Hi there, welcome to the Agents of Game guide for the Athlete merit badge in Fallout 76. This is
arguably the easiest, and most straightforward of the merit badges, but hey, it’s here if anyone wants it. The trickiest part of this merit badge, for some characters at least, is getting at least five strength and five agility. My sniper, for example, has only a base of two strength, but luckily, the requirements don’t care about your base stats. It counts (as far as we can tell) anything that boosts your stats, including the Herd Mentality mutation, alcohol, perks, etcetera.
Next is the knowledge exam at Camp Lewis, in the same spot as all of the other knowledge exams. There are some sample questions and answers in our video guide, but the questions aren’t always the same every time you take an exam.
After you finish the exam (or before, if you feel like throwing caution to the wind), there are three agility courses around the map, but they are much easier than the course at Camp McClintock. You can do them in any order in which you please, and, as always, if you fail, you can just try again. The Sunnytop Ski course has loads of traps, but given that the spawn point essentially puts you at the end of the course, it’s easy to clear the traps and scorched as you go up the hill, so you have a clear path going back down. Just don’t marsupial jump yourself to a set of broken legs.
New River Gorge Bridge has a slight risk of falling, as well as a few weak enemies, so I’d recommend starting at the west end of the bridge (if you have that fast travel spot unlocked), clearing everything and becoming a bit familiar with what you’re going to run, then begin at the start, at the east end of the bridge.
Lastly, there’s the course at Camp Venture, which you’ll recognize as the turn-in for technical data. Just clear out the scorched, go up the hill to where you activated the vertibot for what I believe was the Missing Persons side quest, and turn a bit left and you’re at the end of the race. Just follow the flags to get to the beginning, and run the course. And that, my friends, is the Athlete merit badge done and dusted.