Fallout 76 ‘Wastelanders’ update and Steam version launch April 7

Major free update gets a release date.

Fallout 76 'Wastelanders' update

The Fallout 76 “Wastelanders” update will launch on April 7 across all available platforms, publisher Bethesda Softworks announced. The PC version of Fallout 76 will also come to Steam on the same day.

Here is an overview of the major changes introduced in the “Wastelanders” update, via Bethesda Softworks:

  • New Main Quest and Revamped Original Main Quest – Uncover the secrets of West Virginia by playing through an all-new main quest as well as a revamped original main quest line–with friends or solo–starting from the moment you leave Vault 76. New and veteran players alike will take on new missions, explore new locations and fight with (or against) the new faces that have made their long-awaited return to West Virginia.
  • Human NPCs – Befriend or betray new neighbors who have come to rebuild, and experience Appalachia through the eyes of its residents.
  • New Creatures and Gear – Take down newly mutated creatures finding their way to the region and earn the highest tier of weapons and armor.
  • Choices and Reputation – Alter the fates of those you meet with classic dialogue trees. Decisions affect your standing with each faction through an all-new reputation system.

In addition to the “Wastelanders” update, Bethesda Softworks will also release two Faction-themed content bundles. Read more about those here.

As for the Steam version of Fallout 76, if you already own the game on Bethesda.net, you will not be able to transfer your Atoms or Fallout 1st membership between versions, and any Atoms you earn are specific to each platform. However, items purchased through the Atomic Shop will be shared across both versions.

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

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