Bethesda’s long-awaited sequelFallout 76 is now live in all regions, and chances are that players are looking out for a noteworthy and highly recognizable staple of the series: the all-mighty Power Armors. Unlike previous entries,
Fallout 76’s Power Armor is not exactly set up as late-game loot, and Power Armor frames can effectively be worn by lower-level players, adding a useful boost to strength, carry weight, and full protection from falls of any height.
Past that, though, and players are going to need a few level-ups to reap the full benefits of Power Armor play. There are a few different flavors for the frames, and each can be outfitted with modular armor pieces for arms,
legs, helmet, and torso, with none of these pieces able to be worn without the frame. Starting around level 25 or so,
players should start thinking ahead about their preferred Power Armor type, but note that the frame takes up to 10 points of weight in a given Stash, and the armor pieces cause the weight total of a full set to add up quickly.
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In Fallout 76, Power Armor is just sitting out in the wild, waiting to be stumbled upon, and Screen Rant’s here with a guide of all presently known locations to find them,
divided by region. Note that it’s not uncommon to seek out a Power Armor location and find a station with no armor attached — this could be due to a combination of server glitches,
other players getting to the armor before you in a given instance, or a possible RNG factor that randomizes certain locations based on unknown factors.
Additionally, specific Power Armor types (such as T-45 or T-60) can vary within the same location, and may also be randomized within specific instances. Keep these things in mind when seeking out Power Armors, and try another location if nothing turns up on the first try.
there are more known Power Armor locations in this starter area than the rest (though it’s larger in comparison to the other five) so a level 1 player could realistically find themselves in one soon after logging in.
Mothman Museum Area / Point Pleasant – This is probably the closest Power Armor to the start of the game. Head due west from Vault 76 and look for a green truck outside of the store. Get to the top of the truck and then leap onto the store’s building’s roof. Go up the stairs and follow the wooden walkways until you reach it.
Arktos Farma – Probably the second closest Power Armor to the start, the Arktos Farma set is southeast of Vault 76, behind a gate locked by a nearby terminal.
Cliffwatch – Located southwest of Top of the World, which is a broadcast station. In the early game, you should see a large yellow circle on the map describing the reach of this radio signal. This power armor will be located out in the open, near a cliff’s edge by a raider camp.
Aaronholt Homestead – A farm located northwest of Vault 76, close to the edge of Toxic Valley. The armor is behind a door which can be lockpicked, but there is also key on a corpse in the nearby vicinity.
WV Lumber Company Co. – This lumber mill lies far north along the western river, and the armor will be in a shed, pretty much in plain sight.
Billings Homestead – A farm located due south from Point Pleasant along the river coastline. The power armor will be in a shed near some large grain silos.
Hornwright Industrial Headquarters – Due south from Vault 76, all the way down where the river meets the train tracks. Following the game’s side quests, this location will become available during a lengthy quest titled “The Motherlode.”
Kanawha Nuka Cola Plant – West of Hornwright along the river, the Power Armor can be found in the basement.
Poseidon Energy Plant WV-06 – Right in between Hornwright and the Nuka Cola Plant, connected to the train tracks. The Power Armor can be found in the basement here, as well.
Wade Airport – Finishing off this southern section of The Forest is Wade Airport to the east, and a Power Armor can be found east of the runway at the back of a hangar.
Mama Dolce’s Food Processing – Located in a large shed covered in traps and mines, this armor is in an easy place to stumble into and get insta-killed if you’re not treading carefully. Note that the traps in this shed respawn after a period of time.
Morgantown Trainyard – Close to Mama Dolce’s, the Power Armor station can be found in a warehouse.
Flatwoods – South of the town of Flatwoods at West Bridge, there’s a power armor behind a locked door. The key for this door can be looted from the Camden Park rollercoaster, which can be found further southwest into the Ash Heap region.