For similarly named location in Fallout 76, see The Sludge Hole.


The Sludge Works is a location in the Ash Heap region of Appalachia.


The Sludge Works is named after the pumping machines that surround a filthy pond.


Arranged in a semi-circle with an outward-facing defensive wall, the location is well fortified, with a locked safe and Beckett's belongings on the northern end, and minor raider-themed loot scattered throughout. The raiders have set up a bar of sorts labeled as the "Sludge Bar" across from cages bearing a "dumass storig" sign.

Notable loot

  • Your the dumbass - Note, on a dresser in a shack built in front of a metal trailer on the northeast side of the site.
  • Two potential Vault-Tec bobbleheads:
    • On top of the trailer that sits opposite of the bar.
    • Inside an open jail cell labelled "dumass storige" on the north side of the site, in the top right corner of the jail cell.
  • Potential magazine - On top of a table, southeast of a steamer trunk, inside the bar.
  • Raider power armor - At the northeastern dock, near a large crate.
  • Mini nuke - On a metal barrel, behind the bar.
  • Two fusion cores - Inside a small basket near the eastern pier.
  • Nuka-Cola Cranberry - Can spawn inside a fridge on top of a modified trailer, near a weapons workbench, on the roof.
  • Potential armor mod - To the right of an armor workbench near the western entrance, on top of a radiator.
  • Potential recipe - Next to the modified trailer, near the grill, on a small table.


The Sludge Works appears only in Fallout 76, introduced in the Wastelanders update.


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