Fallout 76's wastelanders update was originally supposed to be active in Bethesda's online survival game since late 2019, but the developers found that they needed more time to fine-tune it. On the new release day, April 14th, there should be no or at least few problems. By the way, since the Devs have to work from the home office because of Covid-19, this is the second move – the Wastelanders update should actually be released on April 7. Now the time has finally come: What exactly does the Wastelanders Update bring? What else should you know?
The Wastelanders update will be available from April 14th at 1:59 p.m.
Wastelanders Update is free and brings FO76 human NPCs
As part of the free wastelanders update, the developers are changing one of the core features of Fallout 76 (buy now): Players are no longer the only people in the post-apocalypse. Originally, the creators of the game wanted to shape the world so that the players were the first people to come out of the vault to re-colonize the destroyed USA. But players missed the dialogues from the Fallout series, so the update brings raiders and settlers.
Two factions that Fallout 76 players can join
You can join these two factions, although according to the developers it should not be the case that the two groups represent good and evil. Complete tasks (main quest or daily) for them and take out their opponents to level up. Via this you can get new items from the faction dealers.
Romance possible with NPCs
Raiders and settlers also offer unique companions that can join you. As in Fallout 4, you can not only gain their trust, but even experience a romance with them. They have different personalities and opinions, typical of Fallout, about the things you do in the world.
Due to technical restrictions, these companions will probably only be in your camp or cities.
Dialogues from FO76 more like Fallout 3 than Fallout 4
Those who fear that the notorious dialogue options from Fallout 4 (yes, angry yes, skeptical yes, sarcastic yes) will be able to breathe a sigh of relief: conversations with the NPCs are again more varied and rely on your attributes, such as perception or charisma Unlock special dialog options.
Wastelanders Update brings new weapons, enemies, quests and armor
On top of that, as soon as the Wastelanders update is live, you also have access to other weapons and armor that you can get in the world from new opponents or quests. On the official Fallout 76 website there is the Patch notes for the big Wastelanders update. While the usual mainquest was expanded and spiced up with NPCs, there is also a completely new mainquest. In order for locations to be available for new quests, you may have to remove your camp from its previous location – you can do that for free.
Steam version appears in parallel with the Wastelanders update
Anyone who has avoided Fallout 76 because of the Bethesda launcher may be interested in the Steam version. This appears in parallel to the major update and also allows progress to be adopted from the Bethesda Launcher. Only atoms for the in-game shop and Fallout 1st memberships are not available due to technical limitations. By the way, players of the different launcher can play with each other, there is no separate community on the PC.
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