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For the repeatable quest item in Fallout 4, see technical document.

Technical data is a miscellaneous item in Fallout 76.


Technical data is a quest item used to initiate and complete the repeatable quest Forbidden Knowledge. The holotape preservation of technology describes the need to collect technical data and deposit it into a secure location in the basement of Camp Venture.

To trigger the quest, the player character must be a member of the Brotherhood of Steel and possess technical data.


  • Chance to spawn in desks.[citation needed]
  • Chance to spawn in safes.
  • Chance to spawn in blue and orange cylindrical file cabinets.


  • While technical data is able to stack, only one piece can be deposited before ending Forbidden Knowledge.
  • Restarting Forbidden Knowledge requires finding a new sample of technical data in a generated container. Dropping and re-obtaining old technical data from the player character's inventory fails to restart the quest.
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