Best Camp Locations in Fallout 76
The CAMP tool is one of your most useful resources for survival in Appalachia, and today we’re here to help you figure out where the best CAMP locations in Fallout 76 are.
An abbreviation for Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform, the CAMP tool acts as a mobile workshop for Fallout 76 players to build structures wherever they wish. This could be right next to a workbench or crafting area, or in the middle of nowhere.
That said, players are most likely wondering where the best CAMP locations are in Fallout 76. Well, from our time exploring the great expanse of Appalachia, there aren’t any stand-out ‘best CAMP locations.’ However, there are some basic ideas to keep in mind to ensure your CAMP is safe and provides a neat little retreat for you when you need to recover from the wasteland.
For this reason, it’s vital to find a safe and secure location to build your CAMP. This could mean finding an especially isolated area where other players don’t typically travel, a location with natural fortifications and barriers like rocks or wreckage, or a steep and hard to reach place in mountainous areas where enemies won’t spawn and pester you.
If you have a large number of friends playing the game, you can also build in a location where they’ll be nearby to help you defend it. This may attract the attention of other players who’d attack your camp, but it’ll be easier to defend and expand with the help of others.
Access to resources is a factor to keep in mind as well. Finding a secure location to build is all well and good, but it won’t be worth much if you can’t keep your character healthy with food and water or continue to build on and maintain it with new materials.
Try to find locations that have resources for the taking nearby, or are close enough to a source of resources that it would be feasible to travel back and forth to create a stockpile over time.
One handy trick is to build in a location where there’s enough water to craft a purifier for, but not a large enough body of the wet stuff that it shows on the map and could attract other players. This will take care of one of your greatest necessities in Fallout 76 while also keeping your CAMP’s location a secret from would-be attackers.
Likewise, keep in mind the benefits of where you build your camp. While having one right in the center of the map may seem like a good idea, keep in mind that Vault 76 is a free fast travel spot, and so is your CAMP. Use this to your advantage by placing your CAMP far away from Vault 76. This will allow you to fast travel to these locations for free, and then radically cut down the cost of fast traveling to other locations nearby. It’s always good to save Caps where you can, after all.
If this is a primary concern for you, build a CAMP on the eastern side of the map. This way, you’ll be able to use it to cross Appalachia in no time flat and reach important quest locations with far less trouble. Which, we can confirm, the eastern side is the place to be for a good few of the later quests in Fallout 76.
Ultimately, however, the best CAMP location in Fallout 76 for you depends on what you’re looking to get out of it. Want it to be a safe haven for other players in a high-level area? Then the Savage Divide, The Mire, or Cranberry Bog locations are going to be where you want to place your CAMP.
Want to build an elaborate CAMP that draws the eyes of players? Then go for an area with heavy footfall to make sure it’s right in their faces. Or, if you’ve just got a preferred hunting ground or like the idyllic scenery in a particular area of Appalachia, set it down there.
Hopefully this makes it a little easier to track down the best CAMP locations in Fallout 76. The game is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. For more on the game, check out our Fallout 76 wiki for everything you’ll need to know about Bethesda’s foray into a multiplayer-focused apocalypse.