Fallout 76 Wastelanders Free Update Adds NPCs to the Game this Fall, Nuclear Winter Battle Royale Mode Announced

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Tonight at the Bethesda E3 2019 press conference they announced that Fallout 76 is getting some major updates soon and they will all be free.

The biggest update is called “Wastelanders” and it will come to the game Fall 2019. This update fundamentally changes the Wasteland adding human NPCs to the game, dialog options, and much more.

The game will also be getting another new mode soon called “Nuclear Winter” which is a 52 player Battle Royale mode. You can watch trailers for both of these updates below and read more about them.

Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim and Fallout 4, welcome you to the evolving world of Fallout 76. Work together with other players, or not, to survive. Experience the largest and most dynamic world ever created in the Fallout universe with major free updates which grow and evolve the game with new and different ways to play. Play solo or join together as you explore, quest, build, and triumph against the wasteland’s greatest threats.

Key Features

  • You will Emerge! – Create your character with the S.P.E.C.I.A.L system and forge your own path in a new and untamed wasteland with hundreds of locations. Whether you journey alone or with friends, in Adventure Mode or Survival Mode, a new and unique Fallout adventure awaits.
  • Welcome to Wild Appalachia! – A mythical beast, a lost generation of scouts, and the strongest brew this side of the Wasteland. Wild Appalachia introduced series of free and all-new quests, features, events, crafting systems and Survival Mode into Fallout 76, all available now!
  • Howdy, Neighbor! – Wastelanders is a massive free annual update to Fallout 76 that fundamentally changes the Wasteland. One year after the opening of Vault 76, other humans have returned to Appalachia. Factions of Settlers and Raiders aim to make the world their own and claim a rumored fortune. Embark on a new main quest of choice and consequence, interact with characters and their unique stories, discover the faction settlements of Crater and Foundation, and collect powerful new weapons and armor. Your choices decide their fates. Coming Fall 2019.
  • The Nuclear Storm Approaches! – Nuclear Winter is an all-new 52-player PvP Battle Royale mode, free for Fallout 76 players. Nukes have set the world ablaze and the battle to claim your spot as Overseer of Vault 51 has begun – will you be the last one standing or be consumed by the ring of fire? Rank up, unlock exclusive perks and build your C.A.M.P. to weather the storm in true Fallout fashion. Scavenge for weapons, supplies, and nukes to take on other players and creatures and earn unique cosmetic rewards. Sneak Peek Starting June 10, 2019.
Justin Oneil
One of Head Writers and PR here on ThisGenGaming.com. I've been playing games for over 20 years now and play everything from AAA blockbusters to Indie games. You can find me on all the current consoles and on my twitter account.
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Justin Oneil

One of Head Writers and PR here on ThisGenGaming.com. I've been playing games for over 20 years now and play everything from AAA blockbusters to Indie games. You can find me on all the current consoles and on my twitter account.