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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.
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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.
If you're after all the Fallout 76 goodness you can handle, we've got plenty of Fallout 76 guides for you. Consult our Fallout 76 Atoms Guide to find out if Fallout 76 has microtransactions, find out about Fallout 76 Factions, take a look at all the Fallout 76 Perks, and discover how Fallout 76 Nukes work. We've also got a detailed guide on Fallout 76 Base Building and settlements, a page on Fallout 76's Best Weapons, and Fallout 76 Mutations
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