War. War never changes. Although Fallout 76 has been completely redesigned compared to its predecessors and the gameplay offers a completely different experience, one thing remains unchanged - the postapocalyptic world is tremendously dangerous. This following page contains useful tips on how to get started and will help you to find yourself on the game servers. We have touched upon many aspects of the game - fighting, money (caps) and experience, completing tasks or exploring locations. Using a number of tips and tricks is a great way to start enjoying the game.
- Collect everything
- Use melee weapons
- Do not fear death
- You don't lose anything after you leave the game
- How to recognize enemies?
- Start and Complete Quests
- Take part in world events
- Pay attention to supply drop points
- Remember to eat and drink regularly
- Watch out for radiation
- Enemies with a crown above their nameplate
- Remember about armor repairs
- Pip-Boy can be used as flashlight
It is not without a reason that this advice is at the top of the list. Collecting whatever you can is best applied from the very beginning of the game. Any "garbage" can be useful - some will be used for crafting, while others you can simply sell. Of course, your character has limited weight capacity, so you will have to visit a merchant from time to time (in the towns you will find robots that will be happy to buy back the items you have collected). You can also invest some points in the Strength attribute, which will increase your load capacity. Perks that reduce the weight of some items are also useful.
If your inventory is running out of space, please visit the "How to increase your character's load capacity" page in our guide.
Use melee weapons
A hand-to-hand combat weapon is ideal at the beginning of the game (and in later stages of the game also if you develop your character in this direction). Initial opponents are not very strong. Instead of losing ammunition on weak enemies, take an axe or a pickax and deal with them up close. Remember to keep moving to make it harder for enemies to hit you. Of course, if you have to face a large group of enemies, it's better to soften them from a distance and only then move on to close combat.
The right perls can help you in the fight. For more information about wrecks, please visit the "How do the Perks work and how to get them" page in our guide.
Do not fear death
Death in Fallout 76 is not as terrible as it may seem. Of course we don't suggest you die thoughtlessly, but even if something goes wrong, you won't lose too much. Only the least valuable items, the so-called junk, will drop out of your equipment. Then, you can use the world map to be reborn in a location you've discovered earlier and go to the place of death - this way you will recover your lost things.
You don't lose anything after you leave the game
You don't have to be afraid to leave the game either. When you leave the server, all changes will be saved - items looted or experience gained. When you return to the game you will find your weapons, your character will have the same level, and you will start the game in the vicinity of the location next to which you have left the game (the starting location may vary slightly, but these are small changes).
However, it is worth noting whether you have reached the control point during the specific quest. More complex tasks are divided into several stages, and there are some checkpoints between them. If you leave the game without reaching the checkpoint, you will lose progress in the quest. However, there is no reason to be afraid - checkpoints appear very often.
Do you want to learn more about the multiplayer module? Visit the "How does the Multiplayer Work" page in our tutorial.
How to recognize enemies?
Sometimes it is difficult to judge whether a character is friendly or hostile to us. For example - some robots would like to murder you, and others prefer to talk for a while. That's why it's a good idea to use the crosshair. If you look over a character, you will see its name - if it is red, it means that it is your opponent. It works from quite a long distance - even before you can be noticed by enemies.
Are you interested in fighting other players? Visit the "How does PvP work" page in our tutorial.
Start and Complete Quests
Although the game automatically covers us with different tasks, the exploration may draw us so much that we forget to carry out the quests and missions that await the player. However, it's sometimes a good idea to take a break from constant sightseeing in order to complete several tasks. This is a great way to gain experience, money (caps) and various types of items. From many missions you will receive stimpaks and antirads, and these are extremely useful items that are able to save you from oppression.
You will find all the ways to gain experience on the "How to Gain Experience?" page in our guide.
Take part in world events
Events are auto-random missions in which all players on the server can take part. If you open the map, you will certainly see a few events on it. All you have to do is to get close to the marked place and the game automatically assigns you to the event. You won't get any consequences if you skip an event, but it's very profitable to perform such unique quests. As with normal tasks, you'll get a lot of useful items when you're done. Events are also a great opportunity to cooperate with other players, because they usually consist of repelling hordes of enemies.
The V.A.T.S. system is useful for fighting waves of enemies. However, it has been slightly modified compared to the previous parts of the series, so please visit the "How does the V.A.T.S. work?" section of our guide.
Pay attention to supply drop points
If you take part in randomly generated events, don't forget about randomly dropped stashes with supplies. If you see a red trail (such as in the picture above), go there as soon as possible. In these boxes and containers you will find ammunition, stimpacks, and even weapons.
Since we are talking about free items - you can visit the "How to get a gas mask?" page in our guide. There you will find out how to get a mask that reduces the chance of getting ill.
Remember to eat and drink regularly
Even the biggest macho of the wilderness has to eat and drink something. In the lower right corner of the screen you will find bars with a cutlery and water symbols - these are indicators of hunger and thirst. You have to take care of them all the time - eat food and drink a lot. Otherwise, you will get penalties that make it harder to play - fewer action points or constantly decreasing health. Remember, however, that most of the items you use will increase your level of radioactivity. The food should be fried first and the water has to be boiled. All this may take place at bonfires scattered around the game world.
More information about these indicators can be found on the "Do I have to eat and drink?" section in our guide.
For more information about these indicators, see the "Do I need to eat and drink?" page in our guide.
Watch out for radiation
Radioactive waste is the everyday life of the postapocalyptic world - you have to watch out for it. Radiated food, enemies or water - all this raises the level of radioactivity of your hero. Accepting the rads makes the level of your maximum health much lower. If you consume something radiated or stay in a radiated area, the Geiger counter in the Pip-Boy will start to emit a characteristic sound, and a red bar will appear on the health bar informing you about the amount of radiation you are taking.
To reduce the number of radiation of your body you can take Rad-X or wear a radiation resistant armor. However, if you have already been badly radiated, you must use the Anti-Rad. For detailed information on radiation, please refer to the "How to deal with radiation?" section of this guide.
Enemies with a crown above their nameplate
The opponents with a crown by their name are a kind of minibosses. They are a bit stronger than standard enemies, but you will find much better equipment with them. It's worth to find and kill them, because you can find weapons with special properties while looting their corpse.
In addition to miniboss items, it's also worth taking an interest in the Power Armour. You can get one of them at the beginning of the game! You can read more about it on the "How do I get the Power Armor" page in our guide.
Remember about armor repairs
All weapons (weapons and armor) break down as they are used. This causes the weapon to deal less damage and the armor loses its protective properties. For this reason, you must remember to repair your weapons regularly - or to replace them if something better falls into your hands. Repair takes place at special tables located in cities. In addition, you also need the right materials - e.g. steel or leather.
Pip-Boy can be used as flashlight
You'll often find yourself in places where it's dark. Use the Pip-Boy as a flashlight to help you find your location. Just hold down the button responsible for using the Pip-Boy and there will be light around your character.