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Find the missing protectrons and bring their power cores back to the station.

Daily: Waste Not is a daily quest in Fallout 76.

Quick walkthrough

Detailed walkthrough

When player characters first reach the Red Rocket Mega Stop, a miscellaneous objective points them to a nearby building on the northwest side of the stop. Inside, alongside a stash box, Tinker's workbench, and power armor station, an automated message is playing regarding protectrons that work at the truck stop having wandered off and that their cores need to be recovered and recycled. Upon reading the terminal entry marked "ALERTS", an area is circled on the map where the Red Rocket protectrons can be found, usually just northeast of the truck stop and north of Freddy Fear's House of Scares.

Once in the area, look around for the protectrons. They will initially be passive, but once they see the player characters, they will turn hostile and open fire, believing them to be a disgruntled customer. Kill them, loot them for their Red Rocket Cores, and once three have been collected, return to the Mega Stop and place them in the recycle bin next to the terminal to complete the quest and receive the rewards for completing it.

Quest stages

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
? Investigate the Red Rocket Mega StopI heard an announcement in the Red Rocket Mega Stop that the maintenance terminal needed to be checked for alerts. I should find the terminal and see what it says.
? Recover Red Rocket Cores (x/3)I need to locate the Red Rocket Protectrons to retrieve their cores and return them to a recycling bin at the station. To get the Red Rocket Core, I am going to have to "decommission" the robots by destroying them.
?Quest finishedDeposit Red Rocket CoresNow that I have all of the Red Rocket Cores, I need to return to the Red Rocket Mega Stop and deposit them in the recycling bin.

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