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This page is a list of loading screen hints and slides found in Fallout 76.

In Fallout 76, the loading screens show information regarding the various perks, magazines, creatures, factions, and locations of the game. It also displays helpful game hints.

Base game hintsEdit

General hintsEdit

  • On October 23, 2077, in what came to be known as the "Great War", the world was engulfed in nuclear fire. In the United States, a fortunate minority escaped to the safety of great underground Vaults.
  • Despite being a land of incredible technological achievement, war and civil strife came to define much of American life by 2077, when things finally erupted into global nuclear Armageddon.
  • Workshops are areas that produce valuable resources. When claimed, you can build resource collectors and defenses to protect them from both dangerous creatures and hostile players.
  • Use the machinery at Mama Dolce's Food Processing to create cans of nutritious stew!
  • Durable, easy to carry, and quickly recognizable, the Nuka-Cola bottle cap is one of the most common currencies used by traders in post-war America.
  • In the event of your untimely demise, you can respawn at your C.A.M.P., a fast travel location, or outside the entrance of Vault 76.
  • Clothing can be worn over any armor pieces you have equipped. Travel Appalachia in style!
  • Go to the main menu and select Help to get detailed explanations on topics such as crafting, using the C.A.M.P., rules for PvP, and more.
  • Too much exposure to radiation can cause you to develop Mutations, which have both positive and negative effects.
  • Objectives and quest targets with a star icon next to them are being shared by your team leader. You are helping them complete this objective and will receive bonus awards when they do.
  • Want to start an event that will summon a Cargobot to drop off supplies? Load a US Government supply requisition holotape into an Emergency Broadcast Terminal.
  • Items with a double-diamond icon next to them are quest items for one of your teammates. Your teammate must pick up this item themselves, so let them know where it is!
  • Contracted a Mutation but want it gone? You can attempt to cure it by using RadAway.
  • Hacking a terminal requires you to have a number of Hacker perks equipped equal to the skill level of the terminal.
  • The safest way to store items and equipment is to place them in your Stash Box, which cannot be accessed by other players.
  • The Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System, or V.A.T.S., grants the user increased combat precision and tactical awareness.
  • When you're building at a Workshop or C.A.M.P., you can store objects and build them again for free later. Stored objects continue to count towards your build budget.
  • To survive in post-war Appalachia, it's important to make sure you're always stocked with food and water. Thirst and hunger can kill you just as sure as any Deathclaw.
  • Use your Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform, or C.A.M.P., to build things critical to your survival, like a Cooking Station, Stash Box, and Weapons Workbench. Place and relocate the C.A.M.P. from the Pip-Boy.
  • Using a collected Vault Boy bobblehead will grant a significant, long-term (though temporary) bonus, like an increase to a SPECIAL attribute.
  • Need access to certain items but your C.A.M.P. is too far away? You can actually access your Stash at any train station or Red Rocket in Appalachia.
  • Recipes and Plans are consumed when you activate them in your Pip-Boy, and teach you how to craft different kinds of items.
  • Any player can access resource CollectorsIcon sic in a C.A.M.P. or public workshop. To prevent theft, build a lock for the Collector, or move the collected items into your private Stash Box.
  • Basic cooking recipes will unlock when you first pick up a new type of raw food.
  • A crown icon indicates that an enemy is a Boss for this location. Bosses are generally tougher and drop more loot.
  • Containers you build at your C.A.M.P. all share storage. You're limited in how many items you can store, so make use of crafting, scrapping, and trading if you've hit the limit.
  • Diseases spread by being attacked by creatures, eating raw food, swimming in or drinking dirty water, or spending too much time in a hazardous environment.
  • Raw meat and plant ingredients may satisfy hunger, but cooking them will increase their effectiveness and removes the risk of disease.
  • Natural water sources are irradiated and carry disease. Drink directly from rivers and streams at your peril. When in doubt, boil it out!
  • Picking a lock requires you to have a number of Picklock perks equipped equal to the skill level of the lock.
  • Pictures you take in Photomode will sometimes appear as personalized loading screens. Memories!
  • Every Train Station scattered throughout Appalachia has at least one vendor and a Stash Box.
  • Taking a Mutation Serum will instantly grant you that Mutation. Serums also both suppress the negative effects and increase the positive effects of that Mutation for a limited period of time.
  • Every time you level up, you can increase a SPECIAL attribute and choose a new Perk. This changes past Level 50 to picking either a new Perk or moving a point from one SPECIAL to another.
  • Sleeping in a bed will give you a "Rested" bonus that boosts your earned XP for a limited time.
  • You can restore Health by using a Stimpak or similar medication, eating food, or drinking from a water source.
  • Fast travel quickly moves you to a previously discovered location, but at the cost of caps.
  • Whenever you log into Fallout 76, you'll be spawned near the last location you visited before you logged out.
  • Items with a diamond icon next to them are important quest items.
  • A circle-shaped quest target on your compass points to a defined area. You can see the size of this area on your map, and once you're inside it, the compass will flash.

MultiplayerEdit

  • Team Deathmatch is timed. The highest scoring team within the time limit, or the first team to score 50 points, wins.Icon cut
  • Eliminate enemy players to score points and bring victory for your side in Team Deathmatch!Icon cut
  • The arenas for Team Deathmatch are randomly picked from one of the many locations within Appalachia.Icon cut
  • Each Quickplay PvE session features an Event that you and your team are tasked with completing.Icon cut
  • Quickplay PvE matches you with other players, ready to face the challenges of Appalachia as a team.Icon cut
  • Already grouped up with your friends? Quickplay PvE will match you all together.Icon cut
  • The "Block For This Session" option will mute the selected player, block all invites, and hide your location on their map until you log off.
  • Outside of specific PvP events, players do reduced damage to other players until both sides have attacked each other.
  • Teammates helping you on a quest can fight enemies and locate quest items, but they cannot pick up your quest items or activate terminal entries meant for your quest.
  • Repeated unprovoked attacks against other players can cause you to become Wanted, allowing anyone to freely attack you.

Miscellaneous ArmorEdit

  • Thick layers of animal hide makes Leather Armor particularly suited to protecting against energy damage.
  • Wearing a Gas Mask or Hazmat Suit will eliminate the risk of Disease from sources like smoke inhalation and being submerged in water.
  • Outclassed by only Power Armor, every piece of Marine Combat Armor provides exceptional protection in nearly every battlefield scenario.
  • If you're worried your Vault Suit doesn't offer enough protection, you can mix and match pieces of all armor types and wear them directly over it.
  • Crafted from actual destroyed robots, the high-tech plating of Robot Armor offers additional protection against energy damage.
  • Designed to protect soldiers in any situation, Combat Armor gives the wearer equal amounts of resistance to physical and energy damage.
  • Constructed of thick, hand-welded steel or aluminum, Metal Armor offers additional protection against physical damage.

CreaturesEdit

  • What's worse than walking through the forest and getting munched on by a Tick? Walking through a post-apocalyptic Appalachia and getting munched on by a giant, mutated, irradiated Tick.
  • Few creatures, real or imagined, terrify West Virginians quite like the Wendigo. Possessing alarming speed, razor-sharp claws and an insatiable hunger for raw flesh, it is truly the stuff of nightmares.
  • A horrifying result of experiments with the Forced Evolutionary Virus, the Snallygaster has six legs, numerous eyes along its back, and an extended tongue covered in acidic goo.
  • Trapped within their deteriorating mining suits, the Mole Miners are frenzied combatants who attack anything they perceive as a threat.
  • Stingwings use their impressive speed and poisoned stingers to wear down opponents, but a well-placed hit or two can shatter their fragile bodies.
  • While there are actually several Mirelurk species, most are heavily armed and aggressive. If facing one in combat, try to aim for an unprotected area, like the face.
  • The Scorched are human beings afflicted by a strange condition known as the Scorched Plague, and are now controlled by a violent hive mind. But what is the Plague's source? And can it be stopped?
  • While vulnerable out in the open, Mole Rats can burrow underground in seconds. This allows them to set up ambushes or escape from predators with alarming speed.
  • The source of endless fireside horror stories, the Grafton Monster is said to be a lumbering, pale, headless horror that wanders the woodlands of Grafton, West Virginia.
  • Creatures will sometimes band together in a Horde, led by a powerful Alpha creature. Defeat the Alpha to stop the Horde from spawning more creatures.
  • According to local folklore - as well as a statue and museum in Point Pleasant, West Virginia - the Mothman is a terrifying half-man, half-moth hybrid. Pray you never encounter it and learn the truth.
  • Mutant Hounds are typically raised and trained by Super Mutants, who use them as vicious guard and attack dogs.
  • The Honey Beast is a horribly mutated honey bee that can attack by releasing dangerous insect swarms. Fortunately, it is particularly vulnerable to both heat and cold attacks.
  • In pre-war West Virginia, near the town of Flatwoods, many claimed to see a dark, mysterious figure with glowing eyes. Was this Flatwoods Monster some kind of demon? Or something far worse?
  • The enormous Mega Sloth is peaceful by nature, but highly protective of its territory. It's also not nearly as slow as one might expect.
  • Radstags have a natural fear of predators and are likely to run as soon as they see you. If cornered, they can employ their sharp hooves to surprisingly deadly effect.
  • Radtoads use their elongated tongues to ambush prey at a distance. If attacked, they unleash clouds of poison gas and send out swarms of their own offspring to harass opponents.
  • Razor-sharp claws, towering size, and surprising speed have made the Deathclaw one of the most feared predators of the Wasteland.
  • Feral Ghouls were once human beings. Their minds are completely gone, destroyed by radiation, leading only to violent, uncontrollable rage.
  • While the venom of their stingers is deadly, the real threat from a Radscorpion is their ability to ambush their prey from underground.

RobotsEdit

  • Late in 2060, the U.S. military deployed their unmanned Cargobots all over Appalachia. They proved ideal for providing reconnaissance and delivering supplies in even the most hostile conditions.
  • While RobCo's Protectron robots were meant to replace human workers in areas that were deemed too dangerous, many people in Appalachia actually saw them as a threat to their jobs.
  • General Atomics International built the Miss Nanny robot as a female counterpart to the Mister Handy. Both are equally adept in their duties and feature the same interchangeable parts.
  • Rover the robot needs to repair the communications uplink. Protect him until his work is complete.
  • The pride of General Atomics International, the Mister Handy was designed as the ultimate domestic servant. If needed, however, his various attachments can be used for defense.
  • The Sentry Bot was designed for one purpose: security through overwhelming firepower. Its only real weakness is the short "cool down" phase after attacking, when its fusion core is most vulnerable.
  • Realizing their robots’ enormous military potential, General Atomics International developed the Mister Gutsy as a powerful wartime equivalent to the Mister Handy.
  • The RobCo Assaultron is a frontline combat robot with exceptional melee capabilities. But it is her powerful head-mounted laser that, once fully charged, can decimate an enemy.
  • The Liberator robot was deployed by air onto American soil in the days leading up to the Great War. Its purpose was to inspire invading Chinese troops and spread Communist propaganda.

CraftingEdit

  • The Chemistry Station allows you to craft useful chems and medicines.
  • Sometimes a craftable version of an item will be unlocked by scrapping it, consuming it, or when you pick it up for the first time.
  • Over-encumbered? Scrap all your Junk items at a crafting workbench. You'll still have the same crafting components the Junk items would have given you, at a significantly lower weight.
  • Ore, such as Iron Ore and Gold Ore, can be smelted down at a Chemistry station in order to turn them into crafting components.
  • The Tinker's workbench allows you to craft ammo, grenades, mines, and traps.
  • When you're building at a workshop or C.A.M.P., you can scrap objects to remove them from the world. Doing so will grant half of the components used took to build each object.
  • Use an Armor Workbench to craft your own armor, create modifications, make repairs, or scrap old armor for parts.
  • The Cooking Station allows you to cook food and beverages that are free of disease and more effective at quenching Hunger and Thirst.
  • Use a Weapons Workbench to modify or repair your weapons, craft new ones, or scrap old weapons for parts.
  • You can craft remedies for diseases at a Cooking Station or Chemistry Station. Without a remedy, a disease will run its course and go away after enough time has passed.

WeaponsEdit

  • An exotic weapon, the Syringer is used to deliver a variety of ingenious and cruel chems to an opponent.
  • The Alien Blaster is a powerful energy beam weapon that can completely disintegrate enemies.
  • A hand-held catapult might not sound like an effective infantry weapon, but if that catapult launches miniature nuclear bombs? Now you're talking.
  • The tools of the past have now become the tools of the present. Chainsaws, fire axes, and even rolling pins serve as the arms of many a Wasteland combatant.
  • You might think that you'd never see someone walk the hills of Appalachia with a portable naval cannon, but the existence of the Broadsider would prove you wrong.
  • Easily modified, reliable, and packing decent stopping power, the 10mm pistol is one of the most trusted sidearms in the Wasteland for a reason.
  • A weaponized chainsaw the size of a large knife, the Ripper can tear into opponents, causing devastating melee damage.
  • A terrifyingly simple idea, the Deathclaw Gauntlet is built from the severed arm of its namesake.
  • The Minigun will spin up faster and faster as you pull the trigger. Once it reaches maximum velocity, it will start firing.
  • What's more deadly than being hit by a sledgehammer? Being hit by a sledgehammer that has a rocket strapped to it. Behold the design philosophy of the Super Sledge.
  • The Flamer deals sustained energy damage in a wide area directly in front of it.
  • The Gamma Gun deals Radiation damage, and as such is mainly effective against human opponents.
  • Black Powder weapons were considered relics even before the Great War. Extremely slow to reload, they can still be deadly in the hands of an expert.
  • Explosive weapons deal damage in a wide area of effect. They include grenades, mines, the Fat Man, and the Missile Launcher.
  • Laser weapons, like the Laser Rifle and Laser Pistol, deal energy damage. They can disintegrate foes, leaving behind piles of ash.
  • Pistols are typically smaller than rifles and fire faster, but generally do less damage. They include the 10mm, Pipe Pistol, and Black Powder Pistol.
  • Rifles are generally long, of average size, and require two hands to fire. They include the Assault Rifle, Combat Rifle, Hunting Rifle, Laser Rifle, and Submachine Gun.
  • Pipe weapons, such as the Pipe Revolver and Pipe Rifle, are crude, low-tech and highly modifiable.
  • Shotguns, like the pump-action and double-barreled, do more damage the closer you are to the target.
  • Heavy Guns are generally large, bulky, and exceedingly powerful. They include non-explosive energy and ballistic weapons such as the Flamer, Gatling Laser, and Minigun.
  • Laser weapons, like the Laser Rifle and Laser Pistol, deal energy damage. They can disintegrate foes, leaving behind piles of ash.
  • Plasma weapons, like the Plasma Rifle and Plasma Pistol, deal energy damage. They can melt enemies, leaving behind a pile of "goo."
  • Non-automatic weapons fire one shot with each pull of their trigger. They include the semi-automatic and bolt-action versions of the Assault Rifle, Combat Rifle, and Hunting Rifle.
  • Automatic weapons fire continuously as their trigger is pulled. They include the Submachine Gun, and versions of the Assault Rifle and Combat Rifle.

ChemsEdit

  • Addictol completely cures its user of all addictions.
  • A powerful steroid, Buffout grants temporary bonuses to Strength, Endurance, and maximum Health.
  • The experimental chem X-cell grants a temporary bonus to every SPECIAL attribute.
  • The medication inside a Stimpak heals injuries and can even restore damaged limbs.
  • A powerful painkiller, Med-X grants a temporary bonus to damage resistance.
  • To fight radiation, use the chems Rad-X and RadAway. Take Rad-X to temporarily increase your Radiation Resistance. Take RadAway if you've already been exposed.
  • Chems provide temporary bonuses and penalties. You can only be under the influence of one Chem at a time, and using them carries the risk of Addiction.
  • Be careful taking too many chems. Not only do you risk addiction, but many chems increase hunger and thirst.
  • Popular with students and scientists alike, Mentats grant a temporary bonus to Perception and Intelligence.
  • Who needs friends when you're this smart? Using Daddy-O grants a temporary bonus to Intelligence and Perception, but also a temporary penalty to Charisma.
  • Highly sought after by hunters and assassins throughout the Wasteland, Calmex grants a temporary bonus to Perception, Agility, and Sneak Attack damage.
  • Sold as "happiness in a bottle," Daytripper grants a temporary boost to Charisma and Luck, but also a temporary penalty to Strength.
  • Developed by the United States military as a combat drug, Psycho grants a temporary bonus to Damage dealt and Damage Resistance.

FactionsEdit

  • The Free States were a group of Appalachian anarchists who seceded from the United States shortly before the bombs fell.
  • Paranoid that the government was lying to its people about the Vault program, the Free States movement built their own concrete bunkers to survive in case of nuclear devastation.
  • While Raleigh Clay was the public face of the Free States, his arrest would reveal US Senator Sam Blackwell to also be a driving force behind the movement.
  • Most of Appalachia considered the Free States movement to be nothing but political agitators and traitors. After the war, many of these same people would turn to the Free States for help.
  • After the Great War, Appalachia's emergency personnel mobilized to help their fellow citizens. These Responders became part government, part crisis relief.
  • The Responders provided automated survival training to anyone in need. And it was needed quite a bit.
  • Survival and security became paramount after the devastation of the Great War, and the Responders desperately tried to help as many of their neighbors as they could.
  • The Raider groups of Appalachia were bloodthirsty psychopaths who terrorized the other survivors, taking whatever they wanted from them.
  • Expert scavengers, the Raider groups of Appalachia were surprisingly ingenious when it came to salvaging old world technology.
  • After the bombs fell, several wealthy tourists on Appalachian ski holidays reverted to their baser instincts. Selfishness turned to violence, and these entitled elitists became vicious Raiders.
  • "Taggerdy's Thunder" was a US Army Ranger unit led by Lieutenant Elizabeth Taggerdy. She continued to lead her troops - as a Paladin - after they all joined the Brotherhood of Steel.
  • Paladin Taggerdy was known for only recruiting from those who had military experience and found it difficult to coordinate with the other, more "civilian" factions in Appalachia.
  • Built from the ruins of Allegheny Asylum, Fort Defiance served as headquarters for the newly-established Appalachian branch of the Brotherhood of Steel.

Appalachia LoreEdit

  • Before the Great War, Appalachian mining companies and other industrial interests pursued automation to a near unprecedented degree, leading to widespread job loss and civil unrest.

Power ArmorEdit

  • You can always enter a suit of Power Armor by using the TransferIcon sic button to remove any armor pieces that are higher than your current level.
  • Built by defense contractor West-Tek, the T-45 series of Power armor was the first to be successfully deployed on the battlefield. Its introduction changed the nature of modern warfare.
  • The Battle of Anchorage saw the first deployment of the advanced T-51 series of Power Armor. With advanced servos and composite armor plating, it was a vast improvement over earlier models.
  • The most advanced suits of Power Armor to see extensive use were the T-60 models. By the time of the Great War, they were a common sight in all U.S. military engagements.
  • Developed by Garrahan Mining Co., the "Excavator" class of Power Armor never saw full production, despite being heavily advertised in Appalachia as the future of mining.
  • Even without additional limb armor, a Power armor frame still provides tactical advantages, like increased carry weight, greater melee damage, and the elimination of falling damage.
  • Scavenged and restored by Appalachia's vicious and anarchistic gangs, Raider Power Armor features crude plating, rusty spikes, and significant battlefield protection.
  • Use a Power Armor Station to repair and make modifications to your Power Armor.

SPECIALEdit

  • Strength is a measure of your raw physical power. It affects how much you can carry, and determines the damage of all melee attacks.
  • Perception is your sense of environmental awareness and affects the hit chance in V.A.T.S. and the distance that hostiles will show up on your compass.
  • Endurance is a measure of your overall physical fitness. It affects your total Health, Action Point drain from sprinting, and chance to get a Disease.
  • Charisma is your ability to work with others. It affects which Perks you can share with your team, the rewards from completing Group Quests, and the prices you get when buying from and selling to vendors.
  • Intelligence is a measure of your overall mental acuity. It affects the Condition and Durability of crafted items, the amount of material gained from Scrapping, and the difficulty of Hacking.
  • Agility is a measure of your overall finesse and reflexes. It determines your Action Points in V.A.T.S. and your ability to sneak.
  • Luck is a measure of your general good fortune. It affects the recharge rate of Critical Hits and the Condition and Durability of items you loot.

The ForestEdit

  • The region surrounding Vault 76 was known as "the Forest" to the survivors of Appalachia. Still rich in plant and animal life, it is an ideal place to scrounge for food and water.
  • Although relatively untouched by the bombs, the Forest region of Appalachia is still home to the mutated beasts that now roam the countryside. Survivors even reported finding mutated plants with unusual properties...
  • While Morgantown was home to Vault-Tec University and experienced something of a re-vitalization before the war, the townspeople all knew the harsh truth: Vault entrance was not guaranteed.
  • Charleston was the capitol of West Virginia and one of the largest cities in the area. Prior to the Great War, it was a hotbed of political dissent and saw countless protests for workers' rights.
  • A small town near the Vault 76 construction site, Flatwoods was home to a local motel, tavern, and church. Vault-Tec projections for the survivability of the residents of this area were not optimistic.

Toxic ValleyEdit

  • The region known to survivors as the "Toxic Valley" is covered by industrial white powder and polluted water sources.
  • The lake and other polluted waters of the Toxic Valley region are home to all manner of mutated, aquatic beasts.
  • Grafton Steel Mill was the center of economic development for the town of Grafton, and its large, industrial machines remain relatively intact.
  • The town of Grafton was built on the shores of the Tygart Valley River. It was a hub for shipping prior to the Great War, thanks to having both water and railroad access.
  • Built to provide power to the Steel Mill, the Grafton Dam is now filled with the polluted waters of the Toxic Valley.

Savage DivideEdit

  • The region of Appalachia known to survivors as the "Savage Divide" is a mountainous area whose rocky landscape is difficult to cross and easy to get lost in.
  • Before the Great War, the mountains of Appalachia were home to ski resorts, bed and breakfasts, and cabins available to rent by eager tourists.
  • The Top of the World was originally an enormous ski lift station, complete with shops and restaurants at its peak.
  • Nestled in the mountains is a spiritual retreat center known as the Palace of the Winding Path. Its unique architecture stands in stark contrast to the rest of Appalachia.
  • Government facilities dot the landscape of Appalachia's mountains. Trading rumors of the goings on inside those fenced-in walls was a popular pre-war pastime.

WhitespringEdit

  • Built in 1858, The Whitespring was famous for its southern style and sulphur springs.
  • The Whitespring Resort had a long history of business with the federal government, and counted sitting US Presidents among its guests.
  • Under great financial strain before the war, The Whitespring was forced to sell much of its surrounding land and replace the resort staff with more cost-effective robots.

Ash HeapEdit

  • Smoke and cinders constantly bellow up from the mines in the Ash Heap. Survivors believed this was caused by fires in the tunnels below, raging unceasingly for some unknown reason.
  • In the region survivors dubbed the "Ash Heap," a thick layer of filthy smoke blankets the area, providing cover for friend and foe alike.
  • The mines deep within Appalachia's mountains still hold riches for those brave enough to venture below...
  • Before the war, Mount Blair was a large-scale coal mining site where gigantic digging machines removed entire portions of the mountaintop at once.
  • The Garrahans and Hornwrights were the two major families in charge of Appalachia's mining industry. They owned lavish estates in the mountains overlooking their precious mines.

The MireEdit

  • Known as the "Mire" by survivors of Appalachia, this swampy region is home to twisting vines, large tree canopies, and tall grass. All easy places for things to hide...
  • Mutated plants known as "Strangler" vines infest the Mire. They seem to attach to living things, notably the large trees in the area.
  • The Dyer Chemical plant originally produced animal feed and other phosphates used for nearby farms.
  • Harpers Ferry was a small town that depended on tourism. This put them at odds with the growing "Free States" movement, whose conspiracy theories put off patriotic visitors.
  • Camp Venture was a survival skills training facility, open to tourists who wanted to learn how to rough it out in the wilderness. Hopefully, those lessons came in handy.

Cranberry BogEdit

  • The colorful red florae of the Cranberry Bog were originally West Virginia's naturally occurring cranberry, pitcher, and sundew plants.
  • The survivors of Appalachia avoided the Cranberry Bog more than any other region, and only the most well-equipped dared to travel here.
  • Allegheny Asylum was originally built in the mid-1800s as a treatment facility for the mentally ill.
  • Watoga was built as a joint effort between the federal government, RobCo, and Atomic Mining Services to build a "city of the future."
  • All public services in the city of Watoga were designed to be completely automated, including a full staff of security robots.

MagazinesEdit

  • Finding an issue of Tesla Science will temporarily give you a unique bonus, like reduced damage from Plasma weapons or increased Radiation Resistance.
  • Finding an issue of Backwoodsman will temporarily give you a unique bonus, like cheaper weapon crafting or increased healing from cooked food.
  • Finding an installment of the US Covert Ops Training Manual will temporarily give you a unique bonus, like increased damage resistance while sneaking or increased damage to other players.
  • Using a collected magazine grants a temporary, unique bonus. You can find the same issue multiple times, and each time it's used will either award the bonus, or refresh the timer if it's already active.
  • Finding an issue of Tumblers Today will temporarily give you a unique bonus, like making your Bobby Pins unbreakable or increasing your effective skill when picking locks.
  • Finding an issue of Scouts' Life will temporarily give you a unique bonus, like reduced damage from insects or increased carry weight.
  • Finding an issue of Grognak the Barbarian will temporarily give you a unique bonus, like increased melee damage or reduced weight for all melee weapons.
  • Finding an issue of Live and Love will temporarily give you a unique bonus, like increased Health or damage dealt when you're on a team.
  • Finding an issue of Astonishingly Awesome TalesIcon sic will temporarily give you a unique bonus, like reduced damage from robots or increased RadAway effectiveness.
  • Finding an issue of The Unstoppables will temporarily give you a unique bonus, like the ability to avoid damage from a specific type of weapon.
  • Finding an issue of Tales from the West Virginia Hills will temporarily give you a unique bonus, like increased damage to a specific type of creature.
  • Finding an issue of Guns and Bullets will temporarily give you a unique bonus, like increased critical damage from ballistic weapons or additional components from scrapping weapons.

PerksEdit

  • Always running low on Action Points? Equip the Action Boy or Action Girl Perks, and you'll regenerate Action Points faster.
  • Tired of healing wounded arms and legs? The Adamantium Skeleton Perk will reduce all limb damage received.
  • The Animal Friend Perk allows you to aim your gun at animals and attempt to pacify them.
  • With the Anti-Epidemic Perk, curing a disease also has a chance to cure a disease on nearby teammates.
  • Why settle for some "off-the-shelf" piece of armor? Craft your own modifications with the Armorer Perk!
  • Why won't that thing just die? Equip the Awareness Perk, and you'll see a target's damage resistances when you're in V.A.T.S.!
  • Want to channel your inner Grognak? With the Barbarian Perk, you gain increased damage resistance. The higher your Strength, the greater the resistance.
  • Equip the Bloody Mess Perk, and you'll do more damage in combat, and enemies will sometimes explode into a gory paste when they die.
  • Keep forgetting to use your Stimpaks? Equip the Born Survivor Perk, and you'll automatically use a Stimpak when your health drops too low.
  • Equip the Butcher's Bounty Perk for an increased chance to find extra meat when searching animal corpses.
  • Feeling hungry? Equip the Can Do! Perk for an increased chance to find extra canned goods when searching containers.
  • With the Class Freak Perk, the negative effects of mutations are reduced.
  • The Commando Perk increases the damage you deal with automatic weapons. This stacks with Expert Commando and Master Commando, so you can equip all three for maximum damage.
  • With the Concentrated Fire Perk, every additional attack on the same body part in V.A.T.S. improves both your chance of landing a hit, and the damage dealt when you do.
  • Keep your team in the fight! Equip the E.M.T. Perk, and players you revive will also regenerate health for a short period of time.
  • The Exotic Weapon Perk allows for the creation of more esoteric implements of death, like crossbows, black powder guns, the Syringer, and more.
  • Equip the Field Surgeon Perk, and Stimpaks and RadAway will work much more quickly.
  • Need more from your Stimpaks? Equip the First Aid Perk, and they'll heal more damage.
  • Low on caps? Equip the Fortune Finder Perk, and you'll receive a directional audio cue when a Caps Stash is nearby.
  • Forget "stop, drop and roll." Equip the Friendly Fire Perk, and teammates will regenerate Health whenever you hit them with flame attacks (accidentally or not).
  • With the Gladiator Perk, one-handed weapons do more damage.
  • With the Good Doggy Perk, you gain three times the benefits from eating dog food. Yum!
  • Food in your inventory will spoil more slowly if you have the Good with Salt Perk equipped.
  • The Hacker Perk allows you to hack level 1 terminals. This stacks with Expert Hacker and Master Hacker, allowing you to hack level 3 terminals if you have all three equipped.
  • The Hard Bargain Perk gives you better prices when buying and selling from robot vendors.
  • The Heavy Gunner Perk increases the damage you deal with non-explosive heavy guns. This stacks with Expert Heavy Gunner and Master Heavy Gunner, so equip all three for maximum damage!
  • The Home Defense Perk allows you to craft standard traps and turrets.
  • The Inspirational Perk will give you a bonus to all earned Experience Points whenever you're on a team.
  • The Ironclad Perk increases the amount of damage resistance you gain for wearing armor.
  • Equip the Iron Fist Perk, and your unarmed attacks do more damage and gain a chance to stagger your opponent.
  • No time to cook? Equip the Iron Stomach Perk, and you'll be less likely to catch a disease from eating raw food.
  • Equip the Junk Shield Perk, and the more junk you're carrying, the greater your Damage Resistance bonus.
  • The Last Laugh Perk gives you a chance to drop a live grenade from your inventory whenever you go down in combat.
  • Equip the Lead Belly Perk to reduce radiation damage from eating and drinking.
  • The Lifegiver Perk increases your maximum Health.
  • Keep prying hands off your stuff! The Locksmith Perk allows you to craft locks for your containers.
  • Who needs other people? Equip the Lone Wanderer Perk, and you'll take less damage and regenerate Action Points faster when you're not on a team.
  • Equip the Marathoner Perk, and sprinting will consume less Action Points while you are unarmored.
  • Equip the Mysterious Savior Perk, and an unknown ally will occasionally appear and revive you when you're downed.
  • Equip the Mysterious Stranger Perk, and an unknown ally will occasionally appear in V.A.T.S. to lend a hand.
  • The Natural Resistance Perk makes you less likely to catch a disease from the environment.
  • Give back! The Overly Generous Perk gives your melee attacks a chance to inflict Radiation Damage. The more Rads you have, the higher the chance.
  • The Pack Rat Perk reduces the weight of all junk items you carry.
  • The Pannapictagraphist Perk will give you a directional audio cue when a Magazine is nearby.
  • The Percepti-bobble Perk will give you a directional audio cue when a Bobblehead is nearby.
  • The Pharma Farma Perk gives you an increased chance of finding more first aid chems when you search a container.
  • Hate to eat alone? Equip the Philanthropist Perk, and whenever you eat or drink, your teammates will also satisfy a small amount of thirst and hunger.
  • The Picklock Perk allows you to pick level 1 locks. This stacks with Expert Picklock and Master Picklock, allowing you to pick level 3 locks if you have all three equipped.
  • Equip the Rad Sponge perk, and whenever you take radiation damage, you remove radiation damage from your teammates.
  • The Rifleman Perk increases the damage you deal with non-automatic rifles. This stacks with Expert Rifleman and Master Rifleman. Equip all three for maximum damage!
  • With the Robotics Expert Perk equipped, you can attempt to hack robots in order to pacify them
  • The Science Perk allows you to craft your own energy weapons. Pew pew!
  • Always low on ammo? Equip the Scrounger Perk, and you'll have an increased chance to find extra ammunition in containers.
  • The Shotgunner Perk increases the damage you deal with shotguns. This stacks with Expert Shotgunner and Master Shotgunner. Equip all three for maximum damage!
  • Want to lock in your current Mutations? Equip the theIcon sic Starched Genes Perk, and you'll be less likely to be mutated by radiation and RadAway will remove Mutations less often.
  • With the Strange in Numbers Perk, the positive effects of mutations are stronger if your teammates are mutated too.
  • The Suppressor Perk reduces the damage of any opponent you hit for a short period of time.
  • With the Team Medic Perk equipped, using a Stimpak also heals nearby teammates for a smaller amount. This effect is increased if you also have the First Aid and Field Surgeon Perks equipped.
  • The Tenderizer Perk increases all damage your opponent receives after you hit them, for a short period of time.
  • The Travel Agent Perk reduces the cost you pay to Fast Travel.
  • With the Vaccinated Perk equipped, you are less likely to catch a disease from a creature's attack.
  • With the Wasteland Whisperer Perk equipped, you can aim at various Wasteland creatures with your gun and attempt to pacify them.

Pip-BoyEdit

  • The Data section of your Pip-Boy lists the quests you are on. From there, you can turn quest targets for individual quests on or off.
  • The Pip-Boy can be tuned to different radio stations. They will continue to play when you leave the Pip-Boy until you go back in to switch stations or turn the radio off.

LocationsEdit

  • Vault 76 was built to save the best and brightest in the event of a nuclear holocaust. On Reclamation Day, they would emerge and begin to rebuild America. Today is that day...
  • Vault 76 was built to house the best and brightest of America. Unlike most of Vault-Tec's projects, it was exactly what it appeared: a refuge for the future hope of humanity.
  • The first Super Mutants in Appalachia were created right before the Great War, when West Tek poisoned the drinking water of Huntersville with the FEV Virus, in a sinister, secret experiment gone horribly wrong.
  • In 2031, Vault-Tec re-branded Morgantown's local college as Vault-Tec University, and some of their top executives and scientists either taught or graduated from there. Go Fighting Wendigos!
  • The Vault-Tec Agricultural Research Center promised a future of automated, high-tech farming. But sometime after the war, their experimental Mister Farmhands turned that dream into a nightmare.

Event-relatedEdit

  • Hostile creatures are infesting the region! Eliminate the Alpha to stop the Horde from growing. (related to Horde event)
  • MODUS has tasked you with luring "pests" into the range of an orbital strike. (related to A Real Blast)
  • Rover the robot needs to repair the communications uplink. Protect him until his work is complete. (related to Always Vigilant)
  • An automated military convoy is under attack by sabotaged robots! Fight back the waves of robots to secure the convoy.
  • Steelheart is once again ready to protect Morgantown. Escort him on his patrol. (related to Back on the Beat)
  • Security bots are safeguarding something in this area. Engage them and find out what it is!
  • MODUS has tasked you with helping him create an automated robot patrol force. (related to Bots on Parade)
  • Treasure from the depths! Secure the area and take the largest haul you can muster. (related to Breach and Clear)
  • A Census Taker robot wants you to "correct" some of his numbers... with murder. (related to Census Violence)
  • A Cargo Drop is incoming! Clear out the Scorched or the drop will be canceled.
  • Corpse Flowers are in bloom! They're valuable for crafting, but their scent attracts all kinds of creatures, most of them hostile... (related to Death Blossoms)
  • This Workshop is under attack! Prepare defenses and drive back enemies to keep it operational.
  • A Scorchbeast is attacking! Prepare defenses and drive it back to keep the Workshop operational.
  • The artillery at Fort Defiance is operational and ready to deal a blow to the Scorched. All it needs is a target. (related to Line in the Sand)
  • Mister Billingsley is setting up a Halloween gala and he could use your help. (related to Distinguished Guests)
  • The bleach dogwoods need fertilizer to prevent them from dying off. (related to Dogwood Die Off)
  • The Kovac-Muldoon is ready to drop a cache of resources. You will need to calibrate its satellite positioning so it can find you. (related to Dropped Connection)
  • Use the machinery at Mama Dolce's Food Processing to create cans of nutritious stew! (related to Feed the People)
  • The Farmhand Supervisor bots are targeting civilians! Deal with them and reprogram the Mister Farmhands. (related to Fertile Soil)
  • A Vertibot is flying over the area. Shoot it down and claim valuable scrap!
  • The Mayor of Grafton is holding a town parade! (related to Grafton Day)
  • Join a "Guided Meditation and find inner peace. (related to Guided Meditation)
  • Strangler vines are infesting the plants and creatures in this area. Destroy the Strangler Heart! (related to Heart of the Swamp)
  • Beckham the Mister Handy is programmed to retrieve honey. Unfortunately, he's also programmed to be irrationally afraid of bees... (related to Irrational Fear)
  • Lure a Scorchbeast into a trap and finish it off! (related to It's a Trap)
  • There's been a jail break! Help the Warden bring the escaped prisoners to justice. (related to Jail Break)
  • This forest is overrun with packs of wolves. Fight them off and bring down the pack Alpha!
  • The automated defenses at Fort Defiance can drive off the Scorched, but you'll need to repair them first... (related to Line in the Sand)
  • A mine rich with resources has opened up-- but not for long. Unearth valuables by repairing and protecting Auto-Miners before the mine collapses again. (related to Lode Baring)
  • Mad Dog Malone is on the loose again! Bring him to justice. (related to Manhunt)
  • The Monster Mash is happening at Watoga High School! Get candy and turn it in for fabulous prizes. To collect candy, wear the paper mache pinata mask, or attack the person who is! (related to Monster Mash)
  • A strange creature attacks Buck's Den Beer House whenever it hears the sounds of partying... (related to One Violent Night)
  • The Warden has asked you to help his officers with their rounds. (related to Patrol Duty)
  • Repair all the systems in the power plant to get it back online. (related to the Powering Up Poseidon, Powering Up Monongah, and Powering Up Thunder Mountain events)
  • Pharmabot JD7E has been tasked with using an experimental chemical to improve crop yields. Defend him as he goes about his duties. (related to Project Beanstalk)
  • Grafton's mayor has tasked you with putting down a group of "protestors." (related to Protest March)
  • This Workshop has been overrun! Take it back!
  • A Scorchbeast Queen and her army of mind-controlled minions are terrorizing the area. Stop them if you can! (related to Scorched Earth)
  • Defend the Automated Surface-To-Air Missile (ASAM) turret so it can strike at the Scorchbeasts! (related to Surface to Air)
  • Mirelurks are gathering for a mating ritual. Stop them from reaching their spawning grounds! (related to Swarm of Suitors)
  • The Giant Teapot is ready to brew! Defend it while it boils up a fresh pot. (related to Tea Time)
  • A Civil War Reenactment is being held at Prickett's Fort, and you're invited to join in the battle! (related to The Battle that Never Was (Versus))
  • The church bells are causing the Mole Rats in the area to go on a digging frenzy!
  • A Mister Messenger needs your help while he makes a delivery. (related to The Messenger)
  • A local cult believed it could commune with the Mothman. Complete their ritual and see if this legendary creature will reveal itself! (related to The Path to Enlightenment)
  • Defend the Uranium Extractors and collect whatever valuables they pull up. (related to Uranium Fever)
  • Feral Ghouls are lurking just outside Vault 76! Drive them back. [verification needed]