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Fallout 76 Wastelanders Now Live, Marks Debut on Steam

Absolutely massive patch

Poorna Shankar Updated: Posted:
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The Wastelanders update is finally here for Fallout 76 and marks the game’s debut on Steam.

The update for the game is actually huge and comes in at 70 GB for consoles, 54 GB on the Bethesda.net launcher, and 68 GB on Steam. Here are the version numbers you should look out for:

  • PC:
  • PS4:
  • Xbox:

If you’ve played Fallout 76 on Bethesda.net, all your progress, friends, and purchased shop items will transfer. However, any Atoms (microtransaction currency) and Fallout 1st memberships will not carry over. Additionally, if you grab the game through April 28, you’ll receive a bundle containing Fallout 1, 2, and Fallout Tactics for free.

The patch notes are significant and include a human NPCs, dialogue similar to Fallout 3, a new main quest, Raiders, Settlers, Gold Bullion system, faction reputation, allies, repeatable events, daily quests, and more including new enemies and improvements to lighting.

A host of quality of life improvements and bug fixes are also introduced in this patch. Check out the full extensive patch notes here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.