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Once it comes to combat in Fallout 4, quite a few approaches exist but power armor is always a safe bet. A suit of power armor not only keeps people out of harm’s way but also allows them to deal serious damages to enemies. In Fallout 4, The Sole Survivor could “get” power armor suits via many means but power armor frame is a must by all accounts. Depending on the playstyle, Fallout players could either search for power armor frame or spawn power armor frame.
Spawning Power Armor Frame: Summary
An Overview Of Power Armor Frame
Dangers lurk behind every corner in the post-apocalyptic world of Fallout 4 which is why power armor proves handy from time to time. As you progress through the game, you could collect a wide range of power armor parts to build your own set of power armor. However, since power armor parts cannot stick together by themselves, a power armor frame is necessary. In layman’s terms, the power armor frame is what power armor parts attach to and it’s the heart of power armor.
Even if all power armor parts break due to damages, players could still use power armor frames to their advantage. In use, a power armor frame that lacks power armor parts would increase carry weight, boost melee damage and eliminate fall damage. That is why it’s a good idea to get The Sole Survivor to collect power armor frames in Fallout 4. Power armor frames randomly spawn so people should come across some during their adventure through Boston.
However, it’s not uncommon for players to have more power armor parts than power armor frames. In that case, some people opt to spawn power armor frames so they could build new suits of power armor.
How To Spawn Power Armor Frame
To spawn a power armor frame in Fallout 4, PC gamers could make use of the console command “player.placeatme 0002079e”. Go through the steps down below to run the command:
- Step 1: Press the tilde (~ ) key on your keyboard to open the console.
- Step 2: Type player.placeatme 0002079e then hit ENTER.
- Step 3: Test out the power armor frame
Note: Many items in Fallout 4, including power armor frames, have unique codes called Form ID. Therefore, if you keep a list of Form ID open as you use the console, you could spawn power armor frames, T-45s, T-51s, T-60s, and so on.
Finding Power Armor Frames: Hints
Don’t like to cheat to get power armor frames but lack the patience to wander around Boston to find one? Then it’s strongly recommended that you check out the suggestions down below.
For your information, a number of merchants sell power armor frames like Arturo (Diamond City), Rowdy (Atom Cats), KL-E-0 (Goodneighbor), …While power armor frames cost a lot of caps, you could buy as many as you like.
Enemies in power armor may be intimidating at a glance but play your cards right and you could steal their suits. The best way is to sneak close to the enemies and then pickpocket the fusion core to force them to exit the power armor. It’s possible to achieve the same result by destroying the fusion core in VATS mode. Regardless, when enemies no longer hide behind the power armor, kill them to take ownership of their suits.
Power Armor Stations
As you progress, you should keep an eye out for power armor stations. Many stations contain power armor frames already equipped with some power armor parts. Also, it’s noteworthy that the level and model of power armor depend on your character’s level at the time of your appearance. (Messinascatering)
Lastly, you could receive power armor suits as rewards after finishing quests. Of course, if you don’t like the suits, feel free to remove the parts and then reuse the frame by attaching new parts.
Tips And Tricks
Stock Up On Fusion Cores
To get the most out of your power armor, you need to power it using a fusion core. Fusion cores drain over time which is why you need to stock up on them. Without the fusion cores, the armor suit will still be usable but you can only move at low speeds. In Fallout 4, you can grab fusion cores at multiple locations ranging from buildings to merchants. Currently, the easiest place to get a bunch is the Proctor Teagan’s shop on the Prydwen.
For your information, sprinting depletes your fusion core at a fast rate. If you want to save your fusion cores for battles, refrain from sprinting. (Simonsezit)
Give Power Armor Perks
Many players don’t know that they can upgrade their power armor with perks. You can choose from many perks including Armorer, Blacksmith, and Science with different perk levels granting different benefits. To survive, you should give your power armor as many perks as you can.
Other things you should know:
- You can loot power armor parts from dead characters.
- Power armor proves handy once it comes to traveling through locations that have high levels of radiation. Power armor not only protects you from the radiation but also lets you combat high-level irradiated beasts that spawn in areas where nukes land.
- Return to power armor stations once combat concludes to repair power armor parts.
Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s.
Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he’d stop emailing them asking for more work. Since 2019, he started providing game reviews & tips for Grateful Dead Game. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He’s also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.