Fallout 76 Atoms are the game's premium currency - allowing you to buy new cosmetic items from the game's Atom Store.

You can opt to spend real world money on Atoms - allowing you to get new furnishings, emotes and outfits quickly - but if you're patient, you can get what you need without spending a penny.

That comes from the many Fallout 76 Challenges, which come in a number of varieties, and can give you easy Atoms if you know how to get them.

How to get Atoms in Fallout 76

There are essentially four ways to get Atoms in Fallout 76:

  • Purchased with real world money: Have some cash burning a hole in your pocket? You can buy Atoms with money. The more you purchase at once the better value they become, but with 500 costing £4, then it works out at around £1 per 125 Atoms.
  • Daily Challenges: There are five Challenges that update in-game every 24 hours, at 3pm UK time. These are usually very simple actions - from levelling up to interacting with other players.
  • Weekly Challenges: These are slightly more involved Challenges - including claiming specific Workshop locations - that reset every week on Tuesdays at 3pm UK time.
  • Challenges: As well as temporary Challenges, there is a list of preset Challenges you can tackle at any time. Though more will appear as you complete them (depending on the category) at a glance you can see a wide list of objectives to complete, and adjust your playstyle towards them - earning you easy Atoms.
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Daily Challenges tend to be the easiest of the bunch, but there are many standard Challenges that are quick and easy to complete. They are as follows:

Note this isn't a complete and exhaustive list. As you complete certain Challenges - from killing enemies to foraging and crafting items - it'll then unlock another set of Challenges along the same lines, except it'll require you to do it in much higher numbers.

Here's the list of default Challenges in Fallout 76, and the Atoms they dish out.

Fallout 76 Character Challenges list - How to get Atoms from Character Challenges

Character ChallengesAtoms rewarded
Explore Appalachia for 24 hours 20
Explore Appalachia for an hour 10
Collect a Bobblehead, Holotape, or Magazine 10
Equip a Perk Card 10

Fallout 76 Survival Challenges list - How to get Atoms from Survival Challenges

Survival ChallengesAtoms rewarded
Acquire a Disease 20
Brew 76 Teas and Drinks 20
Collect 76 Purified Water 40
Collect Wood 10
Deploy 76 CAMPS to settle Appalachia 40
Harvest 12 different Herbs 40
Harvest 11 Fruits, Berries and Vegetables 40
Harvest 10 Fungi, Plants and Nuked Flora 40
Learn a Recipe or Plan 10
Learn 76 Cooked Recipes 80
Boil water 10
Cook a meal 10
Deploy a CAMP to settle Appalachia 10
Harvest Wild Plants and Fungi 10
Scrap junk to produce resources 10
Scrap 76 junk to produce Resources 20
Scrap 760 junk to produce resources 20

Fallout 76 Combat Challenges list - How to get Atoms from Combat Challenges

Combat ChallengesAtoms rewarded
Craft 76 Grenades 20
Craft or Scrap Armor 76 times 20
Craft or Scrap 76 Ranged Weapons 20
Craft or Scrap a Melee Weapon 10
Craft some Ammo 10
Destroy 10 Robots 10
Fully rank up a Perk Card 20
Kill 76 Animkals 40
Kill 76 Anrhropods 40
Kill 76 Critters 40
Kill 5 Different Kinds of Animals 40
Kill 8 Different Kinds of Arthropods 40
Kill 10 Different Kinds of Creatures 40
Kill 10 Different Kinds of Critters 40
Kill 6 Different Kinds of Robots 40
Kill 76 Human-like Creatures 40
Kill 76 Insects or Bugs 40
Kill a Wanted Player 20
Learn a Weapon or Armor Plan 10
Mod a Weapon 10
Mod a piece of Armor 10
Repair a piece of Armor or a Weapon 10
Scrap 76 Clothes 20
Craft a Piece of Armor 10
Craft or Scrap a Ranged Weapon 10
Destroy a Robot 10
Kill a Creature 10
Kill an Enemy 10

Fallout 76 Social Challenges list - How to get Atoms from Social Challenges

Social ChallengesAtoms rewarded
Build a Furnishing in a Workshop or CAMP10
Claim a Workshop10
Complete an Event while in a Group10
Join a Group10
Make a Friend10
Revive an Ally20
Take a Photo in Appalachia10

Need more help? If you are following the main storyline, then you'll come across the Type-T Fuse location and Fire Breathers exam answers quests. If you're after online activities, there is Fallout 76 Workshops and base building and how to unlock PvP. If you're after higher-level goals, then we recommend observing the level zones map, unlocking Atom Challenges, plus how to join the Enclave and launching nukes with launch codes.


Fallout 76 World Challenges list - How to get Atoms from World Challenges

World ChallengesAtoms rewarded
Emerge from Vault 76 10
Discover the Overseer's CAMP 10
Collect 8 Holotape Games 40
Collect an Issue from 11 Different Magazines 40
Complete 76 Quests and Events in the Forest 40
Locate 5 Locales within the Forest 40
Discover the Ash Heap Region 20
Discover the Cranberry Bog Region 20
Discover the Mire Region 20
Discover the Savage Divide 20
Discover the Toxic Valley Region 20
Find the 'Tales from the West Virginia Hills' Holotapes 40
Find the Overseer's Logs 80
Find the Overseer's Personal Journal Holotapes 40
Find the Survivor Series Holotapes 20
Hack 2 Terminals 10
Pick a Lock 10
Use 20 Different Kinds of Bobbleheads 40

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