A good weapon is key in Fallout 75. To survive in this brutal post-apocalyptic world, you need to acquire decent gear as early as possible. The following chapter answers the question - where to find a good weapon at the beginning of the game? Several suggestions will allow you to acquire a good weapon to start in Fallout 76.
- Machete in front of Vault 76
- Two ranged weapons behind Vault 76
- Hunting Rifle in Gilman Lumber Mill
- Firearms on the Wixon Homestead
Machete in front of Vault 76
A decent melee weapon can be acquired right after exiting Vault 76 (the place where you started the game and created your character). Use the stairs located to the left of the Vault exit and then search the corpse lying under the lantern. There you will find a Machete, capable of dealing 16 points of damage. Equip it immediately, as it will be handy in the acquisition of the next weapon.
Two ranged weapons behind Vault 76
It is time to acquire two ranged weapons. Head left from the corpse where you have found the Machete, going into the woods (do not use the stairs). You must reach the place shown in the above screenshot.
The easiest way is to go along the hill, until you reach a damaged house shown in the above screenshot. There will be mutated animals lurking around the area, but you should have no problems dealing with them with the Machete you just acquired.
Inside you will find two firearms - Pine Bolt-Action Pistol, dealing 45 points of damage, as well as Pipe Revolver, dealing 31 points of damage, coupled with some ammo for both of those weapons. Both of them require character level 5, but it is worth to acquire them early, as you will quickly advance to level 5.
You do not know how to advance your character to a higher level? Check the "How to acquire experience?" chapter of our guide.
Hunting Rifle in Gilman Lumber Mill
Another place worth searching through is the Gilman Lumber Mill, located opposite the entrance to Vault 76 - the location was shown in the above screenshot. You will be attacked by mutated ticks as soon as you enter the mill, but those enemies should pose no threat to you.
When you are at the mill, look for a large building shown in the above screenshot. Use the stairs located inside and get to the upper floor. From one of the chests you will acquire Short Hunting Rifle, dealing 40 points of damage, as well as some ammo for the weapon.
Firearms on the Wixon Homestead
While you are in Gilman Lumber Mill, you should take interest in the nearby location called Wixon Homestead. You will not find a weapon lying on the ground there, but there is a group of Scorcheads hiding there - and they do have the weapon. Thanks to the Machete, as well as the hunting rifle, you should have no problems defeating them.
From their corpses you will acquire Pipe Bolt-Action Pistol, dealing 40 points of damage, as well as Pipe Revolver, dealing 27 points of damage. Those are weaker weapons than the one found in the house behind Vault 76, but thanks to that they have no level limitation, allowing you to use them from the very beginning. Ammo for them can also be found at the Scorcheads' corpses, making the weapons available to use from the moment you acquire them.