Mbox upcoming
Upcoming content
The content of this article refers to upcoming content. When the content is released, the accuracy of the article needs to be checked and it may be necessary to complete the article's infobox and/or upload a required image.
Gametitle-FO3Gametitle-FO3 MZGametitle-FO4Gametitle-FO76
Gametitle-FO3Gametitle-FO3 MZGametitle-FO4Gametitle-FO76
Since debuting Vault 76 last year, in honor of America's tercentenary, Vault-Tec continues to expand with plans for well over 100 Vaults around the country.Newscaster

Vault 76 is a Vault-Tec vault located in the Forest region of West Virginia in 2102.


Not all vaults were designed with experimental purposes. Vault 76 is one of seventeen known "control" vaults, meaning that it was used as a baseline to compare to experimental vaults. Vault 76 housed 500 occupants and was programmed to open to the wasteland outside 20 years after a nuclear war.[1] The occupants also were selected from every walk of life and have different races and religious beliefs.

Construction of Vault 76 began in 2065 and ended in 2069, under the supervision of Vault-Tec official Giles Wolstencroft.[2] Vault 76 then debuted seven years later in 2076, in honor of the United States' tercentenary when discussing Vault-Tec's plans to expand. Originally scheduled to reopen in 2097, Vault 76 eventually opened in 2102, twenty-five years after the Great War and 5 years after the intended date, in a much-celebrated event known as the "Reclamation Day."


Mbox stub
Section needed
This section is needed but has not been written yet. You can help Nukapedia by writing it.


Official Vault-Tec Info (from Computer at the Citadel)
Vault number 76
Started Construction February 2065
Ended Construction October 2069
Occupants 500
Duration 240 months
Computer System Brainpower 4
Primary Power Supply LightLife Geo-Thermal
Secondary Power Supply General Atomics Nuclear Power
Non-Standard Equipment none


Vault 76 appears in Fallout 76. It is mentioned in a terminal entry found in the Citadel in Fallout 3, an alien log in the Mothership Zeta add-on, and by a newscaster at the start of Fallout 4.



  1. Vault 76 - Vault-Tec Terminal, Citadel A-Ring
  2. Alien captive recorded log 13