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Fallout 76 Seasonal Event Guide: Hunt for the Treasure Hunter

Updated: Jan 27

Image Credit: Garlicwizard on Discord

 

Treasure Hunter Mole Miners are adorable, non hostile, hoarders who emit a Morse code-like radio signal. That radio signal will get into your brain and you will hear that signal for the rest of the week, even when you are out in the real world.


Treasure Hunter Mole Miners drop a 1* 2* or 3* weapon or armour piece and a Dusty, Mole Miner, or Ornate Pail upon death.


Mole Miner pails do not drop contextual ammo when opened, however, the Treasure Hunters themselves do drop contextual ammo when looting their corpses, so make sure you have the correct weapon equipped, pending what type of ammo you want/need.

 

Pails are character-locked and non-tradeable.


If you are looking at farming the Treasure Hunters for their legendaries (scrip) then scroll down to "Farming Method".


If you are just wanting their pails for the plans and apparel, then keep reading.

 

Purchasing Pails


The most efficient way to obtain the plans and apparel is to purchase the mid-tier "Mole Miner Pail"


Crafted pails have better drop rates and the mid-tier version does not require too many materials to make.


Chemist and Super Duper do not affect crafting and will not give you any extra pails.


Table of cost and reward drop rates for Mole Miner Pails


How to boost your Charisma to 25

 

Vendor and Camp Ally's


The following Vendors and Camp Ally's sell uncrafted pails while the event is active:


All Train Station Vendors

Atlantic City - Mobster Vendor

Atlantic City - Muni Vendor

Atlantic City - Showmen Vendor

Middle Mountain Pitstop - Vera

Whitesprings Mall - Faction Vendor bots

Watoga Shopping Plaza - Phoenix

Pleasant Valley Ski Resort - Resin

Charleston Fire Department - Mack

Camden Park - Chad

Grafton Town - Greg

Grahm



Camp Ally - Xerxo



If you are purchasing multiple pails on the same server at the same time then the following route will save you time and fast travel fees.


  • Grafton

    • Train Station

    • Responder bot inside Grafton Town opposite Protest March event


  • Pleasant Valley Ski Resort

    • Train Station

    • Raider bot inside the Ski Resort


  • Whitesprings

    • Train Station (sells x2 of each pail)

    • 5 Faction bots in the Whitesprings Resort


  • Watoga

    • Train Station

    • BOS Vendor in Super Duper Mart


Server hop and repeat.

 

Once you have purchased the pails, they then need to be crafted at the Tinker's bench.


If you purchase extra pails and leave them unmade, you can craft them once the loot pool has been updated and have a chance to receive the new rewards early.

 

The Hunting Down method


This guide will work on public and private servers


Note, Treasure Hunter Mole Miners will not spawn inside buildings and instances that require a load screen to enter them.


Step 1) Pick 10 to 12 locations from the list below. It is recommended that you pick one region on the map and only hunt in that region.


Step 2) FT to the first location and murder anything that moves.


Step 3) Loot ALL the bodies (very very important, even if they aren’t Treasure Hunters). You can dump all the crap afterwards but you need those meat piles to disappear for this trick to work.


Step 4) FT to the second location and repeat Step 2 and Step 3


Step 5) Keep Fast Traveling around until you have visited all the locations, repeating Step 2 and Step 3. Take a 10 min break, FT back to the first location and more Treasure Hunters will spawn.


Make sure to keep murdering anything that moves in each location and loot ALL the bodies.


For me personally, if there were no Treasure Hunters there on my first run, then on my second or third run, I would get 1 to 3+ spawn there.


The sweet spot time is 10 to 12 locations. If you pick 9 or less locations then you need to wait about 20 to 25 mins before going back to the first location.


Locations:


  • Forest

    • Aaronholt Homestead (out the back in the field as well)

    • Groves Family Cabin

    • Tyler County Fairgrounds

    • Morgantown Airport

    • Morgantown

    • Morgantown Train Yard

    • Bolton Greens

    • Helvetia

    • Sutton

    • Tygert Water Treatment Plant

    • Overlook Cabin

    • Torrance House

    • New Gad

    • Summersville Docks

    • Summersville Dam

    • Poseidon Power Plant


  • Ash Heap

    • AVR Medical Centre

    • Abandoned Mineshafts

    • Brim Quarry

    • Camden Park

    • Beckley

    • Nicholson’s End

    • Welch

    • Mount Blair Train yard

    • AMS Testing Site

    • Garrahan Estate (upstairs)

    • Lake Reynolds

    • Lewisburg

    • Pleasant Hills Cemetery (behind Lewisburg)

    • Pylon Ambush Site (Imposter event location)

    • Burning Mine


  • Toxic Valley

    • Wavy Willards

    • Grafton Steel

    • Clarksburg

    • Black Bear Lodge


  • Savage Divide

    • Palace of the Winding Path

    • Sunnytop Ski Lanes Base Lodge

    • Sunnytop Ski Lanes Base Lodge

    • Sons of Dane Compound (One Violent Night)

    • Monongah (Town)

    • Pleasant Valley Cabins

    • Pleasant Valley Ski Resort

    • New Appalachian Central Trainyard

    • Whitesprings Golf Club

    • National Isolated Radio Array

    • West tek Research Center (outside only)

    • Huntersville

    • Site Charlie


  • The Mire

    • Dyer Chemicals

    • Berkeley Springs

    • General Steakhouse

    • Haven Church


  • Cranberry Bog

    • The General's Steakhouse

    • Bootlegger’s Shack

    • Ranger District Office

    • Appalachian Antiques

    • Flooded Trainyard


  • Other

    • Workshops in general (they only spawn during the first stage of “clear the workshop”. Don’t bother going back to the workshop after you have cleared it as Treasure Hunters won’t spawn there again for that session.

    • All Relay Towers (great time to throw a few US Gov Supply drop holotapes in while you are there for a chance at the rare coloured baseball bats)


Note: As of Patch 30, Treasure Hunters no long appear as a yellow dot on your HUD.


Speed runs are an option if you are short on time but are not recommended on a private server. Speed runs consist of fast traveling to every location listed above and from the spawn-in point, looking for yellow dots on your HUD.


The Treasure Hunter Mole Miners are coded to be non-hostile to players and are assigned the yellow non-hostile dots.

If you see yellow dots then there is a good chance it's a Treasure Hunter or an NPC. This tip doesn’t always work for large areas like Camden Park, Mount Blair, Wavy Willards etc so you may still need to run in and have a look around.


Pop some Berry Mentats before going out on a hunt to highlight all enemies purple.


Treasure Hunter Mole Miner Location Map


 

Rewards


Downloadable copy here.



Note: The NW plans are non-tradeable. They will stop dropping once you have learned them. If you unlocked the original plans via NW then these plans will not drop for you.



Plan: Insurgent Hat

Release Date: Spring 2020


Plan: Insurgent Outfit

Release Date: Spring 2020


Plan: Marine Armour Helmet

Release Date: Spring 2020


Plan: Safari Crocolossus Backpack

Release Date: Spring 2020


Plan: Treasure Hunter Outfit Hat

Release Date: Spring 2020


Plan: Treasure Hunter Outfit

Release Date: Spring 2020


Plan: Safari Gorilla Backpack

Release Date: Fall 2020


Deathclaw Hunter Hat

Release Date: Fall 2020


Deathclaw Hunter Outfit

Release Date: Fall 2020


Strongman Outfit

Release Date: Fall 2020


Grafton Monster Mask

Release Date: Fall 2020


Garrahan Foreman Helmet

Release Date: Fall 2021


Garrahan Foreman Outfit

Release Date: Fall 2021


Plan: Camo Backpack

Release Date: Fall 2021


Plan: Pink Sprinkles NW Power Armour Paint

Release Date: Spring 2021

Non-tradeable

Only if not earned in Nuclear Winter



Plan: Animatronic Clown

Release Date: Fall 2020


Plan: Balloon Arch

Release Date: Spring 2021


Plan: Bed of Nails

Release Date: Fall 2020


Plan: Bouquet of Star Balloons

Release Date: Spring 2021


Plan: Cave Cricket Tube

Release Date: Spring 2021


Plan: Circus Cage Trailer

Release Date: Spring 2020


Plan: Fire Station Bell

Release Date: Spring 2021


Plan: Golf Carts

Release Date: 2024

There are three golf carts from the one plan.


Golf Cart - Patriot


Golf Cart - Sunwashed


Golf Cart - Red and White


Plan: Grafton Monster Lamp

Release Date: Fall 2020


Plan: Junkyard Fountain

Release Date: Fall 2021


Plan: Neon Light Diner Clock

Release Date: Spring 2021


Plan: Raw Cement Barricade

Release Date: Spring 2021


Plan: Scorchbeast Queen Plushie

Release Date: Fall 2021


Plan: Scorched Tube

Release Date: Spring 2021


Plan: Small Supply Crate NW Stash Box

Release Date: Spring 2021

Non-tradeable

Only if not earned in Nuclear Winter


Plan: Small Vault Girl Statue

Release Date: Fall 2021


Plan: Snallygaster Plushie

Release Date: Fall 2021


Plan: TV Aquarium

Release Date: Spring 2021


Plan: Vault 76 Rug

Release Date: Spring 2021


Plan: Wanamingo Plushie

Release Date: Fall 2020


Plan: WV State Bird Rug

Release Date: Fall 2021


Plan: Yao Guai Tube

Release Date: Fall 2021



Plan: Radstag Hunting Knife

Release Date: Spring 2020


Plan: Strongman's Super Sledge Paint

Release Date: Fall 2020


Cursed Rolling Pin

Release Date: Spring 2021


Cursed Broadsider

Release Date: Fall 2021


Cursed Sickle

Release Date: Fall 2021


Plan: Laser Gun Blue Camp Paint

Release Date: Spring 2021

Non-tradeable

Only if not earned in Nuclear Winter


Plan: Missile Launcher Atom Cats Paint

Release Date: Spring 2021

Non-tradeable

Only if not earned in Nuclear Winter

 

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Is there a change to the loot table for the event this week? I heard that the Golf Cart plan is in the loot pool - is that correct?

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