Patch Notes

Fallout 76 Version 1.36 Patch Details (Wastelanders Update)


Fallout 76 version 1.36 (Wastelanders Update) is now available on PS4, PC and Xbox One. According to the Fallout 76 update 1.36 changelog, the latest update new features, changes, event and more. Apart from this, Fallout 76 update 1.36 also added stability and performance improvements.

One of the first things you will notice as you start questing your way through Wastelanders is that quest markers on the map have received some visual updates. Main Quests now display square quest markers on the map, while Side, Misc., and Daily quests display the diamond-shaped markers that are currently in the base version of the game.

Recently, a big patch update was released with new Mischief Night Seasonal event, private worlds, improvements, and much more. Apart from this, the last patch also added color-coded item rarities and limited-time Halloween-themed rewards in Nuclear Winter, design changes, bug fixes, and more.


Unfortunately, since the last patch, players are reporting a number of issues while playing the game online. Today’s Fallout 76 version 1.36 is expected to resolve a few of these issues. Check out more details below.

Fallout 76 update 1.36 changelog


Dialogue System Preview
Whenever you’re chatting up your favorite Ally, a Faction leader, or one of the many other characters you will meet during your adventures, you will be able to choose from a variety of response options. The words you employ during your conversations with others can, at times, be even more powerful than your favorite weapons. The decisions you make may help you forge alliances, find an alternate way to get something done, or even have an impact on your reputation with the Settlers or the Raiders.


The new faces in town aren’t the only ones who are interested in having discussions with you. We’ve also revisited some of our existing NPCs, like Rose, MODUS, and others to outfit them with dialogue. While the quests they send you on will be the same as they are in the base game, we hope that your interactions with them along the way will feel more flavorful and fun than before.


Allies System

Plenty of new faces are going to make their way into Appalachia when our Wastelanders update arrives. This includes Factions, new human enemy groups, and a variety characters you will encounter while you’re out and about. It’s also going to introduce you to Allies, a special type of human NPC that will bring more life to your C.A.M.P. and offer activities for you to take part in every day.

There are a variety of Allies you will meet during your travels throughout the Wasteland. Some of them can be recruited to take up residence in your C.A.M.P. through conversations or by proving yourself in some way. Every Ally has a different personality that you can explore by speaking with them, as well as by completing the new daily quests they offer.


There are certain Allies who you can only meet by completing their unique introductory quest, like Beckett, a man trying to escape and atone for a troubled past. This initial task will begin a questline that takes you deeper into the character’s story as you aid them in their endeavors. After completing a named Ally’s story quests, they will begin offering daily quests that you can take part in to regularly pick up some additional XP and loot.

Reputation System

When you first meet the Settlers and Raiders, they will be hesitant to include you, a newcomer, in their affairs. The more you do to help a faction by offering information, taking down their enemies, and completing quests, the more you will prove you’re someone they can rely on and your reputation with that faction will increase. Eventually, you will rise through seven different reputation “ranks”, from Hostile or Cautious, to Neutral, Friendly, and Ally, among others.

Whenever you gain reputation with a faction, you will receive a notification that shows how much reputation you earned. The amount of reputation you earn also depends on what you did to earn it. Completing a story quest, for example, will net you a large amount of reputation, while finishing a faction daily quest or making certain choices during conversations offer additional ways to gain some rep.


You will be able to view your current standing with both factions at any time by opening the social menu. An icon for each faction indicating your current reputation rank will appear at the top of the social menu near your account name. You can click this to open a reputation pop-up that shows your rank and your progress towards the next.


As your reputation ranks with the Raiders and Settlers increase, people at Crater and Foundation will treat you with more warmth during your interactions, and that faction’s vendors will sell you a wider range of goods. By completing story content, you will also gain access to new vendors that sell plans for a few new faction-themed items which will unlock at certain ranks, like neighborly, friendly, or ally.


Wastelanders will bring two frenzied new events to Fallout 76 in Riding Shotgun and Radiation Rumble. Read on to learn a little more about each and to make sure you’re prepared to take them both on come patch day.


If you consider yourself a hired gun, head to Big Bend Tunnel East to take on a gig ensuring safe passage for a group of merchants on a treacherous trip through the mountains. Blue Ridge Caravan Co. initially had a lot of trouble getting their pack-Brahmin up the steep cliffs of the Savage Divide. Since then, they’ve worked out that Big Bend Tunnel offers an easy route from Cranberry Bog into the Ash Heap. Or, it would, if it wasn’t swarming with Blood Eagles. With their path blocked and their Brahmin growing restless, the merchants are reaching out to anyone who might be able to fend off any scoundrels waiting to ambush the caravan.

During your journey, you’ll need to defend the caravan’s two Brahmin, who are loaded down with goods. If one or both of them make it through, you and your event mates will be rewarded with some loot, XP, and Caps. If both of them die, well, that would be bad for business. Aside from protecting the Brahmin, you will also be tasked with locating supplies the Caravan has lost during their previous attempts to travel through. Coordinate with your event mates to defend the Caravan and find their missing belongings, and you’ll receive better rewards. The Blood Eagles have learned every nook and cranny of the Tunnel, so keep your head on a swivel and avoid getting surrounded. While it’s possible that a hearty adventurer can complete this event alone, we recommend bringing a teammate or two to help clear out the riff-raff along the way.


Emmett Mountain Disposal Site harbors plenty of precious ore that’s ripe for the taking by anyone willing to brave its highly-radioactive depths to do some mining. That’s just what a group of scavengers had planned to do when they found themselves suddenly cornered by deadly glowing creatures. Still, the scavengers are dead-set on snatching up as much ore as they can. They’ve brought a few turrets along for defense, but they’ll need your firepower to make it out alive. Radiation levels in the Disposal Site can be intense, so don’t forget to step into a Hazmat Suit. Luckily, if you forget to bring your own, the scavengers will kindly provide one for you.


This is a fast-paced and dangerous Public Event that will require you to be in two places at once. To be successful, you’ll need to balance defending the scavengers from an onslaught of treacherous enemies while also finding opportunities to venture out and gather irradiated ore. The more ore you collect, the more handsomely you will be rewarded with gear, supplies, reputation, XP, Caps, or even legendary items. Keep in mind, though, that the scavengers can’t pay you for your efforts if they all get taken out.


Wastelanders Revealed
The Settlers & The Raiders
Duchess & Mort
Watoga Underground


A whole host of new people have arrived in Appalachia, seeking their fortunes or just a safe place to live. These NPCs can be found all over the place. Some of them you can talk to and have interactive conversations.

  • The mechanics of dialogue are similar to Fallout 3 – you have a variety of choices, S.P.E.C.I.A.L. checks, and options available to you contextually.
  • A single player response can have any number of choices available, if there are more choices than fit the display you can scroll down to see them all.
  • Additionally, full conversations have been added to many of the original NPCs of Fallout 76—characters like Rose, MODUS, and the Grafton Mayor (and more) can be engaged in dialogue.

Click here to read our article to learn more about dialogue and conversations in Wastelanders.


The arrival of new people in Appalachia means there are many new adventures to be had. Wastelanders brings an entirely new story to Fallout 76 that you can uncover and explore as you complete new main quests.

  • Just outside of Vault 76, you can dive into the Wastelanders story and meet Lacey and Isela, who will guide you to experience the Wayward quest line.
  • At level 20, the full main quest opens in Sutton. It will get you acquainted with the two largest factions in Appalachia – the Raiders and Settlers.
    • During the Main Quest you will have to pick which side you work with, but for quite some time you can do quests for both factions until you hit a point of no return.
  • The original Fallout 76 main quest is still available, but expect new touches of life. Both with new NPCs and full dialogue with existing NPCs.
  • Please Note: To accommodate new quests and story content, some new no-C.A.M.P. zones have been added to locations in the world.
    • If your C.A.M.P. was in one of these areas and can no longer be placed, you will be notified on joining a world, and you will be able to move your C.A.M.P. for free.

The Raiders are in part survivors that fled Appalachia, who have now returned to reclaim land they believe is rightfully theirs. They’ve built a base of operations, called Crater, at the Crashed Space Station.

  • Initially, if you encounter Raiders in the wild they will be hostile and attack you. Even in Crater, expect a chilly reception—their vendors won’t deal with you, and they’ll bring the opposite of the welcome wagon.
  • Eventually, you will learn more about them and can broker a peace with them (and if you want, their friendship in time).

The Settlers are a collection of survivors gathered by some construction workers from the Washington D.C. area. When they heard there was land, they caravanned to Appalachia and repurposed existing structures at Spruce Knob to construct Foundation.

  • The Settlers are happy to speak and trade with you right away. Like the Raiders, you can get to know the Settlers better over time and become an ally to them.
  • Ward will offer a Daily Quest that can help you make a good impression with these new-comers.

Read our article about Wastelanders Factions to learn more about the Settlers and the Raiders.


Wastelanders features some new exciting weapons, armors, and other items. You can unlock these items via the new Gold Bullion system.

  • After completing the Main Quest, you will gain access to Gold Bullion, a new in-game currency.
    • Gold Bullion can be gathered by exchanging Treasury Notes at Gold Press Machines, up to a daily limit.
    • Treasury Notes can be earned from Wastelanders daily quests and by completing Public Events.
    • Gold Bullion can also be purchased directly from a vendor in the Wayward using Caps, up to a weekly limit.
  • There are three Gold Bullion Vendors: One at Crater, one at Foundation, and another in a location you’ll unlock during the main story. Each vendor will offer you a different set of new Wastelanders items in exchange for Gold Bullion.
  • Some of the Wastelanders gear is only available as you become better friends with the Settlers and Raiders through the new Reputation System.
    • Gain reputation with these factions by completing story quests for them, making in-game decisions, and by doing their daily quests.
    • Items you can get this way include weapons like the Gauss Shotgun or Gauss Minigun, C.A.M.P. items like Farmable Tiles, and even the yummy Appalachia treat—Pepperoni Rolls, among others.
  • Read our article about the Wastelanders Reputation System to learn more.


Another exciting addition to Wastelanders, Allies are NPCs you will encounter in the world who can move into your C.A.M.P., help protect it, and keep you company.

  • Allies also provide adventuring opportunities through daily quests they offer.
  • Two of the Allies are unique. Both have a mini-quest line, romance opportunities, and offer the chance to really get to know some interesting characters.
    • Once you reach level 10, strike out to the Ash Heap or the Mire in order to meet them!
  • Learn more by reading our article about Allies in Wastelanders.


  • Riding Shotgun is a new event at Big Bend Tunnel East. Take part by speaking with Vinny Costa near the entrance to the Tunnel. He offers the event every so often, so check in with him regularly if you want to help him out.
    • Merchants from the Blue Ridge Caravan want to pass through Big Bend Tunnel with their wares, but devious Blood Eagles are lying in wait, hoping to make an easy score.
    • Successfully defend the Caravan as the merchants make their way through the Tunnel, and you will be handsomely rewarded.
  • Radiation Rumble is a challenging new Public Event that will appear on the map at Emmett Mountain Disposal Site.
    • A group of Scavengers have set their sights on mining the precious ore found deep within Emmett Mountain Disposal Site, but they’ve been backed into a corner by treacherous glowing creatures.
    • Balance your time between defending the Scavengers and venturing out to help them mine ore, and they’ll give you a stake in the profits—but remember wear your Hazmat Suit!

Catch additional details about the new Wastelanders Events in this article.

  • There are four new daily quests available in Wastelanders: Two from the Raiders at Crater, one from the Settlers at Foundation, and one more that you’ll discover as you play through main story quests.
    • The Raider dailies alternate, with one of the two available to you each day.
    • All four dailies can be completed to earn Treasury Notes, XP, Caps, and some loot.
    • Daily quests from the Raiders and the Settlers will also award you with some reputation for your efforts.


  • Floaters are returning creatures from previous Fallout games. They come in three variations: Flamer, Freezer, and Chomper.
  • They aren’t particularly tough, but when they swarm in with their Super Mutant brethren, they can really change a battle.
  • The elusive Wendigo Colossus is a terrifying monstrosity rumored to only rear its head in areas hit by atomic fire.
  • They are seriously tough, and even a hearty adventurer will find it challenging to square off with one alone. If you plan to hunt down a Wendigo Colossus bring friends—lots of them!
  • Bloodthirsty and cruel, the Blood Eagles are a group of human miscreants fueled by chems, who treat the Wasteland like their personal playground.
  • Even more frightening are their numbers. Bands of Blood Eagles have sprung up throughout Appalachia, so keep your weapons close and be ready to defend yourself.
  • No one is quite sure what these mysterious cultists are up to, but they’ve recently begun inhabiting a few existing locations in Appalachia.
  • Stay on your guard if you encounter these cultists in the wild. You can be sure that they won’t let you or anyone else get in the way of their. . . rituals.


  • We’ve created a number of new locations that you will discover, such as the Watoga Underground, The Deep, The Wayward, new Blood Eagle and Mothman Cultist camps, and more.
  • Additionally, with the return of people to Appalachia, many have already left their mark on the world. They’ve transformed many existing locations, like the Crashed Space Station, Spruce Knob, and WV Lumber Co., among others, to better suit their needs.


  • Day/Night Cycle: Daytime has been lengthened from 8 to 13 game hours, so that you have more sunshine while you quest, craft, and explore. Dusk, dawn, and nighttime have been shortened accordingly.
  • Lighting: We’ve made significant improvements to all aspects of our lighting and rendering systems to bring additional realism and contrast to the game world.


  • Vault 94: As mentioned in a previous announcement, Vault 94 and its Missions have been shut down along with the release of Wastelanders.
    • Many of the item rewards that you could earn by completing Missions, including Strangler Heart Power Armor Plans, are now available through the Gold Bullion system.
  • Nuclear Winter: The Storm now automatically constricts based on the number of players who begin a Nuclear Winter Match. This should help players get to the fun of a match more quickly and spend less time in matchmaking queues.
    • This change was originally implemented in Update 16, but was reverted after community feedback that the automatic constriction was happening too often. We’ve since made improvements in this area and have brought this change back with the Wastelanders update.



Quests have received significant user interface improvements in today’s update. Here is a summary of the adjustments we’ve made:

  • All of your quest markers will now appear on the map.
    • Inactive quests show up as black map markers, and quests you’re actively tracking will display the yellow markers you’re already familiar with.
    • Main quests display square markers, while side, misc., and daily quests show diamond-shaped markers.
  • Clicking a quest marker on the map will display a pop-up showing more details and a description of that quest.
    • There are three new options on this pop-up that you can select to mark the quest as active, make it your only active quest, or show the quest in your Pip-Boy.
    • When viewing a quest in your Pip-Boy, you can now choose to show that quest’s location on the map.
  • New options are available that you can toggle to customize what types of quests are marked as active when you start them. Find these in the Game Settings Menu
  • You can find some more details about these changes in this article on
  • Legendary Enemies: A notification now appears and sound effects play when a legendary creature regenerates to full health during combat.
  • Nuke Zones: Spawning into an active Nuke Zone when you join a world is no fun! From now on, if there’s an active Nuke Zone at your login location, you will receive a prompt offering you the option to leave the current world and search for another.
    • You will be protected from Radiation for a short period of time while you make your decision to stay or leave.
    • This protection will end early if you move, attack, or take damage.
  • Press and Hold: When viewing many types of pre-placed items in the world, you can now press and hold your interact button to quickly make use of those items without entering your Pip-Boy.
    • For Example: You can press and hold the interact button to quickly equip and favorite weapons you find, consume an aid item, or learn a plan or recipe.
    • If you’d prefer, you can still press the interact button without holding it down to add that item to your inventory.
  • Public Events: The descriptions of Public Events on the map now include a suggested player level.
  • Radio Host: A new arrival named Julia has taken to the airwaves to host Appalachia Radio. Tune in to catch her quips in between tracks.
  • Search Perks: The functionality of “Search” Perks, like Scrounger and Pharma Farma, is now automatic. You no longer need to press a button to manually search containers for bonus supplies. You will get a friendly Vault Boy notification when your Perk has kicked in.


The Wastelanders update brings close to 1,000 fixes for bugs that were previously affecting the base game, including many that were reported to us by the Fallout 76 community. Since that list is so lengthy, we’ve highlighted a selection of fixes that we thought you might want to know about or may find interesting as you prepare to head back into Appalachia.

  • Auto-Scrapping: The following items no longer scrap automatically when using the Scrap All Junk button, since they are ingredients in crafting recipes.
    • Bleached Dogwood
    • Bloatfly Gland
    • Bloodbug Proboscis
    • Cooking Oil
    • Digested Goo
    • Mole Rat Teeth
    • Mr. Handy Fuel
    • Radscorpion Stinger
    • Stingwing Barb
    • Tick Blood Sac
  • Billboards: Reduced the C.A.M.P. budget cost of many Neon Billboards by 50%.
  • Lights: The Mid-Century Disc Lamp now correctly illuminates downward.
  • Scrapping: The Tinker’s Workbench now generates components when scrapped.
  • Scrapping: Urban and Forest Scout Armor pieces now generate components when scrapped.
  • Turrets: Addressed an issue that could prevent Turrets from firing at enemies in close range.
  • V.A.T.S.: Entering V.A.T.S. while firing an automatic weapon no longer causes the weapon to stop firing.
  • V.A.T.S.: Frag Mines can now be destroyed by shots fired in V.A.T.S.
  • Auto Grenade Launcher: The Heavy Barrel mod no longer incorrectly states that it increases damage.
  • Baseball Grenade: Now requires 2 Cork to craft in addition to its other components, and no longer requires a Baseball.
    • Baseballs now automatically scrap when using the Scrap All Junk button.
  • Baseball Grenade: Damage increased to bring Baseball Grenades in line with other types of Grenades.
  • Bolt-Action Weapons: Players no longer get stuck aiming down sights after pressing the button to aim down sights while chambering a round in a bolt-action weapon.
  • Buffout: Fixed an issue causing Bufftats to count toward Buffout and Mentats-related Challenges.
  • Cultist Blade: Damage increased so that the Cultist Blade is now slightly stronger than the Machete at every level.
  • Disease Cure: Can now be sold to Vendors for Caps.
  • Eyebot Helmet: Crafting an Eyebot Helmet now requires a Military Circuit Board instead of an Assaultron Circuit Board.
  • Fusion Core: Fixed an issue that could deplete a Fusion Core in the player’s inventory when exiting Power Armor.
  • Gatling Laser: Reloading a Gatling Laser early no longer causes multiple Fusion Cores to be loaded, which could prevent the player from firing other weapons.
  • Gatling Weapons: Firing a Gatling Laser or Gatling Plasma with a fully charged Fusion Core no longer empties the magazine after just a few shots, or prevents the magazine from being topped off when reloading.
  • Handmade Rifle: The Stinging Magazine mod no longer holds more ammo than intended, and now has an ammo capacity of 25.
  • Harpoon Gun: Legendary Harpoon Guns can no longer incorrectly spawn with the Explosive attribute.
  • Legendary Armor: Solar and Thorn Armors can now correctly spawn with the Unyielding legendary attribute.
  • Legendary Weapons: The +250 Damage Resistance While Reloading legendary attribute no longer causes a legendary weapon’s primary attribute to stop functioning.
  • Magazines: Tumblers Today Issue #2 now correctly grants the player the ability to find extra Bobby Pins in Bobby Pin Boxes, and the effect’s description has been updated to match.
  • Meat Hook: Now only benefits from unarmed Perks, and is no longer incorrectly affected by one-handed melee Perks.
  • Molotov Cocktail: Now requires 2 Glass to craft in addition to its other components, and no longer requires a Beer Bottle.
    • Beer Bottles now automatically scrap when using the Scrap All Junk button.
  • Plasma Grenade: Explosion visual effects now more closely match the Plasma Grenade’s explosion radius.
  • Psychotats: Fixed an issue causing Psychotats to count toward Buffout-related Challenges.
  • Rad-X Diluted: The description no longer states that it suppresses Mutations.
  • Salvaged Assaultron Head: Fixed an issue causing the Salvaged Assaultron Head to deal the same amount of damage at every charge level.
  • Scout Armor: The Forest Scout Armor Mask can now be worn with other types of headwear.
  • Shovel: Now correctly benefits from two-handed melee Perks.
  • Strangler Heart Power Armor: Acid attacks from players wearing Strangler Heart Power Armor no longer cause performance issues or crashes.
    • This fix resulted in multiple adjustments for Strangler Heart acid attacks and damage. You can learn about those changes in-depth by reading this article.
  • Strangler Heart Power Armor: Power Armor Chassis with Strangler Heart pieces equipped can no longer be dropped.
  • Tesla Rifle: Is now correctly categorized as an Energy Weapon in Workbenches, rather than a Heavy Weapon.
  • The Action Hero: The Gold .50 Cal Paint from the Atomic Shop can now be applied to The Action Hero.
  • Ultracite Fusion Core: Can no longer incorrectly be used as Fusion Cores for Power Armor.
  • Ultracite Plasma Cartridge: Increased the amount of ammo created when crafting Ultracite Plasma Cartridges from 60 to 120 to better match other types of Ultracite ammo.
  • Carnivore: Now correctly doubles the benefits of consuming pre-packaged meats, like Cram and Salisbury Steak.
  • Herd Mentality: Fixed an issue that prevented players with Herd Mentality from sharing Perks despite having enough points in Charisma.
  • Butcher’s Bounty: Can now correctly trigger when searching dead Hermit Crabs.
  • Crack Shot: Description corrected to state that the Perk’s benefits apply while aiming down sights, rather than “while sighted.”
  • Long Shot: Description corrected to state that the Perk’s benefits apply while aiming down sights, rather than “while sighted.”
  • Luck of the Draw: Can now correctly trigger when firing the Gatling Plasma, Gatling Laser, and automatic weapons.
  • Luck of the Draw: Fixed an issue that prevented fanfare from appearing on-screen when Luck of the Draw Rank 2 triggered.
  • Perk Sharing: Now only considers a character’s base Charisma. Bonus Charisma provided by Chems, gear, Perks, and other effects no longer incorrectly count towards Perk sharing.
  • Always Vigilant: The quest timer has been reduced from 30 to 15 minutes, and a 2-minute timer has been added to repair Rover.
  • Cop a Squatter: No longer restarts every time the player logs in if they have already completed it that day.
  • Ecological Balance: Amy’s Note now remains in the player’s inventory after completing the quest.
  • Miscellaneous: Fixed an issue preventing the “Clear the Flooded Trainyard” misc. quest from appearing to players at the Flooded Trainyard in Cranberry Bog if someone had already completed the quest in that World.
  • Miscellaneous: The “Kill a Wendigo while wearing a clown costume” misc. quest, it will no longer reappear to a player every time they log in if they have already completed it.
  • Compass: Location markers in the Compass now more consistently match their orientations in the game world.
  • Notifications: Fanfare and the list of rewards earned now correctly appear on the screen after completing a Daily Quest.
  • Notifications: The number of Caps earned now correctly appears on the screen after completing a quest or event.
  • Pip-Boy: Fixed a visual issue causing some Legendary Weapons to occasionally display incorrect attributes in their Pip-Boy descriptions after logging out and back in.
  • Revive: Diluted and Super Stimpaks can now be used to revive downed players.
  • Settings: The World Radios volume slider in the Audio settings menu now correctly affects Jukebox audio.
  • Social: Large friend lists have been optimized. Players should no longer experience in-game hitching as a result of having a very large friends list.
  • Social: Entering an invalid or nonexistent name into the Social Menu no longer prevents the player from interacting with other in-game menus.
  • Sorting: Scrapping an item no longer causes the player’s inventory list to re-sort.
  • Vending and Trade: Players can now sell items for up to 30,000 Caps through their Vending Machines or direct trade.
  • Workbenches: Pressing the exit confirmation button when leaving a Workbench no longer causes the player immediately re-enter the Workbench.

Fallout 76 update 1.36 is now available for download on PS4 and Xbox One.