|For an overview of fusion core models, see fusion core.|
Background[edit | edit source]
Standardized fusion cores are a high-grade, long-term nuclear battery used for military and commercial applications before the Great War. Used by civilians to power a multitude of devices, from automobiles, to generators, the military instead used them for warfare, supplying power armor and some Gatling laser models with energy. Standard core interfaces were developed across the board to allow for power armor frames to use cores salvaged from weapons or generators. The fusion core also can be hooked up to certain melee weapons via jumper cables. A specialized variant of the fusion core was developed for use in certain plasma weapons.
Another benefit is that cores can be set to overload, for use as improvised explosives or to deny a power armor suit to the enemy by destroying it.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Fusion cores are used to power and activate suits of power armor and as ammo in certain weapons, such as the Gatling laser, which utilizes fusion cores as its ammunition; each fully-charged core provides 500 shots.
Crafting[edit | edit source]
Pure cobalt flux (1)
Pure violet flux (1)
Fusion core (1)
Fusion core (2)
Pure violet flux (1)
Ultracite fusion core (2)
Weapon/armor using this ammunition[edit | edit source]
Locations[edit | edit source]
Fusion cores can be found, created or received as quest rewards. There are currently several ways to obtain them:
- Scavenge for power armor: On every suit of power armor, one will find a fusion core at quarter charge.
- Search for fusion generators: Fusion generators encountered while exploring may contain a fusion core; if not, the player character may wait for one to spawn.
- Craft them: Player characters can craft fusion cores at chemistry stations if they have the right components.
- Craft Gatling lasers: Each crafted Gatling laser contains a fully charged fusion core.
- Create them: Providing 100 power to a fusion core processor found at one of the power plants generates 1 fully charged fusion core every 7.5 minutes. The processor holds a maximum of three fusion cores that will need to be collected regularly before it can produce more.
- Destroy robots: certain models of robot, such as sentry bots, may drop a fusion core on death.
- Successfully finishing Line in the Sand rewards two fusion cores.
- Fixed spawns
- Arktos Pharma:
- On the fourth floor, in the room with a large bay window above the garage area, on a countertop near the power armor.
- In the same room, on a wall mounted cabinet to the right of the power armor.
- Big Bend Tunnel - In a fusion generator in the storage room with the mole rats.
- Fort Defiance - In the locked armory on the third floor, on the bottom row of a metal shelf in the southeast corner.
- Palace of the Winding Path - on metal shelves next to the generator in the basement
- Wade Airport - in the air traffic control tower, on the desk.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- As of the Fallout 76 content update Wastelanders, the freezer variant of Floater is capable of damaging fusion cores, removing their charge via a cryogenic breath attack.
- As of the Fallout 76 content update One Wasteland For All, the Electric Absorption legendary perk enables the player character a chance to recharge their fusion core upon being hit, ranging from 10% - 20% per hit depending on the perk rank.
Bugs[edit | edit source]
PC Playstation 4 Xbox One Before patch 126.96.36.199, fusion cores would replenish to full charge upon joining another world.[verified]
References[edit | edit source]
- The Sole Survivor: "I'll help if I can."
Preston Garvey: " "
Sturges: " "
(Preston Garvey's and Sturges' dialogue)
- Berkeley Springs terminals; Dr. Barnaby's Terminal, Medical Notes 10.31.77
- The Sole Survivor: "What're you looking for again?"
Preston Garvey: " "
(Preston Garvey's dialogue)
- Sturges: "That armor may be old, but it's got a standard interface. Just jack the Fusion Core in."
- Electro-Fusion modification for the Hatchet
- Plasma core in Fallout 76
- The Sole Survivor: “The damage... it's deliberate. They set the fusion cores in their armor to overload. That's what caused the blast. But why?”
Spoken during The Lost Patrol