Fallout 76 drops new trailer ahead of April 14 Wastelanders launch

    
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No more delays for Fallout 76: Bethsoft confirmed again today that the freebie Wastelanders expansion is indeed launching for PC, PS4, and Xbox One as planned on April 14th.

“Wastelanders brings a new beginning to Appalachia for first-time and veteran players alike with a new main quest, human NPCs, new choices, companions, a reputation system and much more. Players will forge alliances with new factions in an effort to uncover the secrets of West Virginia, either in groups with friends or solo as a lone wanderer.”

In addition to a brand-new trailer for the game, Bethsoft has dropped a nice linked-up FAQ digging into the expansion’s core features that make it, well, more of an MMO, from the allies and dialogue and rep systems to the new events and quest interface tweaks.

I know we have some staff eager to return to see if Bethsoft can turn this thing around. How about you?

Source: Bethsoft, press release

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James Crow

they really just need to change the name to fallout online, after all vault 76 is not the only vault in the game.

the game now is way better than what it was at launch, and the cash shop is ok, i saw worst…alot worst.

im not fan of the subsc model bc i think it not the right game for it even if it not give anything.

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rafael12104

Well, I’ve been playing F76 on and off since launch and I have enjoyed it. It isn’t a game I played all of the time, but whenever I felt the exploration itch I jumped on F76 and was more than satisfied.

While the game has improved dramatically since launch there are still some significant issues that, at this point, seem to be a product of the old engine. Some quests are still bugged so that you can’t complete them and there are a myriad of graphics related glitches.

But the game itself is much more than playable. It is more enjoyable now than at launch. The big issues are gone and now what the game needs is exactly what it is getting with Wastelanders, a brand new story with new systems and enhancements.

So, I’m back foraging the hills in Appalachia. I’ve started a new character too as I want to go back to the start and be much more deliberate in my exploration. I look forward to Wastelanders and from what I’m seeing from Bethesda they are certainly hoping this will turn the page on the old debacle. Let’s just hope that the new page isn’t a new debacle.

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Bruno Brito

How much of the game is influenced by it’s cashshop?

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James Crow

tbh i dont feel it maybe bc im not doing pvp in fallout.
when you play it like a pve game you can just have fun exploring things

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Bruno Brito

Wait, is the cashshop affecting PvP?

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Sorenthaz

No. The best it could maybe affect PvP is if you use certain clothes to blend in with the environment or something for Nuclear Winter. But NW has other problems right now such as folks noclipping and whatnot.

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McGuffn

Basically none. They will sell you a refrigerator but it is near useless. There are scrap and repair kits but those are only slightly more useful and take up inventory space.

If you get the subscription you get an unlimited crafting bank and a tent that provides an additional free teleport to the tent, which also has a bank and sleeping bag.

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Bruno Brito

How much is the game going for?

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rafael12104

Hmm. It depends. I recently saw the Xbox version on sale for 15 dollars on amazon. But the PC version 39.99. Heh.

My guess is that the players who still may be interested are PC Master Race citizens.

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McGuffn

Now you sound like an audience member or co-host of an infomercial.

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Bruno Brito

I’m asking because this is FO76. I may be interested in seeing how the game came after it’s launch, but i won’t, in no fucking way, pay 40 bucks for it, specially considering that i pay 5x the price.

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Emiliano Lozada

Check the steam version as I believe that should be regionally priced to you.

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Sorenthaz

$30-$40 USD last I checked for the base edition.

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rafael12104

I agree with below. The cash shop doesn’t have much influence. For example, they sell skins for backpacks. You learn how to make a backpack to increase your carrying capacity by doing quests. And then if you want, you an buy a skin to make it look like it a first responders med kit. So who the fuck cares.

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Sorenthaz

Absolutely none of it.

The cooler for doubling the expiration time on food/drink is kind of pointless because you get so much food/drink with ease if you just set up a few plants in your CAMP, and expired food can be converted into fertilizer. Only a few things might be worth putting in there like exp food that you get from area events or daily stuff.

The scrap/junk bot is kind of a joke and is mostly for the memey dialogue and having a bot in your CAMP. It gives less scrap/junk than if you just put a resource harvester down on a node.

Repair kits are kind of a big whatever. You can only buy the regular variants through atoms, and they just save resources on repairs. The better versions are only earned through endgame stuff like beating Scorchbeast Queens in nuke zones iirc.

Then the last major thing is the infinite scrap storage you get for subscribing to Fallout 1st. Maybe in the very long term this would be a boon, but even with how much I’ve hoarded in my stash (materials/clothing mostly) I’m nowhere near close to hitting the limit yet.

Also you can earn Atoms in-game through doing dailies/weeklies and earning various achievements or such, so with enough time/effort you can get the scrap bot and cooler if you really want them without paying like $10 worth of atoms for the both of them. But the things I listed are basically the main “P2W” contention points.

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Dug From The Earth

It will soon be on steam

Which means after a short while it will be on sale for around 5-10 bucks.

Then, maybe ill give it a try, especially if this new update vastly improves the game.

(they should have just made fallout 5, with co-op)

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wratts

During the recent Bethsoft sale, I grabbed it for I think $15. Then they had a 3x experience weekend, so I enjoyed at least the first few hours.

Definitely noticing what I think was Bree’s characterization of the quests as “your princess is in another castle”. The questline is just breadcrumbs, the combat is mediocre, the base building is just Fallout 4 in a shared environment. I don’t know why this exists as a standalone game tbh

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Bruno Brito

The questline is just breadcrumbs, the combat is mediocre, the base building is just Fallout 4 in a shared environment. I don’t know why this exists as a standalone game tbh

I feel compelled to play this now.

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Bruno Brito

On the bright side, there’s nowhere to go but up.

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John Mclain

You don’t know Bethesda then, you say something like that and Todd Howard will grab a shovel.

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Bruno Brito

That’s what i’m hoping for.

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Danny Smith

Garbo as the game is in execution its still such a shame that giant map is wasted on a cash shop vector hustle. Maybe one day we will see some version of it thats not an always online bug ridden mess.

It will be the offline single player bug ridden mess we actually expect from Bethesda!

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Xyggy

Optimistically skeptical. Failout 86… uh, Fallout 76 was such a huge disaster in gaming when released, combined with the avalanche of missteps that followed, leads me to believe this, too, will be an epic mess. I’m happy to be wrong and end up enjoying F76, truly! Having fun with it is a lot better than complaining about it. So bon chance!