- Fallout 76 updates will likely add more Vaults to the game in future updates, even almost 6 years after its release.
- Vault 76 is one of the few Control-Vaults in the Fallout franchise, fulfilling its purpose of preserving the bright minds of America.
- Vault 79 is home to Fallout 76’s endgame currency and allows players to purchase the best weapons and armor in the game.
The post-launch support for Fallout 76 has seen the introduction of several new Vaults, as well as the removal of a few Vaults over time. Even now, almost 6 years after the game’s release, Fallout 76 updates throughout 2024 and beyond are likely to add more Vaults to the game in future updates.
As it currently stands, there are seven separate Vaults in Fallout 76, including a training Vault located in Appalachia’s Vault-Tec University. Most of these Vaults have some rather tame objectives, while others are home to some of the most sinister Vault-Tec experiments in the Fallout games’ universe.
Fallout: 6 Worst Vaults To Be Trapped In
Vault-Tec created some truly despicable vaults in the Fallout series, and these would be the worst ones to get trapped in.
The Vault where players begin their journey in Fallout 76 is one of the few Control-Vaults in the Fallout franchise that didn’t secretly subject its residents to an unethical experiment. Additionally, Vault 76 is also one of the few Vaults that fulfills its purpose of preserving the bright minds that would help to rebuild America in the aftermath of the Great War.
Vault 79 is Vault-Tec’s secret stash of Gold Bullion. With the help of one of the local factions, players eventually break into this Vault in Fallout 76’s main questline and reintroduce Gold Bullion into the local economy. Players can then use this endgame currency to purchase some of the best weapons and armor in Fallout 76, like the Secret Service Armor, the T-65 Power Armor, and the Gauss energy weapons.
Vault 94 was originally part of Fallout 76’s Vault Raids, but it was reopened for exploration shortly after Vault Raids were cut from the game. This Vault was intended to preserve the local environment and provide aid to any post-war survivors. However, shortly after the Great War, a misguided attempt to destroy this Vault led to an explosion that consumed and transformed the surrounding region, now known as the “Mire.”
Similar to how Vault 94 was designed to preserve the local plant life, Vault 96 was designed to preserve the local wildlife. However, unlike Vault 94’s pure intentions, this Vault tasked its residents with conducting disturbing genetic experiments. Eventually, Vault 96 became a source of the Forced Evolutionary Virus that creates Super Mutants in the Fallout franchise universe.
This Vault was home to Fallout 76’s Battle-Royale mode, Nuclear Winter, which has since been removed from the game. The Battle Royale was justified as the selection process to determine the Overseer of this Vault. Since Nuclear Winter was removed, Vault 51 has closed and can not currently be explored. As much as the community reminisces about the Nuclear Winter Battle Royale mode since its removal, it was apparently removed due to a lack of player support for PvP in Fallout 76, so this game mode is unlikely to ever return.
Vault-Tec Training Vault
This Vault is for simulation and training purposes at the local Vault-Tec University. According to holotapes and terminals found within, this Vault was actively undergoing a simulation when the Great War of the Fallout games’ timeline occurred. Although the residents survived the nuclear apocalypse, a failed internal experiment led to a mutiny that resulted in all the residents dying before they ever left the Vault.
Allegedly, Vault 63 was intended to be the site for one of Fallout 76’s Vault Raids, but this game mode was cut from Fallout 76 before Vault 63 was ever made accessible. Consequently, while this Vault can still be discovered in Fallout 76, it has never been opened, so very little is known about its lore. However, Fallout 76’s upcoming map expansion has been subtly hinting that this Vault will open in the near future, finally revealing its secrets, treasures, and/or horrors.
- November 14, 2018
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