With Fallout 76 now being on Game Pass for both Xbox and PC, I thought it would be a good opportunity to share one of my favorite scavenging locations. If you are unfamiliar with the universe of Fallout, or just unsure how this game’s mechanics work, I’m here to help. Today, we will focus on one of my personal favorite scavenging spots: Mount Blair Trainyard.
Mount Blair Trainyard
This area actually consists of multiple buildings. From the beginning, you would want to follow the paths between each building and work your way up northwest initially. After the buildings have been cleared up towards the mineshaft, you’ll move east, then follow the path north to the big digger. Enemies you’ll likely encounter will mostly be mole miners, a few scorched, but occasionally an event may bring robotic enemies. Very few times, if ever, will you see legendary-types. It’s recommended to wear a mask to avoid potential sludge lung and best once beyond level 25.
Why Mount Blair Trainyard?
One of the most, if not the most, important stockpiles to have in the game is ammo. There is a vast variety across many styles of guns, but today I want to focus on ballistic bullets. Depending on your skill and savvy, you could very well not need to worry about bullet use. However, for many, like myself, bullet usage seems to eat away at my stockpiles. More importantly, this area will help you avoid the need to build a C.A.M.P. near a steel deposit.
The thing I do enjoy about Mount Blair Trainyard is that it also provides a variety of resources that you can use in many things. Plastics for instance will help you make bulk scrap and save on your storage space. Steel not only is used for ammo creation but also in a large variety of C.A.M.P. items that you will find useful or decoration to jazz up your joint.
Other various items you’ll find useful here typically are screws and gears. While this won’t be the best location to scavenge them specifically, you should be able to walk away with a handful.
Fusion cores can also be found here as multiple fusion reactors are present. Likewise, there are good chances for power armor chassis to be found. The cores won’t be a 100% guarantee, as I’ve left with as little as none and as many as six on a good day.
What To Look For
There will be a vast array of items you will want to look for in the area. Do not be afraid to loot everything. There will be a couple crafting stations in the beginning that you can break down almost everything you pick up.
Tools such as wrenches, screwdrivers, blowtorches, ball-peen hammers, scalpels, and scissors.
Various items such as office desk fans, Bunsen burners, duct tape, extinguishers, handmade glue, high-powered magnets, any metal container, bowling pins, fuel tanks, packets of cigarettes.
Last but not least, fusion cores and power armor chassis.