Power Armor, which is heavy plated apparel that makes you look like a space marine, can be found lying around in specific locations in Fallout 76. While most Power Armor has a standardised design there are some unique designs out there. So if you want to swagger into battle with Nuka Cola branded Power Armor, this is the place to learn where to find it.
Fallout 76 Power Armor locations guide
Having that hulking Power Armor will only protect you so much from all the radiation that's out there. In this Fallout 76 Power Armor locations guide, I will show you where to find the various Power Armor types. Those looking for a beginner's guide to get started with Fallout 76 should have a look at our Fallout 76 guide.
Since all Power Armor parts are items left in the open world, they are free for anyone to take. You can wait for them to respawn but knowing where to find them in the first place is half of the battle.
Below are some locations of interest should you want your own set of Power Armor. Most of them are found near Power Armor Stations but there are a few that are on deceased Brotherhood of Steel soldiers. All of the locations are separated by region into multiple tables below. To see if there is Power Armor in your location, type the location name using the search bar for each table.
|Location||Directions to Power Armor|
|Aaronholdt Homestead||Found in the far north-west of the region, the Power Armor is close to the border between The Forest and the Toxic Valley. The Power Armor is found near a few farmhouses and sheds. On the eastern side of the location, there is a granary silo and shed. The shed by the road houses the Power Armor Frame. You'll need to be able to lockpick or to find the corresponding key. The key is found near an awning on the north side, which has a body in it.|
|Black Mountain Ordnance Works||Inside the locked down interior areas north-east of the Ordnance Works. Requires the relevant key which is found near TNT Done #3. This area houses the Nuka-Cola branded Power Armor.|
|Gorge Junkyard||Found inside the locked green trailer in the Junkyard. The lock is a level 3 difficulty lock.|
|Hornwright Industrial HQ||Head to the bottom of the basement stairs. Look for two Docking Station vending machines and you should see it in the next alcove.|
|Kanawha Nuka-Cola Plant||Inside the Kanawha Nuka-Cola plant, which is close to the south-western edge of The Forest. It's also west of Poseidon Energy Plant WV-06. You'll need a key or the lockpicking skill to access the plant and you'll find the suit within.|
|Lewis & Sons Farming Supply||Head left of the stairs inside the tractor barn warehouse. You'll find the Power Armor station nearby.|
|Mama Dolce's Food Processing||Access the Fujiniya Intelligence base. You'll need the relevant ID card to access the room in the Armoury Closet found near the Processing Plant.|
|Mama Dolce's Food Processing||The Power Armor Station is inside a booby-trapped warehouse. Look to the south-west of the complex to find the warehouse.|
|Morgantown Trainyard||Heading towards Morgantown, there is an abandoned train station. Around this area, you'll find a frame inside a train car near the main station shed with the letters "USA" on it. There are a couple of them, but the one you want has a ramp leading up to it and the Power Armor inside. You'll likely find that this Power Armor will be the one that you'll be waiting to respawn because it's en-route to finishing one of the main quests.|
|New River Gorge Bridge (West)||The Power Armor station is locked behind the storage area below the western part of the main bridge.|
|Point Pleasant||In the western forest, you'll find the Moth-Man museum. Close by is Point Pleasant, a small town that houses among other locations a shop called "Bernardo's", with a green truck that's been abandoned and left to its fate of accumulating rust. Jump on top of the truck, then onto the black canopy to gain access to the roof. You may need to kill some enemies above, so be sure to have plenty of ammunition on you. Take the staircase on the right before crossing the bridge on the right-hand path. At the end of this bridge, you'll find the Power Armor, as well as some half-decent swag.|
|Poseidon Plant WV06||Head down to the basement of the Poseidon Plant WV06 and hang a left as you enter the second internal area. You should see a crafting room with other crafting stations, as well as the Power Armor frame.|
|Silva Homestead||The Power Armor Station is inside the silo barn. Look for the tractors, two Weapons Workbenches, and a load of hay until you find it.|
|Wade Airport||Go to the last curve-roofed hangar before the runway runs out. This is the northern end of the airport, near some ruins.|
|Wade Airport||There is a Raider Power Armor variant locked behind a Level 2 lock close to the blue trailer. This trailer is booby trapped, so make sure you disarm the Plasma Mine.|
|WV Lumber Co.||There are two large Power Armor stations in the metal warehouse near the stairs. Look for the ice machine and Nuka-Cola machine if you want reference point.|
|Location||Directions to Power Armor|
|Black Bear Lodge||Go inside the red barn with the fallen tree wedged inside of it. You'll know you have the right one if there is a chevron road sign nearby.|
|Clarksburg||You'll find some Raider Power Armor in the upper mechanic's room near the green trunk. Head to the brick tower (it's an engine repair shop), making sure to access it by climbing the roof and the fire escapes. This takes a little bit of platforming to get to the top, but it's worth it.|
|Crashed Space Station||On the south-eastern corner of the area, on the upper-ledge of the crater, you'll find the Power Armor standing outside a shack. The shack itself has a Jangles the Monkey inside, so if the monkey is there and the Power Armor isn't, then you'll need to wait for it to respawn.|
|Eastern Regional Penitentiary||You'll find the Power Armor inside the mechanic's warehouse in the middle of the prison yard.|
|The Crosshair||The Raider Power Armor is found standing in a narrow alcove that's just above where the cooking station is.|
|Location||Directions to Power Armor|
|Abandoned Mine Shaft Elaine||There is a Power Armor station just east of the curved-roofed locker room.|
|AMS Testing Site||Head inside the large warehouse. You'll find it in the corner Power Armor station. This shouldn't be too hard to find once inside the warehouse.|
|Beckley||Look for an Armoured Personnel Vehicle (APC) towards the southern end of the central wall. The Power Armor is inside of it.|
|Belching Betty||There is a small hut with a Fire Marshall Protectron inside near the mine entrance, which also contains the Power Armor.|
|Big Bend Tunnel West 1||Around halfway between Lewisburg Station and the Big Bend Tunnel West, you're looking for a derailed carriage from a military train.|
|Camden Park||You'll find some Raider Power Armor in the Raider camp that is inside of the roller coaster. Watch out for traps as you enter this area.|
|Garrahan Mining HQ||There are multiple Power Armor Stations in this location, mostly in the room labelled a "Testing Control and Assessment" area. The correct froom has terminals and lab equipment. Look at the main laboratory table for two Power Armor Stations, near the Tinker's Workbench for another, and next to the overturned yellow crate trolley for a fourth. A fifth Power Armor set is a quest reward for the quest "Miner Miracles".|
|Mount Blair||Look for a rusty pickup truck inside the garage. There should also be a bulldozer in the same location with Power Armor nearby.|
|Mount Blair Trainyard||The Power Armor station is by the entrance door that has a green metal staircase next to it. Look near the Tinker's Workbench to find it.|
|Red Rocket Filling Station||The Power Armor station is outside the wire fence near two big red fuel tanks.|
|Rollins Work Camp||The Power Armor station is attached to the outer exterior of the camp. It's south-west of the orange and white trailer.|
|Striker Row||Inside a rock alcove near two road barriers. Thhe Power Armor is southeast of the area with the caravan and flag. You'll find some robot scraps nearby.|
|The Burning Mine||Inside the mine, there is a room with a huge red door across from the Weapons Workbench. You'll find the Power Armor inside of that room.|
|The Rusty Pick||Some Raider Power Armour is behind a Level 2 locked door inside the mine on the eastern end.|
|Location||Directions to Power Armor|
|Beckwith Farm||Along route 105, there is a small rock outcrop. You'll find a raider blockade with the Raider Power Armor inside.|
|Blackwater Mine||There's a Raider Power Armor station outside of the mines. Look for a metallic garage near the two pump cylinders.|
|Cliffwatch||Another Raider Power Armor set can be found at the foot of a spike with a skull in it. It's just outside the wall on the cliff edge.|
|Emmett Mountain Disposal Site||A Power Armor Station is locked behind a level 2 terminal. This is just after walking through the entrance to the disposal site mine.|
|Federal Disposal Field HZ-21||This Raider Armor set is inside the main facility. Look for the caged room to find the Power Armor station that houses it.|
|Huntersville||This is a rather sad tale of a fallen brother from the Brotherhood of Steel. You can find his final resting place by the roadside graveyard to the southeast of town and can take the Power Armor from him.|
|Huntersville||There's another Power Armor station behind the metal garage near the two Super Mutant cages full of meat.|
|Johnson's Acre||Another Raider Armor set is on the high peak with the three skeletons on it. It's just east of the cabin that you'll find in the area.|
|Lucky Hole Mine||You'll find a chained door close to the interior entrance area of the mine. In order to access it, you'll need to find a hole to drop down into it, which is near a sleeping bag. The Power Armor is inside the chained door.|
|Middle Mountain Cabins||Some more Raider Armor is standing outside of the middle cabin left of the entrance steps. There should also be some heads on pikes.|
|National Isolated Radio Array||There's a level 2 locked room that houses the Power Armor. It's a side area of the main warehouse with the two flags either side.|
|New Appalachian Central Trainyard||Look for the carriage with "USA Star" on its side and see if there is a ramp that goes into it from the side. The Power Armor is in there.|
|Pleasant Valley Cabins||There is a makeshift arena of sorts which also seems to be part of the shanty town in the area. It's in the middle of this arena, but be wary of traps as it is a former raider territory.|
|R&G Station||There is a green trailer near the signal tower that has a level 1 lock barring access.|
|Ripper Alley||There's a small lookout off the road in a rock alcove with lots of bones and candles littering the place. It should be outside of that.|
|Seneca Gang Camp||Near a cooking station, this Raider set should be on some metallic flooring near a yellow machine. If it's not there, then you need to wait for it to respawn.|
|Site Alpha||This Power Armor is inside a storage area near the Tinker's Workbench.|
|Site Bravo||The Power Armor is inside the storage area that's right next to the Tinker's Workbench. Note that this is the same room setup as Site Alpha.|
|Site Charlie||These nuclear sites are all built similarly as the Power Armour is inside the Storage area that's right next to the Tinker's Workbench.|
|Soloman's Pond||Power Armor station is next to the pond pump on the concrete base. You should be able to see it from a distance.|
|US-13C Bivouac||Look at the tents for one with three blue barrels just outside of it. The Power Armor should be inside.|
|Wendigo Cave||The Raider Power Armor set is near two dead bodies at the foot of the tunnel, accessed via a step that can only be dropped down to. It's down there, but you'll need to find another way back up.|
|Location||Directions to Power Armor|
|Big B's Rest Stop||A Power Armor station can be found around the back of the gas/petrol station.|
|Camp Venture||You'll find the Power Armor standing on the Brotherhood of Steel plate, by the two empty Power Armor stations in the middle of the base.|
|Crevasse Dam||Raider Armor is locked behind a level 2 locked green trailer in the loading bay.|
|Dolly Sods Wilderness||Look southeast of the lodge with the abandoned truck outside of it. There is a tree and tree stump, as well as the remains of a block campfire. It should be near that.|
|Dyer Chemical||Head to the sewers interior area, which has a Power Armor station around the area leading to the Sewer Maintenance Facility. It's at the base of a large room.|
|Hawke's Refuge||Another Raider Armor is found in the north-west of the main cavern. To find the Raider Armor, look for the wooden platform.|
|Sunday Brothers' Cabin||You should find the Power Armor standing in the wooden barn along with a host of workbenches.|
|Thunder Mountain Power Plant||The Power Armor Station is near the loading bay.|
|Thunder Mountain Power Plant Yard||The Power Armor can be found on a table inside the tents outside the main power plant.|
|Treehouse Village||This Raider Armor can be found on the eastern edge of the living room, close to a distillery.|
|Location||Directions to Power Armor|
|AMS Corporate HQ||There's another Brotherhood of Steel soldier corpse slumped by the Vertibird wing in the main road junction.|
|AMS Corporate HQ||This Power Armor is also by the Vertibird in the main road outside the HQ.|
|Appalachian Antiques||Look at the front porch between the two white chairs to find the Power Armor.|
|Big Bend Tunnel East||There's a Power Armor station outside the tunnel entrance, near two barrels and inside the tarp tent.|
|Bootlegger's Shack||This Raider Armor is standing by the truck cab alongside the western wall.|
|Drop Site V9||Found standing by the concrete defences outside the concrete hut. There's another dead Brotherhood of Steel soldier outside.|
|Drop Site V9||Also found next to the previous one by the concrete hut close the other Power Armor.|
|Firebase Hancock||Found between the two trailers by the battlements.|
|Firebase LT||The Power Armor should be standing outside the tent to the east, between the wall and the rear of the tent itself.|
|Firebase Major||Outside the tent and between the off-road vehicle and the wall with wires and tires.|
|Fort Defiance||A sad story as a Brotherhood of Steel soldier is found deceased just left of the main entrance.|
|Fort Defiance||Another sad story as a Brotherhood of Steel soldier is found dead on the steps close to the main entrance.|
|Fort Defiance||Yet another sad story as this Brotherhood of Steel soldier never made it over the defensive wall of the Vertibird Tail.|
|Fort Defiance||Head to the upper floor, accessible via the Laser Grid or the elevator, there is a Power Armor station.|
|Forward Station Delta||Right of the metal steps, there's a Power Armor station there.|
|Glassed Cavern||This soldier died a hero, as the Brotherhood of Steel soldier is at the entrance to the Scorchbeast's cavern by the fork in the railroad tracks.|
|Glassed Cavern||The last casualty of the Brotherhood of Steel is on the ruined metal stairs right of the entrance.|
|Kerwood Mine||In the mine caverns, the Power Armor is standing ankle-deep in water, south of the Industrial Trunk.|
|Lost Home||Found on the roof of the shack to the west. There's a sleeping bag on the roof.|
|Quarry X3||Found outside by the lamp post. There's a trailer hut nearby.|
|RobCo Research Center||Inside th RB-2851 chamber in the main Robotics Technology Facility, you'll see the Power Armor in the curved alcove inside a Power Armor station.|
|Survey Camp Alpha||Under the tarp, there's a Power Armor station.|
|Survey Camp Alpha||This is just getting depressing now. Another Brotherhood of Steel soldier can be found slumped by the lower wall.|
|The General's Steakhouse||There's a garden shed at the far end with Power Armor, outside the allotment near the river. It should also be full of garden Gnomes.|
|Watoga Civic Center||Between two Brotherhood of Steel flags inside the Civic Center. Look for the wooden board in the western part of the building.|
|Watoga Civic Center||There's also a Power Armor set by the Vertibird on the roof of the residential tower building.|
|Watoga Emergency Services||The numbers keep piling up. Another Brotherhood of Steel soldier is found dead, locked behind a level 2 lock in the laboratory.|
|Watoga Emergency Services||Found on the roof between the barrels and crates around the corner from the elevator.|
|Watoga High School||Found on the roof of the school which is accessed by the stairs outside.|
|Watoga Shopping Plaza||Head east of the Drumlin Diner, on the cracked corner sidewalk to find another Power Armor.|
|Watoga Transit Hub||This one is locked behind a level 3 lock. There's a generator room and armoury behind the information desk.|
When you come across a Power Armor Frame, you should take it. These are often found next to Power Armor Stations. When you find Power Armor, you can lock the frame to you quickly by removing all the Power Armor parts, then entering the frame.
Equipping any Power Armor gives you a strength bonus, some resistance to damage, and total immunity to fall damage. If you want to know all the stats for all of the Power Armor variants, including the perks that some of the parts grant you, head to our Fallout 76 weapons guide.
Just be sure to stock up on Fusion Cores. Power Armor guzzles fusion energy like modern mobile phones guzzle battery power. Should you should run out of juice, Power Armor will just weigh you down: your speed is reduced dramatically and you won't be able to use the torch or V.A.T.S. To get more fusion cores, either craft them at your CAMP or find Fusion Core Generators at larger named locations on the map.
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