A robot named Pennington was waiting outside of Vault 76 -- it might know where the Overseer went, or what is happening in Appalachia.

First Contact is a main quest and achievement/trophy in Fallout 76.

Quick walkthroughEdit

  • Track down the overseer.
  • Find the overseer's C.A.M.P.
  • Find the overseer in Flatwoods.
  • Register as a volunteer.

Detailed walkthroughEdit

Upon exiting the Vault, Pennington will tell you the overseer set up her C.A.M.P. down the road to the south, take the stairs and stop at the corpse to find a machete, pre-War money, and Maria's orders. Once the corpse is looted continue following the road South, either dealing with or avoiding the Liberators that are on the road, follow the road to the bottom of the hill and then follow the quest marker to the C.A.M.P. Once there you can use the workbenches to complete the optional objectives (any hat and a throwing knife are sufficient to do so and of course if you can you should build better than that.) the next holotape for this quest is located in the stash box. Follow the road and the new marker to Flatwoods, once there register and a Volunteer to finish the quest.

The area around and in Flatwoods is known for the event Fertile Soil, so caution should be taken during that part of the quest if the event is active as it turns Farmhands and Supervisor protectrons in the area hostile.

Quest stagesEdit

StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
? Track down the OverseerA robot named Pennington was waiting outside of Vault 76 -- it might know where the Overseer went, or what is happening in Appalachia.
? Find the Overseer's C.A.M.P.The Overseer set up a C.A.M.P. south of the Vault. If I follow the road, I can probably locate it. Would be logical to set it up near the river, so I should head towards that intersection.
? Listen to Overseer's Log - C.A.M.P.
? Find the Overseer in FlatwoodsThe Overseer moved on to a town called Flatwoods. Thankfully she left me with some supplies, including a C.A.M.P. of my own. If I follow the road an head south, I should find her there.
? (Optional) Tune Pip-Boy radio to the Responders' Signal
? Listen to Overseer's Log - FlatwoodsThe Overseer was here, that's for sure. Found another one of her holotapes in the Flatwoods Church. Looks like this place is deserted.
? Register as a VolunteerThe Overseer recommended I become a Volunteer for the Responders to get some basic training. They may be gone, but they did know how to live for a while. I should see what I can discover in their old systems.
?Icon checkAfter leaving Vault 76, I set out for the nearby town of Flatwoods to look for the Overseer. I found evidence of a group called the Responders that was helping the people in the region to survive, and I registered as a Volunteer to access their systems.

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