There's a lot ground to cover if you're planning to travel the Fallout 76 map. It's got 16 square miles of West Virginia to ramble through - around four times the size of the Fallout 4 map. This huge area is split into six regions, some of which offer different challenges, terrains and more. That might mean higher level enemies, toxic hazards and more, which means making careful choices about where you go in Fallout 76 and what you take with you.
There's the full Fallout 76 map to help avoid any nasty surprises and make sure you don't get lost at the end of the world.
The map in Fallout 76 is broadly divided up into six regions making up what's believed to be around 16 square miles in-game. The Forest is obviously the starting area and the location of Vault 76. Unsurprisingly, the further out you push the more dangerous things get - Cranberry Bog and The Mire are definitely not places you want to rush into.
As a rule you'll be safe in the Forrest, but check your level before you head anywhere else. Somewhere like the the Mire or Cranberry Bog is only for top level players. As a rough guide, here's how the areas scale up in terms of levels:
- The Forrest: level 1-10 enemies
- Toxic Valley: level 10-25 enemies
- The Ash Heap: 25-35 enemies
- Savage Divide: 15-99 enemies
- The Mire: 30-99 enemies
- Cranberry Bog: 35-99 enemies
This is the full Fallout 76 map as it appears in the game (click on top right corner it to make it bigger).
Following the initial quest you get as you leave the vault will lead you out into the wider world, and to a camp you can make a good base from. Where you go after that is entirely up to you. Almost every landmark you can see will cough up a couple of quests, especially the named locations, and you'll also likely pick up all sorts of other things along the way.
It's worth noting that you can fast travel between places you've already visited for a small cap cost, so it's worth walking through areas just to pop a marker on the Fallout 76 map. Keep an eye on your radar as you wander as you'll see location icons appear all around you - just walk towards one until it says 'discovered' and then you can use it for fast travel. You can also fast travel to join public events in areas you haven't been to which is a great way of expanding your reach on the Fallout 76 map.
If you need a little help surviving the wasteland then check out our Fallout 76 perk card guide, to make sure you make the best character you can.