A caps stash is a one-time use tin full of bottle caps.
A blue tin full of bottlecaps. It is not an item that can be placed in the inventory, but rather like a bobby pin box in that it adds a random amount of bottlecaps. In Fallout 4, this number of bottlecaps is limited from 14-23. In Fallout 76, there is a chance that this number can go over 100 in rare caps stashes that play an animation when they are found. Companions in Fallout 4 can pick up the caps stash as an item, which the player character can take out of their inventory.
- All throughout the Commonwealth, particularly in raider locations.
- 6 in Andrew station
- 5 in Kendall Hospital
- 4 in Medford Memorial Hospital
- 4 in Pickman Gallery
- 4 in Vault 114
- 3 can be found at the water filtration caps stash located due east of Sanctuary Hills.
- 3 can be found at the Museum of Freedom, two in the offices on the third floor and one on the rooftop.
Although the contents of caps stashes in Fallout 76 are instanced, the stashes themselves are not guaranteed spawns and may not spawn in the world that the player character is in. Changing server will affect caps stash spawns.
|Abandoned mine shaft 4||Upstairs in the taller shed, on a shelf between an armor workbench and a safe (Picklock 3).|
|Ammo dump||Near the raider corpse sitting at a picnic table (may be below the table).|
|Appalachian Antiques||On the second floor in the nightstand on the right side of the bed.|
|Beckley mine exhibit||In the middle of the playground.|
|Big Al's Tattoo Parlor||On the building's roof, next to an imported Chinese panda.|
|Big B's Rest Stop||Behind the counter in the Super-Duper Mart.|
|Blackwater Mine||Near a barrel, on the ground, near a pair of dumpsters, in front of the mine entrance shack.|
|Braxson's Quality Medical Supplies||On the second floor, at a window still near the top of the stairs.|
|Burdette Manor||On some wooden crates in the attic.|
|Camden Park||In a rollercoaster carriage near the boarding point for the Widow Maker (third carriage up).|
|Charleston||Inside the building adjacent to the Charleston Herald building where The doctors note is found, hidden inside a broken terminal.|
|Charleston Fire Department||Southeast of the fire department building, inside a home on the second floor, on top of a bunk bed.|
|Crashed space station||At the raider shack to the south in the hills, on top of the roof. The marsupial mutation or a power armor jet pack is required to reach the highest roof.|
|Deathclaw island||Inside the middle of the deathclaw nest, near an eastern facing log.|
|Dyer Chemical||Inside the locker room building, on top of a bear trap with a trail of bottle caps leading towards it.|
|East Kanawha lookout||Sitting on a crate on the balcony on top of the tower.|
|Eastern Regional Penitentiary||
|The Freak Show||By the giant roll of tickets next to the ticket taker skeleton.|
|The General's Steakhouse|
|Grafton||Inside the building with the "Grey Tortoise" billboard, behind a locked door and underneath a desk.|
|Grafton station||Inside an open train car with a sleeping bag, on a rectangular wooden crate.|
|Hornwright Estate||On the shelf in the dining room where Penny Hornwright's terminal is.|
|Hornwright summer villa||On the roof, near the stone stairs which lead to a boarded-up door.|
|Mama Dolce's Food Processing||On top of a filing cabinet inside a shed with a fusion generator outside.|
|Middle Mountain Cabins||In the eastern cabin, inside the stove.|
|Monongah Mine||On the ground, near a blue car parked next to houses at the outskirts of the mine|
|Morgantown Airport terminal||Inside a set of lockers on the bottom row, accessed by the security gates to the second floor.|
|Morgantown High School||Directly north of the school, at an elevated house porch, on a round table overlooking the school building.|
|Morgantown trainyard||In the main loading building, on a table by the south entrance.|
|Overlook cabin||On a shelf in the upstairs room with a collapsed floor.|
|Palace of the Winding Path||
|Point Pleasant||At the Point Pleasant bus stop, underneath the arm of a skeleton.|
|Poseidon Energy Plant WV-06||
|Red Rocket filling station||On top of a cabinet in the shed. It is near a radio.|
|Sam Blackwell's bunker||Inside the kitchen area, on a small table's lower shelf.|
|Sugarmaple||In an open safe in the fountain.|
|Tygart water treatment||Within the enclosed raider camp at the northeastern corner, on the ground, inside a small blue basket.|
|Tyler County fairgrounds||At the Nuka-Cola stand shaped like a bottle, behind the small podium.|
|Watoga Emergency Services||In a fridge on the top floor, near the emergency exit.|
|Watoga High School||Behind the headmaster's desk, under his terminal.|
|Watoga Municipal Center||In the second floor room with a generic terminal, on a shelf.|
|Wendigo cave||At the bend where the mole rat spawns, right next to a large toolbox.|
|White Powder Winter Sports||On the second floor, underneath the front counter, near the far left cash register.|
|The Whitespring bunker||Inside the Resort Exit room, underneath a destroyed terminal behind the security gate.|
|The Whitespring golf club||At the southwestern gate on the south side of the golfing grounds, underneath a counter inside the security building.|
|The Whitespring Resort||Inside the Bellstand's storage room, sitting on a lower locker shelf.|
|The Whitespring service entrance||On top of the service station's roof, near a skeleton.|
|WV Lumber Co.||On a desk on the top floor of the main mill building.|
- The Cap Collector perk and Bobblehead: Caps increase the chances of finding more bottle caps when opening a cap stash in Fallout 76. The Fortune Finder perk also makes it easier to find caps stashes by providing an audio cue when one is approached.
- Prior to Fallout 76 patch 126.96.36.199, caps stashes were instanced server-wide and only obtainable by the first player to discover it, which tended to cause players to intentionally server-hop to collect large numbers of freshly respawned stashes. Since the patch, caps stashes have become containers instanced per-player, allowing multiple players to collect from the same caps stash, eliminating most of the benefit of server-hopping.