One of the main mechanics in Fallout 76 are diseases. If your character gets a disease life can be pretty difficult in the wilderness. To survive is Fallout 76 you not only need to worry about hunger and thrist but also deadly diseases. In this guide, we will discuss everything you need to know about diseases in Fallout 76 and how to avoid them.
Fallout 76 Diseases and Effects
You can get diseases from the following sources and reasons:
- Raw food and dirty water.
- Sleeping on rollout or unframed beds, and off the ground.
- Taking damage from Diseased Enemies.
- Swimming in radioactive, contaminated water.
- Moving through radioactive, contamination zones.
Diseases work differently to mutations, they have a time limit for how long they will last. However, they may last through death oftentimes so it is best to avoid them as much as possible. You can use antibiotics to cure diseases, find cures for them as well to automatically cure them.
|Blight||-1 to All SPECIALs|
|Blood Worms||Take 25% More Damage|
|Bone Worms||Take 50% More Limb Damage|
||Periodic Water Loss|
|Fever Claw||-25% Damage with Melee Weapons|
|Flap Limb||-2 STR|
|Glowing Pustules||Bleed Radiation from Wounds|
|Heat Flashes||-2 END|
|Jelly Fingers||+50% Ranged VATS AP Cost|
|Lock Joint||+50% Melee VATS AP Cost|
|Needle Spine||-10 Carry Weight|
||Periodic Food Loss|
|Rad Worms||Take 50% More Radiation Damage|
|Rattle Hands||-25% Damage with Ranged Weapons|
||Action Point Drain from Wounds
|Sludge Lung||-50% AP and AP Regen|
|Snot Ear||-2 PER|
|Swamp Gas||-2 CHR|
|Swamp Itch||-2 AGI|
||Bleed from Wounds|
|The Woopsies||-2 LCK|