Welcome back to Inside the Vault! This week, we’re sharing a look at what’s coming to Fallout 76 in 2021 with an all-new Roadmap. Once you’ve digested that, we have an upcoming developer AMA where you can ask all your burning Fallout 76 questions.
Over the years we’ve made a lot of changes and additions to Fallout 76 to continually improve your experience, and 2021 is no different! We continue to build onto Fallout 76 and introduce all new ways to play! Here’s what to expect this year.
Get Locked Loaded with our Spring update! Introducing S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Loadouts, C.A.M.P. Slots, Mannequins, and an all-new Daily Ops expansion, this update is just loaded with new features to explore! For a deeper look at the new features, check out the Inside the Vault article here. Can’t wait to see these new features for yourself? Players who own Fallout 76 on the Bethesda.net launcher can test out all these new features and more in our current iteration of the PTS right now.
Additionally, we hope you haven’t packed away all your snow gear just yet as Armor Ace returns, this time in a fierce battle against Commissioner Chaos and the Yukon Five! Season 4 brings all-new rewards to the Scoreboard, from cosmetics, to consumables and everything in-between.
Last year we met The Appalachian Brotherhood of Steel, witnessed a conflict between the ranks and discovered new obstacles in their path. Steel Reign concludes the story of The Brotherhood, introducing all new quests, locations, NPCs, and powerful new rewards. Whose side will you take? Your choices will change the Wasteland.
To survive the Wasteland, you need good gear! This summer, craft specific Legendary items using Legendary modules. Tailor your build to perfect your playstyle.
The winds of change are coming, and with it an evolution to Private Worlds! Stay tuned to future Inside the Vault articles for more information as we get closer to release.
We’re also bringing another expansion to Daily Ops to bring you even more ways to play.
You’re already a legend in the Wasteland but are you truly legendary? Gear up with all new four-star Legendary Weapons and Armor! Then, after you’ve spent a long day out foraging in the Wasteland, come home to your very own C.A.M.P. Pet!
Face off against all new dangers with an all-new out-of-this-world event. Public Challenge: Invaders from Beyond will unite everyone across the server to complete challenges, face off against all-new foes and earn some stellar new rewards.
The Cultists of Appalachia are up to something sinister in a brand-new Seasonal event: The Ritual! Help the cultists in Point Pleasant prepare an exciting and dangerous ritual, and they’ll repay you with unique rewards.
FALLOUT 76: INSIDE THE VAULT – LOCKED AND LOADED FEATURES DEV DIVE Release
Welcome back to another Inside the Vault! This week, we’re sharing how you can join us in the Public Test Server (PTS) to playtest our upcoming Locked and Loaded Update. You can also watch our latest Dev Dive video to take a closer look at C.A.M.P. Slots and S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Loadouts with members of the Fallout 76 Development Team. Read on to learn more.
THE PTS RETURNS!
If you’ve been waiting to dive into the Public Test Server to try our “Locked and Loaded” update for Fallout 76, then we’re pleased to announce that we’re planning to bring the PTS online starting March 12. In addition, we’re excited to share that this update is currently slated to launch on April 27.
For those of you who play Fallout 76 on PC through Bethesda.net, we would love to see you in the PTS for another round of playtesting, feedback, and bug reporting on new features, like S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Loadouts, C.A.M.P. Slots, the Daily Ops expansion, and more. Thank you once again for your patience while we worked to implement these features and ensure that they’re ready for you to check them out.
EARN A PTS PENNANT FOR YOUR C.A.M.P.
Don’t forget, you can earn a new PTS-themed Pennant for your C.A.M.P. in the live version of Fallout 76 by playing the Test Server. Make sure to play for at least one hour per day on three different days while the PTS is online, and we’ll add the Pennant to your account shortly after we release our next game update.
Once you’ve had the chance to playtest the new features, be sure to stop by the PTS forum to share your thoughts and experiences with us. Keep an eye on @Fallout on Twitter, and the Fallout 76 forums, where we’ll let you know as soon as the PTS is live.
DIVE INTO C.A.M.P. SLOTS AND S.P.E.C.I.A.L. LOADOUTS WITH THE DEVS!
Recently, we sat down with Alyssa Dettling, Don Etgeton, and Jake Raymor from the Fallout 76 Development Team to chat all about C.A.M.P. Slots and S.P.E.C.I.A.L Loadouts, two new features that we’re excited to bring to you in our Locked Loaded Update. Watch our latest Dev Dive video below for an in-depth look at how C.A.M.P. Slots and S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Loadouts will work, and to hear thoughts from the team during the development process.
Get ready to plan out new builds for your characters and design an all-new Appalachian abode because, as mentioned above, S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Loadouts and C.A.M.P. Slots are going to arrive at the end of April. We can’t wait to see all of your latest architectural masterpieces and character designs once you get ahold of these new features!
We hope you’ve enjoyed taking a closer look at some upcoming features with us today, and that you’ll head into the PTS to join us for some playtesting. Until next time, we’ll see you in Appalachia.
We’re excited to hear what you think of all the new features and additions coming to Fallout 76 this year and can’t wait to read all your questions in the Developer AMA. Can't make the AMA? No worries, we’ll have a wrap-up ready for you to read in next week’s Inside the Vault. Until then, see you next time!