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Every day is a struggle, but every day I work to make myself and Foundation a better place to live.

Ward is a member of the Settlers residing in Foundation.


A reformed raider who joined Foundation after abandoning his ways, Ward initially hid his past from the settlers, ashamed and afraid of being ostracized. His life changed when he discovered an old self-help manual, Be Better Than Your Worst Self by Bryce Jayhart. Although just one volume of 30 (at a pre-War price of $999 per copy), it changed his life for the better.[1]

He revealed his past to the rest of Foundation, risking exile or worse. Instead, they have forgiven him and allowed him to continue his reform. Since then, he has continued practicing the steps outlined by Jayhart, taking a daily inventory of ways he improved over his "yesterday self" and being ever mindful of the ability to improve. He even had "I'm better than this" tattooed in an unobtrusive place.[1]

Although he formally answers to Paige, Ward is in charge of the day-to-day operations of Foundation.[2] He will give commands to people, who follow them without question because of Ward's selfless attitude. When the Vault 76 vault dwellers arrive at Foundation, Ward is looking for equipment that has gone missing and will ask for their help.

Interactions with the player

Interactions overview

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This character starts quests.


  • Vital Equipment: Once a day, Ward asks the player characters to recover a piece of Foundation's equipment that was recently stolen, providing a tracking device on their Pip-Boy 2000 Mark VI's radio to help track it down. Once it is recovered and returned to Foundation, he rewards players for recovering the equipment and is more grateful if the they offer to donate their reward to help out Foundation.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Cowboy hat
Flannel shirt and jeans


Ward appears only in Fallout 76, introduced in the Wastelanders update.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ward's journal
  2. Vault Dweller: "What can you tell me about the others?"
    Samuel: "Ward's in charge out here. Oh, he'll say he ain't, but he is. Of course he reports to Paige for the big stuff. When he points, they all jump. I reckon it's because he always puts Foundation ahead of himself. As for the rest of them, I'm still getting to know everyone."
    (Samuel's dialogue)