Do you want to get a Compound Bow in Fallout 76? This weapon is pretty strong if you know how to make a build for it. Unfortunately, it is not extremely easy to obtain and you instead need to work pretty hard if you want to get the plans to make one. While you can get normal ones in the game, you can’t get any legendary Compound Bows until you have unlocked the plans for it.
There are many weapons in Fallout 76 that range from small knives to massive plasma-firing cannons. What you carry with you as you traverse Appalachia is entirely up to you. This guide will show you how to get the Compound Bow in Fallout 76.
How to get the Compound Bow plans in Fallout 76
If you want to build a Compound Bow in Fallout 76, you will need to grind reputation. Specifically, you will need to build up your reputation with either the Raiders or the Settlers. Doing this will allow you to get the plans for the Compound Bow.
The plans for the Compound Bow will become unlocked at either the Raiders vendor or the Settlers vendor if you have reached the rank of ally with them. Once this has been done, you can travel to whichever faction’s vendor. For the Raiders, you will need to speak to Ae-Ri. For the Settlers, the vendor is Sunny.
Both vendors will sell the Compound Bow plans to you for 1,000 Caps so make sure you have plenty saved up. If not, you won’t be able to buy the plans. With the plans unlocked, you will be able to build a Compound Bow by going to a weapons workbench somewhere around the map or at your camp. Having these plans unlocked will also allow you to get legendary Compound Bows as rewards for completing events and as a reward from the Purveyor if you have enough Scrip.