is going to receive a bunch of seasonal updates this year, but perhaps the biggest one will be Expeditions: The Pitt
which sees a return to the iconic locale from the Fallout 3
expansion The Pitt (which we reviewed back in 2009!
). The key takeaway here is the word 'Expeditions' which will introduce "a whole new way to play Fallout 76".
It doesn't stop there though as the year will close out with Nuka-World on Tour, which is looking to be a traveling carnival of sorts that will make a landing in the Ash Heap region of Appalachia. For those looking in the near future there's the upcoming Invaders From Beyond update coming this Spring (ANZ) which will see the arrival of alien invaders and a number of updates to Fallout Worlds and C.A.M.P. buildings.
Here's the breakdown.
Invaders From Beyond - Spring (ANZ Autumn)
Our next patch will be here soon with an all-new seasonal event, Invaders From Beyond. In this map-wide event, players encounter UFO appearances and aliens. Defeat the invaders and destroy their deployed Brainwave Siphons before they complete their ”research”. This patch also brings improvements and changes to Fallout Worlds, including the ability to earn S.C.O.R.E. on daily and weekly challenges, new settings for C.A.M.P. buildings, PvP settings, disabling VATS, and Legendary Perks.
Test Your Metal- Summer (ANZ Winter)
The Test Your Metal update comes with three new public events: Test Your Metal, Eviction Notice, and Moonshine Jamboree. Fallout 1st members can expect scoreboard improvements like exclusive challenges, increased S.C.O.R.E. earn rate, and exclusive board ranks.
Expeditions: The Pitt - Fall (ANZ Spring)
Expeditions: The Pitt arrives and introduces a whole new way to play Fallout 76. Accessed by a new hub in Whitespring, players will venture outside of Appalachia for the first time in the game. This update introduces repeatable off-site Missions where players will earn new rewards, meet new NPCs with quests and dialogue trees, and reintroduces the Trogs, an enemy first seen in Fallout 3‘s The Pitt.
Nuka-World on Tour - Winter (ANZ Summer)
An entrepreneur of the wasteland has kicked the tires and uncapped the pre-war Nuka-World on Tour travelling roadshow. The roadshow has set its sights on the Ash Heap region of Appalachia. Players can anticipate new Public Events with this update including a new Region Boss Public Event. Earn loot, explore the grounds, and interact with new NPCs to learn more about the show.