Fusion cores are a super hot commodity for those that love to roll through the wasteland in power armor with over-sized energy weapons.
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The easiest way to acquire a lot of fusion cores is to take over one of the workshops at Poseidon, Monongah, or Thunder Mountain energy plants. Then either complete the power-up quests or build enough generators to power the fusion core processors. They will produce about eight fusion cores per hour.
Here’s a list of the most useful ways to acquire fusion cores in Fallout 76:
Find fusion cores in power armor framesFind fusion cores in fusion generatorsUse the fusion core processors at the power plantsCraft fusion cores using a chemistry workbenchDestroy robots that drop fusion cores like Sentry Bots
This complete guide to Fallout 76 fusion cores will explain in detail all of these methods so you can begin to solve your fusion core problems.
Find Fusion Cores in Power Armor Frames
Fusion cores are pretty easy to find all over the map. They aren’t in vast quantities in any one location, but if you end up hitting just a few of these spots, you’ll have enough power cores to get you started.
The most likely reason you’re here is to learn how to get enough fusion cores to fuel your power armor. Power armor is pretty standard in Fallout 76, and it’s a good thing too.
Whenever you find power armor out in the wasteland, there should be a fusion core that you can take. You may not need the suit itself, but you can surely use the fusion core.
Keep reading to find a couple of my favorite power armor locations that are accessible early in the game. Each of these locations should have a set of power armor and a fusion core to go with it.
Thunder Mountain Power Plant – Map Location
The Thunder Mountain Power Plant is to the far east side of the map. Head toward the area with the tents on the southwest side of the plant to find the workshop. Adjacent to the river you’ll find the power substation. On the northeast side of the substation outside the fencing is the Fusion Core Processor.
Scorched guard the area. They range in difficulty, so be careful, but they are generally easy to handle.
Craft Fusion Cores Using a Chemistry Workbench
If after the above methods you still lack in fusion cores then it’s possible to craft them yourself at a chemistry workbench. Unfortunately, they require some pretty rare and valuable resources to create
Materials Needed to Craft Fusion Cores
Pure Cobalt FluxPure Crimson FluxPure Fluorescent FluxPure Violet FluxPure Yellowcake Flux
The flux necessary are in nukes zones and as loot drops from the Scorch Beast Queen. Tangling with Scorch Beasts in nuke zones is dangerous stuff, but doable at higher levels.
While maintaining a stockpile of fusion cores will not be easy. It is simple. It will just take a little effort. Really if you can take over one of the Nuclear Power Plants and hold it for a while, you’ll have more than you need in no time.