Fallout 76 Treasure Hunter event revealed — here's what it adds

By Heidi Nicholas,
The new limited-time Treasure Hunter event for Fallout 76 asks you to hunt down Mole Miners around the Ash Heap in order to nab their Mole Miner Pails of loot.


Running until 12:00pm ET / 5:00pm BST on May 25th, legendary Treasure Hunter Mole Miners will be found surfacing across the Ash Heap. They'll drop loot when you take them out, either in the form of low Dusty Mole Miner Pails, medium Mole Miner Pails, or high Ornate Mole Miner Pails. Ornate pails have a better chance of rare loot, such as outfits or a new backpack plan. Vendor bots will also sell empty pails for caps, which can be crafted into Mole Miner Pails. These can't be sold to NPCs, but can be traded away to other players. The event only lasts for a few days, at which point "the Mole Miners will realize you've caught on to their activities in the Ash Heap, and they'll put their hoarding on hold". This event will return at some point in the future, too; Bethesda adds that the Mole Miners will "venture out again in the future", surfacing in another area of Appalachia.

When the Treasure Hunter event ends on May 25th, the Fasnacht Parade Seasonal Event returns to the twon of Helvetia. Helping the Protectrons prepare for the celebration before the timer runs out, and then protecting them as they set out on their parade, will reward players with loot — with the chance of rare loot improving with how many bots survive. This rare loot includes Fasnacht Masks, along with some new Masks to be had. Bethesda mentioned this Fasnacht event when announcing their future plans for the game with a Fallout 76 roadmap, which introduces seasons and the return of the Brotherhood of Steel. This roadmap covers the content arriving for the game through Fall and Winter, and describes the upcoming seasons — which Bethesda reinforces are free for all players. Fall includes a Bombs Drop event, with Winter offering a continuation of the new Steel Dawn questline. We'll keep you updated with major developments for Fallout 76, and you can check that roadmap to see what else is on the way.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!