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Scrap metal
Scrap metal
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compon. ofWeapon repair kit Fallout: New VegasGametitle-FNV
Lead Fallout: New VegasGametitle-FNV
Sierra Madre chip fnvdmGametitle-FNV DM
Nails Lonesome Road (add-on)Gametitle-FNV LR
Fat mine Gun Runners' ArsenalGametitle-FNV GRA
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fo3Gametitle-FO3
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questsThe Outcast Collection Agent
This Old House
Walter's Scrap Metal

ED-E My Love
Iron and Stealing
Dealing with Contreras
Not Worth a Hill of Corn and Beans

Volare!
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Scrap metal is a miscellaneous item in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.

Fallout 3Edit

Related questsEdit

LocationsEdit

Scrap metal can be found throughout the Capital Wasteland.

NotesEdit

The ammo press in The Pitt can also be used to melt scrap metal down into ammunition. Using scrap metal in the press is very efficient, due to it yielding more ammunition than the scrap metal input. For example, if one puts 500 pieces of scrap metal into the press to make shotgun shells, the press will return 1,000 shells.

Fallout: New VegasEdit

Much like in Fallout 3, scrap metal in Fallout: New Vegas can be turned in to various non-player characters for unmarked quests. It is also a useful alternative to a higher Repair skill when trying to repair certain objects. It is a necessary component in the crafting of the weapon repair kit. Its most lucrative use, however, is that it can be broken down into 200 units of lead, which is used in the crafting of ammunition at a reloading bench. These things are not mutually exclusive, however, as lead is the easiest component of ammunition to get; the primer, powder, and casings are all much less commonplace.

Related questsEdit

  • ED-E My Love: ED-E can be repaired using three pieces of scrap metal and several other objects if the player lacks the requisite Repair and/or Science skill to do so without parts.
  • Iron and Stealing: One option to gain fame with the Boomers, and thus complete the quest Volare!, is to give Jack scrap metal. 50 pieces will give the player instant "Idolized" status. This unmarked quest stays active even after the bomber is raised.
  • Dealing with Contreras: Isaac can be given scrap metal to make ammunition for Contreras. 100 pieces are necessary. However, he will also accept the much more numerous and far less valuable bent tin cans instead.
  • Not Worth a Hill of Corn and Beans: Five pieces of scrap metal, along with many other supplies, are needed to repair William Farber's food processor in Camp McCarran if you lack the Repair skill to jury rig it.

LocationsEdit

Scrap metal can be found throughout the Mojave Wasteland.

CraftingEdit

With the addition of the Honest Hearts add-on, players are given two options to craft scrap metal from commonly available items. Both recipes are available immediately upon installation of the add-on and can be accessed from any workbench so long as the player has a Repair skill of 25 or above.

Name Skill Requirement Produced On Items Needed
Scrap metal (Cookery-to-Metal) Honest HeartsGametitle-FNV HH Repair:25 Workbench
Scrap metal (Meals-to-Metal) Honest HeartsGametitle-FNV HH Repair:25 Workbench

Curiously, the "Meals-to-Metal" recipe calls for the non-metallic variant of the butter knife, rather than the admittedly less common metal version.

Behind the scenesEdit

Scrap metal was originally called "spare parts" and was designed to function just like alien epoxy (which was added to Fallout 3 with the Mothership Zeta add-on), but this idea was dropped during pre-production. Evidence of this still remains in the item's internal EditorID: "SpareParts".

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