Fallout 76 teases content coming in the wake of Wild Appalachia

    
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Say what you will about Fallout 76’s rocky launch and repeated early bungles, but Bethsoft pumped out so many patches under the Wild Appalachia banner this past spring that our own news team was surprised at how long it was going on. But now that’s coming to an end as Bethsoft moves on to Fallout 76’s next big thing, and the 9.5 patch released earlier this week apparently marks its conclusion.

“We’re just getting started,” the studio writes in its recap today. “We’re going to keep releasing patches regularly, and we still have several major updates on the horizon for Fallout 76 in 2019. As mentioned in the 2019 Roadmap, we’re planning to roll out a new game mode with Nuclear Winter, send intrepid explorers into Vaults 94 and 96, and make major changes to the main questline with Wastelanders.”

Bethsoft is promising more details at its E3 event on June 9th, but in the meantime, it’s posted up a string of infographics: Almost two million of you died to imposter sheepsquatches, you dig fermented beer, and topping the list of items sold on you vendors so far are fusion cores, shotgun shells, and stimpacks. So wholesome.

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Sebjd

Where are the private servers? Bad enough you ruined the fallout series with this poor excuse of a game,but you promised private servers,and so far you have done everything but..another letdown.thanks for nothing.

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Emiliano Lozada

This post is a poor excuse for being ignorant. They have stated multiple times since October 2018 that Private Servers are coming after November 2019. The only thing let down is your ability to google information.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/fallout-76-how-mods-and-private-servers-work-and-w/1100-6462371/

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rosieposie

I think the only real lesson to learn here is that enough brain-dead whales can keep the worst turd alive and breathing.

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Matt G

You know what’s awesome, just sitting back laughing at all the 76 hate for 5 months straight while i played rdr2 and ate Cheetos. Occasionally joining in to kick Bethesda while they’re down, having not played the game or experienced any issues.

But then… Playing the game, and being such a boring lame person that i actually love the game. Anyone who hasn’t played, you can get from g2a for nothing. The community is really cool. I’ve come across only 3 dicks in 94 hours. Phenomenally low amount of dicks. My guess is all the people that do all the hating are the dicks, and they’ve moved on.

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Palamah

Credit where its due, Bethesda have been rolling out regular FO76 updates after what was an ignominious start, and they’re generally being well received – with the notable exception of the slightly odd repair packs in the cash shop change. Also, keeping the PR hype down is helping a lot too.

The optimist in me is actually hoping that this game continues on its current trajectory and keeps replicating the No Man’s Sky model (awful launch, turned it around through constant updates).

That said, the games as service model doesn’t excuse the poor state of any game when they launch – you only have one opportunity to make a great first impression, and far too many studios fail to remember this (and just say they’ll make it a good game later).

Now if only BioWare would take note of this for Anthem…

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Sorenthaz

Maybe it’s because I have 0 stock in the game but it seems like Anthem is the type of game where it was hyped up heavily, but then… everything dropped. Like it didn’t get as massive of a backlash as 76 did, and it’s kind of like most people just left it alone without caring to kick at it further.

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Sorenthaz

I’m sure there’ll be plenty of angry videos about whatever they do at E3 again.

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terminallynerdy

Hopefully FO76 can recover and become the game we all want, but its gonna take a while I feel for that to happen. I dont regret picking it up, but its not quite as fun as I would have hoped, at least at the moment.

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Sorenthaz

Yeah it certainly has the comeback potential like ESO did, if not moreso since Fallout 76 didn’t compromise too heavily on the core mechanics. They just need to keep working on fixing up issues (which they’ve been doing) and releasing new stuff (which they’ve also been doing) and try to avoid making stupid decisions (which they’ve… kind of been getting better at avoiding).

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John Dorian

>at least at the moment
Yep. That’s the point.