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Fallout 76 Power Armor is described as the strongest sets of armors in the Fallout 76. There are multiple power armor sets in the game, and just like Fallout 4, you'll have to strip off all the actual armor to leave a bare frame before you can get in it. Although you can wear the power armor frame at any level, you will need to be the appropriate level to equip any of the actual armor pieces on it.

 

How to use power armor

All Power Armors have a frame, and several pieces which are added to this frame to confer various bonuses. Power Armor bonuses can include increased strength, boosted damage resistance, and immunity to falling damage, among many others. 

Like in Fallout 4, you need a fusion core to make them function - without a fusion core, you can wear your Power Armor frame, but you won't be able to run, use power attacks or the flashlight, or aim with VATs.  You can get more Fusion Cores to power your Armor back up by crafting them or searching in abandoned Fusion Generators around the map. 

The last Power Armor suit you used will be linked to you, meaning it cannot be stolen by other players. But be careful, only one Power Armor can be linked to you at a time: though you can own more than one, it seems that only the first is bound to your player.  If you walk too far from your Power Armor you will receive a warning: 10 seconds later all the parts of your Power Armor will be moved to your inventory. If you die inside your Power Armor, you will respawn in it.

 

Power Armor Trivia and Notes

  • Fusion Cores return as the power source of Power Armor, but Fallout 76's fusion cores last longer than in Fallout 4. Fusion cores can be found in Generators throughout Appalachia.


  • Power Armors can be placed into your Inventory so that you don't have to leave them out somewhere (use 'collect' option after claiming the frame. Place it back down using your Pip-Boy). An empty Power Armor frame weighs only 10lbs, but the pieces weigh a lot more, so beware of carrying too many sets of Power Armor around with you! 


  • Extra Power Armor frames beyond the one bound to you can be dropped into a bag and looted by others, allowing you to gift or trade them. 


  • Power Armor frames you find will have random pieces of Power Armor attached (which you must remove before you can get into the frame). The randomization of these pieces is not affected by your level, so you might find a piece of Armor at level 10 that you need to be level 20 to use. 

  • A Power Armor frame without any Power Armor pieces will still give you some bonuses, such as 60 damage resistance and immunity to fall damage. A Strength bonus confers a Strength value of 11 to the wearer when using a frame, regardless of the model you apply to that frame.


  • Different models of Power Armor are now locked by level. The more advanced a model is, the higher a level you will need to be to use the parts of that particular model (eg you must be at least level 15 to use Raider Power Armor, or level 25 to use a T-45).


  • Power Armor frames can now be scrapped into materials.


  • Mods and customizations return to Fallout 76, including a jetpack and a new model of T-51 which specializes in mining, giving the user a bonus to the materials collected.

Fallout 76 Power Armor Information

The main frame and armor pieces of each power armor will have their bonuses. 

Name

Pieces

Bonuses

Level Requirement

raiderpowerarmor
Raider Power Armor

Raider Power Helmet

Raider Power Left Arm

Raider Power Left Leg

Raider Power Right Arm

Raider Power Right Leg

Raider Power Torso

Ballistic Resist: 161

Energy Resist: 155

Radiation Resist: 155

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excavatorpowerarmor
Excavator Power Armor

Excavator Helmet

Excavator Left Arm

Excavator Left Leg

Excavator Right Arm

Excavator Right Leg

Excavator Torso

Ballistic Resist: 167

Energy Resist: 161

Radiation Resist: 213

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t-45powerarmor
T-45 Power Armor

T-45 Helmet

T-45 Left Arm

T-45 Left Leg

T-45 Right Arm

T-45 Right Leg

T-45 Torso

Ballistic Resist: 233

Energy Resist: 227

Radiation Resist: 227

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t-51bpowerarmor
T-51B Power Armor

T-51B Helmet

T-51B Left Arm

T-51B Left Leg

T-51B Right Arm

T-51B Right Leg

T-51B Torso

Ballistic Resist: 301

Energy Resist: 295

Radiation Resist: 181

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t-60powerarmor
T-60 Power Armor

T-60 Helmet

T-60 Left Arm

T-60 Left Leg

T-60 Right Arm

T-60 Right Leg

T-60 Torso

Ballistic Resist: 339

Energy Resist: 326

Radiation Resist: 374

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x-01powerarmor
X-01 Power Armor

X-01 Helmet

X-01 Left Arm

X-01 Left Leg

X-01 Right Arm

X-01 Right Leg

X-01 Torso

Ballistic Resist: 365

Energy Resist: 413

Radiation Resist: 412

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ultracitepowerarmor
Ultracite Power Armor

Ultracite Helmet

Ultracite Left Arm

Ultracite Left Leg

Ultracite Right Arm

Ultracite Right Leg

Ultracite Torso

Ballistic Resist: 455

Energy Resist: 337

Radiation Resist: 337

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Location/Where to find the Power Armors

Most Power Armor locations will have a fusion core nearby, so if you find a fusion core, it's worth checking if there's an armor power around. (Note that the respawn time of power armors is uncertain: you may need to check the spawn location of power armors multiple times if someone else has recently taken it. )

 

A map of Appalachia showing all Power Armor locations of Fallout 76

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All Power Armor Spawn Locations by Region

 Note that there's no set location for each pieces, different pieces can appear at the spawn location.

The Forest WV Lumber Co. Inside one of the two Power Armor Stations, in the large metal warehouse, near the interior stairs, facing an ice and Nuka-Cola machine.
The Forest Aaronholt Homestead Inside the shed by the three silos, in the Power Armor Station.
The Forest Black Mountain Ordnance Works Inside one of the locked dome interiors (key), northeast of the works site (Nuka-Cola Power Armor).
The Forest Point Pleasant Raider: In the power armor station, in the garage below the ruined bridge, at street level.
The Forest Gorge Junkyard Raider: Inside the locked green trailer amid the junk, in the yard itself.
The Forest Morgantown Trainyard Inside the "USA Star" green carriage with the crane above it, on the east side (and outside) of the main warehouse.
The Forest Mama Dolce's Food Processing In the Power Armor Station, inside the booby-trapped warehouse, southwest of the Food Processing building.
The Forest Mama Dolce's Food Processing In the secret Fujiniya Intelligence Base, in the locked (ID) Armory Closet, by the Main Processing room.
The Forest Grafton Dam In the Power Armor Station, inside the metal storage shed, in the parking lot outside the main Dam building.
The Forest Arktos Pharma In the Power Armor Station behind the Security Gate, in the vertipod Loading Dock, in the upper floor interior area.
The Forest Silva Homestead In the Power Armor Station, inside the silo barn with the tractors, hay, and two Weapons Workbenches.
The Forest New River Gorge Bridge - West Raider: In the Power Armor Station, in the locked (key) storage area below the start of the west span of the bridge.
The Forest Lewis & Sons Farming Supply Left of the stairs, in the Power Armor Station, inside the tractor barn warehouse.
The Forest Kanawha Nuka-Cola Plant In the Power Armor Station, in the sunken Loading Dock chamber, inside the plant.
The Forest Poseidon Energy Plant WV-06 Inside the locked Security Gate closet , in the basement workroom, adjacent to a Tinker’s Workbench and Power Armor Station.
The Forest Hornwright Industrial Headquarters At the bottom of the basement stairs, in the alcove next to two Docking Station Vending Machines.
The Forest Wade Airport Raider: Inside the locked and booby-trapped (plasma mine) blue trailer, on the southwestern corner of the runway.
The Forest Wade Airport In the corner of the last curve-roofed hangar before the end of the runway, on the north side of the airport, near the ruined fuselage.
Toxic Valley The Crosshair Raider: Standing in the narrow alcove, just above the cooking station.
Toxic Valley Eastern Regional Penitentiary Standing in the Power Armor Station, inside the mechanic's warehouse in the middle of the prison yard.
Toxic Valley Clarksburg Raider: In the upper mechanic's room, next to a green trunk chest, in the small engine repair shop (brick tower), accessed via the roof and fire escape steps.
Toxic Valley Black Bear Lodge Inside the exterior small red barn with the fallen tree on it, standing between a barrel and chevron road sign.
Toxic Valley Crashed Space Station Raider: Southeast, on the upper edge of the crater, standing outside a compact lookout shack (with a Jangles the Moon Monkey inside).
The Ash Heap Camden Park Raider: In the Power Armor Station, in the Raider camp within the rollercoaster.
The Ash Heap Belching Betty Inside the small concrete hut with the Fire Marshall Protectron, near the mine entrance.
The Ash Heap The Rusty Pick Raider: Behind the locked double doors at the east end of the mine tunnel (interior).
The Ash Heap Beckley Standing by the military APC, on the south side of the central Raider wall.
The Ash Heap Abandoned Mine Shaft Elaine In the Power Armor Station, outside (east side of) the curve-roofed locker room structure.
The Ash Heap Mount Blair Trainyard In the Power Armor Station by the Tinker’s Workbench, next to the entrance door (ground floor, with the green metal stairs on the outside above the doorway) on the south side of the main building.
The Ash Heap Mount Blair By the rusting pickup, inside the large, double-garage warehouse with the bulldozer parked inside.
The Ash Heap Rollins Work Camp Outside, in a Power Armor Station attached to the outer exterior of the southwest orange-and-white trailer hut.
The Ash Heap The Burning Mine Mine interior, inner entrance room, by the huge red door, across from the Weapons Workbench.
The Ash Heap Big Bend Tunnel West Halfway between Lewisburg Station and Big Bend Tunnel West, outside a derailed military carriage.
The Ash Heap Big Bend Tunnel West In a Power Armor Station inside the warehouse; part of the locked interior in the center of the Big Bend Tunnel interior.
The Ash Heap AMS Testing Site Inside the large curve-roofed warehouse, in the corner Power Armor Station.
The Ash Heap Red Rocket Filling Station In the Power Armor Station, outside by the wire fence behind the station and two huge red fuel tanks.
The Ash Heap Striker Row Standing near robot parts, in a rock alcove near two chevron road barriers, across from (southeast of) the upper tarp, caravan, and flag.
The Ash Heap Garrahan Mining Headquarters In the "Testing Control and Assessment" area, with the terminals, laboratory equipment, and ceiling wiring; across from a Tinker’s Workbench.
The Ash Heap Garrahan Mining Headquarters Armor Piece: In the "Testing Control and Assessment" area, with the terminals, laboratory equipment, and ceiling wiring; on the main laboratory table.
The Ash Heap Garrahan Mining Headquarters Armor Piece: In the "Testing Control and Assessment" area, with the terminals, laboratory equipment, and ceiling wiring; on the main laboratory table.
The Ash Heap Garrahan Mining Headquarters Armor Piece: In the "Testing Control and Assessment" area, with the terminals and laboratory equipment, spilled out of the overturned yellow crate trolley, between the Armor and Weapons Workbenches.
The Ash Heap Garrahan Mining Headquarters Excavator: Reward for completing Quest: Miner Miracles.
Savage Divide Site Bravo In the Storage Area, near the Tinker’s Workbench.
Savage Divide Seneca Gang Camp Raider: Close to the cooking station, standing on metal flooring by a yellow machine.
Savage Divide Wendigo Cave Raider: Between two corpses, at the foot of the "stepped" tunnel before the step you can only descend from.
Savage Divide Pleasant Valley Cabins Raider: In the middle of the makeshift Raider "arena", part of one of the lodges in the Raider shanty town.
Savage Divide Cliffwatch Raider: Standing at the foot of a skull spike, below the Raider tower, just outside the defense wall, on the cliff edge.
Savage Divide New Appalachian Central Trainyard Standing outside the ramp of the "USA Star" carriage, inside the main warehouse.
Savage Divide Beckwith Farm Raider: East of the farm, on the rock outcrop at a small Raider blockade along Route 105.
Savage Divide Site Alpha In the Storage Area, near the Tinker’s Workbench.
Savage Divide Blackwater Mine Raider: In the Power Armor Station (exterior), at the doorway to the small metal mechanic's garage, adjacent to the two large blue pump cylinders.
Savage Divide Middle Mountain Cabins Raider: Standing outside of the middle cabin, just left of the entrance steps and heads on stakes.
Savage Divide Emmett Mountain Disposal Site In a Power Armor Station, in the locked (2) security area of the generator room, near the entrance to the disposal site mine (interior).
Savage Divide Ripper Alley Raider: Up the hill off the road in a rock alcove with strewn bones and candles, standing next to a small lookout.
Savage Divide National Isolated Radio Array Inside the locked (2) side area of the large metal warehouse with the two flags on either side of it, and blue big-rig trailer nearby.
Savage Divide US-13C Bivouac In the exterior tent camp, inside the tent with the three blue barrels outside it.
Savage Divide Solomon's Pond Standing in a Power Armor Station, next to the blue pond pump machinery, on a concrete base.
Savage Divide Huntersville A fallen Brotherhood of Steel soldier, in the grass by the Brotherhood of Steel roadside graveyard, southeast of Huntersville.
Savage Divide Huntersville Outside, in a Power Armor Station behind the metal garage, near the low military wall and two Super Mutant hanging cages.
Savage Divide Site Charlie In the Storage Area, near the Tinker’s Workbench.
Savage Divide R&G Station Inside the locked green truck trailer near the signal tower, behind the station.
Savage Divide Lucky Hole Mine Behind the chained door, at the interior entrance area of the mine. Drop down from the gap above near the sleeping bag to reach it.
Savage Divide Federal Disposal Field HZ-21 Raider: Inside the main concrete facility building, in the cage room, in the Power Armor Station.
Savage Divide Johnson's Acre Raider: On the high rock promontory with the three skeletons, roughly east of the cabin.
The Mire Dolly Sods Wilderness Southeast of the lodge with the rusty pickup outside it; close to a tree and tree stump, near the remains of a concrete block campfire; in the woods.
The Mire Crevasse Dam Raider: Inside the locked green truck trailer, in the unloading road area by both buildings.
The Mire Thunder Mountain Power Plant Yard Armor Piece: On a table inside one of the tents outside the power plant.
The Mire Thunder Mountain Power Plant In the right Power Armor Station, in the connecting room with the two concrete pillars near the Loading Dock area.
The Mire Dyer Chemical In the Sewers interior area, in the Power Armor Station at the base of the large vat (exit) room, leading to the Sewer Maintenance Facility structure.
The Mire Treehouse Village Raider: On the eastern edge of the living room platform, close to a small (inaccessible) distillery.
The Mire Hawke's Refuge Raider: On the connecting wood platform northwest of the main initial cavern.
The Mire Sunday Brothers' Cabin Standing in the wooden barn with all the workbenches.
The Mire Big B's Rest Stop In the Power Armor Station, outside and around the back of the Red Rocket Gas Station.
The Mire Camp Venture Standing on the Brotherhood of Steel plate, by the two Power Armor Stations, close to the middle of the base.
Cranberry Bog Kerwood Mine Inside the mine, in the mine junction cavern, standing in ankle-deep water at the short, dead-end mine tunnel south of the Industrial Trunk.
Cranberry Bog Firebase Major Outside the tent, between the rusting off-road vehicle and tire-and-wire wall.
Cranberry Bog Firebase LT Standing outside the east tent, between the back of the tent and the low defensive wall.
Cranberry Bog The General's Steakhouse In the Gnome-filled metal garden shed, at the far end of the outside allotment area near the river.
Cranberry Bog RobCo Research Center In one of the curved alcoves, in a Power Armor Station, inside the large Robotics Technology Facility RB-2851 chamber (interior).
Cranberry Bog Bootlegger's Shack Raider: Standing by the rusting truck cab along the inside of the wooden west perimeter wall.
Cranberry Bog Quarry X3 Standing outside, by the lamppost next to the orange-and-white trailer hut.
Cranberry Bog Fort Defiance A fallen Brotherhood of Steel soldier, to the left of the main entrance, outside by the defenses.
Cranberry Bog Fort Defiance A fallen Brotherhood of Steel soldier, on the steps of the main entrance, outside by the defenses.
Cranberry Bog Fort Defiance A fallen Brotherhood of Steel soldier, slumped on the defensive wall near the vertibird tail, at the edge of the outside defenses.
Cranberry Bog Fort Defiance Inside the Power Armor Station, on the Brotherhood of Steel upper floor (accessed via Laser Grid and Elevator).
Cranberry Bog Appalachian Antiques Inside the tiny, exterior front porch, between the two white chairs.
Cranberry Bog Big Bend Tunnel East Outside the tunnel entrance, in the right Power Armor Station, under the tarp tent, by the two half-buried barrels.
Cranberry Bog Watoga Civic Center On a wooden board in the western alcove, ground floor court between the two Brotherhood of Steel flags, inside the Civic Center.
Cranberry Bog Watoga Civic Center Standing by the vertibird, on the roof of the residential tower building just east of the Civic Center (exterior).
Cranberry Bog Watoga Transit Hub Inside the locked generator room and armory, behind and left of the information desk.
Cranberry Bog Watoga Emergency Services A fallen Brotherhood of Steel soldier, inside the locked laboratory (interior).
Cranberry Bog Watoga Emergency Services On the roof (exterior), between barrels and crates, around the corner (to the right) from the elevator.
Cranberry Bog AMS Corporate Headquarters A fallen Brotherhood of Steel soldier, slumped by the broken vertibird wing, in the main road junction, outside the Headquarters building (exterior).
Cranberry Bog AMS Corporate Headquarters Standing by the crashed vertibird, in the main road junction, outside the Headquarters building (exterior).
Cranberry Bog Watoga Shopping Plaza Standing on the cracked corner sidewalk, just east of the Drumlin Diner, near the blue aeration wall (exterior).
Cranberry Bog Watoga High School On the roof, in the southeast corner; accessed via the exterior stairs.
Cranberry Bog Firebase Hancock Standing between the two orange-and-white trailer huts, by the defensive battlements.
Cranberry Bog Lost Home Standing on the roof of the edge of the western shack, next to the sleeping bag (also on the roof).
Cranberry Bog Survey Camp Alpha Standing in the Power Armor Station, under the tarp.
Cranberry Bog Survey Camp Alpha A fallen Brotherhood of Steel soldier, slumped on the low defensive wall.
Cranberry Bog Drop Site V9 Standing by the low concrete defenses, outside the concrete hut, near the fallen Brotherhood of Steel soldier.
Cranberry Bog Drop Site V9 A fallen Brotherhood of Steel soldier, at the entrance to the concrete hut.
Cranberry Bog Glassed Cavern A fallen Brotherhood of Steel soldier, at the entrance to the main Scorchbeast cavern, as the railroad tracks split.
Cranberry Bog Glassed Cavern A fallen Brotherhood of Steel soldier, on ruined metal stairs, at the right side of the entrance to the main Scorchbeast cavern.
Cranberry Bog Forward Station Delta Inside the Power Armor Station to the right of the metal steps.
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