Fallout 76 vending machines are part of the brand spanking-new Wild Appalachia update, along with plenty of other new content arriving in Fallout 76 to help flesh out the game. Player vending is one of the main features brought to the post-apocalyptic MMO, where wasteland wanderers can now set up shop in their home base and sell their wares to other players within the world.
In this guide we're going to show you how to set up and use these vending machines, so you can make some money out of the junk you find out in the world. As they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure!
How to use vending machines in Fallout 76
If you're ready to start your new career as a wasteland salesman, first head over to your C.A.M.P. Open up your crafting menu and you'll find the vending machine in its own tab. It costs very little steel and wood to craft it, so don't worry about that.
You can place up to four of these machines before you hit the limit, so the more the merrier if you've got lots of kit to sell. Once you've staffed it with items (30 items per machine) you can power it up and invite the rest of the server to come and peruse your wares.
When you power up your machine this opens up the ability for other players to teleport to it, who can also read what you're selling by hovering over your vending icon on the world map.
You set the prices for the items in the vending machine, but Bethesda will always take a 10% cut, with you taking home the rest of the split. You'll get a little notification when somebody swings by and makes a purchase, but be careful to watch your earnings.
If business is booming, keep in mind that you can't earn anymore caps over 25,000 with this system, so if you're making lots of money, be careful, or you'll end up making trades with no return.
Also, when you craft a vending machine make sure its near a player hub with a free fast-travel point nearby, as that will naturally drive more players to your stall, as they won't have to pay to visit it. Isolating yourself in the mountains is still bad for business in the post-apocalypse!
After you've finished setting up your new business, if you want to use the vending machine of another player for shopping, all you have to do is fast travel to it by clicking on the map icon. Make sure to check they have what you need first by hovering over it, and of course, be vigilant, it might be a trap!