This guide will show players how to build the Pitching Machine in Fallout 4, a new device that Bethesda introduced with the Contraptions DLC.
Continuing our week full of guides on how to build useless devices in Fallout 4, we figured the next logical choice was the Pitching Machine. Much like a few of our previous choices, it’s not exactly going to win the war for the Commonwealth for you, but it might provide some much needed entertainment along the way. In fact, you could probably find an imaginative way to use one or more of these machines together. We did.
The Pitching Machine is likely one of the easiest devices to build and use from the Contraptions DLC. It won’t require any specific perks, but you do have to have Steel x 3, Rubber x 2, Wood x 1, Copper x 1 and Spring x 1. Nothing on that list should give you much trouble. The Pitching Machine can be built by entering the Workbench view, and then navigating to Power > Miscellaneous. Place it wherever you’d like.
The Pitching Machine will require Power x 3 to operate, so browse from Power > Generators in the Workbench view and place the Generator - Small near your Pitching Machine. From here, you’ll need to run a wire from the Generator - Small to your Pitching Machine, at which time it will begin running. You now have a fully functional Pitching Machine in Fallout 4.
That’s kind of boring, right? The Pitching Machine alone isn’t going to entertain you, so the Sole Survivors out there will have to figure out cool ways to use the Pitching Machine with other contraptions, such as the Pillory in Fallout 4. Try placing your least favorite settler in the Pillory, and then having the Pitching Machine toss Baseballs at them. If you’re looking for Baseballs (or the dreaded Baseball Grenade), pay a visit to Moe Cronin in Diamond City. You can buy them from him, or sneak into his private residence and steal from his personal stash.
Now, if you manage to find a way to cause trouble using the Junk Mortar and Pillory with the Pitching Machine, fill us in on the devious details.