Freefall Armor Location Guide | Fallout 4

Freefall Armor is a unique item in Fallout 4 that is almost impossible to get from the 28th floor of Mass Fusion building. There are Right and Left leg pieces and when worn, they prevent falling damage.
For a bonus that does not seem that important, Bethesda put this piece of armor in a very inaccessible place that you can reach only by spending considerable resources and using glitches in the walls (as far as we were able to conclude). In this guide, we’ll tell you all the necessary steps you need to take to obtain this rare piece of equipment without using cheat codes. Be warned that this is end game stuff and the following contains major story spoilers.

Freefall armor

How to reach the 28th floor of Mass Fusion

Here’s a video guide showing the whole process, if you enjoy watching more than reading:


To even consider beginning this quest, you will have to meet the following prerequisites:
  • You need to have power armor with the Jet Pack mod installed. To create the Jet Pack mod, you need to:
    1. Be level 41 so you can have all the necessary perks
    2. You need rank 4 in INT 6 perk Science
    3. You need rank 4 in STR 3 perk Armorer
    4. You need to modify your Power Armor’s torso and put the Jet Pack Mod in it (requires 7x Adhesive, 10x Aluminum, 9x Asbestos, 12x Nuclear Material for X-01 Power armor)
  • You need to be on the main quest Mass Fusion (if you decided to ally with the Institute) or the quest Spoils of War (if you are allied with Brotherhood of Steel). This is a fork in the story and if you decide to do the quest with the Institute, the Brotherhood will become permanent enemies, and vice versa.
  • You might be able to access the roof of the Mass Fusion building if you already finished the abovementioned quests via an elevator in the lobby.
  • You need to have some Jet and Nuke Cola Quantum consumables

Getting to the roof of Mass Fusion

As you progress through the main story, you will reach a point where you get a chance to visit the Institute. In the meantime, you will probably get acquainted with the Brotherhood of Steel as well. Doing quests for either of these factions will make the other one like you less. If you are doing quests for the Institute, you will have to do Synth Retention -> The Battle of Bunker Hill -> Mankind Redefined, before you are able to get the quest Mass Fusion from Allie Filmore. You have to be deep into the Brotherhood questline to reach the Spoils of War quest, which takes you to the top of the Mass Fusion building.In any case: get your Power Armor (equipped with a Jet Pack) and advance the quest with your chosen faction to be transported to the roof of the Mass Fusion building. Get the Mass Fusion Executive ID and password from a table across the elevator and descend into the building. Once you deal with the enemies, you’ll find yourself in the heart of the building. Above you will be broken floors and below you’ll see the ground level through a glass floor. This is where you’ll have to start climbing.

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Scale this to reach Freefall Armor hidden room.

Reaching Freefall Armor

Use your jetpack to navigate the broken balconies until you reach the highest walkway in the building. It will seem that there is nothing above except empty walls, but if you look closely, you’ll notice two holes in the walls. One of these is holding the items. It is hard to describe this and the video will show the process much better. What you need to do is use a glitch in the corners to gain higher ground and reach the first hidden room. I jumped from the ledge opposite of the hidden room, and as I gained upwards momentum, I used the Jet consumable to slow down time for 10 seconds. It gives you more control of both your upwards momentum and directional movement. You want to aim for the corner of the room and get as high as possible, while hugging the corner until you get glitched in it. It took me several hours to find the glitch and be able to repeat the process without much difficulty. Once you are standing in the glitch area, regenerate your AP and jump into the first hidden room. There is a fusion core inside, in case you need it. Next, jump into the final hidden room on the right wall. This should be easy enough if you made it to here. GOSU tip: Assign Jet and Quantum Nuka Cola to your favorites so you can use them mid flight without opening up the inventory. Quantum Nuka Cola is used to regenerate your AP mid flight, in case you run out and have not found the glitch yet.Inside is the skeleton of Jack Rockford. On his computer, you will find logs of his predicament. There is a safe next to his corpse with a Novice lock. Inside it are the Freefall Armor Left Leg and Freefal Armor Right Leg. These prevent falling damage and are probably the hardest items to find in the game. I just wish their bonus was something more than fluff. Perhaps its use is still hidden from us.Gosu tip: In this section of the building, you can also pick up a Tesla Science magazine. If you missed it, you can pick up the Strength Bobblehead by lockpicking the door that opens up pasage to the floors below.

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13 COMMENTS

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    Akiraheaven

    Yes yes, Jetpacks are cool and all, but how the hell do you get to it without a jetpack? I know there is a elevator that goes up tot he glass floor.

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      Gosu No0b

      There is no elevator and you can’t get to it without a jetpack. There is a video floating around showing you how to use a bug to get to it, but other than that I can’t think of a way. To get to the glass ceiling floor you will have to be on that mission stated in the guide. There might be a way to get to a locked room, but I am unsure that is possible.

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        Black Magic

        actually, i am far from being on the quest (havent even completed act 2) and if you have expert lockpicking you can unlock a door that leads to a room with a hole in the cieling, leading above the glass floor. Its on the left side, since everyone doing this has a jetpack just jetpack up to the glass, go to the right of the building (from the main entrance), unlock the door, jump through the hole and you’re through.

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      Fafnir

      ~TCL

      But only if you’re playing on a pc.

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    Frustracean

    There is also another way (no perks required) by grabbing a trash can while backing into the wall. Its a bug that for some reason, lets you walk backwards up walls and cliffs

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    Nate

    This is the hardest thing I’ve done
    in fallout.

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    Chris

    You can actually do this without the mission. Enter from the ground floor, progress as high as you are able to, and then use the jetpack to jump to the ring on the elevator shaft, and then to the upper floor from there.

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    Merleh

    When I open the safe there is nothing in it except a .44 gun and some bullets, I have loaded before I opened it and opened it again but the same things are in there… Help!

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      Fafnir

      Read all the logs in the terminal, and try again. That did it for me.

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    Alex

    There’s another way. No need to start mission. Fly on the round metal thing, that’s a part of elevator shaft, its right under the glass ceiling. From there you can fly on the glass floor and continue your ascend.

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    Tony Clark

    I always use the “Trash can” Glitch.
    Just started a new game. Got the Free fall armour at Level 4!!

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    F**kyouandthis

    Doesn’t work for me. I’m starting to not care because of how many times I’ve tried.

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    JQuest

    Easier solution post quest, wearing armor with Jetpack, stand as close to the elevator as possible on the first floor, slide the mass fusion ID card, jet pack jump onto the elevator and catch a free ride up to the glass floor.

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