So we have to grab every schematic, every holotape, every book, and every goddamned note that holds the building blocks of the Old World before it's too late.

Forbidden Knowledge is a repeatable side quest in Fallout 76, it has since been disabled with the release of One Wasteland For All.

Quick walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Repeatable quest: Forbidden Knowledge
Find a piece of technical data in a random container.
Insert the data into the secure document storage in the Camp Venture basement.
Reward: 25-30 caps, 250-400 XP, random ammo/consumables, possible random Brotherhood clothes/paint/underarmor mod

Detailed walkthrough[edit | edit source]

For this repeatable quest to be available, the player character must have first completed Defiance Has Fallen. Technical data may still be found in the world prior to completing this quest, but it will not be able to be turned in for rewards.

Technical data is found in random containers all over Appalachia. When a piece of technical data is found, the player character will receive this quest to store it in a secure location at Camp Venture. This secure location is in the basement of one of the buildings in Camp Venture, outside the main walls. It is behind a locked (Picklock 0) door.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Repeatable quest: Forbidden Knowledge
  • (1) Random ammo
  • (1) Random aid item

* Received only if BoS treated, resistant, and protective linings already learned
† Received only if plan not already learned

Quest stages[edit | edit source]

StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
? Find a place to secure the Technical DataI've found a technical schematic for a potentially dangerous technology. The Brotherhood of Steel attempted to keep tech like this out of the hands of those that could abuse it. I should see if there's someplace I can store this safely at Camp Venture.
?Quest finishedPut the Technical Data in a Brotherhood CacheThe Brotherhood of Steel secured advanced technology. I can continue their work.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • As of Steel Dawn, the quest is temporarily disabled due to some players having login issues, and the quest will not trigger upon picking up technical data. This issue was first recognized on October 9, 2020, with the quest being disabled on that date.[1] An update was provided on November 6, re-affirming the quest's temporary inaccessibility.[2]
  • While technical data stacks, only one piece can be deposited before ending the quest. Starting the quest again requires finding another technical data in a generated container, despite being able to have multiple in one's inventory.
  • The numerous desks found in The Whitespring bunker's military section can be regularly visited for technical data. Other places with high quantity of containers that can hold technical data include: AMS corporate headquarters, Sugar Grove, Watoga High School, Site Alpha, Site Bravo and Site Charlie.

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