To prepare fans for the 2020 season in Fallout 76, Bethesda has revealed plans for the game, which includes a battle pass type system and planned in-game content.
What seems like years in the making, Fallout 76: Wastelanders has felt like an overhaul to the entire game, giving us a tangible story, NPCs and new ways to interact with the world we’d only begun to know in previous updates. For some, it’s a reboot of sorts, one that has given Fallout 76 a second chance at life, preparing players for something bigger, just as The Elder Scrolls Online did with its “Tamriel Unlimited” update just a few short years ago.
However, Bethesda has revealed they aren’t close to done with Fallout 76, having already revealed a massive roadmap. In order to bring a new form of enjoyment into the game, Bethesda has revealed a new seasons system for Falout 76 that will see players work to complete challenges, unlock levels and equipment, but also, work her way through the game using a retro-style board game that increases via SCORE points, which works as experience towards the season’s ranks.
Out of the seasons, the first one, One Wasteland, will begin in the fall and will bring with it a rebalancing of the enemies themselves. The focus of this update is to ensure that players won’t come out of a vault or building, take one wrong turn and end up as a hood ornament for the nearest blown up car. The update also aims to ensure that high-level players will have a bit more challenge to their game no matter where they are located on the map.
Following up on the rebalancing of the game and ensuring that players have a fair amount of enjoyment and challenge, players can also expect the return of factions with the Brotherhood of Steel making way to Appalachia in the Fractured Steel content drop this winter. Now that Vault Dwellers have secured the area, it gives them a fair chance of making their debut to Appalachia, this time, safely.
However, if you haven’t had a chance to play the game, Bethesda has revealed that a free weekend event is underway on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the latter two requiring active subscriptions to access the game. Any progression made, will also carry over to the full game if a Vault Dweller decides to upgrade their game.
Meanwhile, stay tuned for our re-review of the game thanks to the Wastelanders update.
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