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Fallout 76 Lead Deposits – Where to Find Lead

Materials are a particularly important part of Fallout 76. You’ll need all sorts of materials to craft and upgrade just about everything in the game, including Fallout 76 Lead. There are many ways in which you can get hold of Lead in Fallout 76, including Fallout 76 Lead Deposits. Find out all you need to know about lead in Fallout 76 below.

Why Are Fallout 76 Lead Deposits Important?

Lead is an important material that you can harvest in Fallout 76. You’ll need it to create a whole bunch of different things in the game, but perhaps most importantly, you will need lead to craft ammo. Trust us, you will be crafting a hell of a lot of ammo in Fallout 76, so you’ll want to get your hands on plenty of lead. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to get hold of lead in Fallout 76, including through Lead Deposits.

Where to Find Fallout 76 Lead Deposits

Lead Deposits are deposits of lead which you can find scattered throughout the map of Fallout 76 at Public Workshops. You can mine them in order to receive a healthy amount of the precious ore. Thankfully, there are several locations in which you can find Lead Deposits in Fallout 76. There’s more than enough lead to go around, so there’s no need for any fussin’ and a-feudin’.

The full list of known Lead Deposit locations in Fallout 76 is as follows:

  • Berkeley Springs West
  • Converted Munitions Factory
  • Grafton Steel Yard
  • Lakeside Cabins
  • Poseidon Energy

Lead Deposits aren’t the only way to get hold of lead in Fallout 76, however. There are plenty of items that will give you lead when you scrap them.

Which Items Give Lead When Scrapped?

Fallout 76 Lead Deposits

As stated above, there are many items that will award you with lead when you scrap them. You will find these items scattered throughout the Fallout 76 map, but we would definitely recommend you take a look at any gyms you come across. The weights and dumbells inside will give you loads of lead. We also recommend switching on your “Tag for Search” feature on lead, as any items containing the resource will be identified by a magnifying glass icon.

Defeating and scavenging robots ought to give you some lead, too, so that’s worth a try. If not, keep on searching, or reload the game into a different server.

Below, you will see the known list of items that award you with lead when you scrap them in Fallout 76, with how much lead you will get to boot.

  • 5lb Weights: 2 Lead
  • 160lb Barbells: 20 Lead
  • Ammo Casing: .44, .50, 25mm, 0mm / 1 Lead
  • Baby Rattle: 1 Lead
  • Barbells: 80lb Barbell and 80lb Curlbar / 10 Lead
  • Cans: 1 Lead
  • Combination Wrench: 2 Lead
  • Energy Cell: 1 Lead
  • Ignition Core: 7 Lead
  • Makeshift Battery: 2 Lead
  • Paint Cans: 7 Lead
  • Pencils: 1 Lead
  • Rat Poison: 7 Lead
  • Weights: 10lb, 25lb, 20lb Dumbbell, 40lb Dumbbell / 7 Lead

Keeping an eye out for any of the above items will net you with enough lead to keep an entire army supplied with ammunition. Lead Deposits and item scrapping aren’t the only ways to get hold of the valuable resource, however. There is another way. Isn’t Bethesda generous?

Fallout 76 Lead Ore – Everything You Need to Know

The third and final way that you can get hold of lead in Fallout 76 is through Lead Ore. This is a pure ore of lead that you can smelt at Chemistry Stations. If you’re planning on smelting down two lots of Lead Ore, however, you’ll need some Acid. For every two lots of Lead Ore and one lot of Acid, you will receive five lots of Lead Scrap. As of writing, there aren’t too many known Lead Ore locations, however. You will find Lead Ore at the Hornwright Industrial Headquarters though.

Below are the two locations within the Hornwright Industrial Headquarters where you will likely find Lead Ore in Fallout 76:

  • You will find three lots of Lead Ore on the Executive Floor
  • You can find two more lots of Lead Ore in the Basement

If you’re not lucky enough to find Lead Ore within the Hornwright Industrial Headquarters, try reloading into a new server and taking another look. If this doesn’t work, simply try looking for the Lead Deposits and items containing Scrap Lead as listed above. Happy Hunting.

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