Dealing with the side effects of radiation in Fallout 76.
Fallout 76 is greatly simplified over previous Fallout games, which had so many mechanics and systems for the player to keep track of, but it does retain some of the things that players fell in love with the franchise for. After all, this is a post nuclear apocalypse, so you shouldn’t be surprised if you find yourself running into nuclear radiation induced disease as you trudge your way through the Wasteland.
Diseases, however, can have a bad effect on you, and it’s best to get rid of them as soon as possible before their effects get compounded, since that just means you’re easy pickings for all the hostility that is out there in the big bad world.
Depending on what disease it is, you can catch it in one or more of the following ways:
Diseases can have multiple bad effects on you:
Diseases can be cured in one of two ways:
Diseases will last through death, so these are the only ways for you to shake them off, other than you trying to outlast them (every disease is temporary).
Diseases are temporary, but mutations are permanent. You usually get them from being exposed to excessive radiation, but there are other ways too:
Mutations usually have a positive effect and a negative effect: