Explosive bait is a weapon in Fallout 76.


One of the signature weapons of the Trappers raider gang, the plans to create explosive bait is given to the player character by Rose during the quest Flavors of Mayhem. Rose also lets the player character know that it was invented by one of the gang members by the name of Chuck.[1]

It can be equipped and thrown onto the ground near an enemy, similar to a fragmentation mine except that the bait also functions as an attractant. Once the enemy is attracted to the bait and approaches it, the bomb will explode damaging the enemy.

Rose suggests that this bait should be used on a "hungry carnivore," so it may not be effective with all types of enemies.


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Behind the scenesEdit

The idea of explosive bait was originally tried in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues with the Meat mine, but was cut from the add-on before release.


  1. Rose: "This one time, Chuck-he was the guy who came up with this crazy idea-laid out explosive bait along the trail after a raid. When the Responders came looking for us with their tracking dogs, well...Let's just say the hounds lost their scent. You know, because their heads were blown off. Ah whatever, you get what I'm saying."
    (Rose's dialogue)
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