While it’s fun to go solo through the wasteland in Fallout 76, sometimes it feels a little too isolated and lonely — especially for an online game where other players are sharing the same map. The social infrastructure of the game is still one of its weakest elements, a problem which Bethesda is handling haphazardly.
On one hand, the studio admits that while it thought about adding text chat — a feature which players “request often” — it’s not a priority for this year. On the other hand, this summer’s quality-of-life update will include “teams” that will function as sort of LFG system. “Team Leaders will appear on the paper map and teams will be further incentivized with group buffs to play events, dungeons, and explore together,” Bethesda explained in this week’s Inside the Vault.
The studio posted a few mildly interesting statistics from its Wastelanders release, saying that 54% of players decided to side with the settlers over the raiders, Crater is the “most nuked settlement,” and Commander Daguerre is the most common ally used in C.A.M.P.S.