Fallout 4 – Semi-Automatic Vault-Tec Lunchbox Loot Farming

A guide to a semi-automatic loot farm from lunchboxes!

Introduction

Hey there everyone!
Last week I was finally trying to get into making a factory with Fallout 4: Contraptions DLC, and I stumbled onto something.

Having set up a builder to make lunchboxes and run them towards sorters and storing the loot and the lunchboxes itself, I tried finding a machine that broke down the lunchboxes to components, but couldn’t find them. I saw there was a mod for it, but I’m not big on playing with mods.

After learning that I found out that the lunchboxes “refill” themselves having been through enough machines and-/or lifts.
So yeah, I then redirected a conveyor belt to make the lunchboxes fall on the conveyor belt right after the Builder machine.

My Setup

Here is my setup.

I place my steel in the green steamer trunk, which gets transported to the builder to make lunchboxes.

Fallout 4 - Semi-Automatic Vault-Tec Lunchbox Loot Farming

Which then gets transported along a conveyor belt, where I hit them with either a melee weapon or pistol. You actually see where the boxes fall in the picture.

Fallout 4 - Semi-Automatic Vault-Tec Lunchbox Loot Farming
Fallout 4 - Semi-Automatic Vault-Tec Lunchbox Loot Farming

Here it gets sorted first on Steel components, which filters:

  • Table knife
  • Dinner fork
  • Table spoon

These items contains Steel and I use them to make new lunchboxes.
The second sorter filters out Vault-Tec Lunchboxes, so this way it will be seperate from the loot it contained.

Fallout 4 - Semi-Automatic Vault-Tec Lunchbox Loot Farming

  • Left: lift for non-steel loot.
  • Middle-left: lift for lunchboxes. Make sure to have at around 20 lunchboxes always in the lift, otherwise the lunchboxes have to make another round through the system.
  • Middle-right: lift for when I have too much lunchboxes in the system –> it gets transported to a storage.
  • Right: storage for items that contain Steel. 

Fallout 4 - Semi-Automatic Vault-Tec Lunchbox Loot Farming

This is the second floor, where non-steel loot will go to another lift and the lunchboxes go towards a storage, to then be sucked out of by a hopper.

Fallout 4 - Semi-Automatic Vault-Tec Lunchbox Loot Farming

The lunchboxes will be placed on the conveyor belt and be dropped on the conveyor belt seen before, where I hit them.

Fallout 4 - Semi-Automatic Vault-Tec Lunchbox Loot Farming

This is where I further sort my loot. Most times I only got:

  • Plastic fork
  • Plastic knife
  • Plastic spoon
  • Chalk
  • Baseball
  • Nuka-Cola
  • Bubblegum
  • Noodle cup
  • Gum drops
  • Dandy Boy Apples
  • Pen
  • Pencil

Maybe it’s because I have low luck to not receive other items, but we’ll see!

Fallout 4 - Semi-Automatic Vault-Tec Lunchbox Loot Farming

Volodymyr Azimoff
About Volodymyr Azimoff 13679 Articles
I love games and I live games. Video games are my passion, my hobby and my job. My experience with games started back in 1994 with the Metal Mutant game on ZX Spectrum computer. And since then, I’ve been playing on anything from consoles, to mobile devices. My first official job in the game industry started back in 2005, and I'm still doing what I love to do.

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