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The Watogan Security Chief needs assistance clearing out a location.

Daily: Cop a Squatter is a daily quest in Fallout 76.

Quick walkthrough

Daily quest: Cop a Squatter
Speak with the police chief inside the Watoga Emergency Services building.
Head to the radiant location given by Chief, and eliminate the marked "squatters."
Reward: 600 XP, 70 Bottle cap, 8 Legendary scrip, random items

Detailed walkthrough

The quest is started by entering the Watoga Emergency Services building, going upstairs via the elevator and speaking with the Mister Gutsy police chief, who tasks the Vault Dweller with eliminating hostile "squatters" at a radiant location in the Cranberry Bog.

The encountered hostile "squatters" can be Blood Eagles, feral ghouls, mirelurks, Scorched, or super mutants. Possible radiant locations include:

Appalachian Antiques Firebases Hancock, LT, and Major Old Mold Quarry Superior Sunset Farm
Bootlegger's shack Flooded trainyard Pylon V-13 Survey Camp Alpha
Cranberry glade Forward stations Alpha and Delta Quarry X3 The General's Steakhouse
Crimson Prospect Glassed cavern Ranger district office The Thorn
Drop sites C2, G3, and V9 Mac's farm Sunrise Field Thunder Mountain substation TM-02

The quest completes once all hostiles are eliminated at the given location, upon which the chief sends another short radio transmission. The rewards are 600 XP, 70 caps, eight legendary scrip and random items, with a small chance for a legendary weapon or armor.

Quest stages

Quest stages
DescriptionLog Entry
Speak with <Alias=Chief>I should speak with with the police chief in Watoga to see if he needs any additional assistance.
Remove squatters from <Alias=Dungeon>The Watoga police chief has sent me to clear out the squatters living at <Alias=Dungeon>.
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  • When the quest targets are killed by another player character or through a nuclear strike, this will successfully finish the quest as long as the quest is active at the time.
  • Quest stage 300 is responsible for playing the chief's transmission upon completion of the quest.


  • PCPC Sometimes no enemies will spawn at the indicated location, meaning this quest cannot be completed for the day. [verified]
  • PCPC Sometimes the quest will not finish after all quest targets at the indicated location have been killed, rendering the quest impossible to complete for the day. [verified]
  • PCPC When the quest location is Sunrise Field, the mirelurk queen can be stuck underneath the terrain of the pond, making it impossible to finish the quest. This can also happen to quest targets at Crimson Prospect. [verified]
    • A player can disturb the mirelurk queen from her slumber by tossing a grenade into the pond to force her to surface and be engaged if she is still marked as necessary to complete the daily quest.
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Sometimes the quest will auto-complete without the player character visiting the quest location. Enemies or other player characters may kill the quest targets, completing the quest. [verified]
  • PCPC The quest usually automatically progresses from the first to the second stage when the player character logs out after getting the quest and then back in. [verification overdue]