But, only a week -- with the new NPC-packed update to Fallout 76: Wastelanders
expansion now scheduled to drop on April 14 instead of April 7. Of course the delay is due to the development team switching to remote work as the final details are applied to the Wastelanders update amid a global pandemic.
Here's the statement.
Like others around the world, we’re dealing with the critical situation that’s currently affecting so many of us. For the safety of everyone, we have transitioned to remote work, and are limiting our in-person interactions.
This has obviously changed the way we work, but rest assured that critical services for all our live games are fully operating.
However, this has affected our ability to do the final testing we need for Wastelanders and we must move the release date a week, from April 7 to April 14. We’ve done everything we can to minimize the delay and can’t wait for everyone to play. A special thanks to all our Private Test Server players for all your help.
We know this is a stressful time, and we can’t thank you enough for all the support you’ve given each other and us. We’re humbled to have such an incredible community that has stuck with us through ups and downs. It means the world to us, especially in times like this.
Stay safe, and thanks again,
Bethesda Game Studios
There are a lot of eyes on this new major expansion for Fallout 76 -- mainly because at launch it's shift away from traditional Fallout story-telling didn't quite work. In Wastelanders the timeline is shifted a year into the future with life returning to post-apocalyptic Appalachia. This means factions, Raiders and Settlers, NPCs roaming about, and a whole suite of new quests including a new main quest. It sounds like Fallout 76.2.0 -- and we'll be diving in when it drops to let you know what we think.