The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry, as we’ve seen with Fallout 76’s track record. However, despite the game’s many flaws, it seems that Bethesda are finally getting back on track.
In a blog post, the company thanked fans for their feedback, apologized for the game’s ‘difficult launch’, and confirmed that they’re fully dedicated to making Fallout 76 the best game it can be.
The studio also laid out their plans for Fallout 76 in 2019. Players are due to receive some new free content including quests, game modes, and events. Did we mention it’s free?
The first big update for Fallout 76 is Wild Appalachia. Due out on March 12th, Wild Appalachia is set to introduce a lot of new content including the new ‘Survival’ mode. Survival mode is apparently a higher-stakes PvP experience with fewer restrictions, increased rewards, and all new challenges.
There’s also new quests, Shear Terror! and Ever Upwards, which revolve around cryptids and scouting respectively, and a new brewing and distilling feature which allows players to make their own Nukashine.
Wild Appalachia also introduces a legendary vendor known as the Purveyor. The Purveyor will exchange and scrap your unwanted legendary items for new legendary gear. It appears to be based on random chance, so exchange and scrap at your own risk.
Coming in Summer 2019 is Nuclear Winter. Nuclear Winter contains a game mode of the same name, which will apparently completely ‘change the rules’ of the Wasteland.
Nuclear Winter will also open up in-game Vaults 94 and 96, allowing for more Vault Raids. It also plans to introduce a prestige system. Players above level 50 can become Legendary, resetting their characters and gaining all new abilities.
The last big update is Wastelanders, due out in Fall. Bethesda claim this is their ‘biggest and most ambitious’ update for Fallout 76. It’s set to include a new main questline, new factions, new events, new features, and ‘even more surprises’.
Will Bethesda’s proposed offerings manage to right Fallout 76’s many wrongs? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.