Bethesda are proud to announce that Fallout 76 Wastelanders is now available on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. A trailer features below:
NPC’s are back in Appalachia on the search for a mysterious treasure. Players will also see the return of the Fallout 3 styled dialogue system, joinable factions, a new reputation system new events, bug fixes and much more. Down below is a list provided by Bethesda:
- Allies – Special types of human NPCs that will bring more life to player C.A.M.P.s and offer activities to take part in daily
- Reputation System – Returning from previous Fallout titles is the inclusion of a reputation system, giving each choice you make more weight. The more players do to help a faction by offering information, taking down their enemies, and completing quests, the more their reputation with that faction will increase
- New Events – Wastelanders will add two new events to Fallout 76 in Riding Shotgun and Radiation Rumble. Whether you’re playing caravan protector or fending off onslaughts of irradiated creatures, these new events bring new, unique challenges to Appalachia
- Bug Fixes – Wastelanders will include new content and bug fixes along with a variety of quality-of-life improvements
I’m not going to lie, after the rough year that Fallout 76 had I am going to give it another chance, NPC’s sound exciting and it feels like Bethesda is trying to restore the game to an enjoyable state. I will be playing for myself and also writing about my experiences after I’ve seen everything.
2 thoughts on “Fallout 76 Wastelanders Is Now Available”
I had planned to play fallout5, for 150…200… or even more hours, and discover a ton of new places, new enemies, new factions, tons of great dialog, a fantastic story, a ton of weapons, with plenty of parts to discover, tons of stories left here and there a long time ago, all that in a world several times bigger, all that running on a new and powerful engine, capable of displaying super beautiful graphics, with super crisp textures.
And then, one day, they announced that massive pile of horse sh it called fallout 76, 300% built around fking microtransactions, always online, no solo campaign.
The message sent to Bethesda was very clear: ‘Phuk you and phuk your stinking garbage’
Now, they are releasing what , apparently, should have been fallout 76, if it had been a true fallout 4 sequel… with NPCs, deep dialogs, factions, etc etc.
Because currently I don’t have any great rpg- like game I’d like to play, fallout 76 with this new wastelands expansion could be a good idea… if the expansion is actually good, and brings back the fallout elements we all love, I’m almost willing to half- forgive Bethesda, and buy it.
But some big questions remain:
Can it be played 100% solo, without any kind of multiplayer/ online crap ?
Can we 100% play it, and obtain all the weapons, items, etc, by simply playing the game normally ?
Unfortunately, Bethesda became another greedy company… and we can be sure this expansion it’s going to be a microtransactions fest!
I’ve been playing it for a few hours, it definitely restores some remnants of Fallout, the npcs are welcome, I personally love Apalachia, it’s huge, tons to explore, it’s interesting. You can get all items in game and even earn atom points (the Mt’s) to buy stuff.
But, it’s still broken, it’s buggy as hell, there’s still some annoying features and unless you pay for Fallout 1st you can’t have a private server for a solo experience.
Overall it’s a 50/50 thing. I’m loving it but also getting a bit annoyed at others. It’s fun though I can’t deny it, it fills the void until we get another Fallout game. I’ll be writing something up either way soon on my thoughts and go into more detail.