Fallout 76 has now been out for 100 days, and Bethesda has a surprise in store for those still playing. The studio has unveiled the 2019 roadmap for Fallout 76, which includes three large content drops scheduled throughout the year. The full roadmap can be found on Fallout 76’s website, but we’ve outlined the highlights below.
On March 12, Fallout is getting its Wild Appalachia expansion, which includes two new quests and a game mode. The quests, Shear Terror and Ever Upwards, feature new stories for you to pursue; the former focuses on mythical monsters while the latter has you join the Pioneer Scouts and earn merit badges. The new game mode, called Survival, is a high-stakes PvP variation of Fallout 76’s Adventure mode. Wild Appalachia includes several new features as well, including a means of exchanging your unwanted legendary gear for new legendaries, setting up your own store where you can sell to other players, and brewing and distilling your own recipes of Nukashine.
In Summer 2019, Nuclear Winter comes to Fallout 76, and it brings another new game mode and features to the game. The new mode, also called Nuclear Winter, hasn’t been detailed yet, but Bethesda has said it will “completely” change the rules of the Wasteland. A new prestige system will allow all level 50 players to pursue a new Legendary status and unlock more powerful abilities as well. Vaults 96 and 94 will also open, bringing challenging Raids to Fallout 76.
This fall, Fallout 76 gets it final content drop for the year, titled Wastelanders, which Bethesda describes as “a tale with true choice and consequences” that includes “a new main questline, new factions, new events, new features, and even more surprises.”
In our Fallout 76 review, Edmond Tran wrote, “Bethesda has stated it intends to continue supporting the game for a long time, but at launch, Fallout 76 is a poor experience. There are echoes of the series’ admirable qualities, but look past that facade, past the cute Vault Boy animations, past the familiar radio tracks, and you’ll find no heart–just an inconsequential wasteland doomed to be nuked over and over again.”