One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
While loot is always a coveted reward in Bethesda’s Fallout role-playing series, there’s an even heavier focus its latest entry, Fallout 76. The upcoming multiplayer spinoff drops players into post-war West Virginia, with high-level armaments a necessity to overcome its top threats. Although grinding through levels will be required, the addition of trading has huge implications for gameplay.
Here we wrap up everything you need to know about Fallout 76’s trading systems and how they can benefit you.
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Trading in Fallout 76: What you need to know
While rival shared-world shooters like Destiny are strongly averse to player trading, it’s a core feature of Fallout 76. It’s been a staple of Bethesda’s role-playing empire for years and remains a natural fit, too. The system allows players to trade all loot with non-player merchants as well as player-controlled survivors.
Initiating a trade requires a single button press, either with an acquainted team member or a newly-found survivor. Trading can be used to quickly share aid in quests, obtain high-value goods, or even bargain with rare nuke launch codes.