Check out this guide for a full walkthrough of the Cold Case Side Quest from Fallout 76, including gameplay tips, guides, and more.
Cold Case - Overview
Cold Case - Walkthrough Chart
|1||Head to the Wavy Willard's Water Park|
|2||Defeat the Scorched inside the Park|
|3||Talk to Miss Annie|
|4||Access the Security System in the park|
|5||Look for and listen to the Holotape Clues|
|6||Search for Freddy's ID|
|7||Check the letter in the mailbox|
|8||Go to the Clarksburg Post Office|
|9||(OPTIONAL) Fix the KidSecire in a Tinker's Bench|
|10||Access the Box 013 at the Clarksburg Public Records Terminal|
|11||Investigate Otis Pike's House|
|12||Read the Dam Safety Inquiry in Otis's Terminal|
|13||Find a way into the Grafton Dam|
|14||Look for the 5 clues in the Grafton Dam|
|15||Search for Freddy's letter at the Woods Estate near Clarksburg|
|16||Return to Miss Annie|
Reward For Quest Completion
|Plan: 10mm SMG||1|
|Plan: Light Metal Legs||1|
The amount of XP and Caps that you receive will depend on your player level, as well as other factors, such as miscellaneous objectives.
Cold Case - Tips & Walkthrough
1. Wavy Willard's Water Park Location
You can find Wavy Willard's Water Park in the northern side of the map. It's very hard to miss! Just look for the giant crocodile in your map!
2. Kill Enemies Before Talking to Miss Annie
When you first enter the park, you won't receive any prompt to talk to Miss Annie unless the enemies inside of it have been taken care of. Make sure to bring health and food with you as the park is full of enemies.
Use Grenades to Kill Multiple Enemies
The Water Park is filled with Scorched enemies that can easily swarm and kill you. Use grenades on a group of them to take them out in one blast!
No Need to Fight After Getting the Prompt
After the prompt has appear, you really don't have to risk your life fighting off the enemies in the game. You can easily maneauver around the park or go up attractions to get away from them.
4. The Terminal is in One of the Buildings
With so many buildings and attractions in the Park, finding the Security System can be a bit of a struggle. Look out for a building with a big hole on the side of it and you'll find the terminal inside it.
5. One of the Holotapes is in the Basement
It can be a bit confusing to find the last Holotape inside the park. It's actually in the basement of one of the buildings! You can go to it by going down this staircase.
8. Clarksburg Post Office Location
Head south of Wavy Willard's Water Park to find the Clarksburg Post Office. It's not that far away so its better to just walk than to fast travel and waste some precious caps.
Beware of Feral Ghouls Moving Around
Around the area of the Clarksburg Post Office are some Feral Ghouls. You can opt to sneak past them or take them down. Just make sure not to draw too much attention or all the enemies will be on you.
8. Defeat the Protectrons Inside the Post Office
There are at least 3 Protectrons inside the Post Office. Create distance between you and the robots and battle them on one-on-one to have a better chance of winning.
Peek Behind Cover when Fighting
The Protectrons are pretty luggy so you can take care of them without taking damage by hiding behind cover and peeking. Time your shots to after they've just shot their laser to prevent being suddenly shot.
11. Otis Pike's House Location
Just Southeast of the Clarksburg Post Office is Otis Pike's House. You can easily walk there, but stay in the look out for Mongrels along the way.
13. Grafton Dam Location
The Grafton Dam can be found by heading west from Otis' House! It's a pretty big structure so it won't be hard to miss.
13. There are Super Mutants Inside & Outside of Dam
Before rushing inside the Dam, it's best to prepare yourself first to fight a number of Super Mutants. Shoot them from a distance to ensure you survive the encounter.
Strongest Enemies to Fight in the Side Quest
The Super Mutants are quite tough and can use firearms in battle. Utilize cover when fighting with them and aim to kill the melee rushers first before focusing on the long-distance ones.Check Out The Best Weapons Here
13. The Door to the Dam Requires 3 Lockpick Skill
Getting inside the Dam will prove itself a challenge especially for lower level players. The doors to the Dam all require a lockpick skill of 3 and a number of bobby pins.
Alternate Route to the Dam
There is another way inside though! At the backside of the building, there is a cliff with a busted open pipe. Go down the pipe and it will take you inside the Dam!Check Out How To Enter Grafton Dam
15. Woods Estate Location
The final location in the Cold Case side quest, Woods Estate can be found just east of the Clarksburg Post Office.
16. Complete the Quest for the Perfect Storm
The Perfect Storm is a unique weapon with a powerful trait. Shooting a target with the gun will cause burning for 24 damage over 3 seconds!Check Out Perfect Storm Stats Here!
Trade With Vendors For Caps & Items
Vendors are scattered all around the map to assist you on your adventures in Appalachia. There are not hostile NPC's and will allow you to trade with them when you approach them.
Vendors Sell Lots Of Items
Vendors give you many options when you decide to trade with them. They can sell you items that range from food, drinks, and junk to weapons, armors, and chems!
Items Are Not Shared Between Vendors
Each vendor does not share their pool of caps and items with other vendors in the game. Don't forget to see what wares another vendor has!