The first chunk of Fallout 76’s Wild Appalachia patch has launched today

    
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After just one day’s delay, minor indeed, Bethsoft has rolled out Fallout 76’s next big thing – against an admittedly much more crowded multiplayer field than the one it saw when it launched last fall. On the other hand, how many of Fallout’s rivals have sweet keg parties?

“Today we released the first slate of content for Wild Appalachia, a free update that brings a series of new quests, features, events, crafting systems and more to Fallout 76,” Bethsoft says. “Players can dive in now to start a brand-new quest that will teach them to brew up tasty beverages that will help (and potentially hinder) their ability to take on the horrors of Appalachia.”

I went Reddit-diving because I love our readers just that much and you know what? People are pretty excited about this update, or at least the full rollout of it that’s yet to come. There’s a heavily upvoted thread right now declaring that this patch “begins the path to full MMO.” Food for thought.

“We’ll also be releasing regular patches alongside Wild Appalachia to continue making updates and balance changes as well as introducing other new features such as player reporting and challenge tracking,” promises the studio. That’ll include tweaks to C.A.M.P. mechanics, the promised PvP survival mode, and player vending – plus Fasnacht begins next week. You can watch the new trailer below.

Source: Official site, press release, patch notes
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Sorenthaz

Cool, I’m actually looking forward to poking back in next week for the parade shenanigans.

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Dug From The Earth

This isnt fallout

This is a game that wants to be Rage 2 and Borderlands.

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Adam tecnavia

“Free Update” because were not actually finished making the game yet…

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BalsBigBrother

The content updates are always going to be free and that has been said since the start. I can source multiple articles including massively op that state this.

You just carry on though and lets not let inconvenient facts get in the way of your shade throwing

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hurbster

Does not excuse the state of the game though.

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BalsBigBrother

What a game that had a very rough start but has made great progress in making things better for the people who are actually playing it. Yeah I can agree there :p

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hurbster

A publisher that has literally pissed away any good will left after screw up after screw up after screw up.

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BalsBigBrother

You can keep looking into the past if you want and drag them over the coals for it and continue to be negative. Non of that will change how it went down or make anything better for the folks still playing.

However, personally when I see someone who is actively trying to make things better, do a better job for the players and actively communicate with their player about what they are going to do then I will cheer them on.

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.

You do you though.

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hurbster

I will, thanks.

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More like “because we’re too greedy to let the modders handle adding such fluff content since nobody will spend any money in our Atom Shop anymore if modders will be able to do that” ;-)

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Emiliano Lozada

And one can also show numerous articles stating that they already had Modding planned but it won’t be arriving until Nov 2019 at the earliest. Also, nice way of rewriting history as from TES3 the GECK and Creation kit never came out during the launch period.

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Ah, just as I expected – more excuses by fans who ignore the FACT that modding (or things like custom servers) is not even on Bethesda’s official roadmap for this game ;-) Yet they still trying to mention mythical “Nov 2019”.

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BalsBigBrother

Ah, just as I expected – you all are ignoring everything else they are doing on the roadmap and talking about the game like it hasn’t improved considerably so that seems fair to me ;-)

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everything else they are doing on the roadmap 

Tell me at least one thing on their roadmap which cannot be done by modders, in a FASTER and LESS buggy way if Bethesda would have already allowed full modding and custom servers where any custom mods would be allowed. Go on, I’ll wait ;-) Just please no fairy tales or baseless assumptions about how “hard” it is to “provide such tools” for community ;-)

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BalsBigBrother

It is not a case of modders being able to do things or not. The fact is right now that is not an option but it will be in the future.

Bethesda made a lot of mistakes along with some pretty big self inflicted wounds. However since then they have worked away to make things better in the game and improve things for their players.

I am sorry they are not doing it quick enough for you nor doing the things you want. If you want to keep your blinkers on to ignore the improvements because they haven’t catered to your particular personal tastes then fine, you do you.

Me I will be over here playing a game that I enjoy. I feel sorry for you that you seem so blinded by your negativity that you cannot enjoy it also.

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Thanks for actually finding the “November” mentioning. Still, it’s pretty much meaningless since in the end there are still no plans to release it this year or any time soon (according to official roadmap).

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Emiliano Lozada

Actually, have a twofer.

Fo4 Release Date: November 10, 2015
Fo4 Creation Kit Release: April(PC)-May(Xbox)-June(Ps4) 2016

Skyrim Release Date: November 11, 2011
Skyrim Creation Kit Release: February 7th, 2012

Oblivion Release Date: March 21, 2006
Oblivion Construction Set Release: 07 Jan 2008

FNV Release Date: October 19, 2010
FNV GECK Release Date: October 19, 2010

Fo3 Release Date: October 28, 2008
Fo3 GECK Release Date: December 11, 2008

Morrowind Release Date: May 1, 2002
Morrowind Construction Set Release: October 2003

The ONLY ones that came out right at the same exact time the game was released was FNV and Fo3.

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Kinya

Actually Survival PvP mode will be available on 26th March, player vending, legendary vendor and other stuff even later.

Here is a schedule up to May: https://fallout.bethesda.net/en/article/7spR5VGdwJYkYTIy8Cufnv/fallout-76-free-wild-appalachia-update-now-available