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Fallout 76 – First Contact Quest Walkthrough

First Contact Summary

There are multiple objectives in this quest, the first being finding the Overseer’s C.A.M.P followed by listening to Overseer’s log and register as a volunteer.

C.A.MP
As you emerge from the Vault, take a good look around and take in the environment. When you are ready to move on, go down the Vault-tec entrance steps and talk to Mr. Handy robot to know the whereabouts of the Overseer.

Then head down and walk towards the south. Now head along the Router 88 and you will come across a covered bridge with Overseer’s C.A.M.P nearby. The C.A.M.P is just above the road junction.

Explore the C.A.M.P as indicated by the game. Here will be a couple of crafting tables that you can use to complete miscellaneous quests. However, you will find Overseer’s log here. Listen to it and you will come to know that the Overseer has gone to Flatwoods.

Flatwoods
To get to the Flatwoods, journey along the road towards SouthWest. You will pass Green Country Lodge along the way. As you reach the Flatwoods, enter the church in the town with the Command Post sign outside.

You still won’t find the Overseer but there will be another one of her caches there. Open it and you will find another Overseer’s Holotape. In the log, she emphasizes the importance of working with Responders.

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First Contact Walkthrough

First Contact is one of the first quests in Fallout 76’s main quest line. This page of IGN’s Fallout 76 Wiki Guide contains a walkthrough of this quest as well as details about other activities you can find along the way.

Quest Rewards:

  • 10 Bottlecaps
  • Responders Paramedic Jumpsuit
  • Recipe: Healing Salve (Forest)
  • (5) Healing Salve
  • (71) .38 Round
  • Hatchet

First Contact begins once you leave Vault 76. Head down the stairs just outside the vault to find Pennington. Go down the stairs to the left of Pennington to find the a Responder Corpse. Loot the corpse to receive a Machete, some Pre-War Money and Orders from Maria Chavez.

Equip the machete in your Pip-Boy, then continue down the stairs to the left of the corpse. At the bottom of the stairs, you may be attacked by some Liberator MK 0s. If you are, dispatch them quickly with your new machete. Continue following the quest marker on your compass, which will lead you down the road to the Isolated Cabin. You don’t need to do anything at the cabin, but if you want more details on what’s around the cabin, check out its wiki page at the link above.

Continue past the cabin and through the forest, making sure not to lose track of your quest marker until you reach the Overseer’s C.A.M.P.. Once you get there, listen to the Overseer’s Log to update your objective.

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Your next step is to search for the Overseer in Flatwoods.To get there, back out of the camp, and turn left when you reach the road. Follow the road straight ahead and be careful, as you may find enemies lying in wait.

Once you reach Flatwoods, follow your quest marker to the Command Post. Enter and take an immediate right to find another Overseer’s Cache containing several items, including Overseer’s Log – Flatwoods. LIsten to the log to update your objective.

The next step in the quest is to register as a volunteer. To do this, leave the Command Post, then follow your quest marker to the volunteer building. Inside you’ll find two terminals. Access either terminal and select [Volunteers: Register Here!] to become a volunteer and complete the quest.

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