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Usage

In Fallout 76, junk items are used to craft new armor and armor modifications at an armor workbench. Investment in the Armorer perk is required to craft higher quality modifications. Finding plans unlocks further modifications at the workbench, and scrapping armor pieces has a chance to unlock modification options. Additionally there are fixed locations for a modification boxes to potentially spawn, although the ones that do are randomized, and certain vendors may sell armor modifications.

Armor modifications with gameplay attributes can be applied to the chest, arms, and legs of any set of armor. These include material modifications, which improve damage and energy resistances, and miscellaneous modifications, which have a variety of effects such as increased carry weight or increased radiation resistance. A given armor piece can only have one material modification and one miscellaneous modification. Additionally, there are cosmetic modifications which alter armor appearance but do not have an effect on function. Helmets can only receive cosmetic be modifications. Underarmor can receive lining modifications which increase resistances and certain S.P.E.C.I.A.L. points (though the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. points provided from underarmor does not affect the player character's base S.P.E.C.I.A.L., which determines the number of perk cards they can equip). Helmets can only receive cosmetic modifications.

Armor set modifications

Underarmor modifications

Potential spawn locations

Location Location description
Aaronholt homestead Inside the barn closest to the houses, to the left of an armor workbench, on a lower metal shelf.
Abandoned Bog Town At the southern outskirts of town, inside a metal shack, on a shelf.
Appalachian Antiques Inside the store, on a shelf.
Big Bend Tunnel To the left of an armor workbench inside the main tunnel, on a wooden box.
Bolton Greens On the east end of the roof, in a lower section overlooking the playground, on a stone pedestal near a raider corpse.
Bootlegger's shack On the right of the brewing station in the basement, on a small desk behind the pot.
Charleston Fire Department On the first floor, next to the ammo box in the terminal locked cage area.
Charleston trainyard On a table next to the armor workbench in the lower area.
Firebase LT Underneath the first bed on the left in the eastern tent.
Flooded trainyard
  1. On a cabinet to the right of an armor workbench near the entrance, within a shack.
  2. In a U.S. Army train car on the southeast side of the site, underneath a counter.
Fort Defiance On the fourth floor, in the same room as the power armor station, on a cabinet with a large toolbox.
Mac's farm On the house's front porch, on a barrel near the doorway.
NAR repair yard On a metal shelf to the left, near an armor workbench, on the bottom row.
Pleasant Hills Cemetery Near the cemetery's entrance, on top of an open grave with a coffin.
Ranger district office
  1. In the barn near a small metal table.
  2. Next to the armor workbench in the same barn, on a lower metal shelf.
The Sludge Works To the right of an armor workbench near the western entrance, on top of a radiator.
The Thorn Inside the tent, on a wooden crate, on the right.
Watoga Emergency Services Outside on the helipad, within a surgical cart along the eastern wall, on the top shelf.
Watoga Estates On the roof, atop one metal barrel of three barrels clustered together.

Power armor usage

Junk items are also used to craft new power armor and power armor modifications at a power armor station. Similar to standard armors, finding plans unlocks further modifications at the power armor station. There are fixed locations for modification boxes to potentially spawn, although the ones that do are randomized, and certain vendors may sell armor modifications.

Power armor modifications with gameplay attributes can be applied to the helmet, torso, arms, and legs of any set of armor. These include modifications such as increased carry weight, the addition of a jet pack, or highlighting enemies with a targeting HUD. Additionally, there are cosmetic modifications which alter armor appearance but do not have an effect on function. Helmets also receive headlamp modifications which alter brightness and color of the light produced.

Power armor set modifications

Potential spawn locations

Location Location description
Abandoned Bog Town In Scott Turner's hideout, on a shelf.
Abandoned mine shaft 2 Inside the second pod/workstation, on a metal shelf closest to the stairs, on the lowest row.
Blackwater Mine Outside, on a locker shelf, in the same area as the power armor chassis.
Camp Venture
  1. Inside the locked secure storage basement, on the top left grocery shelf.
  2. On a large green supply container in the middle of the power armor depot.
Flooded trainyard Inside a U.S. Army train car on the southeast side of the site, on a rolling table, to the right of a power armor station.
Fort Defiance On the fourth floor, on a metal shelf behind the recharging table in between the power armor stations, on the second row.
Forward Station Delta On a crate near the perimeter stairs.
Knife Edge Opposite of a wooden shelf, on a table near a tool case.
Lewisburg Station East on the train tracks inside a derailed boxcar with "Jobs now or else!" written on it, halfway on the way to the Big Bend Tunnel West, on a large crate.
Lost home On the roof with a sleeping bag, in a wine holder.
Lucky Hole Mine In the same chained room where power armor may be located, to the right of an explosives crate, on a shelf.
Philippi Battlefield Cemetery Behind the gift shop counter, above a footlocker.
Prickett's Fort Inside the eastern cabin labeled 'Audio Tour Station 5' at the rear of the fort, on the first floor, on a wooden shelf.
Watoga Emergency Services On the roof, on a metal barrel to the left of the power armor station.
Watoga Estates At the bottom of the main staircase leading to the estates above, on a lower crate of three stacked.
Watoga High School On the roof, next to the Brotherhood corpse, behind the power armor chassis.

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