Defend Steelheart as he patrols the streets of Morgantown.

Event: Back on the Beat is an event quest in Fallout 76.

Quick walkthrough

  • Activate Steelheart.
  • Escort Steelheart to all three safe rooms.
  • Escort Steelheart back to the recharging pod.

Detailed walkthrough

Once Steelheart is activated, it will begin its patrol around Morgantown starting by moving north towards stash M-1. Feral ghouls will spawn in additional locations on the map during Steelheart's patrol where they wouldn't normally spawn.

Once arriving at M-1, the player character must guard Steelheart while he checks the alarm and unlocks the door. Additional ferals will spawn and try to attack Steelheart during this time. Once the door is unlocked, Steelheart will immediately begin moving east towards stash M-2.

Once at M-2, the process will repeat, with Steelheart checking the alarms and unlocking the door before moving south towards stash M-3.

Once at M-3, Steelheart will start the process again, however a larger swarm of ferals will appear during this time to attack. This group can be bolstered even further if the feral ghouls inside of the attached apartments are still alive. Once M-3 is unlocked, Steelheart will return to his charging station and the quest will be complete.

The doors to each stash will remain open for a limited time once the quest completes, with the player character being placed outside and the doors re-locking during a loading screen. Stash M-3 has a large quantity of items available, with four Picklock level 2 locked safes along the wall of the back room. Stash M-1 and M-2 contain minor junk and food items.

Quest stages

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
? 10:00 Activate SteelheartWe detected a Responders radio signal that led us to Morgantown, where a re-programmed Protectron called Steelheart was waiting to be activated.
? Escort Steelheart to the first safe room.
? Protect Steelheart while he tests the alarmWe activated the Responder Protectron called Steelheart, and he began to patrol the streets of Morgantown. He was programmed to test the alarm systems on Responder safe rooms, and then unlock them. If we can keep Steelheart alive, we can loot those stash rooms.
? Escort Steelheart to the second safe room.
? Protect Steelheart while he tests the alarm
? Escort Steelheart to the Third safe room.
? Protect Steelheart while he tests the alarm
? Escort Steelheart to his recharging pod
?Quest finishedWe protected the Responder robot Steelheart until he finished his patrol of the Morgantown streets and unlocked the three Responder stash rooms.
?Quest failedWe failed to protect the Responder robot Steelheart while he carried out his patrol of the Morgantown streets, and now the old robot is just a pile of scrap.


Unlike other radio signals heard when triggering an event quest, the same corresponding message appears as a listenable radio signal in the Pip-boy.

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