- New - A guide to making a Pistol/Gunslinger Build
- New - A guide to making a Melee Build
- New - Scav Magazine - All locations and details
- For New Players - Read the walkthrough.
- New - Open Season
- New - Power Play Quest
- New - Raider Outposts
- New - Nuka World Endings Guide - Options and Benefits
- The Grand Tour
- Faction Perks and New SPECIAL Ranks in Nuka World
- Gage (Companion)
Fallout 4: Scrounger Perk
Finding Ammo in Containers and Corpses
The Scrounger Perk states that players will find more ammo in containers, so I did some testing to learn just how this Perk works and whether certain types of objects count for its bonuses. Here's a rundown of the Perk ranks (with Perk IDs for cheaters) and my findings while testing the Perk's effects:
|Scrounger Perk (Click for Guide)|
|Rank||Requires||Perk Description||Perk ID|
|1||Luck 2||You find more ammunition in containers.||4a0b0|
|2||Level 7||You find even more ammunition in containers.||1acf9a|
|3||Level 24||You find even more ammunition in containers.||1acf9b|
|4||Level 37||You find even more ammunition in containers.||1eb99c|
Gameplay Effects & Utility: This Perk doesn't always proc, but over large samples of containers will give you larger stacks of ammo you would've already found, or ammo that an enemy didn't even need to have on them - say, shotgun shells on a raider using a .38 caliber weapon. The effect is extremely noticeable at higher ranks.
Out of curiosity, I wondered if corpses counted as containers for the purposes of this Perk. They DO, and you'll find way more ammo than usual from even melee enemies. I tested this by repeatedly loading 30 regular Supermutants with god mode and slaughtering them. Overall, I'd say that I got double the ammo by using the 4th rank.
Even 1-2 points in this Perk will help with harder difficulties such as Survival, where you must expend more ammunition to kill enemies. Put weapon specialization first, and this second and you won't have as many ammo problems. It'll take some of the ammo conservation factors down a notch, by providing more from your kills and more from random desks/file cabinets and ammo crates themselves. It's worth noting that this doesn't seem to work with enemies like mongrel dogs who would not have ammo on them, but rather anything humanoid or otherwise that has a reason to have ammo.
Every ranged build will benefit from this, just because you're more likely to find the type of ammo you use and can sell the type you don't.
More Fallout 4 Guides
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- Raider Outposts in Nuka World
- Nuka World - Play as a Raider in this DLC
- Far Harbor - Learn about the DLC, its secrets, and read walkthroughs
- Automatron - Guides to building bots and quest walkthroughs
- Settlements - An in-depth guide to Settlements and managing them
- Melee Build - the best perks for a melee character
- Sneaking - Learn to be stealthy
- Critical Hits - Shots to Crit and Crit damage mechanics
- Tips for Making a Build - General advice for creating your own build
- Action Points - AP and all the things that affect it
- VATS - all about the V.A.T.S. and AP usage on weapons
- Gameplay Tips - pointers that will help new players
- Making a Sniper Rifle Weapon mod examples. Heavy hitter and fast-firing Comparison - two guns from the same base.