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For the perk, see Free Radical (perk).

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The Free Radicals are a raider faction in Appalachia.


A band of ex-cons hailing from the Western Maryland Correctional Facility with their leader, Roper, being the former head guard of the prison,[1] the Free Radicals are a raider group holed up in the old WV Lumber Co. building. Once inhabited by a garrison of super mutants, the Free Radicals managed to clear them out and establish a new base of operations in Appalachia.

Though weak at hunting and farming, they have found a solution in extorting settlements and businesses, such as Daniel's group, for food in exchange for protection. They are also particularly interested in "The Treasure of Appalachia," and have men searching for it 24/7.

They have been a thorn in the side of Duchess, who enlists the Vault Dweller to help shut down their interference with her business.



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Roper (leader)
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Jacky (second-in-command)
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Batter (treasure hunter)
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Davey (treasure hunter)
Mentioned Dogbreath (musician) Mentioned Lugnut (repairman) Mentioned Razorhandle (musician)

Interactions with the player character

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This character is involved in quests.


Free Radical

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Free Radical
Found at WV Lumber Co.


The Free Radicals will give the player character the Radicals face mask if sided with during the Wayward questline.


Free Radicals appear only in Fallout 76, introduced in the Wastelanders update.

Behind the scenes

The term "free radicals" is a term used in biochemistry to describe unstable atoms that can damage cells, causing illness and aging. Such radicals can be caused by ionizing radiation.


Icon ps4.png Free Radicals may appear headless, with nothing rendering from the neck up.[2][verified]


  1. Roper: "All these troublemakers are the last survivors of the Western Maryland Correctional Facility. Not me, though. I was the head guard. Ain't the end times something?"
  2. Display of bug