Fallout 76 Legendary Cores - What Are They & How To Get

The Steel Reign update is out now!

By Kyle Knight

July 8, 2021

The eighth major update for Fallout 76 has arrived, Steel Reign was released on July 7 for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation. There’s plenty of new content included in the Fallout 76 update, including new Legendary Cores.

Fallout 76’s brand new Legendary Cores is something all crafters are going to want to get their hands on. There are multiple ways to get your hands on the new crafting element, and DualShockers have put together everything you need to know about Crafting Cores, right here in this article.

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Fallout 76: Steel Reign Reveal Trailer

Fallout 76: Steel Reign Reveal Trailer

Fallout 76: Steel Reign Update

Steel Reign, the latest major update for Fallout 76 is now available on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. As well as new crafting elements such as the Legendary Cores, there are new areas for players to explore.

Jump in now to discover Uncanny Caverns, West Tek, AMS HQ and more. As well as new locations there are new legendary weapon attributes, new armor and power armor attributes and plenty of rewards for players.

Fallout 76 – Legendary Cores

Legendary Cores are a crafting component in Fallout 76, and were introduced as part of the new Steel Reign update. These cores are used to add legendary effects onto weapons, armor, and power armor that are not usually legendary.

So, how do you get them? Well, the Legendary Cores can only be obtained by completing public events, seasonal events, daily ops, and scoreboard rewards. Completing any of the public events will guarantee the player receives legendary cores.

The easiest way to get the new Legendary Cores is to complete Public Events such as ‘A Colossal Problem’ or ‘Campfire Tales’. The former will guarantee the player 8 Legendary Cores, with the latter guaranteeing anywhere between 2 and 6 cores. Many of the other events work on a percentage chance of the player receiving a Legendary Core, but there are various other Public Events that guarantee cores.

The following events will guarantee the player receives legendary cores once completed or if certain circumstances are met:

  • A Colossal Problem [Public Event] – 8 on Completion
  • Campire Tales [Public Event] – 2-6 on Completion
  • Encryptid [Public Event] – 8 on Completion
  • Fasnacht Day [Seasonal Event] – 1 core if 2 or less parade merchers alive
  • Free Range [Public Event] – 8 cores if 3 brahmin alive
  • Project Paradise [Public Event] – 8 cores if 3 creatures alive with or without ARIC-4 shutdown
  • Scorched Earth [Public Event] – 5 on Completion

Make sure to check out the Fandom Wiki guide on Fallout 76’s new Legendary Cores to find out what other events can be completed for a chance at dropping cores.

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Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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