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The big day has arrived. It's time to leave the Vault!

Reclamation Day is a main quest in Fallout 76.

Quick walkthrough

  • Follow the quest markers and Vault Boy cutouts through the vault to the exit.
  • Collect all the items offered on the way, including a C.A.M.P. and some perk cards.
  • (Optional) Pick up the Overseer's log - Vault 76 holotape from her computer in her office before leaving the vault.
  • Exit the vault.

Detailed walkthrough

It is October 23rd, 2102 (2103 as of Wastelanders and 2104 as of Steel Reign). The quest begins after character creation and after the player character has picked up the Pip-Boy next to the door of their room. Waypoints and cardboard cutouts of a Vault Boy will lead the player character through the vault, as the voice of the overseer plays. Items such as food, clothing, and medical items can be collected from various stands lining the path to the exit, supervised by the Mister Handy bots assigned to the Vault to watch over it after everyone has left. Basic gameplay mechanics, including the C.A.M.P., hunger, and dehydration are explained along the way, including via interaction with the various Mr. Handy robots located at the stations along the way. Exiting the vault will complete the quest.

Equipment stations
Number Image Name Attendant Items
1 Vault76PopUp1.png Stay Hydrated Worthy Rad-X
Purified water
2 Vault76PopUp2.png Health & Medication Cavendish Stimpak
3 Vault76PopUp3.png Power is Key Higgenbottom Cloth x5,
Steel x5
Wood x5
Adhesive x3
4 F76 Vault 76 Station 4.png Join a Team Merriman Party hat
5 Vault76PopUp5.png Camping Made Easy Crowley C.A.M.P.
6 Vault76PopUp6.png Get a Job Poole Black-rim glasses
Perk cards

Finding the Overseer's log - Vault 76 holotape, which explains where the overseer has gone, is optional. If not collected while still in the vault, the Mr. Handy, Pennington, waiting outside below the vault door will give it to the player character upon speaking with him. Also, don't forget to grab the Nuka Tapper holotape from the player character's computer before leaving their room to begin the trek out of the Vault and into Appalachia.

Quest stages

Quest stages
DescriptionLog Entry
Discover the Overseer's missionReclamation Day has finally arrived. It's time to leave the Vault and rebuild America!
Play or Eject the Overseer's Holotape (optional)
Leave Vault 76


As of Wastelanders, there are some minor changes to the dialogue from the Mister Handy robots to account for the passing of time. The overseer's recorded message also now includes an automated message (voiced by Bill Lobley) that will repeat the message in one hour before slowly trailing off as the vault is undergoing shutdown.