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Help the scavengers at Emmett Mountain Disposal Site.

Event: Radiation Rumble is a public event in Fallout 76, introduced in the Wastelanders update.

Quick walkthrough

Protect a group of scavengers who are preparing to extract ore from Emmett Mountain disposal site while simultaneously gathering additional ore to process.

Detailed walkthrough

The event is started by talking to Marion Copeland inside the Emmett Mountain disposal site.

Allowing the scavengers to die will result in a failed event. The people wear hazmat suits, meaning they are lightly armored, so they will not last long unless the attendees maintain the automated turrets that fire high-explosive rounds and fight the waves of numerous irradiated feral ghouls and other creatures that will quickly flood the area from the shaft tunnels. The scavengers that need to be protected will sport different names from the other scavengers in the interior area, but are randomized each time the event is available.

Additionally, if one decides to extract irradiated ore, it is mandatory to wear armor and apparel with high Radiation Resistance, such as a hazmat suit, Chinese stealth armor, or power armor. The rad levels inside the shafts are at 500 rads per second if unprotected and thus almost immediately fatal, even with the additional use of Rad-X, RadAway, and RadShield to help stem the absorption of rads while grabbing the ore and deposit it in the vault marked by radiation symbols.

Extracting additional ore is optional but will increase the rewards given upon successful completion of the event. Rare event rewards like the Plan: Radioactive barrel, RadShield or Emmett Mountain hazmat suit only become available when at least the 3rd stage has been unlocked, while completely filling the ore quota will double the probability of receiving one of the rare rewards, ending the quest immediately if the timer has not already expired, resulting in a successful completion. Reaching each stage of the gathered ore quota will also spawn an additional wave of creatures to contend with alongside the feral ghouls, either cave crickets, snallygasters, floaters or deathclaws, maybe even a few radroaches.

The shafts contain 40 ore in total, whereas 100 ore are needed to unlock the highest reward tier. Thus a team is recommended to fully succeed as several people are needed to pick up all the ore for the maximum reward whilst the rest have to defend the four scavenger technicians and maintain the turrets.

Lastly, there is a decontamination chamber in the combat area that will turn off once the event is over. While active, it can be used to remove rads to ensure a safe trip back down for more irradiated ore without stacking on additional rads from a previous trip.

Quest stages

Quest stages
DescriptionLog Entry
Speak to Marion CopelandA group of scavengers has set up camp inside Emmett Mountain Disposal Site. I wonder what they're up to? Maybe I should speak to their leader and find out.
I've agreed to help the scavengers with their operation. Their leader, Marion, is explaining the situation now.
Defend the scavengers (<Variable=ScavengersCount>/<Variable=TotalScavengers>)
<Alias=NameLoc_Scavenger01>The scavengers' operation is underway! We need to mine irradiated ore from tunnels filled with deadly radiation, and guard the base camp from ghoul attack. So far we haven't met our quota, though.
<Alias=NameLoc_Scavenger02>The scavengers' operation is underway! We need to mine irradiated ore from tunnels filled with deadly radiation, and guard the base camp from ghoul attack. So far we've met the bare minimum for our quota.
<Alias=NameLoc_Scavenger03>The scavengers' operation is underway! We need to mine irradiated ore from tunnels filled with deadly radiation, and guard the base camp from ghoul attack. So far we've gathered more than enough to meet our quota.
<Alias=NameLoc_Scavenger04>The scavengers' operation is underway! We need to mine irradiated ore from tunnels filled with deadly radiation, and guard the base camp from ghoul attack. So far we've well exceeded our quota expectations!
Ore collected: <Variable=OreCollected> - Reward Level: <Variable=OreRewardLvl>/<Variable=MaxOreRewardLvl>
Collect and deposit irradiated ore from the tunnelsThe scavengers' operation was a huge success! We gathered an enormous amount of ore and will be richly rewarded. OR
We failed in our operation. All of Marion's scavenger crew are dead. OR
The scavengers' operation was a success! We gathered enough ore to meet our quota. OR
We failed in our operation. All of Marion's scavenger crew are dead. OR
We failed in our operation. We weren't able to meet our ore quota.
Prepare for the operation
Survive the onslaught

Notes

The event is suggested for player characters of level 40 or above.

Bugs

  • Icon pc.png Icon ps4.png Icon xboxone.png The turrets can become hostile, causing other turrets and the scavengers to attack them.[verification overdue]
  • Icon pc.png Icon ps4.png Icon xboxone.png Sometimes, scavengers will go down the shafts to the ghouls' spawning points. This can trigger the ghouls to start to rapidly regain health, as they heal upon taking radiation damage. Marion Copeland may become trapped in an loop until the ghouls are either drawn away or eliminated by a player. [verified]
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