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Ammunition box
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An ammunition box is a container designed for safe transport and storage of ammunition, appearing in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.


An ammunition box is typically made of metal and labelled with caliber, quantity, and manufacturing date or lot number. A rubber gasket is commonly found in the hinged lid to protect the ammunition from moisture damage.

These seem to be safe containers; they do not respawn contents and can store any object the player can deposit within them. Player characters with the Scrounger perk will find considerately more ammunition in ammunition boxes than those without.


Ammunition boxes are commonly found throughout the wasteland, particularly in areas where a military force is or was operating.


Some are locked, and all but a notable few contain ammunition when initially found (some ammunition boxes in Rivet City, specifically at Flak 'N Shrapnel's, are locked but empty). The contents of most ammunition boxes randomize on a per-game basis.

Possible contents


Two ammunition boxes in Fort Independence contain alien power cells. With Broken Steel, Olney Powerworks also contains two ammunition boxes with alien power cells.