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Thirst Things First - Fallout 76 Walkthrough Fallout 76 Guide, Walkthrough

This page contains walkthrough for the third main quest in Fallout 76. Thirst Things First starts automatically after you finish First Contact main quest. Your goal is to look for a responder, and to purify water samples.

Locate Kesha McDermott

This computer will provide you with more information about the person you are looking for. - Thirst Things First - Fallout 76 Walkthrough - Main missions - Fallout 76 Guide
This computer will provide you with more information about the person you are looking for.

Your first objective is to look for a responder called Kesha McDermott. Use the computer - the same you have used for volunteering during First Contact mission. Find Kesha McDermott on the list. Leave the building and head straight towards the river (the best way to do that is to follow the quest marker).

Check the corpse - you will find the quest item and a few other items. - Thirst Things First - Fallout 76 Walkthrough - Main missions - Fallout 76 Guide
Check the corpse - you will find the quest item and a few other items.

Find Kesha McDermott's corpse - the body is lying on the shore. Loot her body - take Water Testing Kit and other items.

How to examine the water sample?

Collect water samples in the places marked in red. - Thirst Things First - Fallout 76 Walkthrough - Main missions - Fallout 76 Guide
Collect water samples in the places marked in red.

Your next objective is to analyze two water samples - collect them from the river and from the water pumps. The locations are marked red in the picture above. Approach the river or the pumps and press the correct button - your character will collect a sample. The first sample should be taken from the river, the same where you have found the corpse. The second sample must be taken from the pump on the nearby field.

The diagnostic terminal is in the white church. - Thirst Things First - Fallout 76 Walkthrough - Main missions - Fallout 76 Guide
The diagnostic terminal is in the white church.

Take the samples to Flatwoods - go to the white church. Inside, you will find a Diagnostic Terminal - use the device and select the option to analyze the water samples.

Boiling water

The nearest Cooking Station is in Flatwoods. - Thirst Things First - Fallout 76 Walkthrough - Main missions - Fallout 76 Guide
The nearest Cooking Station is in Flatwoods.

Your last objective is to boil water. Go to a Cooking Station - the nearest station is marked in the picture above. Get two units of boiled water. You need dirty water (your samples) and a piece of wood - you should have this item in your inventory (i.e. after your visit to the sawmill).

Go to the computer inside the nearby building (the one where you volunteered), and check the volunteer status. This ends Thirst Things First - you receive caps, ammo, Stimpacks and crafting plans. You also unlock another main mission called Second Helpings.

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