With the release of Fallout 76: Wastelanders
now out and about, which brings NPCs and number of improvements to the online Fallout experience, Bethesda
has revealed what else it has in store for 2020. And answer is - a lot. With Seasons, new progression and rewards, a revamped difficulty system, and the arrival of the Brotherhood of Steel.
All detailed below.
Seasons present a complete overhaul of the current Challenge and reward system, which sees players rewarded with Atoms for completing daily, weekly, and other challenges. Seasons are set to kick off with Update 20 with Bethesda presenting the first Season as an interactive Captain Cosmos board-game.
During the first Season, this will be a themed boardgame, and you will be placed at the first space on the board at Rank one out of a total of 100 Ranks. Complete in-game activities to start accumulating new S.C.O.R.E. points, which will help you advance your position and “rank up.” Every time you reach a new Rank, you will unlock an exciting new reward you can claim, like a unique outfit, an item for your C.A.M.P., a weapon skin or Power Armor paint, consumables, Perk Card Packs, Atoms—even in-game currencies, like Scrip, Caps, or Gold Bullion.
When you reach Rank 100, you’ll unlock an “End of Season” Bundle. In Season 1, this bundle includes several unique Captain Cosmos themed items, like the Jangles the Moon Monkey Stein, a Planetarium Desk Lamp that features special lighting and visual effects, and even a framed version of the Season 1 boardgame itself. Build or display these rewards in your C.A.M.P. to show off your completionist skills to your visitors.
The big change is that ranking up will be affected by your S.C.O.R.E. which can be increased from doing the stuff you already do - like participate in Public Events or complete certain activities or reach a milestone. As opposed to singular Challenges like the current system.
The 2020 Roadmap doesn't end there as Bethesda is teasing new boss events, legendary versions of perk cards, a looking for group system, the return of fan-favourite events, a new questline, something called "Daily Ops", loadouts, and repeatable Expeditions. So yeah, if you've finished the new Wastelanders story then there's a lot coming. Plus, the new One Wastelanders update sounds a lot like The Elder Scrolls Online's One Tamriel - where enemies scale to your difficulty level.
Be sure to read the latest Inside the Vault
for more info.