Check out this guide for a full walkthrough of the Key to the Past Quest from Fallout 76, including gameplay tips, guides, and more.
Key To The Past - Overview
Key To The Past - Walkthrough Chart
|1||Head to Blackwater Mine and access the terminal inside it|
|2||Go further down the mine to find the Blackwater Bandits Key Fragment|
|3||Kill Freddie Lang and take the Fragment from her corpse|
|4||Leave the mine|
|5||Look for for the note in the Trappers' Camp|
|6||Find the Trappers Key Fragment in Huntersville|
|7||Take the fragment from Walter Griswold's corpse|
|8||Listen to Margie's Holotape located in Sunnytop Ski Lanes|
|9||Access Vincent's Terminal|
|10||Go to the Palace of the Winding Path to find the Admin Password|
|11||Duplicate the Diehard's Key Fragment at the Holotape Duplication Terminal|
|12||Take the note laying near the fireplace at Bolton Greens|
|13||Head to the Wendigo Cave|
|14||Go inside the cave to look for and kill the Wendigo|
|15||Take the Gourmands' Key Fragments from the Wendigo|
|16||Kill David at Big Fred's BBQ Shackto get the Cutthroat's Key Fragment|
|17||Return to Rose and give her the Key Fragments|
|18||Head to the Charleston Capitol DMV|
|19||Access the Crime Log Terminal|
|20||Find Rosalynn's Master Key Holotape|
|21||Go to the Raider Cache near the Top of the World|
|22||Take the keycard under the floor mat to open the door|
|23||Use the keycard to go through the laser gate|
Reward For Quest Completion
|Power Armor Chassis||1|
|Plan: Missile Launcher||1|
|40mm Grenade Round||6|
The amount of rewards that you receive will depend on your player level, as well as other factors, such as miscellaneous objectives.
Key To The Past - Tips & Walkthrough
1. Blackwater Mine Location
Blackwater Mine is located East of Whitespring Resort.
1~4. Use Rad X To Resist Rad Damage
There are parts in the mine where the Radioation is very intense, going up to +22 rads/sec. Ensure your survival by bringing down the radiation levels as much as you can before engaging in combat.
Take Away Radiation Damage Using Radaway
Use Radaway to remove the Rad damage you acquired before and after the fight with Freddie Lang. She will be dealing lots of Rad damage, and having lots of Rads will not let you get back to full health.Check Out How To Get Radaways Here
3. Keep A Safe Distance From Freddie Lang
Freddie Lang has mutated into a Radioactive Ghoul during her time in the mine and will inflict you with 1 rad/sec when you're near her. Combat her from a distance with rifles to stay clear of the radiation.
5. Trapper's Camp Location
The Trapper's Camp can be found along the middle column of mountains just South of the US-13C Bivouac.
5. Watch Out For Traps In The Camp
They don't call him the Trapper for nothing! The area is filled with traps that will damage you if you are not careful! Keep your eyes on the floor and watch your step to avoid the traps!
5~6. You Can Disarm The Traps
Spotting and disarming traps will not only let you avoid getting damaged, but will also net you some XP! You can disarm a trap by going near it, and pressing the prompt on-screen. You can even shoot the traps to break it too.
6. Huntersville Location
Huntersville will be located just West of where you are from the Trapper's Camp. Just get through the mountains, and you will find yourself at the entrance of Huntersville!
6. Watch Out For Super Mutants
Huntersville will feature a lot of Super Mutants that stand between you and the Key Fragment. Make sure to keep a safe distance between you and the enemies so that you won't get overwhelmed!
8. Sunnytop Ski Lanes Location
Sunnytop Ski Lanes will be located just North of the Sons of Dane Compound. It will be on top of a large hill so if you notice yourself climbing to get there, you're on the right track!
10. Palace Of The Winding Path Location
The Palace of the Winding Path will be found North of the Sunnytop Ski Lanes. You will need to get down of the large hill from where the ski lanes are located to get to this place!
12. Bolton Greens Location
Bolton Greens is situated just a short walk East of Greg's Mine Supply on the map.
13. Wendigo Cave Location
The Wendigo Cave will be located East of Skullbone Vantage. Make sure you are well-equipped before going here!
14. Gear Up Before Going Against The Wendigo
The Wendigo that you face in this cave is very high-leveled. It is also very fast and does lots of damage. Arm yourself by equipping high damage weapons, and armors with strong resistances for the fight!
Use Med-X To Increase Damage Resistance
Med-X will increase your damage resistance by 25% for 5 minutes. More than enough time to fight and beat the Wendigo. Even if it increases your thirst and hunger, it will help protect you from the Wendigo's attacks.
Get Some Power Armor
Power Armor will also give you some much needed damage resistance against this powerful Wendigo. Make sure to suit up in Power Armor to make the Wendigo's attacks hurt less! Power armor requires your level more than 15 at least.Check Out How To Level Up Fast Here
Have Lots Of Stimpaks
Stimpaks will heal a lot of your HP for you. This is handy for when you are in a low health situation when fighting the Wendigo. Make sure to bring at least 3 Stimpaks to the fight!Check Out How To Get Stimpaks Here
Start The Fight With Grenades
Throw some grenades at the unsuspecting Wendigo to start the fight. This will give you a sneak attack bonus, and lessen the Wendigo's HP giving you an advantage!
Use The Perfect Storm
The Perfect Storm is a weapon that can deal fire damage over time. This will help bring down the Wendigo's HP while you are running around trying to avoid its attacks!Check Out How To Get The Perfect Storm
16. David Thorpe's Location
David can be found in Big Fred's BBQ Shack. This location is just Southeast of the Top of The World, a short walk from Beckwith Farm!
16. David Is Armed With A Shotgun
Keep a safe distance from David as he is armed with a shotgun. Use Hunting Rifles to keep away, and render his shots useless against you! He will also be accompanied by a few ghouls so be careful!
18. DMV Location
The DMV is found within the Charleston Capitol Building. It is East of the AVR Medical Center.
18. Bring a Shotgun to the DMV
The DMV's lower floor is filled with Feral Ghouls! It's recommended for players to bring a Shotgun to quickly take care of the Feral Ghouls before they mob you.Check Next Quest: Early Warnings