Trash can is the most powerful weapon in Fallout 4

Redditor Quinchilion has discovered the destructive capability of a trash can in Fallout 4.

s you may know physical objects in Fallout 4 block splash damage from explosives like grenades and most of them, including the common trash can in the game are completely invulnerable to damage.

"I was first trying to throw the grenade at the ground near the mines and then cover it all up with the bin, but the grenade wasn't very cooperative and kept going all over the place. Then I realised it would be much easier to do it like this instead," Quinchilion wrote.
Now, as it turns out, the.. trash can.. is the most powerful item in Fallout 4. Yep. The thing everyone overlooked. Who could have expected that? You’d think something like the Fat Man, Gauss Rifle, or Mini-Gun, but nope. Trash can. And we have proof!

As seen below, the trash can will completely block all damage. Toss a grenade under one and you’ll be totally safe. That’s very important considering the next part of this involves using the trash can as.. well.. a mine cannon!

Yeah, yeah, it sounds ridiculous, but not much is cooler than killing ghouls, mutants, deathclaws, or whatever really, only using some mines and a trash can, as seen here on It’s rather incredible really, considering he’s charging a Behemoth at one point with a trash can..


So I know you’re just dying to hop on Fallout 4 and give this a go. Little advise.. we don’t suggest you try this on Survival Mode, as you yourself are somewhat of a glass cannon. The trash can blocks a lot of damage coming your way, but best not push your luck.