After picking up everything not nailed down in the wasteland, you might want to know how to scrap junk in Fallout 4 to make use of your other-man's-treasure.


We've got exactly how to do that explained in this here guide so that you can make good use of the basic components you get in return, which is used for all sorts of things such as crafting and base building – perfect for that forever home after some Fallout 4 romance.

There are a couple of methods of doing so, too, and we'll take a look at both as they both have their use.

That is, of course, if you aren't too busy watching the Fallout TV show at the moment, but we imagine you've well rinsed it by now and are passing the time until season 2 rolls around.

How to scrap junk in Fallout 4 explained

To scrap junk in Fallout 4, visit a settlement you own and open up your Pip-Boy, hover over the item you wish to scrap, drop it onto the ground by pushing X/Square, hover over it and you will be presented with an option to scrap it.

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This will reduce the object to its base components.

For example, scrapping a wrench will leave you with a gear and two pieces of steel.

These elements are sent directly to your workshop inventory to be used when upgrading weapons and armour, as well as construction at your settlements, so hauling a heap of junk is actually worthwhile.

Identifying items that will yield specific materials you need for weapons upgrades or a new gun turret for your settlement is the best way to prioritise the junk you choose to get rid of.

There is also a video above from YouTube channel The Triple S League that perfectly demonstrates the process:

However, this is useful if you are scrapping a small amount of items - but it can be tedious when getting rid of large volumes. Read on for an easier method when ditching bigger sums of junk.

What else can you do with unwanted items in Fallout 4?

To scrap junk in Fallout 4 you can also scrap it directly at a workshop by approaching it, pressing X/Square, select the 'Transfer' option and pressing Y/Triangle to scrap all your junk at once.

This automatically converts the items into elements that can be used for construction or upgrading.

Jay Cartere has a simple video on how to do this on YouTube above, if learning visually is easier for you.

And that is all you need to know about scrapping junk in Fallout 4.

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