For an overview of power armor in Fallout 4, see Power armor (Fallout 4). For an overview of various models of power armor in the Fallout series of games, see power armor.
Power armor frame
set to 11
Negates weight of equipped power armor pieces
Even without any pieces, a Power Armor frame provides a variety of advantages, like increased carry weight, greater melee damage, and the elimination of fall damage.
” — VDSG Catalogue No.9717
power armor frame is the base component for all power armor in .
Any combination of power armor parts can be equipped on a power armor frame, which is a furniture object that does not exist in the inventory. A
power armor station can be used to modify power armor components on a frame.
The base frame provides 60
Damage Resistance, and Energy Resistance, but negates effects of other apparel and armor worn underneath. It also sets the base Strength to 11, which can result in negative effects to carrying capacity. Although the weight of worn apparel and armor is not ignored, any power armor plate segments attached to the frame do not affect carrying capacity.
There is only one empty power armor frame available in the game, located at
Revere satellite array. The frame is located in the northeast corner of array's dishes, in the dish array accessible by stairs.
When purchased from a vendor, the frame will spawn in the power armor station in the shop. The only exception is when purchasing from Atom Cats, which will appear outside garage.
A special frame is worn by
Proctor Ingram aboard the Prydwen. However she cannot be forced to exit the frame as she has a locked fusion core.
Empty frames can be purchased from the following locations:
Frames that are empty, particularly those purchased from vendors are also immune to the "Cell Reset" bug which can cause the loss of mounted power armor pieces on unattended power armor.
Map of power armor frame locations
An opened power armor frame seen in a loading screen
Outfits Agatha's dress · Army fatigues · Athletic outfit · Baseball uniform · Bathrobe · Beaded blazer · Black vest and slacks · Bomber jacket · Brotherhood fatigues · BOS uniform · Casual outfit · Checkered shirt and slacks · Child of Atom brown rags · Child of Atom green rags · Child of Atom long brown rags · Child of Atom long green rags · Child of Atom long rags · Child of Atom short rags · Child of Atom short brown rags · Child of Atom short green rags · Child of Atom simple rags · Cleanroom suit · Colonial duster · Covert sweater vest · Courser uniform · Drifter outfit · Engineer's armor ( ) Teagan's armor · Explorer outfit · Farmhand clothes · Fatigues · Feathered dress · Field scribe's armor · Flannel shirt and jeans · Geneva's ensemble · Greaser jacket and jeans ( Atom Cats, ) Zeke's · Green shirt and combat boots · Grognak costume · Gunner flannel shirt and jeans · Gunner guard outfit · Hazmat suit (Damaged) · Helmeted cage armor · Hooded rags · Kellogg's outfit · Ingram's UnderArmor · Institute division head coat · Institute jumper · Institute lab coat · Lab coat ( , Cabot's , Father's Vault-Tec) · Laundered dress ( Blue, Cream, Denim, Green, Rose, Pink) · Laundered loungewear · Leather coat ( Traveling leather coat) · Letterman's jacket and jeans ( ) DB Tech varsity uniform · Long johns · Longshoreman outfit · MacCready's duster · Maxson's battlecoat · Mechanic jumpsuit (Green, Red Rocket) · Military fatigues · Minuteman outfit · Minutemen general's uniform · Padded blue jacket · Pastor's vestments · Postman uniform · Quinlan's armor · Radstag hide outfit · Raider leathers · Railroad armored coat · Ratty skirt · Red dress · Red frock coat · Red leather trench coat · Road leathers · Science scribe's armor · Sequin dress · Silver Shroud costume · Squire's uniform · Submariner uniform · Suit ( Black, Blue, Striped, Tan, Grey, Patched, Patched Three-Piece, ) Lorenzo's · Summer shorts · Surveyor outfit ( Reginald's suit) · Suspenders and slacks · Synth uniform · Tattered field jacket · Tattered rags · T-shirt and slacks · Tuxedo · Undershirt & jeans · Utility coveralls · Winter jacket and jeans · Yellow trench coat · Vault jumpsuit