First Contact

Type Main Quests
Rewards 10 Bottlecaps
Responders Paramedic Jumpsuit
Recipe: Healing Salve (Forest)
(5) Healing Salve
(71) .38 Round
Location Vault 76
Previous Quest Reclamation Day
Next Quest Thirst Things First

First Contact is a Main Quest in Fallout 76. The aim of this Main Quest is to introduce players to the crafting system, and register as a Responder. Quests are objectives that the player may complete to obtain special rewards for their participation in the wasteland activities.



First Contact Objectives

  1. Find the Overseers's C.A.M.P.
  2. Craft a piece of Armor.
  3. Craft a Weapon.
  4. Listen to the Overseer's Log - Flatwoods.
  5. Register as a Volunteer.


First Contact Locations


First Contact Enemies


First Contact Walkthrough

After exiting the vault, the newly minted Vaulters will find themselves on a hilltop, overlooking a vast landscape. After taking it all in, head down the Vault-Tec entrance stairs to find a robot. This Mr. Handy robot can be used to inquire about the Overseer's location. Once the directions have been given, take a moment before continuing on the search for the Overseer to gain yourself some very valuable loot.



Near to the Vault Entrance, there will be a Responder's body by the lamppost next to the stairs that lead down to a car park. On his person, there will be some chems and a gun. There will be a few more goods in this area that may be worth searching before heading down the steps. At the bottom of the stairs, find another Responder corpse containing a note and a hand weapon.


Back en Route

Head down to the road and continue southwards. Follow Route 88 East until you arrive at a bridge, which across it, the Overseer's C.A.M.P. will be located next to the junction. Here, you'll find the following items:

  • The Overseer's Cache, which will contain an assortment of items including the Holodisk: Overseer's Log - C.A.M.P.
  • My Stash Box
  • A Toolbox next to the weapons crafting bench. This box contains a variety of Junk that can be used to craft different finished items.

You'll also find a Cooking Station, and a couple of workbenches which can be used to complete then 2nd and 3rd objectives of this mission: craft a piece of Armor and a Weapon. Using what you find at the C.A.M.P., craft yourself a piece of each.



Play the Holodisk if you havem't already and you'll learn that she went to Flatwoods, so head that way. You can reach the location by following the compass indicator on the map. You'll eventually reach the town, which you'll notice have a lot of the Responders' logo painted around. Locate and enter the church -if you're having a hard time locating it, look for the sign outside that reads "Command Post"-, to find another one of the Overseer's Caches. Open to loot it, and you'll find more useful items including a Holodisk: Overseer's Log - Flatwoods.

She'll tell you on the Holodisk to help any remaining Responders, which will allow you to explore the Flatwoods Tavern -sign outside reads "Volunteers Needed!". Upon arriving at it, you'll find two Self-Registration Kiosks. Register as a volunteer and you'll be given the task to locate Kesha Dermott, which you can look up on the Responder database on the very same kiosk.


Notes & Notable Loot

  • Loot 1
  • Loot 2
  • Loot 3



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