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Where to find Random Assault Encounters in Fallout 76

Updated: Apr 25


With thanks to Garust, Lady Emma, Eli - The Thing, Cassi, Mette, Sanne, Jamie MachinegunGOGO, and Thaang.

 

There are 6 types of random encounters in-game and each encounter type has its own set of spawn locations.


Enemy, NPC, Settler or, Raider vs Enemy, NPC, Settler or, Raider. Can be useful for farming meat for Carnivore food buffs.


Traveling Merchants.


Corpses containing plans and Mr. Squeeze who sells the Lemonade and Hard Lemonade plans.


Tamable pets, set scenes with an NPC and the Insult Bot.


Travel

An NPC that moves back and forth along a small route, generally vendors of some kind.


Whitesprings Assault

Enemy vs Whitespring Robots.


Special Mention Encounters

Skyline Valley


It takes 18 minutes for a random encounter location to refresh once all players have left the cell.


There is a condition set on all encounter spawn locations “Do all before repeating”. This means that as long as you stay on the same server and do not refresh or rebuild it, each location will go through the entire spawn list before starting at the top again.


Some encounters have region checks and won't spawn in certain areas.


Some encounters will only spawn in cells that have been nuked. If you want a better chance at finding these encounters, go to a private custom server and turn ON "Nuked Flora & Creatures". This will make the server think that you just dropped a nuke and will activate the additional encounters.


Some encounters have a space check. For example, if there is not enough room for a mega sloth vs super mutants to run through their animations, they will not spawn in certain locations.


These encounters include:

  • Sheepsquatch vs Super Mutants

  • Sheepsquatch vs Scorched

  • Sheepsquatch vs Mole Miners

  • Gulpers vs Scorched

  • Fog Crawlers vs Scorched

  • Anglers vs Super Mutants

  • Gulpers vs Super Mutants

  • Scorched Megasloth vs Super Mutants

  • Sentry Bot vs Super Mutants

  • RadScorpions vs Super Mutants

  • Yao Guai vs Honey Beasts

  • Scorched Baseball vs Yao Guai

  • Deathclaw vs Super Mutants

  • Deathclaw vs Ants

  • Super Mutants vs Deathclaw

  • Yao Guai vs Super Mutants

  • Wolves vs Megasloth

  • Ogua vs Blood Eagles

  • Ogua vs Settlers

  • Ogua vs Cultists

  • Ogua vs Super Mutants

  • Ogua vs Scorched

  • Blue Devil vs Blood Eagles

  • Blue Devil vs Settlers

  • Blue Devil vs Cultists

  • Blue Devil vs Super Mutants

  • Blue Devil vs Scorched

  • Crashed vertibird with feral ghoul crew

  • Deathclaw vs Merchant Caravan

  • Deathclaw nest vs Scorched

  • Deathclaw nest vs Super Mutants

  • Mama's Rage

  • Supermutant Defectors

  • Glowing Deathclaw vs Sentry Bot

  • Random Ogua

  • Random Blue Devil

  • Ogua vs Blue Devil

  • Wendigo Colossus Assault

  • Deathclaw vs Raiders

  • Radscorpion vs Raiders

  • Cryptid Storyteller


All encounters have a 100% chance to spawn, however, there may be a delay of up to 1 min before something will spawn. If you are checking encounters on public servers and nothing spawns then it's possible that another player has walked through the cell and activated the spawn so that location will be on cool down.

 

Assault

There are a total of 51 different Assault encounter types and 27 Assault spawn locations.

Map of all Assault spawn locations


Useful or Interesting encounters

For a full list of encounters, please refer to the list here.


Settler and Raider Rep farming

There are a few ways to farm for Settler and Raider reputation, however, these are time-locked, so if you don't feel like waiting for the dailys to reset or an event to pop, you can farm Assault random encounter locations. Each successful encounter rewards 100 reputation each.

A successful encounter is killing whatever is attacking the Settlers or Raiders. At least one Settler or Raider needs to be alive at the end and you need to interact and speak with the surviving NPC for the reputation to be applied.


Sheepsquatch vs Super Mutants

For those needing Sheepsquatch meat or photos for atom and scoreboard challenges.

Only appears in Ash Heap, Savage Divide, The Mire, and the Cranberry Bog.


Sheepsquatch vs Mole Miners

For those needing Sheepsquatch meat or photos for atom and scoreboard challenges.

Only appears in Ash Heap, Savage Divide, The Mire, and the Cranberry Bog.


Sheepsquatch vs Scorched

For those needing Sheepsquatch meat or photos for atom and scoreboard challenges.

Only appears in Ash Heap, Savage Divide, The Mire, and the Cranberry Bog.


Deathclaw vs Super Mutants

For those needing Deathclaw meat.

All regions


Deathclaw vs Ants

For those needing Deathclaw and Ant meat.

All regions


Deathclaw vs Raiders

For those needing Deathclaw meat.

Only appears in Ash Heap, Savage Divide, The Mire, and the Cranberry Bog.


Wolves vs Megasloth

For those needing Megasloth meat.

All regions


Scorched Megasloth vs Super Mutants

For those needing Megasloth meat or a photo of a Scorched Megasloth for atom and scoreboard challenges.

Only appears in Savage Divide, The Mire, and the Cranberry Bog.


Ants vs Settlers

For those needing Ant meat.

All regions


Wendigo Colossus (Baby Earl)

Thanks to Thaang for this information.


To activate Baby Earl, you will need to nuke Assault spawn locations in the Savage Divide, The Mire, and Cranberry Bog.


This map shows two recommended nuke placement locations.

These are recommended as you can cover two Assault spawn locations with one nuke.


Once the nuke has landed, fast-travel to the first location and check to see if Baby Earl has spawned. If he hasn't, then kill and loot all of whatever has spawned, and then run over to the second location and check to see if he has spawned there. If there is no Baby Earl in sight then kill and loot all. Wait 18 mins for the locations to reset and then visit each location again. There is a 10% chance for a baby Earl to spawn.

 

Easiest locations to server hop


Toxic Valley


Graninger Farm


Forest


Marigold Pavilion

Salt and Pepper on the table downstairs and a potential Bobblehead and Magazine spawn upstairs between the beds.


Slocum's Joe

From the spawn in location, run straight over to the car park of the main building.


Ash Heap


Welch

Fast Travel to Welch Train Station. From the spawn-in point, turn South and walk forward until you get to the Overseer's Husband's family home.


Hornwright Estate

From the fast travel point, turn South, jump over the digger, and run forward until you get to the road. Face East and follow the road. Go past the fence of tires and the tree laying across the road. The spawn location is in the carpark of the first house on your left.


Savage Divide


Scenic Overlook

From the spawn-in point, turn South and follow the road down. Stay on the right-hand side of the road until you see a truck on your left and a large billboard on your right. The encounter location is at the base of the billboard, between the bus and the tent.


Investigator's Cabin

From the fast travel point, run over to the cabin and stand on the roof. Turn and face East and walk straight down the hill until you see a green roof.

Rare baseball bat spawn location.


National Radio Astronomy Research Center

From the spawn in location, face NE and follow the road down. Jump over the tree laying in the middle of the road and continue following the road down. Look North when you get to the Police Car for a fun little scene. Keep running down the road for a little while longer and the spawn location is at the back of the grey truck trailer.


Hopewell Cave

From the fast travel point, turn right and follow the road down until you see the orange shipping container on your left.


The Mire


Excelsior Model Home


Braxson's Quality Medical Supplies


Cranberry Bog


NAR Repair Yard


Overgrown Sundew Grove

Enter the Grove and head towards the house in the middle.

 

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