So you want to know how to nuke everything to oblivion in Fallout 76? Well, you, my friend, have come to the right place. In this guide, I will try to be as detailed as possible and make sure you understand how to launch a Nuke in Fallout 76.
Thanks to Bethesda, you have the ability to launch nuclear missiles into Appalachia. However, as exciting as it may be, launching a nuke in Fallout 76 is easier said than done. There are three primary steps to launching a nuke and below we will discuss them all.
Fallout 76: How to Launch a Nuke
To launch a nuke in Fallout 76 you need to Nuclear Silo Code Fragments, Gain Access to the Silos, and Reach the Control Room.
Step #1: The Silo Code Fragments
You need to find code pieces for Silos at Site Alpha, Site Bravo, and Site Charlie. The codes are carried by special enemies. Look for Scorched Officers or Feral Ghoul Officers. The Scorched Officers are usually roaming around outside The Forest or around Points of Interest.
Once you have the code it is time to get access to the missile silos. The code for each site will mark the location on your map. Each site has its own launch code and the code pieces you find can be from any of the three silos in Fallout 76.
Step #2: Accessing the Silos
The hardest step is getting access to the silos because this part is done through The Enclave. It is a faction that has clearance to enter the silos. The Enclave has a secret bunker in The Mire housed in the Abandoned Waste Dump. The location is guarded by two deathclaws. Solve the puzzle to get inside the HQ but you then need to prove your worth to them. Join the faction and join the military. Complete tasks for the faction until you reach the rank of General and get access to all three silos.
Step #3: Decrypt the Code and Reach the Control Room
Keep in mind that doing the final portion of the nuke launch isn’t something you should attempt alone. It is better to have a team with you because the automated defense systems will do everything to stop you. Expect heavy resistance inside the silos. Having is not only important for accessing the silos but also in solving the puzzle for code decryption.
The Enclave will offer some clues and their surveillance room will try to decrypt the codes but you will have to wait a few days. The process is slow so you can either wait or try to solve them yourself.
When you are able to figure out the keyword you need to decipher the letters using the keyword to create an 8-letter word. You use an online cipher tool for that and then run it through a word scramble or anagram search to get results. Use the ones that sound the most plausible.
If you manage to reach the control room you must then find the right control panel to start the launch prep. Protect the robots and begin the missile reconstruction.