Delbert Winters is a deceased reverend in Appalachia.
Delbert was born and raised in Flatwoods. During his life, Delbert joined the army which garnered significant life experiences through new environments. He eventually led the Flatwoods Church, and when the bombs fell, the reverend witnessed what he perceived to be the end of the world. Surviving this, Delbert had a crisis of faith, reflecting on his past, ranging from fighting in the war to charity work, as he survived on a day-to-day basis.
When the Responders settled in Flatwoods, Delbert lent his church to them so they could establish an outpost and volunteered with the group, devoting himself to cooking for the survivors, running the book club, and nightly survivors guilt meetings. His work with the Responders gave meaning to his life despite his own doubts and struggle with faith. He set up brahmin pastures, provided lessons and knowledge to those he could, and commented on the changing creatures and flora he observed in the region.
When Sofie Yates tried to leave the town and join the Raiders, Winters tried to stop her, but Sofie ended his life. Delbert's remains are found in his home in Flatwoods, but his work serves as a legacy, his recipes are found throughout the region. Current inhabitants such as Yasmin Chowdhury remark that Delbert's work inspired them to learn more about Appalachian cooking traditions.
Interactions with the player character
|This character is involved in quests.|
- Second Helpings: During the quest, the player character is directed to find Delbert Winters in his trailer at Flatwoods, though he is dead by the time the player character reaches him.
|Survivor story: Rev. Delbert Winters|
Delbert left many food and drink recipes around Appalachia including:
- Recipe: Delbert's Appalachili
- Recipe: Delbert's bunless cramburger
- Recipe: Delbert's company tea
- Recipe: Delbert's corn pone
- Recipe: Delbert's delicious deerskins
- Recipe: Delbert's granny's sweet tea
- Recipe: Delbert's mountain hocks
- Recipe: Delbert's mud cookie
- Recipe: Delbert's pothole potpie
- Recipe: Delbert's sunshine oil
- Recipe: Delbert's sweet labrador tea
- Recipe: Delbert's tato salad surprise
- Recipe: Delbert's traditional chitlins
Delbert Winters appears in Fallout 76.
Behind the scenes
- The voice actor script notes in the Survivor story: Sofie holotape states Sofie Yates killed Delbert.
- During development, lead designer Emil Pagliarulo listened to holotapes recorded by Delbert Winters several times. He later played Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, and immediately recognized Delbert's voice actor (Patrick Dollaghan) as one of the characters in that game. Pagliarulo gave recognition to Dollaghan's voice acting in an August 2020 interview.[Non-game 1]
- Bethesda_DE: Interview with Jeff Gardiner and Emil Pagliarulo at Gamescom 2020 (reference starts at 00:29:18):
Emil Pagliarulo: "In Fallout 76, there's a character - Delbert Winters, he's one of the dead guys and you hear him on the holotapes all the time - during development, I listened to this holotape. It had to be 100 times, and I just had his voice in my head. And recently, I was playing one of the older Call of Juarez games: Bound in Blood. And all of a sudden I hear Delbert Winters, that voice actor. He's one of the cowboy guys and his voice is so distinctive. It's like, whoa. It's very good."