Just because it’s a wasteland doesn’t mean you gotta run around with scraps.
If you feel OK with completely breaking the economy of Fallout 4, there’s a glitch in the game right now that may be of interest to you. Behold:
So, what’s happening there? Fallout 4 players have discovered that selling and buying ammo in a very specific way lets you A) take all the caps from a vendor and B) continue selling phantom ammo to the vendor, thus allowing you to clean house at any shop. Here’s what you need to do.
- First, find a vendor who sells ammo. Any ammo will do.
- Pick an ammo type.
- Buy every single bullet of that ammo type.
- Sell exactly one ammo of the stash you just bought back.
- Sell another chunk of the ammo, but not all of it.
If you do that correctly, after those initial ammo swaps you should then be able to sell whatever you have left an infinite number of times without actually having the entirety of your supply drop. It’s a little hard to explain, but if you watch the video you should get an idea of what I mean. You’ll perpetually have one bullet of phantom ammo that you can sell back. As you can see in my video, I walk in with 893 caps. I walk out with 1,322 caps, without actually selling anything of my own. If I wanted, I could have kept selling more of the phantom 308 rounds to the vendor, and used the surplus caps he owed me to take more of his stuff.
Now, I will say that this glitch hasn’t worked with every single vendor I’ve tried it with. I went around Diamond City, and it worked with 2 out of the 3 people I attempted it with, so your mileage may vary. If it doesn’t work with one vendor, try another. Or, try the steps outlined here again—I messed it up a couple of times, when I was initially trying it out.
If you want to roll around like a high-class vault dweller, I’d get on this quick—undoubtedly, Bethesda will patch this exploit. Personally, I’m going to pretend it doesn’t exist: I don’t want to ruin the experience for myself.
Besides. I’ve already got one of the best guns in the game earlier than I’m supposed to. I’m good!