As it turns out, the Wastelanders delay from 2019 to 2020 wasn’t just a brief one: Bethsoft announced this morning that Fallout 76’s big free update is finally releasing on April 7th. It’ll hit PC and console simultaneously, and maybe more importantly, it’ll roll out on Steam at the same time so folks who somehow missed all the drama since 2018 can jump in and join up. The content lineup looks about the same as when it was announced at E3 last year:
New Main Quest and Revamped Original Main Quest – Uncover the secrets of West Virginia by playing through an all-new main quest as well as a revamped original main quest line – with friends or solo – starting from the moment you leave Vault 76. New and veteran players alike will take on new missions, explore new locations and fight with (or against) the new faces that have made their long-awaited return to West Virginia.
Human NPCs – Befriend or betray new neighbors who have come to rebuild, and experience Appalachia through the eyes of its residents.
New Creatures and Gear – Take down newly mutated creatures finding their way to the region and earn the highest tier of weapons and armor.
Choices and Reputation – Alter the fates of those you meet with classic dialogue trees. Decisions affect your standing with each faction through an all-new reputation system.
As promised, there’s a new trailer too: