Bethesda has acknowledged Fallout 76 launch struggles, whilst announcing three major expansions that will come to the game this year.
The first free expansion is called ‘Wild Appalachia’ and kicks off on March 12th. The expansion will feature a new survival mode, player vending, legendary player abilities, new quests, events and crafting systems.
The second expansion is called ‘Nuclear Winter’ which will apparently feature an entirely new way to play. It will also give players access to high level Vault Raids in vault 94 and 96 as well as an all new prestige system that will allow those at level 50 or higher to become legendary.
The third expansion is called ‘Waterlanders’ and will feature brand new story content. It will apparently be the most ambitious update for Fallout 76 with a brand new main quest line as well as new factions and more surprises.
You can find the full notes for Wild Appalachia below:
Story: A mythical beast, a lost generation of scouts, and the strongest brew this side of the wasteland. Welcome to Wild Appalachia.
New Features: Brewing and Distilling – Go on a new quest to discover the secrets of the forbidden brew Nukashine and bring the party back to your C.A.M.P with new brewing and distilling systems and recipes starting March 12.
New Seasonal Event: Fasnacht Parade – Come March 19, chase away Old Man Winter and quicken the coming of spring with the ancient festival of Fasnacht! Join the celebration and complete this new limited-time event to earn unique rewards in the form of festive Fasnacht Masks.
New Game Mode: Survival – This all-new game mode kicking off March 26brings a higher-stakes PvP experience with fewer restrictions, increased rewards, and new challenges plus all the original content of Adventure Mode.
New Quests: Shear Terror! – Uncover the ‘encryptid’ secrets of Appalachia starting April 9 in a new series of quests and encounters to separate monsters from myths.
New Features: C.A.M.P. Decorating, Player Vending, Functional Camera – Use items from your stash to decorate your C.A.M.P. Build vending machines and flag items for sale. Simply set your prices and walk away to continue your adventures in Appalachia, being sure to capture all your favorite memories using the new functional camera. The vending machines do all the work, you just need to count the caps. Player vending goes live April 9, and the camera on April 16.
New Quests: Ever Upwards – Journey to the deepest reaches of the woods with new stories for the legendary Pioneer Scouts. Earn merit badges, climb the ranks, and earn a customizable backpack for increased utility starting May 7.
New Features: Legendary Vendor (May 23) and Scrapping – Locate the mysterious Purveyor to exchange and scrap your unwanted legendary items for new legendary gear. For every star rating on a legendary item you scrap, increase your chances to get the legendary weapon or armor of your dreams.