After a rocky and bumpy start to Fallout 76, Bethesda is still forging ahead with their plans for 100% free Fallout76 DLC content. The long-anticipated road map teases, and also hints that a lot more is under wraps. Bethesda had this to say to the Fallout76 fans and community: – “Thanks to all of you for sticking with us…we’ve been hard at work & have big plans for Fallout 76.” Their 2019 plans are big indeed: –
A Road Map of Seasons
The Roadmap of Fallout76 DLCs spans three seasons: – Spring, Summer, and Fall, with new content, and features in each season. Wild Appalachia was just announced and we’ll dig in to the details shortly. “Nuclear Winter” promises a new game mode and high-level vault raids, and although vague, “Wastelanders” promises new main quests, events and features.
What We Do Know About Wild Appalachia
In Bethesda’s own words, this first major and free DLC is going to be a major PvE expansion. Wild Appalachia is “A mythical beast, a lost generation of scouts, and the strongest brew this side of the Wasteland… a new series of quests, features, events, crafting systems and more.” For players this means there’s going to be something new to do every week from March until ay 2019!
“Brewing and Distilling” on March 12th
If Wastelanders could not get drunk enough, Players will be able to begin a quest for the forbidden brew known as “Nuka Shine” or “Nukaeshine” complete with recipes and plans for players to add both brewing and distilling mechanics for player C.A.M.P.s.
“The Fasnacht Parade” on March 19th
This will be a new seasonal event where players earn “Fasnacht Masks” by completing an event centered around chasing away Old Man winter to quicken the coming of Spring in an Ancient Festival. I’m just worried about how many nukes are targeted at Morgantown or a Fissure Site this time.
Survival Mode on March 26th
Already announced and detailed extensively, Survival Mode will be a new way to play Fallout 76, with nearly all existing PvP restrictions removed and is set to launch in BETA to gather information, opinions and player feedback. Expect this mode to change over time.
“Player Vending” & “Sheer Terror” on April 9th
Players have requested this and Bethesda has listened and will be adding in a player vending feature. This will allow players to setup vending machines in Appalachia to sell items at their own prices for other players to find and buy. No need to man the shop at all hours of the day and night anymore.
The Sheer terror questline, one of discovery into the “encryptid” secrets of Appalachia launches on the same day, and it’s up to players to figure out what and how to separate “monsters from myths.”
“Camera” on April 16th
Little is known or explained, but it makes sense to say that there is a working camera involved, which might change up the existing photo mode. Hopefully, Bethesda will tell us more about this in the near future. For now, I’m going to focus on taking more wasteland selfies. More information when Bethesda gives it.
“Ever Upwards!” on May 7th
Another new quest series that follows the story of the Pioneer Scouts. These scouts could be a new faction, like the “Order of Mysteries” for players to figure out, provided they can “earn merit badges,” and “climb the ranks” to earn a customizable backpack for increased utility.
“Legendary Vendor” on May 23rd
Introducing the Purveyor. Set out and trade scrap and Legendary items for a chance to acquire new legendary gear. “The higher the star rating on what you trade in, the better your chances of getting the legendary weapon or armor of your dreams.
Despite the rockiest of starts to Fallout 76 its good to see that Bethesda appears to be maintaining its promise of giving its players free DLC content supported by the cosmetic microtransactions of the Atom Shop. Here’ s hoping that Wild Appalachia is as wild as Bethesda makes it out to be.