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Top 5 Tips for Making Caps in Fallout 76

Updated: Sep 26, 2022

Money makes the world go round and that is no different in the post-apocalyptic world of Fallout 76. Caps are the main currency of the game and are used for buying materials to plans for items from other players. It’s a bit tricky to accumulate them at first but here are my Top 5 tips for making heaps of caps in Fallout 76

1. Buy Low, Sell High

The most universal tip for any game where you can buy things from other players. This one basically means you gotta buy things that you see other players selling for cheaper and upping the price at your own camp for the unsuspecting player to buy. An example of this is if you see someone selling screws for 5 caps each, buy them all and sell them for 10 caps each and you make a significant profit.

2. Sell your Legendary Weapons and Armor

In Fallout 76 you have the opportunity to put your excess legendary equipment in the legendary converter for a secondary currency known as scrip. Whilst this is useful, if you want to be making caps then the best option would be to sell them at your shop but not to the point where no one would buy them.

In terms of pricing them, the best idea is to have all 1-star items for 500 caps, all 2-star items for 1000 caps and all 3-star items for 2000 caps. Whilst you probably won’t be coming across many of these legendary items at the start of your playthrough, as you progress through the game these will become significantly more common.

3. Have plenty of ammo at your shop

It doesn’t really matter what type of ammo you have at your shop although I’d recommend fusion cells or 5mm ammo, having an excess of ammo will draw people in looking to buy. And depending on what else you have on offer you may make a decent amount of caps from this.

4. Don’t buy from NPC Vendors, Only Sell

The NPC vendors have a tendency to rip you off, the tradeoff is that you save time on collecting certain things if you buy from them, however, if you want to always have plenty of caps my recommendation is to sell as much as you can to them for an easy 1400 caps per day. Things like purified water or weapons from random enemies are good options to sell to the NPCs.

5. Sell Stable Flux

Many of the high-end gear in the game require Stable Flux to make or upgrade. So naturally selling this material is an easy and secure way to make caps. You get the materials needed from nuke zones or the scorch queen event. However, my personal favourite way to do this loops back to tip number 1. Buying flux off other players at a cheap price and then jacking up the price at your own shop is a great way to make caps.

And there you have it, my Top 5 Tips for Making caps in Fallout 76. Tell us what you think in the comments and if you have any tips of your own feel free to share them.

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