While we previously thought that Fallout 76 would feature no NPCs at all, it now turns out that some robotic characters will function as quest givers in the game, and human NPCs are on their way too. In this Fallout 76 NPCs guide, we'll be detailing everything there is to know about side characters in the upcoming Bethesda game.
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Are There NPCs in Fallout 76?
During Bethesda's E3 2019 Press conference, Todd Howard revealed that NPCs would finally be coming to Fallout 76. The Wastelanders update will launch sometime in 2019 and will bring brand new human NPCs along with it. They will be able to give side-quests, enact moral choices, and hopefully make Appalachia feel like an altogether more vibrant place.
Fallout 76 Mostly Has Robot NPCs
When we played Fallout 76 for the first time in early October, we found that there are in fact NPCs in West Virginia. However it turns out all human characters have perished, and the only NPCs you can go to for new quests and gear are entirely robotic.
The main quest line of Fallout 76 revolves around you trying to track down the Overseer of Vault 76, and there's also NPCs that you can come across in the world that will require your help. For example when we were playing the game, we came across a Mr. Handy on the verge of exploding, and since we didn't have the parts required to fix the robotic companion, they unfortunately perished.
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