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For the gameplay mode, see Nuclear Winter (mode).

 
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Summer will bring another series of major updates to Fallout 76, including Nuclear Winter - an entirely new way to play that changes the rules of the wasteland.fallout.bethesda.net

Nuclear Winter is the second major update for Fallout 76, adding a new battle royale gamemode and endgame team dungeons.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The update focuses on the other vaults in Appalachia, other than Vault 76 and the fate of their residents.

The player character can relive the last days of Vault 51 as they attempt to claim the title of vault overseer and the vault's supercomputer, through a battle royale-style game mode. In this mode, players attempt to survive as long as possible before "the Nuclear Storm"[1] (a ring of fire) closes in, killing their opponents if necessary.

The player character can also explore inside Vault 94, teaming up with others to fix an emergency that would otherwise destroy the vault.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Creatures[edit | edit source]

Robots and computers[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

Items[edit | edit source]

Armor and clothing[edit | edit source]

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Consumables[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous items[edit | edit source]

Junk[edit | edit source]

Plans[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

Holotapes and notes[edit | edit source]

Holotapes[edit | edit source]

Name Weight Value Related quest Editor ID Form ID
Sound Antonio's holotape 0 0 V94_HolotapeSalavar 002fb4ac
Sound Clayton Ward - 20780415 0 0 Babylon_Holotape_NWLog1_02 00406088
Sound Elizabeth Chambers - 20771019 0 0 Babylon_Holotape_NWLog2_01 0040608a
Sound Joel & Elizabeth Chambers - 20780623 0 0 Babylon_Holotape_NWLog2_02 0040608b
Sound Joel & Elizabeth Chambers - 20780803 0 0 Babylon_Holotape_NWLog2_03 0040608c
Sound Harold Clark - To the Members of the Board, pt.1 0 0 Babylon_Holotape_NWLog1_01 00406087
Sound Harold Clark - To the Members of the Board, pt.2 0 0 Babylon_Holotape_NWLog1_03 00406089
Sound Helen Marks & Reuben Gill - 20780803 0 0 Babylon_Holotape_NWLog2_04 0040608d
Sound Reuben Gill - 20840520 0 0 Babylon_Holotape_Prologue01 0040609a
Sound Reuben Gill - 20940303 0 0 Babylon_Holotape_Prologue02 00406077
Sound Reuben Gill - 21021023 0 0 Babylon_Holotape_Prologue03 00406079
Sound Reuben Gill to whoever finds this vault 0 0 Babylon_Holotape_Prologue04 0040607b
Sound Sgt. Baker - 20771013 0 0 Babylon_Holotape_NWLog3_01 0040608e
Sound Sgt. Baker - 20771120 0 0 Babylon_Holotape_NWLog3_02 0040608f
Sound Sgt. Baker - 20780727 0 0 Babylon_Holotape_NWLog3_03 00406090
Sound Sgt. Baker - 20780806 0 0 Babylon_Holotape_NWLog3_04 00406091

Notes[edit | edit source]

Name Weight Value Related quest Editor ID Form ID
Text Cutthroat orders 0 0 LC024_RaiderCourthouseNote02 0055aedb
Text Cutthroat warning 0 0 LC024_RaiderCourthouseNote01 0055a7a6
Text IOU Cut content 0 0 v96_tempnote 003ee868
Text Pump Alpha shutdown code 0 0 Vault Mission: Washout V94_3_PumpAlphaShutdownCode 003ebf6c
Text Pump Beta shutdown code 0 0 Vault Mission: Washout V94_3_PumpBetaShutdownCode 003ebf6f
Text Pump Delta shutdown code 0 0 Vault Mission: Washout V94_3_PumpDeltaShutdownCode 003ebf6e
Text Pump Gamma shutdown code 0 0 Vault Mission: Washout V94_3_PumpGammaShutdownCode 003ebf6d
Text Rosalynn's note 0 0 LC024_RosalynnNote01 0055cbda
Text Vault 94 pump restart codes 0 0 Vault Mission: Dead in the Water V94_1_PumpRestartCodePage 0046aab0
Text Vault 94 reactor reset codes 0 0 Vault Mission: Dead in the Water V94_1_ReactorEvent_2_KeypadCodePage 00465485
Text Vault 94 requisition holotapes 0 0 Vault Mission: Meltdown V94_2_Green_RequisitionHolotape01
V94_2_Green_RequisitionHolotape02
V94_2_Green_RequisitionHolotape03
V94_2_Green_RequisitionHolotape04
V94_2_Green_RequisitionHolotape05
003f806f
003f8070
003f8071
003f8072
003f8073
Text Vault 94 water pressure regulation 0 0 Vault Mission: Meltdown V94_2_Utility_PumpCodePage 003f8808
Text Vault 96 decontamination procedure 0 0 Vault Mission: Creature Feature V96_1_Engineering_DecontaminationCodePage 0054791a
Text Vault 96 decryption code 0 0 Vault Mission: Gone Viral V96_2_AnalysisEvent_4_KeypadCodePage 00424c59
Text Vault 94 requisition holotapes 0 0 Vault Mission: Meltdown V94_2_Green_RequisitionHolotape01
V94_2_Green_RequisitionHolotape02
V94_2_Green_RequisitionHolotape03
V94_2_Green_RequisitionHolotape04
V94_2_Green_RequisitionHolotape05
003f806f
003f8070
003f8071
003f8072
003f8073

Keys and passwords[edit | edit source]

This section is transcluded from Fallout 76 keys. To change it, please edit the transcluded page.

Released[edit | edit source]

Img Name (G.E.C.K. ID) Opens Found / in possession of Related quest Base ID
NukeLaunchKey-FarHarbor.png
Reactor interlock control key Cut content
V94_ReactorInterlockKey
Reactor interlock panels in Vault 94. Cut when Vault raids were removed Vault 94 Vault Mission: Dead in the Water Cut content 0046547a
Holotape Tyrone Hayes' password Cut content
V94_1_AccessPuzzle_TyronesPassword
V94_2_Utility_MaintenancePassword
Tyrone Hayes' terminal.
Utility room terminal in Vault 94. Cut when Vault raids were removed
Vault 94 Vault Mission: Dead in the Water Cut content
Vault Mission: Meltdown Cut content
0045aecc
003f87a0
NukeLaunchKey-FarHarbor.png
Utility interlock key Cut content
V94_ReactorInterlockKey
Utility interlock panel in Vault 94. Cut when Vault raids were removed Vault 94 Vault Mission: Meltdown Cut content
Vault Mission: Washout Cut content
003ee34a
Vault Boy key Vault 94 Community Council recording key Cut content
V94_1_AccessPuzzle_CommunityCouncilKey
Sliding door to Community Council chamber. Cut when Vault raids were removed Vault 94 Vault Mission: Dead in the Water Cut content 00459959
Generic keycard Vault 94 ID card Cut content
V94_2_ResidentIDCard
Vault 94 voting stations. Cut when Vault raids were removed Agriculture wing Vault Mission: Meltdown Cut content 0005a2d0
Generic keycard Vault 94 maintenance engineer's ID card Cut content
V94_1_AccessPuzzle_TyronesIDCard
ID card reader to Maintenance engineer's room. Cut when Vault raids were removed Vault 94 Vault Mission: Dead in the Water Cut content 0045995a
Vault Boy key Vault 94 maintenance key Cut content
V94_2_Robot_MaintenanceKey
Sliding door. Cut when Vault raids were removed Vault 94 Vault Mission: Meltdown Cut content 003f7881
Toy rocketship key Vault 94 nursery key Cut content
V94_2_Robot_NurseryKey
V94_1_AccessPuzzle_NurseryKey
Sliding door to nursery in Vault 94. Cut when Vault raids were removed Vault 94 Vault Mission: Dead in the Water Cut content
Vault Mission: Meltdown Cut content
003f787e
00459957
Generic keycard Vault 94 security ID card Cut content
V94_3_SecurityIDCard
ID card reader. Cut when Vault raids were removed Vault 94 Vault Mission: Meltdown Cut content
Vault Mission: Washout Cut content
003ec365
Vault Boy key Vault 94 storage room key Cut content
V94_2_Robot_StorageKey
Sliding door to storage room in Vault 94. Cut when Vault raids were removed Vault 94 Vault Mission: Meltdown Cut content 003f7880
Quantum key Vault 94 workroom key Cut content
V94_2_Robot_WorkroomKey
V94_1_AccessPuzzle_WorkroomKey
Sliding door to workroom in Vault 94. Cut when Vault raids were removed Vault 94 Vault Mission: Dead in the Water Cut content
Vault Mission: Meltdown Cut content
003f787f
00459958

Unreleased[edit | edit source]

Img Name (G.E.C.K. ID) Opens Found / in possession of Related quest Base ID
Holotape Decontamination station 2 password
V96_1_Engineering_DeconStationPassword2
Decontamination station 2 terminal in vault 96 Vault 96 Vault Mission: Creature Feature 00547920
Holotape Decontamination station 3 password
V96_1_Engineering_DeconStationPassword3
Decontamination station 3 terminal in Vault 96 Vault 96 Vault Mission: Creature Feature 00547921
Holotape Decontamination station 4 password
V96_1_Engineering_DeconStationPassword4
Decontamination station 4 terminal in Vault 96 Vault 96 Vault Mission: Creature Feature 00547922
Holotape Decontamination station 5 password
V96_1_Engineering_DeconStationPassword5
Decontamination station 5 terminal in Vault 96 Vault 96 Vault Mission: Creature Feature 00547923
Holotape Decontamination station 6 password
V96_1_Engineering_DeconStationPassword6
Decontamination station 6 terminal in Vault 96 Vault 96 Vault Mission: Creature Feature 00547924
Holotape Decontamination station 7 password
V96_1_Engineering_DeconStationPassword7
Decontamination station 7 terminal in Vault 96 Vault 96 Vault Mission: Creature Feature 00547925
Holotape Nina Valaya's password
V96_2_Access_Password01
Overseer's office access terminal in Vault 96 Vault 96 Vault Mission: Gone Viral 00422b99
Holotape Molly Cooper's password
V96_2_Access_Password02
Overseer's office access terminal in Vault 96 Vault 96 Vault Mission: Gone Viral 00422b9a
Holotape Jeanette Higgins' password
V96_2_Access_Password03
Overseer's office access terminal in Vault 96 Vault 96 Vault Mission: Gone Viral 00422b9b
Holotape Hans Memling's password
V96_2_Access_Password04
Overseer's office access terminal in Vault 96 Vault 96 Vault Mission: Gone Viral 00422b9c
Holotape Vault 96 databank
V96_2_Analysis_Databank
Vault 96 Vault Mission: Gone Viral 004273a4
Generic keycard Vault 96 ID card
V96_2_ResidentIDCard
ID card reader Vault 96 Vault Mission: Gone Viral 0041f8b5

Nuclear Winter Mode world objects[edit | edit source]

Image Name Use World object Settlement object Atom store item
FO76 Nuclear Winter duffle bag.png
Duffle bag (player) Dropped upon a player character's death Nuclear Winter (mode) only. Yes No No
FO76 Large supply crate.png
Large supply crate Contains various weapons, armor, and supplies Nuclear Winter (mode) only. Yes Yes No
FO76 Medium supply crate.png
Medium supply crate Contains various weapons, armor, and supplies Nuclear Winter (mode) only. Yes Yes No
FO76 Small supply crate.png
Small supply crate Contains various weapons, armor, and supplies Nuclear Winter (mode) only. Yes Yes No
FO76 Nuclear Winter loot terminal.png
Nuclear Winter loot terminal Used to gain advantages on the battlefield Nuclear Winter (mode) only. Yes No No
FO76 Nuke briefcase.png
Nuke briefcase Used to summon a nuclear strike Nuclear Winter (mode) only. Yes No No

Quests[edit | edit source]

This section is transcluded from Fallout 76 quests. To change it, please edit the transcluded page.

Limited time[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Available during Form ID Editor ID
Primal Cuts Meat-Cook.png Grahm's Meat-Cook The Forest Grahm August 1, 2019 to August 8, 2019
September 26, 2019 to October 3, 2019
August 20, 2020 to August 26, 2020
September 22, 2020 to September 28, 2020
0054b3fa E02A_Meat_BBQ
Primal Cuts Meat-Cook.png Primal Cuts Specific locations in each of the regions Grahm August 1, 2019 to August 8, 2019
September 26, 2019 to October 3, 2019
August 20, 2020 to August 26, 2020
September 22, 2020 to September 28, 2020
0054b3f3 E02A_Meat_Hunt
FO76 Mischief Week Icon.png Mischief Night The Whitespring Resort JES-2R October 29, 2019 to November 5, 2019 005600a9 E03A_Mischief

Vault Raids[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Available during Form ID Editor ID
FO76NW Dead In The Water.png Removed content Vault Mission: Dead in the Water Vault 94 Vault 94 emergency broadcast Rotating week 0005a240 V94_1
FO76NW Dead In The Water.png Removed content Vault Mission: Meltdown Vault 94 Vault 94 emergency broadcast Rotating week 003f4720 V94_2
FO76NW Dead In The Water.png Removed content Vault Mission: Washout Vault 94 Vault 94 emergency broadcast Rotating week 0046f0dd V94_3
Vault 96 quest.png Cut content Vault Mission: Creature Feature Vault 96 Vault 96 emergency broadcast Rotating week 0053e885 V96_1
Vault 96 quest.png Cut content Vault Mission: Gone Viral Vault 96 Vault 96 emergency broadcast Rotating week 0041f7ff V96_2
Vault 63 quest.png Cut content Vault Mission: Reactor Meltdown Vault 63 Vault 63 emergency broadcast Rotating week 003241ad V63_1
Vault 63 quest.png Cut content Vault Mission: Fire Outbreak Vault 63 Vault 63 emergency broadcast Rotating week 00335399 V63_2
Vault 63 quest.png Cut content Vault Mission: Riot Vault 63 Vault 63 emergency broadcast Rotating week 00335396 V63_3

Features[edit | edit source]

Patches[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

Fallout_76_–_Official_E3_2019_Nuclear_Winter_Gameplay_Trailer

Fallout 76 – Official E3 2019 Nuclear Winter Gameplay Trailer

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Promotional images
Gameplay images

References[edit | edit source]

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