Fallout 76 is about to get crazy with brand new NPCs, new main story quests, and a 52 player Battle Royale mode that will see nukes, power armor, and a wide variety of guns come into play. Here’s everything we know.
E3 2019 has been crazy. What’s been crazier is the kind of news we’ve received outside of teasers for currently in-the-works projects as well as games coming rather soon. Outside of them all comes Fallout 76 from Bethesda Game Studios, their first-ever online only Fallout title, that even Todd Howard has acknowledged, didn’t launch as smoothly as they would have liked.
After a bit of discussion about the games rocky launch, we finally got our first glimpse of the DLC and expansions that will be following the games post-launch lineup. Among the content comes a 52-player Battle Royale mode called Nuclear Winter. This mode will see players work against one another in good ol’ Battle Royale fashion.
The premise behind it? Everyone wants to be the new Overseer of Vault 51. In order to do so, however, all the candidates must go through rigorous trials including the ability to activate a nuke, build forts to withstand oncoming assaults, and even find suits such as the X-01 power armor commonly used by the Enclave.
Let alone will you find weapons, items, and gear to use, you’ll also have a chance to earn Nuclear Winter exclusive clothing items to customize your characters with as you play alongside other various exclusive rewards that will remain locked to the mode. For those of you who have less interest in a Battle Royale mode, don’t fear, there’s another expansion on its way called Wastelander, which will see NPCs join the game, alongside a brand new main story questline for fans to enjoy.
While the much-requested features are still a little ways out as far as NPCs are considered, players can begin testing Nuclear Winter starting later today when the update officially drops on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. You can check out the trailer for Wastelanders down below. The Wastelanders expansion is set to arrive this Fall for all available platforms as a free-of-charge content drop.
Fallout 76 is now available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Check out our review here to see what we thought of it today.
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