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Condition can refer to two things — either the condition of the character or the condition of their equipment. The most common character conditions found in Fallout 76 are withdrawal from chems, damage from the environment and damage from combat. Fallout 76 is currently the only game besides Fallout 4 in the Fallout series to include diseases.


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Carry capacity[]

Main article: Encumbered
  • Surpassing 100% carry capacity will prevent sprinting and fast travel, while also draining AP as you run.
  • Surpassing 300% carry capacity [verification needed] will prevent running, while also draining AP as you run.
  • Surpassing 500% carry capacity [verification needed] will prevent dropping, selling or trading objects. You will need to destroy items to bring your weight down.

Limb damage and crippling[]

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Main article: Crippled limbs


Main article: Stagger

Survival needs[]

Main article: Fallout 76 survival needs
To survive in post-war Appalachia, it's important to make sure you're always stocked with food and water. Keep your thirst and hunger meters filled for extra bonuses.

Player characters need food and water to properly function. Adequately satisfying them grants temporary positive effects. As of Steel Dawn, Hunger and Thirst no longer give negative effects for being neglected.


Range Name Effect(s) Form ID
81% - 100% Fully Fed Max HP +35, STR +1, Disease Resistance +35%
61% - 80% Well Fed Max HP +25, Disease Resistance +25%
26% - 60% Fed Max HP +15, Disease Resistance +15%
21% - 25% Partially Fed Max HP +15
0% - 20% Starving None


Range Name Effect(s) Form ID
81% - 100% Fully Hydrated AP Regen +35%, END +1, Disease Resistance +35%
61% - 80% Well Hydrated AP Regen +25%, Disease Resistance +25%
26% - 60% Hydrated AP Regen +15%, Disease Resistance +15%
21% - 40% Partially Hydrated AP Regen +15%
0% - 20% Dehydrated None


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Main article: Fallout 76 diseases
Diseases spread by being attacked by creatures, eating raw food, swimming in or drinking dirty water, or spending too much time in a hazardous environment.
Natural water sources are irradiated and carry disease. Drink directly from rivers and streams at your peril. When in doubt, boil it out!
Raw meat and plant ingredients may satisfy hunger, but cooking them will increase their effectiveness and removes the risk of disease.
Wearing a Gas Mask or Hazmat Suit will eliminate the risk of Disease from sources like smoke inhalation and being submerged in water.
You can craft remedies for diseases at a Cooking Station or Chemistry Station. Without a remedy, a disease will run its course and go away after enough time has passed.

Fallout 76 features diseases the player character can contract. Each disease has negative effects, such as periodically increasing hunger. Diseases may be acquired from:

  • Taking damage from a Diseased (Disease) creature.
  • Eating or drinking uncooked food or water.
  • Swimming in water.
  • Exposure to toxic air without a filtration mask.

The chance to acquire a disease scales inversely with your Endurance and Hunger/Thirst meters. Certain perks, like Natural Resistance or Iron Stomach can reduce or completely negate the chances of you contracting a disease.


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Main article: Radiation

Receiving Rads damage will lower your max HP. 10 rads = 1% HP. When you reach 1000 rads, your HP will be reduced to 0 and you will die. When you respawn, you rads will be set to 75% (25% HP remaining).

Radiation may be acquired by:

  • Consuming uncooked food
  • Getting too close to radioactive areas
  • Taking damage from feral ghouls, scorchbeasts or glowing creatures
  • Taking damage from Gamma gun, Radium rifle, pumpkin grenade or nuka grenades.


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Main article: Fallout 76 mutations

Fallout 76 also features mutations that have a chance of occurring on exposure to radiation from consumables, creature attacks, and irradiated zones. Mutations have a chance of being cured with RadAway. To protect desired mutations from RadAway, player characters can equip the second rank of the perk Starched Genes.

Timed buffs[]

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Well Rested[]

Sleeping is not necessary for survival in Fallout 76. However, sleeping for 30 seconds will give the player character a condition that grants a 5% bonus XP. The different effects vary in their duration.

  • Sleeping in a sleeping bag will grant the player character the effects of Rested.
  • Sleeping in a bed will grant the player character the effects of Well Rested.
  • Sleeping in a bed in one's C.A.M.P. with an ally present will instead grant the Kindred Spirit condition.
  • If the ally was successfully romanced, this will instead grant the Lover's Embrace condition.

Of these conditions, only Well Rested counts for the daily challenge "Level up while well tuned or well rested".

Name Effect(s) Time Form ID
Rested XP +5% 60min
Well Rested XP +5% 120min
Kindred Spirit XP +5% 180min
Lover's Embrace XP +5% 180min

Well Tuned[]

Playing any musical instrument in Fallout 76 for 30 seconds will grant the player character the effects of Well Tuned.

Name Effect(s) Time Form ID
Well Tuned AP Regen +5% 60min

Quest buffs[]

After successfully turning in the tissue sample at the end of Queen of the Hunt, the cryptid knowledge effect will be granted, giving +10% damage to the respective creature that was tracked down, for a 4 hour period.

Name Effect(s)
Flatwoods Knowledge +10% damage to the Flatwoods monster for 4 hours.
Grafton Knowledge +10% damage to the Grafton Monster for 4 hours.
Mothman Knowledge +10% damage to the Mothman for 4 hours.
Snallygaster Knowledge +10% damage to the Snallygaster for 4 hours.
Wendigo Knowledge +10% damage to the Wendigo for 4 hours.

Item condition[]

Equipment condition[]

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Equipment condition returns in Fallout 76 from Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas; however, unlike in previous games, armor and weapons can be repaired using junk and crafting components at an armor workbench or weapons workbench. Alternatively, equipment can also be repaired without a workbench by using a repair kit or improved repair kit. As equipment condition degrades, weapons will continue to do the same damage and armor will provide the same protection. When the equipment's durability runs out completely, though, it will be broken and cannot be equipped again until it has been repaired.

Spoiled food[]

With Fallout 76's inherent survival mechanics, food and some drinks eventually spoil while in a player character's inventory. This does not apply to pre-War packaged food and other non-perishables, like honey and sugar, but happens to meat, fruit, vegetables, and bio fluid. The spoiled food will be replaced in the inventory with a general spoiled type they are associated with.

Spoiled food does not continue to rot and can still be eaten to satisfy hunger (albeit with considerably higher disease risk and much more radiation), but alternatively can be crafted into fertilizer.

Perks can affect the condition of food and how fast it spoils, such as Good with Salt. A refrigerator can also be bought from the Atomic Shop for 500-700 Atomic Shop which has the effect of reducing spoilage time by 50%.

The cryo freezer reduces the spoilage rate of all food and drink items placed in it to 0%. (However, due to a glitch, the spoilage rate will briefly reactive when joining a new server.)

Fermenting alcohol[]

Inversely, brewed alcohols need to be aged or fermented to get their full effect. Using a Fermenter, the alcohol can be aged faster, but alcohol also ages at a slower rate while in inventory.


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