Fallout 76’s Steel Reign arc and fifth season are live today

    
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It’s patch day for folks still marching through the Wasteland, as Fallout 76’s Steel Reign, season five, and update 28 have officially launched. “This update brings all-new quests to Fallout 76 with the Steel Reign questline, which picks up right where you left off with the Brotherhood of Steel at the end of Steel Dawn,” Bethsoft says in today’s patch notes. “Steel Reign’s questline is available to any player over level 20 who has completed The Best Defense. Players who have completed that quest will then see the quest A Knights Penance, which will lead them to speak with Russell Dorsey in Fort Atlas.”

Beyond the storyline, Bethsoft has implemented the long-awaited legendary crafting system, wallet upgrades, and of course, seasons five itself, dubbed K.D. Inkwell and Escape from the 42nd Century.

“K.D. Inkwell is back in an all-new adventure! This time, we join our heroine on a thrilling adventure to the 42nd Century! After a calibration malfunction, K.D. Inkwell is thrust into a dystopian possible future inhabited by Dolphin Human Hybrids called the M.I.N.D. Organization! These nefarious nautical beings have only one goal in mind: to convert the last remnants of humanity into their soulless collective. Can K.D. escape this wild world? Or will she find herself forced to join the masses of Dolphin Human Hybrids herself? Season 5 brings 100 ranks to climb, with new rewards such as Legendary Cores, Power Armor Displays, a Red Rocket Collectron and more!”

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Vanquesse V

The talk on the Bethesda discord and in the text chat mod has been that there are currently some bugs with the BoS storyline that can make the game save the opposite outcome of your choices and that support is either unable or unwilling to correct it.

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Tobasco da Gama

Obligatory PSA that “””””””upgrading””””””” your 2-star item to 3-stars re-rolls all the prefixes from scratch. None of the prefixes on the original item will be preserved.

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McGuffn

Well done, turtle army.

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Greaterdivinity

Looks like there are a bunch of small tweaks that aren’t documented like displays finally working and the tank tent thing getting a proper stash instead of just a scrap box.

Am looking forward to this, even if I’ve probably got a few dozen hours of missions to do to get to this point in the story. Definitely looking forward to legendary crafting though, I’m finally starting to find some decent 2/3 star gear but nothing that works for my build.

Now I’m just looking forward to playing when a fresh scoreboard is out so I can actually make some meaningful progress. Hoping for some double XP weekends as well, gotta work on those legendary perk cards which is gonna take forever >.<

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Tobasco da Gama

I really enjoyed the Steel Dawn storyline. The gameplay part is whatever, but the central conflict between Rahmani and Shin gets developed in a really interesting way that actually made me reconsider my initial gut instinct about who to side with.

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Greaterdivinity

I’m just starting the Steel Brotherhood stuff now, having just arrived at Atlas. I’m putting that storyline on hold for a bit while I work on unlocking the Raiders/Settlers so I can start those two faction mission chains but I’m very much looking forward to going back and picking up the Brotherhood stuff. It’s an interesting faction to me, not one I necessarily “like”, but one that acts as a more interesting “grey” faction depending on your PoV.

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Tobasco da Gama

The BoS are great as a faction you can either hate or love while still sympathizing with anyone who holds the polar opposite view on them. I know a lot of Fallout fans are sick of them, but they’re just too useful to not include.

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Greaterdivinity

Oh another nice change…YOU CAN SELL FLOATER GRENADES NOW! They no longer just take up inventory space until you destroy them.

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Vanquesse V

secretly the best part of the patch. I completely forgot about it.