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FO76 Quest Old Man Winter.pngThe following is based on Fallout 76 seasonal content.
Join the fun during the Fasnacht Day parade and earn a chance at a festive mask!

Fasnacht Day, otherwise known as Fasnacht Parade, is a seasonal public event in Fallout 76, introduced in the Wild Appalachia update.

Quick walkthrough

Event quest: Fasnacht Day
Speak to the Master of Ceremonies in Helvetia.
Find the five Protectron marchers.
Complete five different tasks.
Join the parade and protect the marchers along their route
Reward: Fasnacht mask
Fasnacht-related C.A.M.P. plan
Fasnacht-related recipe

Detailed walkthrough

To start the event, speak to the Master of Ceremonies in Helvetia at the top of the real-life hour (at XX:00). He'll be hanging around the bridge over the small creek that runs through town. There's about a 9-10 minute grace period to speak to him before the event is automatically failed if not spoken to beforehand. Once started, the vault dwellers involved in the event must find five of the eight randomly-assigned Protectron marchers that can spawn in the town. Each Protectron will provide a task corresponding to their profession, and each task must be completed before the parade can begin. After a task is finished, the relevant marcher will walk to the center of town, equip its Fasnacht mask, and wait for the others to arrive. The possible Protectrons and corresponding tasks are as follows:

Once all five tasks are completed and all five Protectrons assemble in the center of town, the Master of Ceremonies rushes over to join them and take point as parade leader, and the parade begins its route. First, the group walks east down Pickens Rd. to the front of Freyja's Haus, the yellow-painted restaurant, where it is attacked by swarms of radtoads. The Protectrons can sometimes handle these on their own, depending on which ones spawned for the event. After the creatures are eliminated, the group moves north over the wooden bridge toward the Cheese Haus. The marchers stop in the middle of the field as super mutants, mutant hounds, and super mutant suiciders charge the group, with the suiciders being the biggest threat to the Protectrons if they get close enough to damage them when they detonate their mini nukes. Once the mutant assault has stopped, the marchers continue south. Finally, when the parade stops in front of the chapel, hordes of stingwings and wolves attack. A legendary megasloth also spawns near the post office. The enemies spawn and attack when the music played by the Master of Ceremonies abruptly slows and stops before recovering, then repeats once the attack is over and the parade resumes.

After the enemies have been killed, the Fasnacht bonfire must be lit. At least one Protectron marcher needs to be kept alive in order to complete the event, with more survivors netting greater rewards, otherwise, if all five are slain, the quest fails. The participants may also be granted a random legendary weapon or armor piece after the quest is completed.


Bad performance
(1-2 bots surive)
Good performance
(3-4 bots survive)
Best performance
(5 bots survive)
  • Fasnacht default reward (1)

  • Fasnacht default reward (1)

  • Fasnacht default reward (1)


Note: Listed chances assume 5/5 robots survive.
Fasnacht mask rewards
Common (23.75%)
Fasnacht giant mask Fasnacht owl mask Fasnacht soldier mask
FO76 Fasnacht Giant Mask.png
FO76 Fasnacht Owl mask.png
Faschnacht soldier mask.png
Fasnacht toothy man mask Fasnacht witch mask
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Faschnacht witch mask.png
Uncommon (71.25%)
Fasnacht beret Fasnacht goblin mask Fasnacht jester mask
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Fo76wa Fasnacht Devil mask.png
Fo76wa Fasnacht Harlequin Mask.png
Fasnacht skull mask Fasnacht sun mask
Fo76wa Fasnacht Death Skull mask.png
FO76 Fasnacht Sun mask.png
Rare (5%)
Fasnacht brahmin mask Fasnacht buffoon mask Fasnacht crazy guy mask
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Fasnacht deathclaw mask Fasnacht demon mask Father Winter helmet
FO76WL Fasnacht deathclaw mask.png
FO76WL Father Winter helmet.png
Fasnacht raven mask Fasnacht Winter Man mask
FO76WL Fasnacht raven mask.png
FO76 Fasnacht Winter Man mask.png

Quest stages

Quest stages
DescriptionLog Entry
Talk to the Master of CeremoniesLooks like there's some kind of party going on. Apparently I need to check in with the Master of Ceremonies. Sounds fun!
(15:00) Find the Protectron Marchers (0/5)The Master of Ceremonies says there's going to be a parade but the marchers haven't show up yet. I need to go find them.
(Random task 1) Donate Beeswax from the Honey Haus hives to the Candlemaker (0/10)
(Random task 2) Donate Intestines from animals at the Butcher's Cooler (0/12)
(Random task 3) Make Music with the Musician
(Random task 4) Donate Eggs from the stream to the Pantry (0/20)
(Random task 5) Add Wood to the Bonfire (0/50)
(Random task 6) Defeat the Honey Beasts at the Honey Haus
(Random task 7) Bring Old Fasnacht Steins to the Museum for Analysis (0/10)
(Random task 8) Help the Decorator with the Barn (0/4)
Prepare for the Parade to BeginThe parade has started and all of the Protectrons are wearing their Fasnacht masks now.
March with the Fasnacht Parade
Light the Bonfire
Defend the Parade Marchers (0/5)The parade was attacked by huge toads, there were tongues flying everywhere.
The parade was attacked again, this time by suiciding super mutants with bombs!
(Optional) Pop Balloons During the Parade (<Variable=Balloons> Popped)
Destroyed Marchers (<#/5)We managed to finish the parade but it wasn't easy. Now we just need to burn up Old Man Winter.


  • Master of Ceremonies and the Protectron marchers are able to walk through obstacles, such as placed power armor chassis.


  • Icon ps4.png The Fasnacht Day parade music may not play until the first Defend objective appears.[verification overdue]
  • Icon pc.png Icon xboxone.png Icon ps4.png Defeat Honey Beasts at the Honey Haus: honey beasts may spawn behind the Cheese Haus, and will not move until they detect a player.[verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon xboxone.png Icon ps4.png Porcelain Stein: porcelain steins are missing their auto-scrap protection.[verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon xboxone.png Icon ps4.png Destroyed Marchers (#/5): Protectron marchers may be destroyed by explosive bait.[verified]


This limited time event was first available from March 19–26, 2019. It returned from May 27, 2020 to June 9, 2020. The quest returned for a third time as a Halloween event, every hour on the hour from 12:00 p.m. ET October 29, 2020 to 12:00 p.m. ET November 2, 2020[1]. It returned once more for a fourth time, on February 16, 2021 and was originally scheduled to last until February 22. However, it was later extended to February 25.[2][3].


Fasnacht Day's return in 2020 was initially delayed due to a bug introduced with the release of Wastelanders. The event was originally slated to be active from May 25 - June 1, 2020, but a bug prevented small creatures from spawning at normal rates on public servers. Since intestines, dropped by small animals, could not be obtained but were needed for the Gleeful Butcher's parade task, the event could not be completed without prior preparation.

The event was disabled on the morning of May 25, having only briefly been active before being delayed. The issue was not present during the 2019 version of the event and the critters bug was confirmed to have been introduced with Wastelanders.[4] Fasnacht Day was eventually re-enabled without major issue on May 27, with an extension of the festivities until June 9.

Behind the scenes

  • Fastnacht is an annual carnival celebrated by Swiss and German people while traditionally wearing masks that represent demons, jesters, witches and animals. In Helvetia, West Virginia it is normally celebrated once per year on the first weekend after Fat Tuesday,[5] and concludes with the burning of an effigy in a bonfire, without any robots or megasloths.[6]
  • The music played during the Fasnacht parade is the 2004 One More Pils instrumental exercise composed by Andy Vale and licensed from APM Music. While the original piece is 1:10 minutes long, the version used in-game is comprised of two 15 second clips that endlessly repeat one after another.[7]


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