There's no denying that Fallout 76 has had a trying year from community backlash, game breaking bugs, and a number of controversies like the canvas bag preorder bonus. Bethesda isn't giving up on the title however, as a constant stream of updates, bug fixes, and content additions have slowly begun to improve the shaky foundation. The next major update known as Wastelanders begins the year 2 experience for Fallout 76 and if the latest trailer is any indication, fans have a lot to look forward to.
Announced during Bethesda's E3 2019 showcase, the Fallout 76 Wastelanders update features a ton of fan requested features. The biggest of which sees the return of NPC characters back into the world. No longer are conversations limited to robots or electronic devices. With Wastelanders, players will have dialogue trees reminiscent of part Fallout games, as well as the consequences that may follow.
In addition to NPCs and dialogue trees that are effected by different stats like perception, the Wastelanders post launch content continues the main quest line and adds plenty of new gear and weapons for players to find or craft. Wastelanders launches completely free for existing players sometime in the Fall later this year.
For those still on the fence about the controversial title, Bethesda is giving everyone a chance to check out the game for a whole week starting on June 10. The free trial also coincides with another Fallout 76 expansion, Nuclear Winter. This update adds a Battle Royale style mode to the online experience, with 52 players fighting each other to take the position of Overseer. Like the free trial, the NUclear Winter sneak peek will also run from June 10-17 for all players to try.
Fallout 76 is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.