Fallout 76 'Night of the Moth' update arrives with Season 7, new missions and rewards, and more

Fallout 76
Fallout 76 (Image credit: Bethesda Softworks)

What you need to know

  • Fallout 76 is an online post-apocalyptic RPG from Bethesda Softworks that lets players survive the nuclear wasteland together.
  • On Wednesday, Fallout 76 players got treated with the 'Night of the Moth' update, which is rolling out now on all platforms.
  • The update includes the Mothman Equinox with themed rewards, Season 7, various quality-of-life improvements, and more.

Fallout 76 wasn't always a great game, but it has slowly evolved into one of the best Xbox games for fans of the genre after years of constant updates and support from Bethesda Softworks. On Wednesday, the studio announced and released the latest update for Fallout 76 with Night of the Moth. This sizeable release is now available on all Fallout 76 platforms with plenty of new content and improvements.

The headlining feature of the Night of the Moth update is undoubtedly the Mothman Equinox, a timed event that starts Dec. 8 and ends Dec. 21, 2021. During the event, players can head to Point Pleasant and confer with The Enlightened, a group of cultists that worship the mysterious Wise Mothman. Players can complete a series of objectives and missions for The Enlightened to summon the Mothman and earn exclusive themed rewards, and can hunt down Cultist High Priests for additional goodies.

Alongside the Mothman Equinox, the Night of the Moth update also kicks of Season 7 of Fallout 76 with new tiers and rewards. A new Pirate Radio station is included for players interested in some new tunes, and Fallout 76 is getting plenty of quality-of-life tweaks like improved Public Events, Legendary loot sharing, nearby corpse looting, lots of bug fixes, and more.

Fallout 76's Night of the Moth update is now available anywhere Fallout 76 is, and is a free update for all players. The size of the update ranges between ~10 and 20GB depending on your platform. If you haven't played Fallout 76 yet, the game is in a great state and continues to get better over time. You can play Fallout 76 through Xbox Game Pass on Xbox and PC.

Zachary Boddy
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