Fallout 76 Atoms - How to Get Atoms, Atomic Shop, Does Fallout 76 Have Microtransactions?

Fallout 76 Atoms - How to Get Atoms, Atomic Shop, Does Fallout 76 Have Microtransactions?

Fallout 76 introduces a new currency called Atoms, but what’s it all about?

Fallout 76 looks set to add some unique twist to long-standing fallout features and mechanics. It’s also adding in a bunch of new ones as well, including a nukes system and a whole new currency called Atoms. Atoms essentially allow players to buy cosmetic gear, and are another way for Bethesda to get players to spend money. In this Fallout 76 Atoms Guide, we’ll be breaking down everything we know about Atoms so far. We’ll look at how to earn atoms, whether you can buy them, and what you can spend them on as well. Now that the game is live, we'll also be taking a look at the Atomic Shop and some of the fastest ways to earn Atoms.

For more on Fallout 76, be sure to check out our Fallout 76 Guides Hub. You’ll find tips, details on the best weapons, and more.

Fallout 76 Atoms - Does Fallout 76 Have Microtransactions?

Atoms are essentially Fallout 76’s answer to microtransactions. They can be earned by completing certain challenges in the game, or by purchasing them with real money. They are pretty easy to get mind, awarded for completing a huge variety of tasks. Once you’ve collected enough, you can head over to the in-game store to purchase skins, outfits and cosmetic items.

Fallout 76 Atoms Challenges - How to Earn Atoms Fast

You’ll be awarded Atoms in Fallout 76 for doing a large variety of activities. From collecting caps, to simply emerging from the vault at the start of the game. We’ve managed to collect together some of the known Fallout 76 Atoms Challenges below:

  • Claim a Workshop - 20 Atoms
  • Collect Caps (10) - 20 Atoms
  • Collect Caps (50) - 20 Atoms
  • Collect Caps (76) - 50 Atoms
  • Collect Caps (100) - 50 Atoms
  • Collect Wild Plants and Fungi - 20 Atoms
  • Complete an Event while in a Group - 20 Atoms
  • Cook a Meal - 20 Atoms
  • Craft a Piece of Armor - 20 Atoms
  • Craft a Weapon - 20 Atoms
  • Emerge from Vault 76 - 20 Atoms
  • Explore Appalachia for an Hour - 20 Atoms
  • Take a Photo of Appalachia - 20 Atoms
  • Level up - 10 Atoms

Can You Buy More Atoms in Fallout 76?

In Fallout 76, you’ll earn Atoms constantly, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spend your hard-earned cash to get more. You can buy more Atoms in the Atomic store. They are then used to buy awesome cosmetic items.

Fallout 76 Atomic Shop

If you're looking to spend your hard-earned Atoms, you'll need to head to the Atomic Store. It's not at a set location like you might expect, instead it's accessed via the main menu. All you need to do is press options/start to head to the map. Then hit L1/LB to open the main menu. You'll see that one of the options is the Atomic Shop, select this and you'll be able to buy some new cosmetic items.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

Related articles

Resident Evil 3: All Nemesis Boss Fights and Encounters

We show you how to beat all boss fights with the Tyrant Nemesis.

Resident Evil 3: All Safe Codes and Locations

We show you where to find all the safe and locker codes and combinations in the Resident Evil 3 Remake.

Resident Evil 3: All Hip Pouch Locations

We show you where to find all the Hip Pouches that can be used to expand your inventory.

Resident Evil 3: Where to Get the Lock Picks

We show you how to open the simple locks and where to find lock picks.

You may also like

What's Your Favorite Game Remake?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Resident Evil 3 is out today, so let's look back on other remakes we've enjoyed.

In Other Waters Feeds My Dream of Meeting Europa's Alien Life

Some alien oceans are easier to explore than others. At least for now.