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“Fallout 76: Wastelanders” release date

Author: Ivanna Shostak
16 December 2019, 17:12
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After the game had been released last year, it quickly became evident that one extremely important part was missing – people. According to numerous players, the opportunity to communicate with other folks would create Fallout's charm. Apparently, the company engaged in the development of the game agreed and started to elaborate frameworks for its update soon after the original game was launched in November last year. And now, a lot of fans are looking forward to the moment when is “Fallout 76: Wastelanders” DLC launched.

“Fallout 76: Wastelanders” release date

“Fallout 76: Wastelanders” will introduce special companions so players will get the opportunity to interact with two new groups – raiders and settlers. Thus, things will become much more exciting in Appalachia.

A “Fallout 76: Wastelanders” update was announced at the “Bethesda Softworks” press conference as part of E3 2019. At the press-conference, developers announced just a few details of the future novelty such as the introduction of non-players characters (NPC) and the ability to interact with them. Afterwards, at QuakeCon 2019, it became known exactly how the dialogue system in the forthcoming update would look like. According to the developer’s project manager, the dialogue system of the update would not be similar to the one in the fourth part of the well-known series. It would look like answer choices in “Fallout 3”, where users could freely choose lines and were not limited to using just general statements.  It should be noted that the dialogues in “Fallout 4” were criticized because of the fixed answer options, which in most cases fit into one standard scheme. Apparently, therefore, Bethesda decided to use the developments of the third part of the series.

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“Fallout 76: Wastelanders” DLC release date

Originally, the “Fallout 76: Wastelanders” update release date was scheduled for the end of the year 2019. However, afterwards, the developers announced that the update would be released in 2020, notably in its first quarter. This was due to the fact that they realized it would require more time to provide their customers with a high-quality product.  

Therefore, as is already known, it will be a free update for “Fallout 76”, and if it is similar to the “Wild Appalachia” update, “Fallout 76 Wastelanders” will not be released all at once but will be spread during a few months, with a number of subsequent updates taking place every few weeks.

What is the reason for the “Fallout 76: Wastelanders” release of the update? The original idea of the game was to make players the only alive creatures residing in Appalachia. However, many players claimed that they miss a dialogue system and communication. Thus, in order to satisfy their customers, the developers decided to prepare an update featuring new options.

“Fallout 76: Wastelanders” DLC: when is it coming out?

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, Bethesda Game Studios shared new screenshots of the forthcoming update for “Fallout 76”. In the images, it is possible to see the NPC and diverse locations that will be populated by different fractions. The developers gave a short description of each picture and explained what exactly was depicted on them.

Another reason why Bethesda Softworks shared screenshots is to soften players’ disappointment after the statement regarding delay of the update and announcement of the “Fallout 76: Wastelanders” new release date. On its official website, the company says that the launch of DLC has been postponed to the first quarter of 2020. According to the team, which is engaged in the development, it needs more time to realize all their clients’ ideas. The team makes every effort to ensure that future content meets everyone’s expectations. Developers sincerely apologize for the delay, as they claim, this is worth the extra time.

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According to the published screenshots, with the launch of “Fallout 76: Wastelanders” DLC, the number of activities in the game will increase significantly. In addition, the authors will try to surprise users with interesting characters.

Even during the announcement on E3 2019, the developers talked about a new storyline, equipment and weapons. A number of fractions were mentioned in the image descriptions: settlers and raiders. Players will get the opportunity to join raiders or settlers, and this is not a simple selection between bad and good. It is anticipated that dialogues will take place between a non-player character and a single player as opposed to a whole team communicating with that NPC together.

The developers also shared more information on the group system with those who keep on asking: when is “Fallout 76: Wastelanders” DLC? Therefore, if you are a member of a team, you need to know that the one who will negotiate will be the team’s leader. However, if you are not a member of a team and want to speak to non-players characters, you will need to communicate face to face with them. This is due to the fact that the developers wanted to give the opportunity to every player to experience the story and not only follow the leader of the team.

This is almost all the information that is currently known about the forthcoming update.

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