How does your stash work in Fallout 76? The game doesn't do a great job of telling you how to get the most out of your stash, but it's more useful than you might think. As is the case in previous Fallout titles, your character can only carry a set amount of items before they become over encumbered. In Fallout 76, being over the weight limit will make it so that jogging or running slowly drains your Action Points (or AP), and you won't be able to fast travel.
The problem is, you're encouraged to pick up a lot of stuff in Fallout 76, from weapons and armour to healing items, food, drink, and junk that can be used in crafting. In other words, you're going to need somewhere to put all of your items when you're not using them – crafting supplies especially.
This is where your stash comes in – a box that can hold a lot more weight than your character. This is where you should be storing all of your junk, scrap, excess healing items, and any high level gear that you can't equip yet.
Fallout 76 – How to build your own stash
You can build your own stash in Fallout 76 through the C.A.M.P. system, and we recommend doing so as soon as possible. Simply set up your camp in a secluded area, select build, and then craft a stash box out of common materials. Place it in your camp and it's yours to use.
As is the case with anything else that you craft in your camp, your stash box will be brought with you should you decide to relocate. All you have to do is select it from the menu and place it in your new camp.
Fallout 76 stash – How it works
Your Fallout 76 stash is more useful than it may first appear. The game doesn't really tell you this, but you can access your stash from numerous locations throughout the world – not just at your own camp.
There are various 'safe' places dotted across the map in Fallout 76. The Red Rocket gas station next to the Responder Hideout, for example, is one of these locations. At these locations, you'll find stash boxes that hold all of your stashed items – they all share your hoarded objects regardless of which stash box you're accessing. This allows you to store and retrieve items as you adventure, as long as you can find these 'safe' places.
Even better, any workbenches that can be found in these 'safe' locations will automatically take your stashed items into account when you're crafting, so you don't have to retrieve materials from your stash before using the workbench. The same rule applies to workbenches that you create in your camp – they'll also use your stashed items if you've got a stash box already set up.
Have you been making good use of your stash in Fallout 76? How many items have you hoarded? Access your stash in the comments section below.