Fallout 76 ‘Wastelanders’ update launches this fall; ‘Nuclear Winter’ battle royal mode announced

Free trial available from June 10 to 17.

Fallout 76

Bethesda Softworks will release a massive free update for Fallout 76 this fall called “Wastelanders” that “fundamentally changes” the Wasteland, the company announced during its E3 2019 press conference.

The company also announced a new mode called “Nuclear Winter,” a 52-player battle royal which will be available in a sneak peek from June 10 to 17.

A free trial of Fallout 76 will also be available across all available platforms from June 10 to 17.

Here are the latest details on the game, via Bethesda Softworks:

About

Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim and Fallout 4, welcome you to the evolving world of Fallout 76. Work together with other players, or not, to survive. Experience the largest and most dynamic world ever created in the Fallout universe with major free updates which grow and evolve the game with new and different ways to play. Play solo or join together as you explore, quest, build, and triumph against the wasteland’s greatest threats.

Key Features

  • You will Emerge! – Create your character with the S.P.E.C.I.A.L system and forge your own path in a new and untamed wasteland with hundreds of locations. Whether you journey alone or with friends, in Adventure Mode or Survival Mode, a new and unique Fallout adventure awaits.
  • Welcome to Wild Appalachia! – A mythical beast, a lost generation of scouts, and the strongest brew this side of the Wasteland. Wild Appalachia introduced series of free and all-new quests, features, events, crafting systems and Survival Mode into Fallout 76, all available now!
  • Howdy, Neighbor! – Wastelanders is a massive free annual update to Fallout 76 that fundamentally changes the Wasteland. One year after the opening of Vault 76, other humans have returned to Appalachia. Factions of Settlers and Raiders aim to make the world their own and claim a rumored fortune. Embark on a new main quest of choice and consequence, interact with characters and their unique stories, discover the faction settlements of Crater and Foundation, and collect powerful new weapons and armor. Your choices decide their fates. Coming Fall 2019.
  • The Nuclear Storm Approaches! – Nuclear Winter is an all-new 52-player PvP Battle Royale mode, free for Fallout 76 players. Nukes have set the world ablaze and the battle to claim your spot as Overseer of Vault 51 has begun – will you be the last one standing or be consumed by the ring of fire? Rank up, unlock exclusive perks and build your C.A.M.P. to weather the storm in true Fallout fashion. Scavenge for weapons, supplies, and nukes to take on other players and creatures and earn unique cosmetic rewards. Sneak Peek Starting June 10, 2019.

Fallout 76 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Watch a new set of trailers below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

Wastelanders Update Trailer

Nuclear Winter Gameplay Trailer

Nuclear Winter Developer Diary

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