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In Fallout 76, a currency is any item that is exchanged in quantity for a good or service. What qualifies as an exchange ranges from depositing miscellaneous items into a terminal interface to making account-wide microtransactions in the Atomic Shop.
A currency is any item is listed in the Currency section of the STATS tab in the Pip-Boy. While caps may be traded with vendors or other players, every other currency is bound to the character or player account. None of these items may be dropped at any time, for any reason. With the exception of Atoms, all currencies have a maximum quantity.
AmmoPoints are used to exchange ammunition using a Ammo Converter. Depositing bulk quantities of unwanted ammunition will add points to the account, which may then be spent to obtain a more desired ammunition type.
Atoms are used to purchase special items from the Atomic Shop, such as cosmetic skins, apparel or even C.A.M.P. items. Atoms may be obtained by completing challenges, progressing through the Scoreboard or with real money.
Caps are the primary currency for trading in Fallout 76, accepted by all standard vendors and players. Caps may be obtained through many methods, including, but not limited to, Caps stashes, quest rewards and drinking a Nuka-Cola.
- Gold Bullion
Gold Bullion is a special currency used to buy exotic items and crafting plans. Although it may be obtained early through the Scoreboard, Gold Bullion is primarily introduced upon completing Secrets Revealed, the final act of the Wastelanders questline. After which, it may be purchased with Caps from Smiley or dispensed from a gold press machine in exchange for Treasury Notes.
- Legendary Scrips
Legendary scrip is accepted by Purveyor Murmrgh, who barters with Legendary items and components for Legendary crafting. Scrips may be obtained as quest rewards or by depositing unwanted Legendary items in Legendary exchange machines.
- Overseer Tickets
- Perk Coins
- Pioneer Scout Badges
Pioneer Scout badges are used to mark progression of the various skills essential for survival.
- Tadpole badges are used to redeem prizes from the Tadpole vending machine located at Camp Adams and Pioneer Scout camp. They are acquired by completing Tadpole World Challenges.
- Possum badges are used to redeem prizes from the Possum vending machine located at Camp Adams and Pioneer Scout camp. They are acquired by completing Possum World Challenges or by completing Campfire Tales, Operation Tidy or Stings and Things.
A miscellaneous currency is any item is viewable in the Inventory tabs of the Pip-Boy which is also used as or is technically a currency. While many of these items have other uses or may even be traded, Treasury Notes are bound to the character and cannot be traded.
- Claim tokens
- Halloween candy
- Legendary cores
Legendary cores are used to add Legendary effects onto non-Legendary weapons, armor, and power armor at the appropriate crafting workbench. While not usable as a currency, they are considered to be one by the game files.
- Mr. Fuzzy tokens
- Pleasant Valley claim tickets
Pleasant Valley claim tickets are exchanged for rewards by a bellhop in the basement of the Pleasant Valley Ski Resort. They have a 2% chance to drop from feral ghouls and Scorched after completing Key to the Past.
- Treasury Notes
Treasury Notes can be exchanged at a gold press machine for 10 gold bullion each. Outside of special community events, up to 40 notes may be exchanged every 20 hours, with the clock resetting after the first exchange of the new 20-hour period. Treasury Notes are obtained as a reward for completing public events or from daily quests offered by the Settlers and Raiders factions.