Fallout 76 Articles
When the next Fallout 76 update goes live on May 7th, players will be able to join up with the Pioneer Scouts! In the days before the Great War, only children could belong. Today, however, membership is open to all. Those who join will be able to set off on a number of quests to "demonstrate their core values: kindness, helpfulness, bravery, and growth". Players can even earn badges in cooking, swimming, archery, and athletics to name a few. Badges can then be traded for themed C.A.M.P. items.
The latest Wild Appalachia patch has been added to Fallout 76. The patch includes Basic Repair Kits added to the Atomic Shop, Improved Repair Kits added to the drop tables in-game, several balance adjustments and the new ProSnap Deluxe Camera. Players will need to find and equip the camera "to snap photos more easily than ever before". It also comes with the Bucket List quest that sends players off on an adventure to complete camera-specific challenges.
The Bethesda Blog has been updated with some new information about new features and changes coming to Fallout 76 in May. Players can look forward to new weekly challenges and rewards in Survival Mode, including six legendary weapons. The team is also looking for feedback about recent tweaks to the Survival Mode Scoreboard and what the "community feels are the most impactful" stats that should be reflected.
When the next Fallout 76 update goes live later today, it brings controversy with it. Bethesda has been under fire for the last week or so for putting Basic Repair Kits into the in-game shop, something many players feel is "pay to win". Basic Repair Kits can be purchased with premium currency (Atoms) which can be obtained at a slow rate through gameplay but can also be bought with real money. Some players believe that purchasing Atoms with cash in order to buy Basic Repair Kits is "P2W".
When the next Wild Appalachia update is deployed to Fallout 76, players will have a new questline called Lying Lowe where they are sent off on a game-wide search for clues. Lying Lowe is "an all-new questline that's shrouded in mystery, deception, and rumors of a ferocious cryptid roaming the Wasteland". Players will need to read a series of posters and unravel their meaning in order to work their way to "Sheepsquatch", the "fabled wooly terror of West Virginia".
Bethesda has announced that a number of its games are headed to Steam. This includes RAGE 2, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot and DOOM Eternal in the near future. In addition, Fallout 76 will be coming to steam "later this year".
The Bethesda Blog has been updated with a new Fallout 76 article to preview Survival Mode that will be present in the game starting March 26th. This is a separate game mode from the main game and features much fewer PvP restrictions. In addition, there will be scoreboards so players can keep track of their kill streaks and weekly challenges that will award "legendary rewards".
Bethesda has updated the Fallout 76 Reddit with a brief post to let the community know that the first content update in the Wild Appalachia series is delayed one day. It will now be available on March 13th on all platforms. "We just need a little more time to brew," the post reads.
When Patch 7 lands in Fallout 76, players will be able to earn some wickedly creepy masks in thanks for their participation in the seasonal event called the Fasnacht Parade. The event celebrates the end of frosty weather through the "burning of an effigy of Old Man Winter". The parade event will start on March 19th and will run for a week. Players can repeat the content which includes "party prep", finding decorations and taking out pests that threaten the event.
When Wild Appalachia launches in March, Fallout 76 will have a nifty new addition that can make them the Jimmy Buffet of the Wasteland. Players will follow a questline called "Wasted on Nukashine" that sends them off to meet Biv, "Appalachia's tipsiest robot", who will teach them the fine art of crafting "illicit Nukashine" using the newly added Brewing Station.
Bethesda has unleashed a pair of development roadmaps for Fallout 76. One is an overview that provides basic information about what is going to happen throughout 2019 across "seasons" of content upgrades. The other is a more specific look at what players can expect from the Wild Appalachia season including information about when each piece will be released and what it will contain. See both after the jump.
The Fallout 76 / Bethesda Blog has been updated with the latest look at what the team has been working on and what players can expect in the coming weeks. The biggest piece of news from the letter is the announcement of "Wild Appalachia", a series of weekly PvE content updates that will comprise the "first big content drop of the year and spans the next few months". Players can look forward to new quests, events and challenges, as well as new things for CAMPs, crafting "and more".
The Fallout 76 blog has been updated with a forward look at changes coming to Scorchbeasts and the Scorchbeast Queen. Most notably, Sonic Scream frequency will be reduced and the Scorchbeast Queen will feature better loot across a wider variety of items.
The latest update to Fallout 76 will be rolling out today. Patch 5 weighs in at 3.5Gb for consoles and about 500Mb for PC and includes a number of "balance and design changes along with another large wave of bug fixes". Developers have provided a bit of context for many of the more significant changes directly within the patch notes and have promised to update the notes if additional questions come in from the community.
The latest "Inside the Vault" newsletter is now live on the Fallout 76 / Bethesda Blog. In it, players and fans learn the first details about the upcoming Survival Mode. According to the post, this new mode is based on community feedback from players who want "greater challenge, fewer restrictions and more incentives when it comes to PvP combat".