How to Start the New Fallout 76 Wastelanders Quests

With the long-awaited Fallout 76 Wastelanders update now out, many who had given up on the game following its panned release or had their fill of its NPC-less world may be looking to give the RPG another shot. The free DLC adds several new quest-lines and points of interest in addition to righting the wrong that accounts for much of the flak it has received over the course of the past year – the lack of NPCs.

With non-player characters now roaming about post-apocalyptic Appalachia, Fallout 76 finally feels like a Fallout game. It still has its quirks, unfortunately, inconsistent FPS (frames per second) being one, but its newfound personality makes up for these, if only a tad. So how do you get started with the new campaign, you ask? If you’re jumping back into the game after a while, you may have a little trouble finding the new Wastelanders quest-line, what with a number of missions cluttering up your screen, so we thought we’d help you out.

Fallout 76 Wastelanders

Do I Need to Create a New Character?

You may be tempted to start afresh, but no, you don’t need to. In fact, it’s better not to, since you won’t be able to progress past a certain point in the Wastelanders quest-line unless you are level 20. Also, being at a higher level will give you more dialog choices when dealing with NPCs.

We’d suggest sticking with your main character.

Where is the First Wastelanders Quest?

There are two new quests that you can start right off the bat. We’d recommend starting with the “Wayward Souls” quest-line as it serves as a nice introduction to the update and yields a legendary weapon.

To do so, travel to Vault 76, then proceed down the stairs and talk to Pennington, the Mr. Handy robot. He will point you to two NPCs (Lacey and Isela) further down the path, who will in turn point you to a bar called The Wayward.

Fallout 76 Wastelanders Wayward Souls quest location

The other mission, “The New Arrivals,” is a continuation of the Overseer’s story and ties in with both Wayward Souls and the original Fallout 76 quest-line. You can start this quest by bringing up your Pip-Boy and selecting the Overseer’s Broadcast station from the Radio tab, but you’ll need to be at least level 20 to get your first objectives.

Fallout 76 Wastelanders main quest location

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