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For damage formulas and calculation, see Damage (Fallout 76).

Fallout 76 gameplay and combat. This page is under construction.

Damage types

Damage types
Icon Namecond Description
Physical damage Physical Damage Damage dealt by most ballistic, explosive and melee weapons. Reduced by Damage Resistance.
Energy damage Energy Damage Damage dealt by lasers, electricity and plasma weapons. Reduced by Energy Resistance.
Radiation damage Radiation Damage Damage dealt through radioactive weapons. Reduced by Radiation Resistance.
Fire damage Fire Damage Damage from flame-based weapons and explosives, occasionally residual. Reduced by Damage Resistance.
Cryo damage Cryo Damage Damage dealt by cryogenic weaponry. Applies a slow effect. Reduced by Cryo Resistance.
Poison damage Poison Damage Damage dealt by poisoned weapons, usually applied as damage-over-time (DOT). Reduced by Poison Resistance.
Pure damage Pure Damage Damage dealt exclusively by the wendigo colossus. Pure damage is synonymous with "True damage" used by most games. This type of damage cannot be reduced, except by Damage reduction.
Explosive damage Explosive Damage Area-of-effect damage from explosives. Damage type is borrowed from the weapon. Explosive has its own %reduction perks/armor mods, and multipliers.
Bleed damage Bleed Damage Damage-over-time from certain bladed melee weapons/mods. It ignores both DR and Damage reduction.
Electrical damagered Electrical Damage Electrical damage is used only in the Electrically Charged mutation, but is resisted by Energy Resistance.

Body part multipliers

Each body part has a different limb health bar, chance to be hit in V.A.T.S. and a passive damage multiplier.

All creatures and robots are made up of various body parts, each with their own unique variables, such as the base chance to hit in VATS or limb durability. Crippling most body parts will inflict serious debuffs on a target, such as a reduced mobility or even initiating a self-destruct sequence. Hitting any body part modifies the incoming damage with what we refer to as a body part multiplier. Similar to a sneak attack, the damage dealt to a target is multiplied by this number. For most body parts, this value is 1.0, which means the damage is not modified (100%; or standard damage). Below is a list of each baddie with weak and tough spots, along with their corresponding body part multipliers.

Note: NPCs that are omitted from this table do not have any weak or tough spots (100% against all limbs).

Body part multipliers
Enemy Weak spot Damage taken Tough spot Damage taken
Alien Head × 2.00    
Angler Head × 1.25    
Assaultron     Head × 0.33
Beaver Head × 1.25    
Bloatfly Head × 2.00    
Bloodbug Head × 2.00    
Brahmin Head (any) × 1.50    
Cargobot Booster (any)
Flight Control System
× 2.00
× 1.25
   
Deathclaw Belly × 2.00 Tail × 0.50
Dog Head × 2.00    
Eyebot Back Panel × 3.00 Laser × 0.25
Feral ghoul Head × 2.00    
Firefly Head × 1.50    
Flatwoods monster Head × 1.25    
Fog crawler Head × 1.25    
Fox Head × 1.25    
Grafton Monster Blowholes × 2.00    
Gulper Head × 1.50    
Hermit crab Head × 1.50 Arm (any) × 0.50
Honey beast Head × 2.00    
Human Head × 2.00    
Mega sloth Head × 1.25    
Mirelurk Head × 2.00 Arm (any)
Shell
× 0.50
× 0.25
Mirelurk hunter Head × 1.50 Arm (any) × 0.33
Mirelurk king Head × 2.00    
Mirelurk queen     Arm (any)
Shell
× 0.50
× 0.25
Mole miner Head × 2.00    
Mole rat Head × 2.00    
Mothman Head × 1.25    
Mr. Gutsy
Handy
Ms. Nanny
Combat Inhibitor
Thruster
Eye (any)
× 2.00
× 2.00
× 1.25
   
Mutant hound Head × 1.25    
Opossum Head × 1.25    
Owlet Head × 1.25    
Power armor Head × 2.00    
Protectron     Head × 0.33
Radscorpion Face × 2.00 Claw (any) × 0.50
Radstag Left head
Right head
× 1.25
× 2.00
   
Robobrain     Head × 0.80
Squirrel Head × 1.25    
Scorchbeast Head × 1.50    
Scorched Head × 2.00    
Sentry bot Fusion Cores × 20.0 Head × 0.80
Sheepsquatch     Body × 0.33
Super mutant
Shielded super mutant Cut content
Head × 2.00    
Super mutant behemoth Head × 2.00    
Snallygaster Head × 1.50    
Stingwing Head × 2.00    
Tick Head × 1.50    
Turret (bubble)     Body × 0.50
Vulture Cut content Head × 1.50    
Wild mongrel Head × 2.00    
Wendigo Head × 1.25    
Wendigo colossus Head (any) × 2.00    
Wolf Head × 2.00    
Yao guai Head × 1.25    

Stats

Damage statistics
Name Description Source
Damage, Damage Modifier
Armor Penetration Tank Killer, Stabilized, Incisor
Condition
Sneak Attack Critical
V.A.T.S.
Critical Hit
Hit Points
Crippled Limbs
Condition
Action Points
Encumbered
Stagger
Movement Speed
Sprinting
Jumping
Damage
Armor Penetration
Damage Modifier
Damage Reduction
Damage Resistance
Energy Resistance
Radiation Resistance
Poison Resistance
Fire Resistance
Cryo Resistance
Critical Hit +100% paper damage.[1] Does not interact with sneak multiplier. Increases chance to hit.
Sneak Attack Critical Multiply paper damage.[2] Base multiplier is x2.0, maximum multiplier is x3.90.)
V.A.T.S.
Accuracy
Range
Fire Rate
Durability
Player versus player
Pacifist mode

Compass Markers

As part of the HUD, the compass can be used to orient the player, as well as display the location of nearby elements, represented with different markers. Such markers can be:

  • Actor markers: represents either non-player characters or player characters. By default, the marker is colored yellow if the actor is not aggressive towards the player, or red if they are. These markers can have an arrow above or below them, which indicates that the actor is above or below the player's elevation.
    • Non-player characters: represented with a circle.
    • Player characters: represented with a square.
  • Map markers: represents a location that can be fast traveled to using the map. By default only the silhouette is visible until the player has discovered the location.
  • Event markers: used to indicate the location of an active event.
    • Normal events: represented with a yellow hexagon with a black outline on the inside.
    • Public events: uses the same icon as a normal event, with a black exclamation mark on the inside.
  • Custom markers: represents the custom marker a player or a teammate can place on the map, it is shaped like an inverted tear drop with a circle in the middle. When nearing the location pinpointed on the map, the remaining distance will appear as a number above the marker.
  • Quest markers: used to represent the location of quest objectives, such as objects, NPCs or areas. They are divided into three markers:
    • Main quest markers: represented with a square with an inner black outline pin marker. Used when the quest is classified as a main quest.
    • Side quest markers: represented with a diamond with an inner black outline pin marker. Used in side quests, daily quests and events once the player has joined them.
    • Area quest markers: used to represent a circular area where the player will find the next objective. When outside the area it is represented as a circle pin marker. Once inside the designated area, the marker will be replaced by a circle on the bottom rim of the compass, indicating that the player is inside the area.

Notes

  • Items can be activated from a distance of 150 units.
  • The duration of 1 in-game hour is 3 real minutes. Each in-game day takes 72 minutes to complete.

Bugs

  • PCIcon pc.png Xbox OneIcon xboxone.png Playstation 4Icon ps4.png Sneak attacks will not apply bonus damage if the target is currently aggro'd ([Danger]) against another player. The sneak damage will be reflected by floating damage numbers, but will not be applied.[verified]
  • PCIcon pc.png Xbox OneIcon xboxone.png Playstation 4Icon ps4.png The message box text "Sneak attack critical" will only display if a sneak attack is dealt while [Hidden]. Sneak damage is applied whether attacking from [Hidden] or [Caution].[verification overdue]
  • PCIcon pc.png Xbox OneIcon xboxone.png Playstation 4Icon ps4.png Damage dealt by hitscan weapons (e.g. handmade rifle) in VATS may not apply damage against moving targets. The intended damage will be reflected by floating damage numbers, but will not be applied.[verified]

Gallery

References

  1. damage listed in menus
  2. damage listed in menus
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