What is Stimpak Diffuser in Fallout 76?

Stimpak Diffuser Fallout 76

Stimpak Diffuser is a new consumable in Fallout 76. It is used to increase the amount of Stimpaks that can be carried by the player. The diffuser also increases the duration of effects. This makes it an important item for players who want to make the most out of them.

The stimpak diffuser can be found at various merchants throughout Appalachia. It is also possible to craft the stimpak diffuser at any chem station. Players who are looking to get the most out of them should definitely consider picking it up.

Summary: Stimpak is one of Fallout 76’s consumables which can be used in combat or as a healing item just like regular Stims, except that it heals over time instead and boosts max HP by 25 for 30 seconds (in normal mode). It has an extended duration when using Stimpack Diffusor perk; this increases base value per use from 15HP/s for 60secs to 20HP/s for 90secs with +25% greater boost on top of your current HP maximum (+20HP). Stimpaks have a maximum limit of 100; it has no max use.

It is one of the most commonly used healing items in Fallout 76, so it’s best to know how they work and when you should be using them, as well as what perks are beneficial for Stims.

Fallout 76 has so many different activities for players to enjoy, but there’s always something new coming out every week. You now have an option to earn badge rewards by completing challenges.

How does the diffuser work?

It’s actually pretty simple. You need to place the diffuser on your head, and then press the button on top. While doing so, you’ll hear a sound similar to a heartbeat. Once done, you’ll get a notification saying “You’ve been stumped!” which will unlock the medic badge.

How much does it cost?

At the time of writing, there were no prices listed anywhere online or in-game. However, if you check out the Fallout Wiki page for the diffuser, they list its price as being $2.99.

Where can I find it?

If you’re playing on PS4, Xbox One, or PC, you should be able to find them in the vending machines located throughout the game. On mobile devices, you can buy them through the App Store or Google Play store.

What other uses does it have?

Aside from unlocking the medic badge, it also has another use. When placed on someone else’s head, the person wearing it will receive a buff that increases their health by 50 points. So if you want to help someone who is down, you could put the diffuser on their head and give them a boost!


There’s two ways to obtain the stimpak diffuser:

Get it from a vending machine.

B: Buy it with real money.

If you’re looking for the first method, you can find them in every Wasteland location. They’re usually found near the vending machines, but sometimes they can be hard to spot.

If you’re wanting to spend some cash, you can purchase them from vendors in the Commonwealth. These vendors are usually found in the towns, and they sell the diffusers for $2.99 each.

Note: In order to get the diffuser, you must be level 10 or higher.

How Do You Make A Stimpak Diffuser?

You Can’t

Yes, Bethesda has added a requirement for a Badge that you cannot possibly earn no matter where you look or what items you create. Whoops.

You don’t need to worry about any minor oversights like this one; they won’t stop you from finishing the quest. You just need to complete another badge challenge. You’ll find dozens of them; however, you only need to complete three to complete the quest.

Here’s what the devs had to say about the problem:

STATUS: The Stimpak Diffuser is a Stimpak that restores health to you and your nearby teammates. The recipe for this item will be available in the next update. We’re aware that this creates an issue with completing the Tadpole Challenge referencing the Stimpak Diffuser, however you may still complete other world Challenges to earn badges.

At the moment, it looks like the recipe will most likely be acquired by completing either the Unsolved: Best of Intentions quest or the Project Paradise quest. However, that’s just a guess from the community as the specifics of where it will be acquired remain a mystery at this point.