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How do you Scrap Junk in Fallout 4?

A wasteland of useful junk
Fallout 4
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Survival is the main objective in Fallout 4. You’re trying to find as much junk as you can in order to craft weapons, build a settlement, and craft useful items to use on your expedition. In Fallout 4, there are tons of junk scattered around that can help you along the way.

In this world it’s all about survival and you don’t want to come face-to-face with a high powered monster while being unprepared. It’s best to get all the basics down so you don’t get killed in a horrifying way. We are going to teach you how to find resources so you can break them down into components to use for future gear. Here’s how to scrap junk in Fallout 4.

Where to Find Junk in Fallout 4

Junk is necessary to use while playing Fallout 4. When you find junk, you can use it to build weapons, armor, crafting recipes, steel, copper, and many other resources that are useful. For example, if you have come across a teddy bear you could use that teddy bear to receive cloth. Other assorted junk could be finding a weird looking pot. You’re probably wondering where on Earth can you find junk in Fallout 4? Finding junk is incredibly easy and all you need to do is explore the map and you’ll find something. Break into houses, look around deserted areas, and defeat monsters to receive junk. You’ll be amazed by how many things you can find.

Junk you can find in Fallout 4

If you’re still not convinced that junk is all around you or that they’re not useful, keep reading, because you’ll see just how useful junk is in the game. Something as common as a baby’s bottle could provide of some use because you can break it down into glass. Various items such as a baseball can be broken down to create cork and leather. You can use these components to create weapon modifications or armor modifications. Are you convinced now? We know crafting is useful in Fallout 4, but what if you wanted to just get rid of your junk completely? Here’s how you can learn to scrap junk.

How to Scrap Junk in Fallout 4

In order to scrap junk in Fallout 4 you need to first approach a building or any deserted area to scrap for junk. The next step you need to do is open the build menu. You can do this by pressing R on PC, A on Xbox, or X on PlayStation. If you have a piece of item that you don’t want to use all you need to do is open up your inventory menu so you can scrap it easily to gain materials. Another way to scrap junk on Fallout 4 is using your handy dandy workbench. You will find that getting rid of junk you don’t need is just as easy as keeping junk you do want to have with you. That’s everything you need to know about scrapping junk in Fallout 4!


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