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Overseer's log - Vault 76 is a holotape in Fallout 76.


The tape can be found inserted into the overseer's terminal in Vault 76 or can be given by Pennington just outside of the Vault.


The Overseer: Overseer's log, or should I say, direct communication. Because whoever is listening to this had the moxy to try to find out where I've gone.

But I'm glad you did. Truth is, I need your help. I've been given a task, and... I've decided to break protocol and tell you what it is. Because If there's one thing I've learned in these past few years, it's that we need to rely on each other.

There were three active nuclear silos in Appalachia before the bombs fell. They blew up the world before. We can't let it happen again. So we've got to locate and secure all of the silos, or die trying. Hopefully the former. Hmph.

But it's been twenty-five years. I just don't know what we're going to find out there. Or where to start... My directive was to go to the nearest population center and assess the situation. I'll set up a C.A.M.P. on the way once I get my bearings. Find me there.

Behind the scenes

This log was written by lead designer Ferret Baudoin, as a way to subtly ask players to get along in the game's multiplayer environment, and not create a toxic community.[1]


  1. Bethesda Fallout 76 Interview ~ QuakeCon At Home 2020:
    Ferret Baudoin: "In fact, there was a note I wrote in the overseer's terminal in Vault 76, which was my sort of hidden plea: 'please players, don't go and murder yourselves - all - try to be nice! This is your overseer. Please, please, please.'"