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Help Beckett kill The Claw and rescue his brother before it's too late.

Ally: Thicker Than Water is an ally quest for Beckett in the Fallout 76 update Wastelanders.

Quick walkthrough

Help Beckett kill the Claw and rescue his brother before it is too late.


Starting out at the player's C.A.M.P., Beckett recommends to head to the Watoga Underground to find the last of the Blood Eagles' triad of leaders in The Claw. Once there, a conversation with Beckett and Ronny takes place and a key is obtained. Unlock the doors with the key, and follow the linear path through the Underground along with Beckett, fighting past Blood Eagles and their reprogrammed robots, until reaching the Blood Eagles main camp in Garage A. Eventually, one will reach a big red button to open the garage door.

Press the button and kill all remaining Blood Eagles and their robots, including an Assaultron and machinegun laser turrets. Several raiders from Edwin's gang will join and help with the fighting, so try to protect them from being ripped to shreds by the turrets and Assaultron. Afterwards, proceed to confront the Claw in a nearby room, who turns out to be Frankie Beckett. Resolve the situation, either by killing Frankie or convincing Beckett to spare him. Afterwards, return to the C.A.M.P. and talk with Beckett to complete the quest. Beckett will award the Final Word, a legendary 50 cal machine gun, and completing the quest for the first time unlocks the Behind the Curtain achievement.

Quest stages

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
? Go to Watoga Underground
? Speak with BeckettIn order to rescue Beckett's brother Frankie from the Blood Eagles, I need to rendezvous with Beckett inside Watoga Underground.
? Proceed to the Garage Control RoomIn order to discover Frankie's fate, Beckett and I need to fight our way through the Blood Eagles at Watoga Underground and confront "The Claw."
? Open the Garage Door
? Clear the remaining Blood EaglesI've opened the garage door to Watoga Underground, which will allow Ronny's gang to help us kill the remaining Blood Eagles.
? Confront The ClawWith the remaining Blood Eagles in Watoga Undergroud killed, I need to confront "The Claw."
? Convince Beckett to kill his brotherIn a startling turn of events, it appears "The Claw" is actually Frankie himself. I now need to convince Beckett whether to spare or end his brother's life.
? Convince Beckett to spare his brother's life
? Speak with BeckettWith the situation regarding Frankie resolved, I should speak to Beckett to determine our next move.
? Speak with Beckett at C.A.M.P.With everything resolved with Frankie, it's time to go back to C.A.M.P. and have a wrap up conversation with Beckett.


  • There are several security terminals with an option to open the garage door, but these options do not progress the quest.
  • If Beckett is convinced to spare Frankie's life, Frankie will occasionally stop by the player's C.A.M.P. as a traveling merchant, as long as Beckett's bar remains active in it.

Behind the scenes

"Thicker than water" is a shortened version of the phrase "Blood is thicker than water," a medieval proverb meaning that blood relationships will always be stronger than bonds of friendship or love. The quest title refers to the choice that Beckett must make, to save his brother or kill his brother.


PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 Xbox OneXbox One Beckett will fail to recognize that Frankie was spared after returning to one's C.A.M.P. [verified]