Fallout 76 Mutation Guide-Mutation Farming, Best Mutation And Keeping Mutation2019-06-18 09:31:05
You may have come across some references to Mutations while exploring the radiative wastelands of Appalachia in Fallout 76. So, what does Mutation do? How to get them? Which is the best Mutation? Keep on reading.
What does Mutation do on Fallout 76?
Mutations are an interesting new mechanic which offers players the chance to gain extra stat buffs by taking in radiation and reducing your health in the process. It allows players to gain new powers, but it can have negative effects as well.The way mutations work is that they will randomly appear depending on your radiation level. With each 5 hp you lose to radiation (shown as red on the right side of your health bar) you have a chance of gaining a new mutation.
In any case, if you are willing to give up a few points of stats here and there for some really cool abilities, then you need to learn how to farm mutations. Here’s a quick guide to help you get to grips with this DNA altering perk system before it kills you.
How to get Mutation on Fallout 76?
In order to get a mutation you need to find a location with a strong radiation,either some yellow barrels or large body of contaminated water. Stand near or in it and watch as you soak up that sweet, sweet radiation.
For those of you who don't know, there's a location called Blackwater Mines.Here's it on the map.
There are barrels that give you 30rads/sec right next to the entrance to mines, where that robot stands. Inside mines, just right toof the entrance inside, there's a decontamination arch or whatever it's called that you can use to clear out the rads.
Basically, you go there, fill up your health bar full with rards (which will almost certainly give you a mutation, consider yourself unlucky if it didn't), then clear the rads inside with an arch. You can also remove unwanted mutations there. But the trick is, whenever you get a mutation, you have to rejoin the server or you won't be able to get new ones no matter how many times you try.
You're not required to have a Starched Genes perk but it'll help if you want to get a lot of them. Also it is 5% chance to get a mutation per 5 points of rads taken.
Couple of other things to note:
1.Remove any gear or perk cards that prevent you from getting rads.
2.Get closer to the storage with barrels and wait as you get irradiated.
3.This will reduce your HP at the same time, so leave as soon as you're left with just enough to survive.
4.If you didn't manage to get any mutation the first time, you can use the decontamination chamber, which can be found in the same building, to remove any rads on your character.
5.Then return to the barrels and repeat the process until you get a mutation.
6.In order to get more than one mutation, you will need to leave the game and reconnect, as the game will not allow you to get mutations twice during the same gaming session.
Once you you get any Mutations that you'd like to keep,?make sure you have the Starched Genes Perk Card, which can be applied to keep Mutations.
There is a bunch of Mutations available in Fallout 76. which ones should you go for? Each Mutation features different positive effects and negative ones. Below, but we’ve listed some good all-rounders below:
Herbivore: Vegetables provide 2x normal benefit, meat provides zero benefit
Marsupial: +20 carry weight, + jump height, -4 intelligence.
Eagle Eye: +4 perception, -4 strength
Healing Factor: +300% health regeneration, -55% chem effects