Fallout 76 has a vast map filled with different types of NPCs, locations, and random events that you encounter. After each update, a series of new things including some new NPCs and random events get added to the game as well. As part of the Mutation Invasion, the Smiling Man NPC has been added to Fallout 76, and here is how to find him in the game.
How to Find the Smiling Man in Fallout 76
The Smiling Man is a new random encounter added to Fallout 76 as part of the Mutation Invasion update that was released for the game. Since it is a random encounter, there is no specific location where you can travel and meet him; there are certain areas that he mostly appears in.
The places you should check for are the northeastern road near the Darling Sister’s Lab, the road north of Camp Venture, and the road south of Deathclaw Island.
In case you couldn’t find the Smiling Man the first time you visited all the mentioned locations, remember that all the random encounters reset each time you enter a new server.
Depending on your real-life luck, you might encounter the Smiling Man on your first go or not even after a few tries. Nonetheless, if you really want to meet this man, then you should keep trying until you meet him.
Once you’ve met the Smiling Man, he will introduce himself and Indrid Cold and from the first encounter you will see the creepy smile on his face like he is up to something evil.
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If you speak with him, he will say “Once in a Blue Moon,” which seems to be a hint towards the next update that comes in June. But one of the rather strange things about him is that if you try to hit him, he will disappear in a puff of black smoke, just like the Mothman. And that is how you can find the creepy and mysterious Smiling Man in Fallout 76.
Fallout 76 is available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.