Fallout 76 Nukes Guide – How to Launch, Get Decrypt Codes

Fallout 76 Nukes Guide

In this Fallout 76 Nukes Guide, we will guide you on how you can launch Nukes in Fallout 76 and how you can obtain decrypt codes for Nukes in the game. Since the wastelands have already been introduced to Nukes before, it turns out that you can repeat the process in the game because one time was not enough.

We have curated this Fallout 76 Nukes Guide, which will explain the complete process of doing just that. We will guide you on how you can obtain the codes, enter the silos, and fire nuclear missiles on any part of the map at your command. However, you will need to plan the game as once the missiles are launched, the game will be changed a lot and you might end up nuking your base in the process too if you are not careful.

Nukes Guide – Fallout 76

Our Fallout 76 Nukes Guide details everything you need to know about Nukes in Fallout 76. Although Nukes have been present in every Fallout game in the past, Fallout 76 has a new Nuke mechanic which means that you cannot fire them without having the proper codes. Your first objective to launch a Nuke is to find the codes.

Obtaining Nuke Codes

The first step is to obtain the Nuclear codes. As it turns out, their game servers of Fallout 76 have a lot of Nuclear Silos and each silo has its unique code. The code is not a simple digit code. It is a combination of codes that has eight parts and they are guarded very well. You will encounter high-level and extremely powerful enemies such as Scorchbeasts guarding them.

You will be better off with a good team if you are looking to find some Nuclear codes and gain access to Nuclear Silos. You can find codes scattered over the world and can even be found on downed enemies. The best way probably is to join a faction such as Enclave as they are the most informed about Nukes and Nuclear technology. You can use their surveillance terminal in the Enclave Command Center to find and identify officers carrying codes.

Decrypting Nuke Codes

The next step is to decrypt these codes as you obtain them in raw form. Decrypting Nuke Codes is a very lengthy process but thankfully Hashbringer has a very handy document written which explains it easily. Refer here to check the document on decrypting the codes.

Obtaining the Nuclear Launch Keycard

Once you have obtained Nuke Codes, the next step is to obtain the Nuclear Launch Keycard which is required for launching the nukes. They are found on cargo bots and they can be easily found by tracking them through the command center of your preferred faction.

Accessing the Nuclear Silo

Once you have all the required codes and keycards, it is time to access the specific Silo you obtained the codes for. You will encounter heavy resistance at the silos such as Robobrains, Assaultrons, and other assault robots. Once you get inside, you will need to protect five robots to start the launch sequence.

Launching the Nuke

The launch sequence preparation will take some time so make sure that you protect all five robots. Once it is complete, insert the keycard and then enter your launch code. If entered correctly, you will get access to the targeting system. Choose your desired location on the map and fire away the nuke.


Once the nuclear missile explodes on the map, there will be changes so be prepared for them. For four real-world hours, that specific area will be a fresh irradiated area however new and rare resources will spawn there. Collect as many as you can while avoiding the powerful enemies guarding them. After four hours, the area will return to normal.

Once the missile is launched, it will arrive at the location after around three minutes and detonate. If you launch it at your own base, you can either pack it up before it explodes or simply rebuild the whole thing again. You do not lose your gear and progress after a nuclear attack on it.

For additional Fallout 76 guides, make sure to check out our Antibiotics Guide, Deathclaw Eggs Farming Guide, Fact Finder .44 Pistol Guide, Wastelanders Romance Guide, Wastelanders Allies Location Guide, Wastelanders Hunter for Hire Guide, Wastelanders Strength in Numbers Quest Guide, Weapons Guide, Perks and Special Attributes Guide, Workshops Guide, Power Armor Guide, Camping Guide, Apparel Guide, Best Characters Build Guide, Aid Items Guide, Main Quests Guide Part 2, Main Quests Guide Part 1, Chemistry Guide, Cooking Guide, Crafting Guide, Event Quests Guide, Daily Drop and Repeatable Quests Guide, Diseases and Mutations Guide, Miscellaneous Quests Guide, Magazines Guide, BobbleHeads Guide, Power Armor Locations Guide, Combat Guide, Side Quests Guide, Beginner’s Guide, Aluminum Farming Guide, Final Word Weapon Guide, Weapons and Armor Mod Guides, and 8 Basic Steps After Setting Out the Vault in Fallout 76 Guide.

This concludes our Fallout 76 Nukes Guide. If you want to add anything to this guide, feel free to use the comments section below.

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