The Wastelanders update for Fallout 76 will be released today at 13:59. The update requires a full download of the game client (v126.96.36.199). The download size on consoles is about 70 GB, on PC about 54 GB via the Bethesda.net Launcher and about 68 GB via Steam. As of today, the PC version of the game is also available via Steam (details).
The biggest (free) update to date includes a new main story and human non-player characters (with voice) that you can meet in Appalachia. Also new are the dialogue system, NPC factions, allies for the C.A.M.P., various events, daily quests, weapons, armor, opponents and much more. In addition, several locations have been revised. You can find the change log here.
NPCs and dialogues
Crowds of new people have appeared in Appalachia who are looking for luck or just a place where they can live safely. These NPCs can be found everywhere. You can talk to some of them and have interactive conversations.
- The dialog mechanics are similar to those in Fallout 3 – depending on the context, different choices, S.P.E.C.I.A.L.-samples and options are available.
- There are often a lot of answer options for the player. If there are so many that they don’t fit on the screen, you can simply scroll down.
- In addition, many of the older NPCs from Fallout 76 have now received extensive dialogues – characters like Rose, MODUS or the Mayor of Grafton can be involved in discussions.
A new main quest
The arrival of new residents in Appalachia means that there will be many new adventures. Wastelanders enriches Fallout 76 with a completely new story that you can explore and experience by completing new main quests.
- Just before Vault 76 you can dive into the Wastelanders story and meet Lacey and Isela who will guide you to the Wayward quest line.
- From level 20, the complete main quest will be available in Sutton. It will familiarize you with the two largest factions in Appalachia: Raider and Siedler.
- During the main quest, you will have to choose to work with one side. For a while, however, you can complete quests for both factions until you get to a point of no return.
- The old Fallout 76 main quest is still available, but is being refreshed properly – with new NPCs and extensive dialogues with known NPCs.
- Please note: In order to make room for new quests and story content, some new areas have been added to the locations of the game world in which no C.A.M.P.s can be established.
- If your C.A.M.P. are in one of these areas and can no longer be placed there, you will be informed of this when you join a world, and you can then use your C.A.M.P. move for free.
Some of the raiders are survivors who have fled Appalachia and have now returned to claim the land as their rightful owners. They set up their base called Crater at the crashed space station.
- If you initially encounter the Raider in the wild, they will be hostile to you and attack you. Even in Crater, you can expect a cool reception – their sellers don’t trade with you and they don’t welcome you.
- Ultimately, you will find out more about them and make peace with them – and, if you want, even friendship over time.
The Settlers are a group of survivors who are a few construction workers from the Washington, D.C., area. have flocked. When they heard that there was land in Appalachia, they moved here and used existing buildings at Spruce Knob to build Foundation.
- The settlers like to talk and trade with you straight away. Like the raiders, you can get to know the settlers better over time and ally with them.
- Ward offers you a daily quest that can help make a good impression on these newcomers.
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