How to Get More Clothes and Outfits in Fallout 76
Customizing your appearance has always been an integral part of any Fallout game. Fallout 76 is no different, as there are plenty of different clothing, outfit, and armor options to choose from spread throughout the West Virginia Wastes. Here is what you need to know about how to get more clothes and outfits, what they do, and much more in Fallout 76.
In Fallout 76, the wardrobe system provides three different layers and nine slots for players to add to between the base layer, armor, and outfit sections. Customization options and equipping conditions vary depending on the layer.
Base layers are the basic items that make up an outfit. This layer can be mixed an matched between different clothing, hats and headwear, eyewear, and items that can go over your character’s mouth.
Armor pieces go on top of the base layer, usually adding to specific resistance statistics. Five sections make up this layer: chest, right arm, left arm, right leg, left leg. These can all be mixed with other pieces, even if it makes you look like you dressed yourself in the dark.
Like in past games, armor and outfits will deteriorate over time. When its condition reaches zero, the piece breaks and offers no resistance. These can be fixed at armor workbenches though using scrap.
Obtaining More Clothing and Armor
The first bit of clothing you’ll receive in the game is a base layer Vault 76 jumpsuit and party hat. While they may look stylish, you’ll want to grab more clothes as soon as possible for better stats and because everyone else has the same jumpsuit.
Like always, the easiest way to find what you need in the Wastes is through exploration. Be sure to search through lockers, containers, and suitcases, as well as loot fallen enemies, as you’ll find a variety of different attires while doing so.
Crafting armor and clothing is also an option. This can be done by visiting an Armor Bench.
Armor Benches can either be created at your C.A.M.P or found in discoverable locations throughout West Virginia. Using crafting recipes, you’ll be able to design and create armor and clothing accordingly.
Crafting recipes can also be found throughout the Wastelands, and are necessary for anything more than just leather armor.
Which Clothes and Outfits to Look For
With all of these different options, it’s going to be hard to pick what you want to wear. We do have some recommendations though.
Like we said above, the first base layer clothing you’ll receive in Fallout 76 is the Vault 76 jumpsuit, just like everyone else. As such, you’ll want to stand out by getting a better outfit to go over it.
There are a couple of different outfits to choose from, but we suggest the Brotherhood fatigues. While these cool threads also existed in Fallout 4, they are just as appealing in Fallout 76, which takes place during the Brotherhood of Steel’s founding. They can be unlocked by completing the “Defiance Has Fallen” mission.
When it comes to armor, Raider pieces are going to be the items you come across most often. There is a reason for that, as they provide the least energy and ballistic resistance out of all armor types, meaning you won’t want to use them for long.
Metal armor is going to be your best bet once you’ve got a handle on things, as it will provide around 20 damage resistance and some energy resistance as well. You’ll have to be level 10 to equip this, however.
Last but not least, you’ll want to find some Power Armor. Power Armor can be worn with any combination of clothing, adding an additional layer of armor and significant resistance depending on the pieces you have.
The catch is that, like other pieces, Power Armor has level requirements and conditions. Alongside this, Power Armor nullifies all bonuses provided by the lower layers in Fallout 76.
That is what you need to know about how to get more clothes & outfits, what they do, and much more in Fallout 76.
If you’re looking for more help with the game, be sure to check out our Fallout 76 guide wiki for more tips and tricks. We’ve put together a few other guides you might find helpful below.