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

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