Fallout 76 is a game that takes place in a persistent online world. As such, players who have recently started playing may be wondering what happens when their character dies. Death has a few caveats, so it’s good to know what to expect when the time comes. We’ll explain what happens when you die in Fallout 76 so you can prepare for the inevitable and understand the consequences.

Death and Respawns in Fallout 76

When you die in Fallout 76, you will be given the option to choose where to respawn, based on the available fast travel locations you have unlocked. The further away the fast travel point is from where you died, the higher the price in Caps. We suggest respawning at the nearest fast travel point to your death location, as not only will it cost less, it will also allow you to retrieve your dropped items.

Upon death, your character will drop a paper bag containing any junk items you had on you at the time. You can return to find this paper bag to retrieve your junk if you wish. Keep in mind, however, that the dropped paper bag is part of the server, which means other players can come and take the goods as well. 

Reviving and Calling for Help

Just before you die in Fallout 76, there will be a brief moment of time where your character will be critically wounded, causing you to fall to your knees and start to bleed out. During this brief period, you can call out for help, whereby another player can come to your aid and save you from death. 

Getting revived in this manner will bring you back to your feet with a small bit of health, so you’ll have to quickly heal yourself to avoid another near-death situation. Reviving other players in Fallout 76 is not only a great way to show hospitality, but it also helps keep everyone in the fight when battling tough enemies as a group. 

In general, dying in Fallout 76 is relatively inconsequential, depending on the junk items you may be carrying or how far you have to travel to return to where you left off. At the very least, death can prove to be an inconvenience, especially if you don’t have the patience to wait at the loading screen. 

Now that you know what to expect from dying in Fallout 76, you should be much more prepared to take risks out in the wasteland. Check out our other Fallout 76 guides to learn more about how saving works, how to trade with other players, and how to get more Atoms.