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Chase away Old Man Winter and quicken the coming of spring with the ancient festival of Fasnacht!Inside the Vault

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), when the event will be announced to all players on the server. He'll be hanging around the bridge over the small creek that runs through town near the east side of it. There's about a 7-8 minute grace period to speak to him before the event is automatically failed if he is not spoken to beforehand and the event becomes inactive until the top of the next hour. 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, between the post office and party hall, 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 basic radtoads, or glowing radtoads if Helvetia is in a blast zone. 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 basic stingwings and wolves, or glowing versions if Helvetia is in a blast zone, attack. A legendary mega sloth 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, but playing a faster tempo during the attack, then repeats once the attack is over and the parade resumes, with the tempo returning to normal speed. If the Protectrons are damaged, Friendly Fire and a weapon that deals Fire damage can heal them to avoid losing one and getting fewer rewards at the end of the event.

After the enemies have been killed, though only the mega sloth needs to be slain to complete the objectives to defend the Protectrons and make sure none were destroyed, 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. Completing the event also awards at least one random Fasnacht mask as a reward.


Bad performance
(1-2 bots survive)
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%)
FO76 Fasnacht Giant Mask.png

Fasnacht giant mask
FO76 Fasnacht Owl mask.png

Fasnacht owl mask
Faschnacht soldier mask.png

Fasnacht soldier mask
Faschnacht toothy mask.png

Fasnacht toothy man mask
Faschnacht witch mask.png

Fasnacht witch mask
Uncommon (71.25%)
FO76 fasnacht beret.png

Fasnacht beret
Fo76wa Fasnacht Devil mask.png

Fasnacht goblin mask
Fo76wa Fasnacht Harlequin Mask.png

Fasnacht jester mask
Fo76wa Fasnacht Death Skull mask.png

Fasnacht skull mask
FO76 Fasnacht Sun mask.png

Fasnacht sun mask
Rare (5%)

Fasnacht brahmin mask

Fasnacht buffoon mask
FO76WL Fasnacht crazy guy mask.png

Fasnacht crazy guy mask
FO76WL Fasnacht deathclaw mask.png

Fasnacht deathclaw mask

Fasnacht demon mask
FO76 headwear fasnacht fiend.png

Fasnacht fiend mask
FO76 headwear fasnacht hag.png

Fasnacht hag mask
FO76 headwear fasnacht loon.png

Fasnacht loon mask
FO76WL Fasnacht raven mask.png

Fasnacht raven mask
FO76 Fasnacht Winter Man mask.png

Fasnacht Winter Man mask
FO76WL Father Winter helmet.png

Father Winter helmet

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.


  • The Master of Ceremonies and the Protectron marchers are able to walk through obstacles, such as placed power armor chassis.
  • Helvetia can be nuked during the event, leading to the event transpiring in a blast zone.


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] It returned for a fifth time, running from February 10–22, 2022.[4]


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.[5] Fasnacht Day was eventually re-enabled without major issue on May 27, with an extension of the festivities until June 9.


  • Playstation 4Playstation 4 The Fasnacht Day parade music may not play until the first Defend objective appears.[verification overdue]
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 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]
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 Porcelain Stein: porcelain steins are missing their auto-scrap protection.[verified]
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 Destroyed Marchers (#/5): Protectron marchers may be destroyed by explosive bait.[verified]
  • Playstation 4Playstation 4 The Protectrons or the Master of Ceremonies may not respond to the current objective of the event for several minutes, causing the event to fail via time running out because they lagged for too long. Same for enemies spawning during the parade route.[verified]

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,[6] and concludes with the burning of an effigy in a bonfire, without any robots or megasloths.[7]
  • 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.[8]


Protectron marchers

Behind the scenes