Fallout 76 was not a good game when it launched. We know it, everyone knows it, and all our moms know it. When we reviewed it back in late November 2018, our headline practically warned people to “steer clear of this country road.” Numerous bugs, glitches, and even snafus led to Fallout 76’s a rocky launch. Remember “Nylongate,” when collector’s edition buyers did not get the nylon bags that were advertised? The internet remembers.
Todd Howard practically acknowledged the game’s shortcomings during Bethesda’s E3 2019 event. Then again, the upcoming Wastelanders update and battle royale mode might entice more adventurers.
The new update for Fallout 76, Wastelanders, has just been announced. The biggest surprise? The Appalachian wilderness that was mostly empty for many months will end up with new human NPCs. Alongside these new NPCs would be a brand new quest line, and, yes, finally, full dialogue trees!
The Wastelanders update does seem thematic. Player confidence in Bethesda’s delivery of quality products was shaken when Fallout 76 originally launched. The Wastelanders update, which will come this fall, would be akin to other vault dwellers returning to reclaim the countryside. Who knows, maybe more players will end up checking it out as well.
Take a look at the Wastelanders update for Fallout 76:
Nuclear Winter Battle Royale
Now, to keep everyone on their toes, Fallout 76 will actually end up with something that dozens of games already have: a battle royale game mode. Bethesda has dubbed Fallout 76‘s battle royale mode as “Nuclear Winter,” and it features new items, weaponry, and, of course, nukes!
Story-wise, it’d be as though the mean country roads need a new overseer. But, with so many players running around, everyone’s bound to feel that they have the leadership skills necessary for the position. So, what better way to do that than just have everyone kill each other until only one is left standing?
That’s what we’re going to see once Nuclear Winter becomes available as well. Oh, and based on the trailer, it seems we’ll see something akin to Battlefield V‘s “Firestorm” mode with a deadly inferno slowly closing around the playing arena.
Also announced during their E3 2019 showcase is Fallout 76‘s free trial for everyone, starting tomorrow. For now, check out the Nuclear Winter battle royale mode trailer: