Where to find Nuclear Material | Fallout 4

Nuclear material is a crafting component in Fallout 4. It’s very rare, and it’s used in making several high-quality, high level mods, like the Jet Pack for the Power Armor. This guide will show you where to find nuclear material, and which junk items you can scarp in order to get it.

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Nuclear Material Locations

There are several ways to obtain this material:
  • Use an energy weapon (like a plasma rifle) – The bodies of your enemies have a higher chance to contain nuclear material when you do.
  • Kill certain enemies – The bodies of robots, glowing ghouls and suicide bomber super mutants are likely to have the component on them, no matter what you shoot them with.
  • Collect junk – Alarm clocks, Blast Radius board game, Biometric scanner, Recorder and the Radioactive gland are just some of the sources of nuclear waste.
  • Visit the Glowing Sea – The area in the far south-west of the map is heavily irradiated. Lots of radioactive items and radioactive enemies. If you can handle the radiation, it’s a good place to scavenge.
Sadly, we haven’t found a vendor who sells it, yet. If and when we do, we’ll update the guide with more info.

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  1. A

    Not many vendors all it directly but the “junk” vendors like that Mr handy in diamond city all the board game and the alarm clock frequently

  2. R
    Rafael Hernandez

    Alexis from the depot inside vault 81 sells nuclear material in 25 packs

    1. B

      Is it rare that she sells it? i can never seem to find it.

      1. B

        I havent been able to do it either, I’ve waited for weeks in-game time

        1. D

          You have to complete the quests for them then you can (im pretty sure)

        2. M

          I think you need to complete the Hole in The Wall quest (where you find Curie and get the cure for Molerat Disease)

  3. H
    halo ruff

    Alexis combes in vault 81 has bulk nuclear material but not all the time

  4. M

    I saw this earlier today while searching for the material. Low and behold 3 hours later I find a Vender That sells shipments of 25, if no one has found any yet. I do not know the requirements for it to pop up if any but I just bought some off Alexis Combes in Vault 81 for 2,526 caps.

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