Back at E3 this year Bethesda had some big news to share regarding Fallout 76. Not only did their press conference usher in the release of the Nuclear Winter battle royale mode in beta, but Bethesda also revealed the Wastelanders update, coming later this year and adding NPCs to Appalachia (the "number one most-requested feature" in the game).
At QuakeCon this year, however, they had even more good news for fans, as reported by Kotaku. Bethesda hosted a panel in which we heard that a new map is landing in Nuclear Winter based on Morgantown, featuring more verticality and urban spaces, since right now we've got a lot of open areas with forests and greenery, providing lines of sight over long distances. This is landing in September, alongside other updates to this mode.
Those wanting a more co-operative experience can look forward to new four-player Vault Raids as well, starting on August 20, as you can see in the roadmap below. As with other raids in games like The Division 2, this will provide tasty rewards and loot, and will take us to Vault 94 to see what happens "when society's ideals become a reality".
In the same roadmap we hear about Meat Week that we already knew about, starting on August 1, but on August 13 we'll get Overseer Tickets for duplicate perks, letting us choose another one instead. New display cases will be available after August 20 as well, letting you display loot in your camp.
In September though we're getting the Nuclear Winter map, quality of life improvements, and new discounts and offers from the Purveyor, including a unique deal every weekend. The Events system is also being tweaked, including new performance-based reward rules, free fast-travel to events, and more.
Elsewhere in the panel Bethesda also gave some more news on the Wastelanders update, including the fact that the dialogue trees with NPCs are more like Fallout 3 than 4, with the latter receiving controversy at times for the brief explanations you'd have before committing to a dialogue choice. We can expect to see how this works when the update lands in November, along with private servers landing "sooner than you think".
Just last week a hotfix landed in the game that means top players in Survival Mode leaderboards will no longer be marked on the map, so Bethesda isn't slowing the pace down with this game, despite mid-to-poor reviews and community response on release last year.
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