We always felt like it was odd that Bethesda failed to add a pair of binoculars to the vanilla version of Fallout 4. No matter, mods have done the job.
PreWar Binoculars adds a pair of binoculars to the game which means you can now scout our friends and foes from a distance.
The binoculars come with some amazing attachments including four magnification options (2x, 4x, 6x, and 8x), a recon module that allows you to tag enemies from a distance, a lighter build that cuts down on their weight, and even night vision for those that like to stalk enemies at night.
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As far as finding them, they will drop around the Commonwealth. You can also find them at gun dealers or in Mayor McDonough's office.
It's an amazing mod for Xbox One.