Where to Find Yao Guai Locations in Fallout 76

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Fallout 76 Yao Guai Charging
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Of the many creatures roaming the wasteland post-war, the Yao Guai instills feature and fight-or-flight responses in survivors who panic as the mutated bear rushes forward. Here is where to find Yao Guai locations in Fallout 76.

Yao Guai Spawns in Fallout 76

When it comes to tracking Yao Guai spawns in Fallout 76, you will most assuredly find some roaming the following points of interest:

  • Dolly Sods Wilderness
  • Dolly Sods Campground
Fallout 76 Dolly Sods Wilderness
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  • Mountainside Bed & Breakfast
  • Beckwith Farm
  • Middle Mountain Cabins
  • Site Alpha
  • Philippi Battlefield Cemetary
  • The Whitespring Golf Club
  • Seneca Rocks Visitor Center
  • Pumpkin House

It’s important to note that not all of these are guaranteed spawn locations for the Yao Guai. You may need to switch servers to find one.

What is a Yao Guai?

Due to its ferocity and sheer power, the Yao Guai is one of the most formidable enemies in Fallout 76, alongside the iconic Deathclaw. It’s a creature derived from pre-war bears that was mutated by the radiation from the falling nuclear bombs.

Fallout 76 Yao Guai
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The Yao Guai features a large, barreling frame with patches of fur and sickly-looking wounds. And in Fallout 76, they come in a few unique varieties, such as:

  • Stunted Yao Guai
  • Albino Yao Guai
  • Rabid Yao Guai
  • Deadly Yao Guai
  • Frenzied Yao Guai
  • Prime Yao Guai
  • Scorched Yao Guai

Each one proves more terrifying than the last!

How to Defeat a Yao Guai

To beat the Yao Guai, I recommend keeping your distance and hitting it fast and hard with a powerful weapon. The goal is to ensure you have the upper hand by jumping the Yao Guai.

I recommend using a heavy-hitting weapon, like a minigun, .50 cal machine gun, or light machine gun. These weapons fire fast and deal much damage per second to whittle away the Yao Guai’s considerable health pool.

Like the Yao Guai and its various mutations, you too can enjoy the best mutations in Fallout 76 to grow more powerful overall.

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Brandon Morgan

From Company of Heroes to DayZ, Brandon immerses himself wholly in video game worlds, then sits down to write about them. Since 2012, Brandon has focused on providing top-tier video game guides of his favorite games and the hottest releases. The more lore and immersion in the game, the better!