Code Cruncher achievement in Fallout 76

Code Cruncher

Hack 50 Terminals

Code Cruncher+0.1
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How to unlock the Code Cruncher achievement

  • OddManRushOddManRush424,584
    31 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2020
    30 3 6
    If you have level 3 hacking skills, the Poseidon Energy Plant WV-06 has 8 hackable terminals.

    - 2 doors facing south at ground level (Main Entrance, Turbine hall)
    - 1 door facing north at ground level (Fuel Storage)
    - 1 door on the roof if you take the stairs outside left of the Main Entrance (Roof Access)

    Each door has a terminal inside and outside that can both be hacked. Enemies in the area are below level 10 so the only limitation is having hacking level 3

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    Matt1yuGood place to do it if you haven't been there much, but once you've got the Poseidon Access keys, the terminals cannot be hacked and the keys cannot be dropped or stashed.

    Personally I finished it off at Arktos Pharma (southeast of Vault 76, southwest of Morgantown). There's one terminal at the entrance, one terminal in the lab at the back and another in the warehouse accessible from the back of the building. Unsure if there are any others. Maybe not the best place, but I never found any keys there that override the the terminals.

    Also, terminals can be hacked again if you World hop, but only if you end up on a new World. So it might be difficult to do all 50 hacks in one session, as you'll end up repeatedly dropped into Worlds you've already hacked in. It didn't pop for me until the Challenge tracker reached 61/64.
    Posted by Matt1yu on 10 Aug 20 at 11:57
    Nandpretty sure it has to be 50 hacks done on a single character for the achievement to unlock. I have multiple characters and the achievement didnt unlock till the Challenge Tracker was at 71. So don't freak out if it doesn't pop right at 50. You may just need to do a few more
    Posted by Nand on 17 Aug 20 at 23:09
    Dr MartyDescription of door locations could've been a bit clearer. It is easiest to find them from the outside, instead of running through the facility itself. Once I found the terminals, it was really fast.

    There is another computer in the front lobby for a total of 9 per run.

    Enemies scale up with you.

    And yes, all 50 hacks (and lock picks, bobble heads and magazines, etc) have to be done on the same character.
    Posted by Dr Marty on 11 Dec 20 at 04:01
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  • xX C Town XxxX C Town Xx365,287
    20 Dec 2018 20 Dec 2018
    22 4 3
    Morgantown Airport has 2 terminal that can be hacked. Enter the airport and on the first floor there is a vendor bot. Behind it is a room that can be entered 2 ways. Lockpicked directly behind vendor or go around to the other door and hack the terminal to open it (Requires 1 Hacker skill) . On the second floor is the command room (Responder HQ terminal in this room). There is a storage closet with a terminal that can be hacked. The airport is filled with low level scorched. After fast travel to Morgantown Station, cost 0 caps, leave game and reload and head back into airport.
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    WhiskeyCharlieI used this method to complete this achevo, Thanks by the way. You may want to add that if someone has a level 1 of picklock there are 3 locks to pick in this location as well.
    Posted by WhiskeyCharlie on 19 Jan 19 at 14:26
    AHGregQuick Tip for anyone who wants to check their progress:
    - Press start once in a world.
    - Press LB to open the menu
    - Select Challenges
    - Select "World" (in Challenges) and scroll through the list to find "Hack Terminals"
    Posted by AHGreg on 26 Apr 19 at 18:38
    Hexa FoxThis guide no longer works. For some reason, with the new patch they completely redesigned Morgantown Airport. There is only one terminal to hack that I can find and it is in the basement. It is not easy to describe either.
    Posted by Hexa Fox on 24 May 19 at 20:34
  • Chris HirschyChris Hirschy1,090,851
    13 Oct 2019 13 Oct 2019
    13 2 2
    Everytime I entered Morgantown Airport (cause Server switching or restarting), the terminals were hacked.

    I searched alternatives and found "Arktos Pharma" ( You will find this location between Slocum's Joe (West) , Greg'S Mine Supply (East), Helvetia (South). This building is showed on the world map.
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    Arktos Pharma has 4 level 1 terminals to hack.
    this is a rough orientation guide.

    First terminal in the Entrance Lobby. (Low levelled Scorchers and Robots everywhere.
    Run to the garage, climb up the broken floors to the attic.
    second terminal next to a power armor.
    climb down.. behind the vehicels. a tiny worksjop.
    break the lock and you are in the laboratory..
    Room to the left
    third terminal
    Go out of the Room and go left. rearmost left edge
    fourth terminal

    This Run took me about 5-8 minutes (incl, loading screen) Much quicker than the Morgantown Airport run.

    And restarting. the process might help.
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    Credits of upcoming terminal list goes to User "FredRowactual" of Reddit


    Leveled Terminal Locations:


    Level 0 Terminals.


    Upstairs - Camp Mclintock, main building

    General Managers Office - The Whitesprings Resort

    Control Tower - Wade Airport

    Basement Area - Morgantown Aiport

    Storage room controls - Morgantown Airport

    Enterance to Abbie's Bunker - Mire

    Harper's Ferry Armourer - Harper's Ferry, requires jumping into the compound and avoiding/killing level 40 mrk VII turrets

    Harper's Ferry Armourer - "Same as above"

    Receptionist's Terminal - Poseidon Energy Plant

    Fuel Storage room Terminal - Poseidon Energy Plant

    Lighthouse Keeper's Terminal - Landview Lighthouse keepers house

    Terminal - Garrahan Mining Headquarters, through the door, turn right follow the monorail tunnel right to the end

    Terminal - Garrahan Mining Headquarters, opposite side of the security door, you just hacked through

    CEO's Terminal - Garranhan Mining Headquarters

    Manager's Terminal - The General's Steakhouse

    Manager Smith's Terminal - Mama Dolce's Food Processing

    Macfadden's Terminal - Vault-Tec Agricultural Research Center


    Level 1 Terminals.


    Fujiniya Intelligence Base - Under Mama Dolce's, through the hatch and turn right.

    Fujiniya Intelligence Base - Down three flights of stairs next to a locked caged.

    Supervisor's Terminal - Dryer Chemical, Right of the complex. Building with the two chimney's and the sign

    Maintenance Terminal - Red Rocket Mega Stop

    2nd floor of Sals Grinder's - Beckley

    Security terminal - [Alpha, Bravo & Charlie - Silo]

    Mainframe Access Terminal - [Alpha, Bravo & Charlie - Silo]

    Maintenance Office Terminal - [Alpha, Bravo & Charlie - Silo]

    Guest terminal - Sunnytop Ski Lanes: Room 2

    Terminal - Shed, just north of Flooded Trainyard

    Terminal - Train Tickets building - New Appalachian Central Trainyard

    Terminal - Watoga Civic Center


    Level 2 Terminals.


    Transit Hub - Watoga Transit Hub

    Engineer's Terminal - Watoga Emergancy Services

    Manager's Terminal - Appalachian Antiques, Near Watoga

    Headmaster's Terminal - Watoga High school

    Cafe Terminal - Drumlin Diner, Watoga

    Terminal - Ranger's Station - Cranberry Bog

    Security Station Terminal - [Alpha, Bravo & Charlie - Silo]

    Mainframe Terminal - [Alpha, Bravo & Charlie - Silo]

    Mainframe Access Terminal x 2 - In very close proximity of each other: [Alpha, Bravo & Charlie - Silo]

    Terminal - Admin Office: Garrahan Minning Headquarters

    Terminal - Train Watchtower, Flooded Trainyard: Warning - Dusky & Glowing Yao Gui's inhabit the area. [Levels 66 & 76]

    Foreman's Terminal - Kerwood Mine: Requires Kerwood mine key to access

    Terminal - Fort Defiance: Requires access to the BOS area behind the laser grid

    Mining Supervisors Terminal - Monogah Mine


    Level 3 Terminals.


    Foyer Terminal - [Alpha, Bravo & Charlie - Silo]

    Monitioring Station - [Alpha, Bravo & Charlie - Silo]

    Security Command Terminal - [Alpha, Bravo & Charlie - Silo]

    Mainframe Access Terminal - [Alpha, Bravo & Charlie - Silo]

    Security Station Terminal - [Alpha, Bravo & Charlie - Silo]

    Gun Range Terminal - 3rd Floor, Garrahan Estate

    source: https://www.reddit.com/r/fo76/comments/bokfrj/leveled_termin...
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    JamieLfc5Your method worked perfectly. I found the 4 terminals at Arktos Pharma easily; only level 1 Hacking was required. Each run took less than 2 minutes. +1
    Posted by JamieLfc5 on 03 Jan 20 at 11:50
    CyruzDgamerThis is an amazing guide. Thank you!
    Posted by CyruzDgamer on 27 Feb 20 at 05:22
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