Fallout 4 Guide – Where To Find Tons Of Copper For Your Settlement

Fallout 4 Guide - Where To Find Lots Of Copper For Your Settlement
The ability to build, manage and protect your own Settlement is one of Fallout 4’s greatest features but some of the materials can be hard to come by. This Fallout 4 Guide – Where To Find Infinite Amounts Of Copper For Your Settlement targets one particular material that can be a struggle to find, Copper.

Copper is one of the more commonly used materials when building your Settlement, especially when it come to electrics and the more important items that serve as a purpose outside of just being visually pleasing. Remember, when you first reach a new Settlement be sure to scrap everything in the area even if you don’t plan to build there, this can be a solid source of all materials as you progress.

Copper itself can be a little more difficult to find. Obviously keep your eye out for items with the word “Copper” in the actual listing, such as Copper Pots, as these are a no-brainer for a source of Copper.

A lot of stores in the game also sell items that you can scrap into Copper. Make sure when browsing a store you keep your eye out for the scrap materials in the middle of both windows, this tells you what the item can be scrapped into. You may notice a small magnifying glass icon next to certain items, these are items that include rare materials and always lists Copper. So if you want to browse through stores quickly, just be sure to check the items with that icon.

The magnifying glass is a symbol marking items that contain a material you have tagged for search in one of the build menus. If you haven’t tagged copper by pressing the tag button when selecting an item you can’t build because you lack copper, then it won’t be tagged when scavenging. – Thanks to Daniel Friesen for the tip.

Fallout 4 – Items You Can Scrap For Copper

Here is a list of items you can find scattered around the world of Fallout 4. Make sure to check the Settlement areas for these items too as they are more common there than anywhere else. You can simply store these items on any Workbench and they will automatically be scrapped and turned to Copper when you need it. If you know of any we’ve missed, leave a comment and we’ll update the guide.

  • Light Bulb
  • Cooking Pot
  • Fuse
  • Bone Cutter
  • Telephone
  • Vacuum Tube
  • Shadeless Table Lamp
  • High-Powered Magnet
  • Broken Lamp
  • Broken Light Bulbs

Where Can I Buy Copper In Fallout 4? How To Get Infinite Copper

We haven’t found anywhere that sells actual Copper in Fallout 4 but there are a number of shops that sell items that you can scrap into Copper. Check below for screenshots on where to find each of the stores that sell items that you can scrap into Copper. Remember, check for the magnifying glass icon when browsing the stores. This is where you can get infinite amounts of Copper for your Settlement, although it’s a little time consuming. Speak with a vendor that sells the items, such as the lady at Drumlin Diner in the screenshot below. Buy all of the Copper scrap items from the vendor and then sit in a chair. Wait for 24 hours twice, so 48 hours total, and she would have restocked new Copper items.
Shops & Stores In Fallout 4 That Sell Copper
Drumlin Diner

Where Can I Buy Copper In Fallout 4 - Drumlin Diner

Diamond City Marketplace

You can buy Shipments of Copper from Arturo in the Diamond City Marketplace, they don’t come cheap though.

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  • Jay

    You literally deserve to be shot for this clickbait!

    • Where is the clickbait? Using this guide you have access to an infinite pool of Copper?

      P.S You deserve to be shot for wearing that hat 😉

      • prometheOz

        A title that includes “WHERE TO FIND INFINITE AMOUNTS OF COPPER” immediately suggests that there is some trick to get large amounts of copper in a relatively straightforward way. But what you’ve written just tells you what items you can scrap to get copper. The article is useful but the title is misleading and so it is clickbait.

        • LeandroPontes

          ^ This.

      • avgjoe

        I have to second Jay, prometheOz and Junker in this thread. This is clearly not what i expected to find with the title it has. Also, Daniel Friesen and MsGamerSE bring up another valid point about the magnifying glass. In short, you might just want to delete this article and try again.

  • Randy Taulbee

    Hot plate

  • Joshua Paul

    so how do you get copper? nothing gives me copper.

    • Mat Broomfield

      Pipe rifles, a lot of electronics, hotplates, fuses, some science equipment. There’s lots of renewable sources out there but it takes a lot of effort to collect.

  • Manuel de Moustache

    ive seen copper sold. i forget where. but its not an item its a shipment of copper and its expensive. you’re better off just scrapping stuff unless you have a lot of money

  • The magnifying glass is NOT an icon marking “items that include rare materials always list[ing] Copper”. The magnifying glass is a symbol marking items that contain a material you have tagged for search in one of the build menus. If you haven’t tagged copper by pressing the tag button when selecting an item you can’t build because you lack copper, then it won’t be tagged when scavenging.

    • What Daniel said exactly! Author has the wrong description of the magnifying glass; very misleading for people who don’t know, please change the text.

    • Slightly delayed >.< Included your information in the post and credited. I hadn't noticed the tag button at all. Thanks for the feedback!

  • Brian Kalinka

    GameRanx had an almost identical post, on the same day. Curious who stole the article from who.

  • Joey Wind

    Also there is a place in diamond city where you may buy a bundle of 25 copper for roughly 1500 caps. It is right next to the weapons dealer. She sells a lot of random shit.

  • Barnaby Cable

    There is a way people. It requires cheating, but that’s why you are here, right? Read ALL steps before trying this.
    Step 1) Get your dog (Dogmeat)
    Step 2) Get something with loads of copper in it and drop it on the ground somewhere.
    Step 3) Tell Dogmeat to move away and stay there
    Step 4) Tell him to pick up the copper item you dropped earlier.
    Step 5) When he goes over to it, he will stop. Now go and pick it up. You have a short window between when he bends down to pick it up to grab the item.
    Step 6) If done correctly, you should have the item in your inventory and your dog should be moving to you without the item. Now wait for Dogmeat to move closer to you and let him drop the item. Now you have duplicated the item.
    This does not work for every item in the game, the most useful of which it doesn’t work with is a Radaway, but it works with some things like Stimpacks, aluminium cans and hot plates. Those are only a few of the many things that can be duplicated. You are welcome! : ) I came here because I knew this was clickbait. I am your saviour.

  • Dinglebobman

    You know you can buy something called shipment of copper from shops

  • Sterley Weber

    Is there any tricks to lock picking

  • Benji Ward

    The junk vendor at Diamond City will sell shipments of copper.

  • Elle-mai Girdler

    There is also Power relay coil and a Bunsen burner

  • bobbin

    I just bought a shipment of copper from arturo in diamond city

  • Treya Houston

    KL-E-0 in Goodneighbor has shipments of copper and ballistic fiber.

  • UnanimousD

    “We haven’t found anywhere that sells actual Copper in Fallout 4”
    I’m telling KLE0 and Daisy in Goodneighbor that you said that.