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Fallout 76: Wastelanders trailer reveals companions, NPCs, and engaging quests

Settlers in the Wastelanders Fallout 76 update
Settlers in the Wastelanders Fallout 76 update (Image credit: Bethesda)

What you need to know

  • Fallout 76: Wastelanders was first announced at E3 2019.
  • The update adds non-playable characters into the game, alongside new quests.
  • Wastelanders was supposed to launch on April 7, but it's been delayed till April 14.
  • You can purchase Fallout 76 for $16 at Walmart (opens in new tab).

Fallout 76: Wastelanders was revealed back at E3 2019 but has since been delayed a number of time. Bethesda teased that some random characters and a reputation system would be added, but it was unclear what the scope of the changes would be. Today, the developer released a launch trailer for Wastelanders, confirming that it was going to launch on April 14 on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.

We're happy to present the launch trailer for Wastelanders – the largest update for Fallout 76 to date – releasing entirely for free on April 14 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Wastelanders brings a new beginning to Appalachia for first-time and veteran players alike with a new main quest, human non-playable characters (NPCs), new choices, companions, a reputation system, and much more. Players will forge alliances with new factions in an effort to uncover the secrets of West Virginia, either in groups with friends or solo as a lone wanderer.

It's sort of unbelievable that Bethesda launched Fallout 76 without NPCs. Luckily, they'll be here before you know it. I'm mostly excited about the companion and reputation systems because that should add more depth to the experience.

If you've been holding out on Fallout 76, you'll be happy to know that it's coming to Steam on April 14. That should make the game much more accessible for a number of people who prefer the platform.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.