Bethsoft says it’s ‘fully dedicated’ to Fallout 76 as it rolls out huge roadmap for 2019

    
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Heck yeah let’s keep the Friday good news train rolling. Fallout 76 just turned 100… days! And Bethsoft has plans, people. It’s just posted up its roadmap for 2019. This spring, expect multiple new quests (with merit badges and customizable backpacks), legendary vendor for scrapping, CAMP decorating, player vendors, brewing, distilling, a new in-game camera, a seasonal event called Fasnacht, and the previously previewed PvP-oriented Survival mode.

Summer will see the Nuclear Winter game mode (“an entirely new way to play Fallout 76, completely changing the rules of the Wasteland”), two new vault raids (96 and 94), and a new “Legendary Players” prestige system, which is definitely going to sound familiar to MMO players:

“New Feature: Legendary Players – An all-new prestige system will allow players above level 50 to become Legendary, resetting their characters with all new more powerful abilities.”

There’s even a tease for fall for what the studio is calling its “biggest and most ambitious update” for the game dubbed Wastelanders. The word expansion isn’t expressly used, but it kinda sounds like it; you’re getting “a new main questline, new factions, new events, new features and even more surprises.”

“We know the game had a difficult launch, and we’ve made mistakes along the way,” Bethsoft says. “We share in your frustrations when we do. We’ll probably make a few more, and when we do, we will work to correct them as quickly as possible. Know that we’re fully dedicated to making this game the best it can be – and even more so, a platform for endless Fallout adventures for years to come.”

Source: Official site, press release
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I’ll buy that for a dollar.

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Armsbend

If they bring the European “buy this pack of napkins and get access to our storeroom where you can take all of the copies you want. I’m just kidding you don’t have to buy the napkins. Wait, please come back” deals I might try it.

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hurbster

I’ll take a look in a year. Maybe.

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Gene Elder

Make it free and I might try it. Not paying over 10$ though, at the most.

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maydrock .

Guess I’m going to have to hurry up and get out of the forest so I can become one of those murder death kill’er types.

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Richard de Leon III

ill wait for fallout 5. i need npcs and an actual story. The only way i would try 76 is when it goes free and even then i wont spend any money in their shop. good thing 3 4 and nv are replayable especially with mods.

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Mick the Barbarian

Where are the private servers they promised?

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Sorenthaz

You mean the ones that they said wouldn’t be until sometime past November 2019?

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BDJ

This. Its like people don’t even read before they start complaining lol.

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Schmidt.Capela

When it comes to me and private servers, it isn’t that I didn’t read, but rather that I consider the game utterly useless as entertainment without private servers and mods.

But then, I’ve never played a BethSoft game I could enjoy without mods. This includes the previous Fallout games, even disregarding the bugs I still can’t stand the games without some mods to undo certain design choices I’m certainly not on-board with; my typical Fallout 3/NV load order has something between 50 and 150 mods, depending on the playthrough, and only a few of those are related to bug fixing.

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John Kiser

Yeah, but the OP is acting like just 3 months after launch when there is a lot of bugs that this is going to happen. Bethesda announced when this stuff would be in and while it might get delayed slightly they will do it.

I think a lot of people really just hate on this game because it doesn’t fit the mold of the precious series they fanboy/fangirl over. I find the game enjoyable. It has some shortcomings and bugs, but they don’t make it a bad game and it really is part for the course with any bethesda title.

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Still no plans for custom servers with custom rules? LOL, good luck trying to keep your remaining players with just a few gamemode changes and “new vaults”.

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Sorenthaz

It’s already been said months ago that their plans for custom servers won’t be til at least a year into the game’s life span.

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It doesn’t matter what they said – they should bring them in ASAP. I understand that they don’t want to allow them because they are still hoping that more people would spend real life $$$ on cosmetics in their Atom Store (instead of just letting people to use player-created cosmetics freely on custom servers and doing things like auto-downloading those cosmetics as soon as you connect to custom server) but with the way the game launched and currently is I highly doubt they will find many people still willing to buy them.

Custom servers is the ONE and ONLY way this game can still have sufficient number of players in a long term, regardless of how much fluff like “new vaults” (which will take people few minutes to run through once someone will discover optimal way) or “new PvP rules on PvP servers” Bethesda themselves wants to add to this game. People can do ALL of these features FASTER and in much less buggy way. So it should be an absolute priority for them to allow custom servers with full ability to mod everything, regardless of their past plans.

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BalsBigBrother

Yeah I mean lets just ignore what they said so that we don’t have to deal with any sort of facts and get straight into the dog pile / back seat game dev.

I should know better than to comment on such things by now but I just can’t help myself sometime /sigh

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Alberto

I know right???? Stuff literally goes in 1 ear comes out the other….It doesn’t matter what they say EXCEPT when I want to Hold it against them!!! LOL

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Jiminy Smegit

You know what feature I want added to this game? Fallout 5

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Tobasco da Gama

It’ll be interesting to see what the Nuclear Winter game mode is. Is it too much to hope that it’s PvE-only content? Although from the sound of it, it might just be a winter version of the main map, which would also be pretty cool, actually.

We’ll see if they keep to this plan. Personally, I expect them to keep their promises as far as releasing on this stuff. They’ve got too much on the line (i.e., Starfield and TES6) to not at least make an effort. Whether people actually like the new content enough to reevaluate the game remains to be seen.

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“Nuclear Winter” will probably be nothing more than larger nuked area with longer timer.

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John Kiser

Nuclear winter mode could push the survival elements further. Like it could be PVE where it is harder to see, less resources, more enemies etc