You’ve always been able to put holster your weapon in Fallout, but with Fallout 76 the act becomes even more important. This is because the people you’re pointing your gun at are actually people, sitting somewhere else in the world, looking down the barrel of your pump action shotgun. If you want to be friends with that person, you might want to put it away, so here’s how to holster your weapon in Fallout 76.
It’s actually pretty easy to do. To holster your weapon in Fallout 76 all you need to do is hold the reload button down. This will change depending on the platform, but it should be X on Xbox One, Square on PS4, and R on PC. Hold that button down and your weapon will be put away almost immediately, and you can get back to interacting with people NOT at the barrel of a gun.
Are there other benefits to having your weapon put away? Well, it seems to make you move faster through the world, though I haven’t been able to fully test that yet. It has the detriment of making you more susceptible to surprise attacks from enemies, requiring an extra button push and a second or two for your character to pull the weapon out of its holster. Still, in many situations you can put it away without any concern.
And that’s how to holster your weapon in Fallout 76. Let us know if you have any more questions about the game’s more intricate features and gameplay elements.