Fallout 76 update: Wastelanders delayed, private servers coming, and more Atomic Shop 'pay-to-win' elements
New enemies await in Fallout 76.
What you need to know
- Fallout 76 introduces multiplayer to the franchise.
- The game was supposed to get the Wastelanders expansion in 2019, but it's been delayed.
- Other changes are coming to the game as well like advantage-giving microtransactions.
- You can purchase Fallout 76 for $30 on Amazon.
Fallout 76 is a multiplayer survival game from Bethesda. The game had a somewhat lackluster launch because it had a ton of bugs and featured questionable content. Over the past few months, the studio has turned it around, somewhat, but a lot of work remains.
Today, the team discussed some of the upcoming changes to the game. You can read about them below. Unfortunately, the Wastelanders update has been delayed until 2020.
It'll be interesting to see how human computer-controller characters are implemented in Fallout 76. It was a strange omission at launch, but it's great to see that it's finally being added to the game.
Private servers aren't free so you'll have to "purchase this service" according to Bethesda. The best part is that in the future, you'll be able to mod your worlds.
This essentially means that microtransactions will give pay-to-win advantages. This is a shame, but hopefully, the system won't be too imbalanced. The fact that Bethesda said it wants those who use Atoms to make the game better for everyone is encouraging.
A lot more changes are coming to Fallout 76 in the future like Legendary Players, tweaks to perks, and much more. Hopefully, this will attract more players after the somewhat disastrous launch.
War has changed
West Virginia is calling
Fallout 76 is a major change for the Fallout franchise. This game lets players see the irradiated lands of West Virginia as they try to rebuild, constructing their own home bases and in a first, playing online with friends.
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