How to get infinite caps in Fallout 4

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Out of all the random items to choose as a new form of currency in the wastelands of Fallout 4, bottle caps are an odd but inspired choice. They were pretty much everywhere, they’re easy to carry and they can be used to gouge the eye out of a super mutant when things get hairy.

It’s just a pity that my plan for the alternative currency of the Bison dollar never took, for one of those bills would have been worth ten bottle caps once I’d kidnapped the queen of England.

Anyway, bottle caps is where its at in Fallout 4. You’ll need plenty of them jingling and jangling in your skin-tight pockets as you make your way through the game. But it’d be nice to have an endless supply of the stuff. And that’s easy!

According to players who found a glitch in the game (Vintage Bethesda!), all you have to do is hit up your nearest vendor. Then follow these steps:

  • Buy one type of ammo, and only one type. Also, buy all of it.
  • Sell only one of it back to the vendor
  • Do not complete the sale
  • Sell ammo again, but make certain that your ammo counter doesn’t reach zero
  • Your ammo count won’t decrease, but your caps will go up
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Easy, right? Here’s the catch though: The vendors are going to pull a Skyrim on you. They’ve only got so many caps on them, so once you’ve fleeced them, it’s over. Your best bet is to hit a vendor with a ton of caps, like Diamond City’s Arturo.

As usual, a word of warning: You’re free to do this, but it may take some of the fun out of your nuclear sails. On the other hand, having access to awesome gear early in the game is aces. Mind you, this exploit will probably be patched out soon, so get those caps while they’re hot.

Last Updated: November 12, 2015

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  • Captain JJ the Goo

    I’m only going to start playing Fallout 4 the weekend.
    I really never bother with things like this. It completely ruins a game

    • FreddyBear

      Completely agree, I’ve taken my usual fallout route, and done the first quests to get me free of the intro, and just ventured into the wasteland. Ran into a supermutant lobbing mini nukes at me…..

      Awesome game!

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      Exploits are for CoD players

  • Charl van der Merwe

    Personally I find these kind of exploits takes more away from the game than it gives in instant gratification

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      YOU, I like you!

      • Charl van der Merwe

        I’m very likable when I’m not being an internet tough guy!

  • BurninZ

    not for me, i will get my caps the old fashioned way! my OCD helps. I started the game last night. Have spent 3 hours just farming and picking up 1000 coffee cups and cans, im loving it!!

  • oVg


    lol at low frame rate drops, I don’t notice them because thanks to my OCD I can never drop anything when overburdened and you cant teleport either. So I spend most of the time walking slower than a tortoise 😛

    BEAUTIFUL vibrant wasteland and when an electronic storm hits its spectacular.

    Who else out there resourced every single item in Sanctuary?

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja


      • oVg


      • Sageville

        Hmmm, let me just go over the Admiral’s comment….

        • oVg

          shame, poor thing has worms 🙁

          • Splooshypooh

            He’s doing da “cha-cha” 😀

      • oVg
        • BakedBagel

          I just watched an entire show from a gif.

          Longest gif. eu.

          • oVg

            Bwahahahaha I love it. That kid is BOSS.

    • Johann

      Also loot everything that’s not bolted down. 10 hours in, haven’t done much in the sense of quests, only exploring and looting.

      • oVg

        Scavenger Hunt 4

        You have to give the game props like we did with Skyrim. Seeing the same dead body in the same position after wondering kms away and returning 5hours later should get more recognition.

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    Does anyone have a backup of the game on Steam? Can’t really do the whole download on my 3G contract…

    • Sageville

      Aren’t steam backups locked to an account?

      • Bob of the Khundelar

        No, as long as both of you have a valid key the game you can restore the backup on another PC/user. It’s just transferring the data. It’s what makes steam great. Very handy for those of us with crappy connections.

        • Sageville

          Win! Good to know.

        • You can do the same on an Xbox One. It’s handy-dandy.

  • oVg

    Did you know that you can shoot from cover like in Far Cry?

    • Captain JJ the Goo

      I’m just ignoring all your comments today then. 😉

  • oVg
    • Captain JJ the Goo

      Seriously man. I think I’m just going to avoid most of Lazygamer for the next few days.

      • oVg

        Me too, Im going radio silent on all gaming sites until I finish it, the reviewers say the narrative totally grabs you halfway in for a cool end game.

        • WitWolfy

          I read the narrative has been dumbed down compared to previous Bethesda games. Let me know. Still on the fence about this game.

  • WitWolfy

    Talking about making it rain… I need to reinstall Bloodborn without its patches and do the dupe glitch to max out my hunter.

  • mspag5000

    Here is another glitch that is not really an exploit or a glitch but can give you lots of caps!

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