Carl's Fallout 4 Guide
for PC, Xbox One, and PS4

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Fallout 4: Scrounger Perk

Finding Ammo in Containers and Corpses

Scrounger helps you find more ammo on corpses and in containers. Don't let the description fool you. Scrounger affects containers of all kinds - slain enemies are 'containers'. This is incredibly helpful on high difficulty settings like Very Hard or Survival, but less necessary on easy to normal.

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)
RankRequiresPerk DescriptionPerk ID
1Luck 2You find more ammunition in containers.4a0b0
2Level 7You find even more ammunition in containers.1acf9a
3Level 24You find even more ammunition in containers.1acf9b
4Level 37You find even more ammunition in containers.1eb99c

Scrounger PerkGameplay 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.

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Far Harbor DLC Guides

See my Far Harbor Guide for new features in the DLC. There, you can also watch the trailer and view new weapons that can be found. The area is massive, so we can expect plenty of quests and exploration in a foggy, rugged area with new and challenging creatures to battle.

Pleae note there are different endings for this DLC, something we all wanted! It's like the actual end-game of FO4 in that you can choose the outcome.

Islander's Almanac Magazine Locations
Far From Home: Quest 1
Walk in the Park: Quest 2
Where you Belong: Quest 3
Best Left Forgotten: Quest 4
Ware's Brew Quest New
The Striker New

Automatron Guides & Walkthrough

The final quest Restoring Order (Mechanist Fight/Options) is now available. I've also released a page that describes Getting Started in Automatron to accompany the main page about the DLC. This covers how to make the Robot Workbench to begin making your own Automatrons, and walks you through the first two quests while providing some tips for fighting the Mechanist's creations. Quest 3 Walkthrough: Headhunting is also live on the site.

Robots in Automatron New
Mechanist's Lair, Eyebots, and Rogue Robots covers what happens after the Mechanist story is complete.

Perks & Bobbleheads

Now that I've written about all Perks in Fallout 4, I've put them all in a list, with how they work, what you can expect, and my own opinions on them. Hope this is handy! I've also compiled map shots of all Bobblehead Locations in the game. You can choose to explore the locations on your own or read descriptions for those I've taken notes about.

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