Fallout 76's newest update, Wastelanders, is finally released, bringing hordes of new scavengers to the world of Appalachia. In this guide,we'll show you how to start playing the new Wastelanders update and where the new story campaign begins.
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- How to Start Playing the Wastelanders Update in Fallout 76
- Where to Start the Wastelanders Story Campaign
How to Start Playing the Wastelanders Update in Fallout 76
Unlike many big DLC updates to Fallout games in the past, Wastelanders is an expansive enhancement of all Appalachia, meaning that you won't have to go to new areas or discover new people to start feeling the effects. Now there are human NPCs across the world, along with new structures and systems in place to make use of them, most of which are organically integrated into the existing game.
However, there is an existing campaign that threads through the new content, centred around a specific treasure. We'll show you how to access it here, whether you're a new or veteran player.
Where to Start the Wastelanders Story Campaign
The story campaign begins with two new NPCs found directly outside the entrance to Vault 76, available the moment you leave for the first time as a part of character creation. And though you can continue to follow the original path, now there's a new path to try out whenever you want.
Whether you're a new or old player, upon starting the game after loading the update you'll get a miscellaneous quest telling you to "Check out the newcomers outside of Vault 76". The map icon will lead you to them, a pair of survivors just down the steps from the Vault's entrance. Talk to them and they'll mention that they've been looking for some sort of treasure, and that new survivors are flocking in from nearby to follow the rumour. They're not much help but will give you the location of a new bar called the Wayward. If you've been to the Overseer's Camp, it's just across the road from there. Otherwise follow the marker to reach it, speak with the bartender Duchess inside to begin the quest properly.