Scorched are amassing! Fortunately, Fort Defiance's defenses are online.

Event: Line in the Sand is a public event in Fallout 76.

Quick walkthrough

This event has the player character or team fight against hordes of Scorched and two scorchbeasts while defending the sonic generator. The item reward for completion contains random supplies, weapons and/or armor pieces.

Detailed walkthrough

Clear the initial Scorched from the area and repair the sonic generator and the automated surface to air missile (ASAM). When ready, access the terminal and initiate the pre-combat check. Defend the sonic generator and repair it if it gets destroyed. Focus on defeating the Scorched and allow the ASAM to take care of the scorchbeasts. The only few ways to fail this event is to let the event timer run out, or to let the timer to repair the generator run out. While not a quest requirement, repair of the ASAM may also be necessary as it may be difficult to kill the scorchbeasts if it goes offline.

Quest stages

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
? Repair the Sonic GeneratorA mass of Scorched has been detected. If we get the Sonic Generator online we can fight them using the Brotherhood of Steel's defenses.
? Initiate Pre-Combat Check
? Brace for Scorchbeast assault
? Defend the Sonic Generator
? Repair the Sonic Generator
? Fight off the first waveThe Scorched are attacking Fort Defiance. We have to use the Brotherhood's defenses to defeat them.
? Fight off the second wave
?Quest finishedFight off the last wave


  • The sonic generator can be activated to toggle on and off. This has no effect on event behavior and the scorched will still attack an unpowered generator. There is no button prompt for interacting with the sonic generator.


  • Icon pc.png Icon xboxone.png Icon ps4.png There is no button prompt for interacting with the sonic generator. [verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon xboxone.png Icon ps4.png Scorched that spawn in either wooded area or near the guardhouse may become blocked and will be unable to find their way to the generator. They must be killed in order for the next wave to spawn, however their compass indicator may only show up when approached. [verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon xboxone.png Icon ps4.png The repairable laser turrets occasionally may not spawn, or are invisible and non-interactable. [verified]


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