The best ways to earn caps in Fallout 76

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The best ways to earn caps in Fallout 76

Caps make the wasteland go round, or so it’s been in Fallout games so Fallout 76 Items far. Fallout 76, however, is a different creature. Caps are still cash, but the things you’ll be turning out your pockets for are quite different, as are the ways you’ll earn your stash. 

As Sam has lamented, Fallout 76 is lacking in human NPC interaction, meaning you won’t be bribing your way through failed persuasion checks like you might have in earlier Fallout games. We’ve rounded up tips on what you’ll actually be shelling out caps for and how to earn them. 

Convenience is key.

There are three main buckets you’ll probably be tossing caps into: fast traveling to locations, buying consumable supplies from vending machines, and purchasing blueprints for craftable gear or base furnishings.

Paying to fast travel is a staple in online games and works in Fallout 76 the way you’d expect. You can pay caps to immediately travel to any of the dozens of map locations you’ve previously visited, the most expensive being those furthest from your own current location. (Travel is always free to Vault 76, to your camp, and to the location of a team member.)

Scattered around towns and outposts are vending machines for medical supplies for when you’re entirely out of stimpaks or other buffs. A word of warning though: the prices are astronomical unless you already have a good chunk of change saved up. Even if you’re dry on supplies, you’re likely better off continuing to explore and hoping to come across a medical supplies container on the wall of a building than throwing away a hundred or more caps.

Plans for base building items are another pricey endeavor. The basement floor of the Greenbrier Hotel is a particularly good place to window shop, if there’s a particular plan you’re dying to get your hands on and haven’t come across it by chance in the wasteland. The prices can be high, but if you absolutely must have a Vault Tec branded lampshade or the shiny and spotless variety of power generator to replace your speckled and worn wasteland versions, crafting plans are the start to your very own magazine-worthy base.

Bringing home the brahmin .

There are a couple familiar ways to save up caps in Fallout 76 that will be familiar to wasteland veterans. Killing enemies and looting their bodies is one, though I’ve only found one or two caps on most average supermutants. Selling junk is another option that will net you just about the same. 

Tins labeled “caps stash” often hidden in homes and stores and other places that Buy Fallout 76 Items once had human inhabitants are the other series staple. The better money is to be made by getting involved in multiplayer.