
- Seven in Evan King's house.
- Seven In Alexandria Arms, same room as the pre-War book.
- Six in the Arlington Library children's wing.
- Five in the in a military truck in a military checkpoint, west of Northwest Seneca Station.
- Four in Metro Central.
- Four in the Arlington utility.
- Two in the Archival Strongroom, next to the safe holding the Declaration of Independence.
- Two in the National Archives Secure Wing East, next to the safe holding the Magna Carta.
Boxes with random selection of power cells[edit | edit source]
- Three boxes in the military checkpoint near Roosevelt Academy.
- Three in Vault 92 living quarters, south on the local map.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Two ammunition boxes in Fort Independence contain alien power cells. With Broken Steel, Olney Powerworks also contains two ammunition boxes with alien power cells.
- Agatha has an ammunition box in her house that contains a mini nuke, amongst other ammunition.
- Ammunition boxes seem to be safe containers; they do not respawn contents and can store any object the player can deposit within them.
- The ammunition box looks identical to the mine box and grenade box.
- The text on the ammunition box is 850 CRTG 5.56 BALL M855 10 CLIPS.
- Empty ammunition boxes are rare if the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues is installed. The add-on modifies the only guaranteed empty ammunition box variant, adding 0-5 microfusion cells and energy cells to its contents.
- In Fallout 4, the ammo boxes have "7.62x54" for the ammo written on them, but 7.62 was only ever introduced in the Nuka-World addon