At the end of February, Bethesda revealed a specific plan of continued support for its newest multiplayer RPG, Fallout 76, releasing a content roadmap that outlined a number of updates set to keep fans occupied through fall. The first of these updates is collected under the title Wild Appalachia, and Bethesda has recently announced that players will need to wait a bit longer than expected before the new content arrives.
Initially scheduled to begin on March 12, the start of Wild Appalachia has been delayed by one day, and it will now go live on March 13. As Bethesda previously announced, this first update will bring brewing and distilling to Fallout 76.
The new crafting system will allow players to make their own consumable, alcoholic items. These items offer temporary bonuses, but they come with a drawback as well — one that Bethesda has compared to a "mild hangover." Players will need to complete a new quest, titled "Wasted on Nukashine," before they can make a Brewing Station and begin crafting beers, wines, and spirits from the comfort of their C.A.M.P.s.
This is just the beginning of the Wild Appalachia updates though, and the release dates for the rest of the content remain unchanged despite this minor delay. As such, players can expect a new limited-time event on March 19, a new Survival PvP mode on March 26, two new quests on April 9 and May 7, and more.
Furthermore, the game's roadmap has already offered a peak at what fans can expect when Wild Appalachia comes to a close. The next updates, which are scheduled to begin in summer, will come under the title Nuclear Winter and will feature a new game mode, raid content for high-level players, and additional opportunities for character progression. From there, Wastelanders is set to start in fall, and it will be the game's "biggest and most ambitious update."
Despite an exceedingly rocky launch, Bethesda continues to show its commitment to keeping Fallout 76 alive, and this delay suggests that the company wants to be certain that updates go live without a hitch. While some players may be frustrated by the wait, others will certainly opt for patience if it means that Wild Appalachia launches smoothly and free from bugs.
Fallout 76 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.