Fallout 76’s new brewing and distilling skills will let you host the ultimate video game kegger

    
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Bethsoft’s first big post about Fallout 76’s journey down its 2019 roadmap begins where all posts should begin: with beer. Not kidding. It’s about brewing and distilling skills, which I frankly didn’t realize was something Fallout 76 players were agitating for (but we are here for it!).

“Your path to a becoming the Wasteland’s premiere bartender will begin near Vault-Tec University,” the studio says. “There you will relive the glory days of VTU’s finest and discover the mischief they got up to outside of the classroom. Your continued studies will lead you to a notorious speakeasy, introduce you to Biv—Appalachia’s tipsiest robot, and teach you to craft the illicit Nukashine using the all-new Brewing Station.”

That’d be the new workbench for your C.A.M.P. for mixing up your fave adult beverages in between setting off nukes. There’s also a series of repeatable daily quests for new recipes. And yes, drinking too much will result in hangovers – you have been warned!

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Lol, they finally added the most important part. That will surely increase the sales and will bump the game to top 10 on Twitch ;-)

And the sad part is, such trivial things could’ve been easily added by modders if Bethesda would’ve enabled free modding and player-hosted servers already. Just like things like extra vaults, or NPC companions or extra quests or weapons or huge buildings with more beautiful decorations – all of those would be easy to port from FO4 or create for people who created similar content for previous FO games on same engine ( I know because I know one of such modders). And modders could even possibly improve the server side to the point where servers could hold more players.

P.S: Ok now, Bethesda fans, please tell me now how “Bethesda put player-hosted servers on roadmap later this year” (funny thing is, there is NO official roadmap for addition of that feature except brief mentioning that this will come some time later), how “irrelevant my complaints are” because you “still like the game” (which is something you probably think I don’t approve of) or that I don’t understand “how complicated it is to allow players to host their servers”.

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Pepperzine

They’re not going to do that. It hurts their long-term monetization plans.

Why pay for any future dlc if modders are producing content that is on par or better for free? Why play on any of the official servers where the atom shop exists if player-hosted servers have systems that greatly improve the quality of them over the official servers? Why buy anything from the atom shop at all when players would be introducing even better cosmetics for free?

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Rottenrotny

Been playing this since day 1. Still having fun and have never understood where all the bad reviews and hate are coming from. To me it’s easily a 7 out of 10, at least.

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latorn

Reviews be damned, games today consistently update and get better all the time, but the initial review scores stick and deter players for the entire lifetime of the game. :(

I’m actually planning to pick it up along with a couple of friends once it goes on sale again, just having too much fun with Anthem right now. xD

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Rottenrotny

Absolutely! A lot of people claim Fallout 3 and 4 are bad too. Mind boggling.

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Fisty

I agree. It’s a fine game, nothing extraordinary, it’s just rehash of old assets, but I wanted a Fallout 4 that was multiplayer. That’s what it is. I get bored, but I get bored 30-40 hours into most games anyway.

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hurbster

Maybe if you drink enough the game will appear to be good ?

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NeoWolf

????? So they sit down as developers and they discuss the game, the issues it is having, the ways (multitudal in nature) in which it has failed and they formulate a plan to turn things around… and the idea bulb that the meeting gives birth too is … Brewing???

*mind blown*

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BDJ

They have a solid road map already. I know it might be too much for you to grasp but *gasp* They can work on multiple things at once!!!!!!!

Who would have thunk.

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hurbster

Look we know Fallout 76 fans are having a hard time at the moment (what with screw up after screw up by Bethseda, a cobbled together game using reused assets on a creaking engine, a game that no-one but the suits and their ‘live service’ really wanted), but is there any need to be like that about it ?

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BalsBigBrother

Oh right only those folks disparaging Fallout 76 are allowed to snark. Just as long as everyone knows the ground rules /sigh

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NeoWolf

The saddest part is that you @BalsBigBrother think I WAS being disparaging.. lol

I am a HUGE Fallout fan, it is literally one of my favourite i.ps of all time. But that does not change the fact that 76 has HUMUNGOUS issues and that Brewing is so far beyond unimportant that the fact they are even wasting development time and money on that nonsense instead of fixing issues and were aren’t talking just bugs but actual FUNDAMENTALS issues is ridiculous.

And I am not alone in that view there are literally THOUSANDS of people saying the same and have been for months and why many many folks have since stopped playing the game.. but hey don’t let a little thing like facts get in the way of a good pout because the “mean” man said something true about “your” game eh ;)

You and @BDJ want to see what I said as a disparaging comment (unlike others who clearly got the point I was making), knock yourselves out I won’t be losing sleep over it either way, but it won’t change the fact you are both wrong about what my comment was and that that as an addition compared to its issues this is an absolute waste of time and money.

The road map may be bringing new things but it isn’t fixing the issues… and THAT is where the priority should be.

Right now their experiment is desperately looking for the nearest iceburg.. and I don’t think ANY of us want that.

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OK lets throw some facts out there seen as you seem keen on those. The first one is you are not looking hard enough if you think that they are just working on what is in the roadmap

https://fallout.bethesda.net/en/article/21zDUJWJbcIyv2vKmvSSjB/fallout-76-patch-notes-february-19-2019

as the most recent example. They have done patches like that for a while to deal with issues the players are reporting and I imagine they will continue to do so for as long as necessary.

AND they will also put out the content on the roadmap.

Now you will have to excuse me if I might get a little snarky when folks seem to just ignore that and say Bethesda are doing nothing or concentrating on the wrong things. They are not they are doing patches and fixes plus planning for future content.

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You MAY want to involve yourself with that community Bals..in order to SEE and HEAR the issues being ignored by Bethesda have they patched “some” bugs sure (emphasis on “some” as many serious bugs since launch have been ignored due to the issues I am about to explain). But you’ll note I previously stated Fundamentals not primarily bugs and the fundamentals they haven’t really addressed because they cannot..because thier engine has certain issues that have been well known and documented for a long time that prevent them.. but they chose to use the same broken, old, limited engine again and it is hindering this game in significant ways.

So you snark away my friend, but your still ignoring or skimming over the issues that have driven THOUSANDS away and why this game has taken a financial hit, not to mention why it is now SO SOON massively discounted or being given for free with purchase etc.. because it is suffering for those flaws.

If you are enjoying it as it is, more power to you I am GENUINELY happy for you, but for MANY people that is not the case.

And BREWING certainly isn’t going to change that..

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Sigh look I am sorry the game isn’t what you want it to be and given your comments I am sure it is never going to be no matter what they do or try to put right.

That’s fine but there are folks myself included who are having fun and appreciate the effort Bethesda are putting in to make things better.

Going to agree to disagree with you and move on. No hard feelings and take care.

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lol, it isn’t about it not being what “I” want it to be, it is it not being what they said THEY wanted it to be. Can they fix it? sure, will they?. probably not, at least potentially not before the game tanks anyway and that whether you believe it or not would be a shame.
As I said I AM a fan, I am just not a rampantly blind fanbois who makes excuses or turns a blind eye to the stupid things they do or do not fix..when they fu** up I call them on it. And throwing development time and money at brewing is nonsense, when that time and money would have been better served fixing actual issues that are driving people away it is a simple PRIORITIES issue.

As I said before if it lives up to your expectations although I may argue you need to set the bar a little higher in terms of quality, its fine, like I said I am genuinely happy for you, but the folks who are happy with how it is are nevertheless a minority not the majority and although that is something YOU can ignore, it certainly isn’t something THEY can ignore.

Not that you will agree but thats fine as you say we can agree to disagree. They however do not have that luxury as they cannot afford to ignore where people went if they want the game to survive.

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The meeting went probably something like:
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McGuffn

If you have a brewing and crafting “system” you’ve already failed. They don’t say anything about an ingredients list which may be good or ominous but the fermentation time is a nonsensical time waste.

Also does this work with the various alcoholic perks.

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kimowar101

food ingredients naturally spoil and can be used to make fertilizer so this is just another option you can use it on.

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McGuffn

I’m mostly concerned if they are adding new ingredients that aren’t already in the game to support the new brewing and crafting “systems.”

This is already going to result in multiple finished products to clog inventories as it is. Consolidate this stuff.

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Pepperzine

Alcoholic beverages actually are very relevant to the prior games so it doesn’t surprise me they added this and makes thematic sense.