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Fallout 76: How to Get Wood

Tee hee...but really.

by Kyle Hanson


Fallout 76, like FO4 before it, is extremely focused on the random scraps of material you pick up as you adventure through the post-apocalyptic wasteland. Tiny bits of aluminum, copper, and wood are the difference between building up a giant camp full of cool tech or wasting away in a tiny shed. The base of this economy is wood, making it one of the most important elements in the whole game. To help you get your camp started, here’s a quick guide on how to get wood in Fallout 76.

*Snicker*…okay, now that that is out of the way, here’s some actual tips on finding wood in the game. One of the best sources is just what you find as you wander around the irradiated wasteland. Fallen trees can give you tons of wood for use back at your camp. If you spot one, just walk up to it and hit the action button (A/X) and you should walk away with a few pieces of wood.

Aside from that, you basically just need to watch for anything that might contain wood in it. Pencils, blocks of wood, various toys, etc. All of these could have wood, so grab them and head to a workbench to break them down into their components. There are also a number of logging camps scattered around the wasteland. These should be full of the wood you are after, so seek them out and plunder them as much as possible.

Either way you do it, there’s one more thing to help get the most out of your hard work. Within the Perk system of Fallout 76 is an ability called Woodchucker. Activate this and you’ll start doubling the amount of wood you find from each of the above activities.

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