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Events are shared quests that spawn around the world and are only available to be completed for a limited amount of time before they despawn and go back on cooldown. Every 20 minutes, a random public event will be available, although they will not occur twice in a row.

Any player character can participate in these event quests, regardless of level, and some event quests encourage player characters to team up to complete the objective. These quests are displayed under the section "EVENT" of the Pip-Boy.


Potential rewards preview for public events

Events will typically grant a Mystery Pick legendary item. Mystery Picks are special legendary drops with pools expanded to include unlockable weapons and armor, such as Covert scout armor or the Gauss pistol.

Legendary item reward odds
100% chance of Mystery Pick
15% chance of Mystery Pick


Some events are triggered by any player character approaching an event's location. Each event has a time limit to complete. Any player characters can participate by traveling to the location or refuse to by avoiding or leaving the area. These quests can be repeated every 1 hour and 12 minutes.

Events Event
Icon Name Location
Icon Fo76 Enclave quest.png A Real Blast - (location) Abandoned Bog Town
Harpers Ferry
Mount Blair Trainyard
Red Rocket Mega Stop
Seneca Rocks Visitor Center
Icon Fo76 Free States quest.png Always Vigilant Relay tower DP-B5-21
Relay tower EL-B1-02
Relay tower EM-B1-27
Relay tower HG-B7-09
Relay tower LW-B1-22
Icon Fo4 side quest.png AWOL Armaments RobCo Research Center
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Back on the Beat Morgantown
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Battle Bot Mount Blair Trainyard
Icon Fo76 Enclave quest.png Bots on Parade East of Lewisburg Station
next to Berkeley Springs Station
Northeast of Appalachian Antiques
South of Camden Park
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Breach and Clear Hornwright testing site 2
Hornwright testing site 3
Hornwright testing site 4
Fo76 Event.png Census Violence Cranberry Bog (random)
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Collision Course Morgantown Airport
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Death Blossoms East of Marigold Pavilion
West of Morgantown Station
Near Fissure Site Kappa
Near Arktos Pharma
South-west of Lady Janet's Soft Serve
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Defend (location) Any workshop
Icon Fo76 Brotherhood quest.png Distant Thunder Various locations in the Cranberry Bog
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Dogwood Die Off Becker Farm
Graninger farm
Smith farm
Icon Fo76 Enclave quest.png Dropped Connection - (location) Berkeley Springs
Harpers Ferry
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Fertile Soil Vault-Tec Agricultural Research Center
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Fly Swatter Ash Heap
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Grafton Day Grafton
Icon Fo4 side quest.png (enemy) Horde: (region) Appalachia
Swamp Forest.png Irrational Fear Northeast of Raleigh Clay's bunker
Fo76 Ground Zero.png It's a Trap Ash Heap:
Hornwright air purifier site#03
Savage Divide:
Devil's Alley • Jaggy's Crag
The Mire:
Cliffwalk Track • Harrison Heights
Cranberry Bog:
Giese Berry Bog • Soggy Bottom
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Leader of the Pack The Forest
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Manhunt Grafton Dam
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Monster Mash Watoga High School
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Patrol Duty Eastern Regional Penitentiary
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Powering Up Monongah
Powering Up Poseidon
Powering Up Thunder Mountain
Monongah Power Plant
Poseidon Energy Plant WV-06
Thunder Mountain Power Plant
Icon Fo76 New Ferals quest.png Project Beanstalk Silva homestead
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Protest March Grafton
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Retake (location) Any workshop
Riding Shotgun.png Riding Shotgun
Big Bend Tunnel East
Icon Fo76 Brotherhood quest.png Surface to Air Cranberry Bog:
Forward Station Alpha • Firebase Hancock
Firebase LT • Firebase Major
Survey Camp Alpha • The Thorn

Public events

Public events appear in rotation with an alert on the HUD. They have automatic respawning enabled and junk is not lost upon death. All public events award Treasury Notes upon completion.

Public events Public Event
Icon Name Location
Fo76 A Colossal Problem.png A Colossal Problem

The Legendary Run

Monongah Mine (blast zone)
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Campfire Tales Camp Adams
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Distinguished Guests Bolton Greens
Icon Encryptid.png Encryptid

Wild Appalachia

Pylon ambush site (use an assaultron recall keycard at a terminal)
ICON evictionnotice.png Eviction Notice

Test Your Metal

Foundation Outpost
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Feed the People Mama Dolce's Food Processing
Icon Free Range.png Free Range

Wild Appalachia

Big Fred's BBQ Shack
Southern Belle Motel
Groves family cabin
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Guided Meditation Palace of the Winding Path
Swamp Forest.png Heart of the Swamp The Mire
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Jail Break Eastern Regional Penitentiary
Icon Fo76 Brotherhood quest.png Line in the Sand Fort Defiance
Earth Mover.png Lode Baring Abandoned mine shaft Elaine
Abandoned mine site Kittery
ICON moonshinejamboree.png Moonshine Jamboree

Test Your Metal

Sunday Brothers cabin
Icon Fo4 side quest.png One Violent Night Sons of Dane compound
Project Paradise.png Project Paradise

Wild Appalachia

Arktos Pharma biome lab
Radiation Rumble.png Radiation Rumble


Emmett Mountain disposal site
Fo76 Scorched quest.png Scorched Earth Fissure site Prime (blast zone)
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Swarm of Suitors Pioneer Scout camp
Icon Fo76 New Ferals quest.png Tea Time The Giant Teapot
Icon FO76 testyourmetal.png Test Your Metal

Test Your Metal

Metal Dome
Icon Fo4 side quest.png The Path to Enlightenment Landview Lighthouse
Fo76 Event.png Uranium Fever Blackwater Mine

Seasonal events

Seasonal events are periodically available for a short period of time (e.g. two weeks), such as during the Fasnacht and Meat Week community events.

Seasonal events Fallout 76 seasonal content
Icon Name Location
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Campfire Tales (Invaders from Beyond) Camp Adams
Icon Fo76 Fasnacht.png Fasnacht Day

Wild Appalachia

Icon Free Range.png Free Range (Invaders from Beyond) Big Fred's BBQ Shack
Southern Belle Motel
Groves family cabin
Primal Cuts Meat-Cook.png Grahm's Meat-Cook

Nuclear Winter

The Forest
FO76 event invaders01.png Invaders from Beyond Charleston Capitol Building
Garrahan Mining HQ
Sparse sundew grove
Wavy Willard's Water Park
Icon Fo76 Brotherhood quest.png Line in the Sand (Invaders from Beyond) Fort Defiance
Primal Cuts Meat-Cook.png Primal Cuts

Nuclear Winter

Specific locations in each of the regions
FO76 icon quest mothmanequinox.png The Mothman Equinox

Night of the Moth

Point Pleasant

Public challenges

Public challenges are a new form of public events that will be introduced in 2022. While similar to seasonal events, public challenges will be of a global range to the World, encouraging players to rely on each other to succeed.[1]

Cut content

Removed events Fallout 76 removed content
Icon Name Location
Icon Fo4 side quest.png The Battle That Never Was Prickett's Fort
Icon Fo76 New Ferals quest.png The Bell Tolls First Friends Church
N/A Magnum Opus Watoga High School
Icon Fo4 side quest.png The Messenger Random encounter, any region
FO76 Mischief Week Icon.png Mischief Night The Whitespring Resort
Cut events Cut content
Icon Name Location
N/A A Mine of Her Own The Burning Mine
N/A The Black Box Savage Divide
N/A Campfire Tales: Mary (Sheriff) Camp Adams
N/A Campfire Tales: Mary (Witch) Camp Adams
N/A The Glowing Swamp Crevasse Dam · Dyer Chemical
Race for the Presidency.png Race for the Presidency The Whitespring bunker
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Super Mutant Invasion Appalachia
Icon Fo4 side quest.png Swarm: (creature) Appalachia
N/A Welcoming Committee Vault 76
Test content
N/A Barnyard Brawl Trevor's Garbage Dump (test cell)
Icon Fo76 Feral Ghoul quest.png Survival of the Fittest Quick test cell



  1. 2021 Bethesda AMA Mark Tucker: "We’ve been talking (internally) about doing something fun with the Zetans since before we launched the game, so we are excited to finally have the chance to do something with them. We are working on a new feature we call Public Challenges that will be similar to Seasonal Events, but will be global to the World and encourage players to work together to succeed. We will showcase the Zetans in our first one and plan to add more in the future."
Events in Fallout 76