Sylvester Tate was a part of Maxine Ballard team that deployed to the Belching Betty mine in order to complete their training. Outwardly a hero, secretly a coward, Tate's incompetence led to the deaths of two of Ballard's squad. After confronting her, Rita Wilcox, another team mate, accused Tate of incompetence, which led to Ballard dismissing Sylvester on the spot. Tate attempted to make his way back to the mine entrance, but was killed by the scorched on the way - a fitting fate for a coward.
Sylvester Tate appears only in Fallout 76.