Wanted system is a crucial part of Fallout 76. It puts a bounty on players who behave badly, incentivizing others to hunt them down. In theory, it should make griefing a bit harder, but the jury’s still out. A lot of people are uncertain about how it works, so we’ve written this Fallout 76 wanted guide to show you how to get & remove bounty.
How to get wanted status in FO76?
In order to get the wanted status, you need to be a bad hombre. If you attack another player, they’ll only receive a tiny bit of damage until they shoot back. If they shoot back, the game is on, but none of you will get a bounty for it. However, if they don’t shoot back and you still murder them, you’ll be marked as wanted.
The same goes for stealing stuff from other people’s camps (crops, water, etc), or destroying their buildings. If you already have a bounty, performing another bad deed will only increase it.
How to remove wanted status?
Removing bounty is a bit harder than getting it. There’s no central authority you could pay a fine to and stop being wanted, and switching servers also doesn’t seem to remove the status. At this point, it looks like the only way to remove the wanted status is by dying. When someone claims the bounty on your head, it will disappear. It’s far from ideal, so if you go around murdering people in cold blood, make sure you don’t bring any junk you’ll miss.
We’re hoping there’s a better way to remove the wanted status, and we’re going to keep investigating the issue as we progress through the game. If we find a way, we’ll update the article with the new information, so stay tuned.