Bethsoft has dropped another preview of what’s coming with Fallout 76’s Wastelanders expansion next month, with a little hint of everything from the acid damage effects on specific power armor to looting. “Going forward, when you find items that are not in containers like weapons, food, recipes, and many others, you will be given the option to press and hold the interact button to use that item right away,” the studio says. There’s also some news for budding gardeners. I mean, when you think “post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland,” you definitely leap to “gardens.”
“Green thumbed Dwellers in the community have been asking more flexibility in where they can plant crops within their C.A.M.P.s. We’d like share a sneak peek of a new reputation reward coming with Wastelanders that we hope budding farmhands around Appalachia are going to love: Farmable Tiles. Farmable Tiles are a new option when building that will let you place fertile soil wherever you can construct a floor or foundation in your C.A.M.P. In addition to planting outside your home, you will be able to reduce your carbon footprint by planting crops indoors, or even on the roof. Of course, this is just one of several rewards you can get by increasing your reputation with the Settler and Raider factions, and we are excited for you to discover the others as you progress.”
In other Fallout news, MMO Culture reported earlier this week that Fallout Shelter Online, previously aimed at Chinese gamers years ago, is getting a global version, though right now it’s not yet open to pre-registration in North America. It does indeed include MMO staples like PvE, PvP, a guild system, and a frustrating gacha system.