Bethesda has revealed the 2022 content roadmap for its online action RPG Fallout 76.
The year-long road map introduces new public events from alien invasions and the first time players can venture outside of post-apocalyptic West Virginia.
Split into four seasons; the spring update will introduce a new seasonal event called Invaders From Beyond, a map-wide event where players are tasked will encounter aliens and UFOs. The event will take players with defeating the aliens and hindering their research by way of destroying brainwave siphons. While the summer update will introduce three new public events: Test Your Metal, Eviction Notice, and Moonshine Jamboree.
However, the more interesting updates come in the second half of the year. The fall update introduces Expeditions: The Pitt, which Bethesda notes is “a whole new way to play Fallout 76.” The update will mark the first time players will have the chance to venture outside of Appalachia in-game and new NPCs with quests.
The press release confirms that players will “venture beyond the boundaries of Appalachia on missions to the lethal location known only as, The Pitt,” implying that players may return to the city first introduced in the second Fallout 3 DLC. Last June, Bethesda teased that players would have the ability to not only explore Appalachia but that The Pitt would be the setting you will have the option to venture off to. Not to mention Trogs, an enemy creature introduced in Fallout 3’s The Pitt expansion has also been confirmed to return in the fall update.
The winter update, titled Nuka-World on Tour, sees an entrepreneur bringing a traveling roadshow to Appalachia. New public events will be added, including a region boss public event, and players will have the opportunity to explore the Nuka-World on Tour’s grounds. Fallout fans may remember that Nuka-World is an actual (and fictional) amusement park and served as the primary setting for the Fallout 4 DLC of the same name.
While a new Fallout game is not coming out any time soon, as Fallout 76 enters its fourth year of post-launch support, the game had received plenty of content updates that make it look like a different game compared to when it launched back in 2018.
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