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Fallout 76 – Thirst Things First Walkthrough

Thirst Things First Summary

The main objective of this Fallout 76 quest is to track down Kesha Mcdermott which will be followed by a number of other objectives including the miscellaneous ones. However, we will only focus on the main objectives for this Fallout 76 quest.

The Search For Kesha Mcdermott
Head along the river towards West and you will find Kesha’s remains. Search the remains and you will find a Holotape and a Water Testing Kit. Now collect some water but, stay on the bank as you will receive radiation damage if you jump into the river.

Now make your way towards the Community Garden to the south and collect water either of the Water pumps near the shed.

It’s Time To Test
Make your way back to Flatwoods Church and go to the makeshift lab. Interact with the diagnostic terminal and choose to “Analyze Water Sample”. You will learn that the water needs to be purified before it can be used.

Since you already have water, you only need wood logs to create Boiled Water. You will find the wood log in the graveyard near the church. Now find a cooking station and boil the Dirty Water.

Once you have the boiled water it is time to check the self-serve Kiosk. Check your Volunteer status and the quest ends here.

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Thirst Things First Walkthrough

Thirst Things First is a quest in the Flatwoods area of Appalachia. In it, you’ll find directions on where to find and how to complete each objective, along with any tips we can think of along the way.

Quest Rewards

  • Plan: Chemistry Workbench x1
  • Plan: Sturdy Leather Arms x1
  • Bottled Waters x6
  • 10mm Round x37
  • Stimpak: Diluted x3
  • Caps and XP

Thirst Things First is automatically accepted after completing the preceding quest, First Contact. Upon beginning the quest, your first objective is to locate Kesha McDermott.

After you’re done with the terminal, your objective will update to Search for Kesha along the nearby river and your quest marker will point you toward her location. When you arrive there, you’ll find Kesha’s remains by the riverbed. Check Kesha’s body to collect Water Testing Kit as well as Survivor Story: Kesha McDermott.

Once you have the kit, collect a sample of dirty water from the river, then follow your quest marker to Flatwood’s Water Pumps. As before, collect a sample of water. With both samples in hand, your objective will update to return to Kesha’s Lab to analyze the samples. Follow your quest marker back to the lab and use the diagnostic terminal in the back of the room.

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Analyzing the water will indicate that it’s contaminated and must be boiled. At this point in the game you should already have everything you need. But if you don’t, you’ll just need to locate some wood to use. Follow your quest marker out of Kesha’s Lab and to the outdoor cooking station South of you.

Once you’ve boiled your water, follow your quest marker back to the Self-Serve Kiosk. Check in by selecting [Check Volunteer Status] to clear the quest and automatically accept the next one in line, Second Helpings.

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