Wastelad is a holotape game in Fallout 76. It was published by Hubris Comics Game Studios. It is an RPG similar to Grognak & the Ruby Ruins.

The localization files for Wastelad can be found here.


The player character is Wastelad, the titular protagonist of the game. After hearing about the dangers of Chairman Cheng, Wastelad must leave his vault and stop him. After assembling a team of 0-2 other residents, he exits the vault and begins his quest. After leaving the vault, the group heads south towards the damaged artillery cannon where they meet Major Coot. He wants to help fight Cheng, but his cannon is damaged and he needs Wastelad's help. Coot sends the group northeast towards the Chinese radio tower to collect a nuclear power core. However, when the group arrives, they are greeted by a deadly Bat-Bear which they must fight before they can power up the tower.

Upon powering up the radio tower, the vicious Comrade Chrome is summoned. After a long battle, the group can salvage the power core and return to Coot. He will then require a plasma shell; however, it is on the other side of a raging river and the only way through it is to travel through a cliff pass. He will then send them to Vault 2, as that is the only way through the cliffs and into Cheng's fortress. Although turned away at the door, Wastelad is told that he can return if he brings a rare sports item. He then heads to the Kip LaBombard memorial stadium where he must fight the Bandit King, Brutus Butkus. Once Brutus is killed, Wastelad can loot his pristine sports jersey and return to the vault, where he will be allowed to travel through the cliff pass.

Once on the other side of the pass, Wastelad must travel to the abandoned armory where he can grab the shell for Coot. Once Wastelad returns to Coot with the items, Coot will fire the artillery at Cheng's fort, giving Wastelad a means to enter it. Once at the fort, he must enter and face off against the sinister Chairman Cheng. After Cheng has been defeated, the game has been completed. Wastelad saved the day!

Magazine locations

Magazines are randomized throughout a set number of locations in the game, and as such the RobCo Fun magazine containing a Pip-Boy game can be encountered at any of these set locations.


Wastelad is a text-based game with still pictures helping to set the scene and consists of four screen sections: picture box, text box, choice box and character information box listing the character's name, hit points, action points and amount of caps.


  • Wastelad
  • Brutus Butkus
  • Chairman Cheng
  • Doc
  • Major Coot
  • Maria Lou
  • Mr. Pebbles
  • Overseer Smith
  • Traveling merchant
  • Vault 2 overseer
  • Wasteland surgeon


  • Apocalypse hornet
  • Automated defense system
  • Bandit
  • Bandit suicider
  • Bat-Bear
  • Chinese Army soldier
  • Chinese grenadier
  • Chinese Army officer
  • Comrade Chrome
  • Failed experiment
  • Giant centipede
  • Giant spider
  • Goliath
  • Irradiated zombie
  • Lagoon Monster
  • Malfunctioning Protectron
  • Massive bandit
  • Military sentry bot
  • Mutant
  • Mutant mass
  • Mutant squirrel
  • Venomous porcu-possum
  • Zombie


  • Armored vault suit
  • Baseball bat
  • Brass knuckles
  • Bubblegum
  • Caps
  • Combat armor
  • Fancy Lad Snack Cakes
  • Gatling laser
  • Giant exoskeleton
  • Hazmat suit
  • Hockey mask
  • Hunting rifle
  • Hydraulic arm augment
  • Insulated vault suit
  • Laser pistol
  • Laser rifle
  • Leather armor
  • Lucky #2 jersey
  • Machete
  • Minigun
  • Missile launcher
  • Monster carapace
  • Nuclear power core
  • Nuka-Cola
    • Nuka-Cola Cherry
    • Nuka-Cola Quantum
  • Plasma shell
  • Riot shield
  • Rusted power armor
  • Short-range teleporter
  • Slocum's Joe coffee
  • Sniper rifle
  • Stinger sword
  • Sugar Bombs
    • Frosted Sugar Bombs
  • Super shoes
  • T-45a power armor
  • T-60d power armor
  • Wrist radar
  • X-01 power armor


  • Abandoned armory
  • Abandoned high school
  • Animal den
  • Apartment high rise
  • Apocalypse hive
  • Bandit camp
  • Barren truck stop
  • Cabin in the woods
  • Cheng's fortress
  • Chinese radio tower
  • Communist internment camp
  • Communist outpost
  • Damaged artillery cannon
  • Derelict diner
  • Deserted military base
  • Forgotten science lab
  • Giant spider nest
  • Hubris Comics store
  • Junkyard
  • Kip LaBombard memorial stadium
  • Mutant death camp
  • Nuka-Cola bottling plant
  • Office skyscraper
  • Poseidon Energy power plant
  • Red Rocket filling station
  • Rock quarry
  • Super Duper Mart
  • Vacant house
  • Vault 1
  • Vault 2

Behind the scenes

The name and gameplay of Wastelad is a reference to Fallout's spiritual predecessor Wasteland.



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