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Scrounger is a perk in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4 and Fallout 76.

Fallout and Fallout 2

You can find more ammunition than the normal post-apocalyptic survivor. This perk will double the amount of ammunition found in random encounters.

Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas

With the Scrounger perk, you'll find considerably more ammunition in containers than you normally would.

You will have another chance of finding ammunition in containers. This has the same 75% chance of spawning as the original ammo leveled lists and both are not mutually exclusive, making it possible to find twice the ammunition.


This perk will not affect killed enemies or containers in locations that were visited prior to taking the perk, as these containers are filled when first encountered.

Fallout 4

You find more ammunition in containers.— Rank 1 description

Allows certain types of ammunition to be found as loot in random containers (i.e. cabinets, desks, metal cabinets, etc.). It works similar to the Fortune Finder perk. If both Scrounger and the Fortune Finder perk are obtained, you will find both ammunition and caps in the same containers.


Rank Requirements Description Form ID
1 LCK 2 You find more ammunition in containers. (40% chance) 0004A0B0
2 LCK 2, LVL 7 You find even more ammunition in containers. (70% chance) 001ACF9A
3 LCK 2, LVL 24 You find even more ammunition in containers. (100% chance) 001ACF9B
4* LCK 2, LVL 37 There is a 5% chance (+Luck) to gain ammo when firing the last round in your clip. 001EB99C

* The Rank 4 description is misleading: it gives a chance to add a free magazine or fusion core, when you fully empty the gun, not "more ammo".

Affected ammunition

This perk only affects the following ammunition types in the LLE_Perk_Scrounger* level lists. Any ammunition type not listed here is unaffected by this perk:


  • This version of the perk also applies to enemies as well as containers (unlike in previous games).
  • As Fallout 4 does not have the ability to create ammunition without DLC and factories, this perk can be very helpful in obtaining ammunition without having to purchase it.

Fallout 76

Keep the fight going!


Rank Description Form ID
1 40% chance to find extra ammo when you "Search" an ammo container. 0004A0B0
2 60% chance to find extra ammo when you "Search" an ammo container. 001ACF9A
3 80% chance to find extra ammo when you "Search" an ammo container. 001ACF9B
Nuclear Winter

Scrounger is a perk in the Nuclear Winter battle royale mode. It requires 1 SPECIAL point to equip.

Rank Description Form ID
1 80% chance to find extra ammo when you "Search" a Nuclear Winter container. 00479B54

Fallout: The Roleplaying Game

Whenever rolling to determine how much ammunition is found, find more.

At rank 1, you find +3d6 additional shots. At rank 2, you find +6d6 additional shots. At rank 3, you find +10d6 additional shots.

The additional ammo found is the same as initial find, for example, if finding 10mm ammunition, this perk increases how much 10mm ammo is found. If multiple types of ammunition are found, Scrounger applies to the ammunition with the lowest rarity (GM’s choice if there is a tie).

Each time this perk is taken, the level requirement increases by 5.