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Fallout 76 Patch 11 Delayed Until Mid-July

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Patch 11 for Fallout 76 was originally slated to drop in earlier this but has been pushed back to mid-July. The delay will allow the developers at Bethesda Game Studios to finalize the improvements.


Fallout 76 Patch 11 Improvements

For starters, food and drinks will last longer once Patch 11 is implemented into Fallout 76. In fact, they will last 50 percent longer before going bad. As an added bonus, food and drinks also maintain their freshness during fast travel.

Secondly, the game’s developers are going to make it easier for new players to get started in the world by allowing characters under the level of 25 to pay fewer caps when fast traveling. Additionally, players under level 15 won’t catch diseases as easily and current early-game Challenge rewards are being replaced by those which provide greater benefits. Furthermore, new players should encounter far less high-level enemies one the developers tweak some sub-regions’ creature difficulties.

One small but important quality-of-life improvement coming with Patch 11 with improved item descriptions. Perhaps even better is the prevention of bulk junk items being scrapped when utilizing the “Scrap All Junk” Workbench option.

Bugs affecting Power Armor are being squashed with the patch while the developers are also providing the display option to show the Power Armor HUD or Standard HUD when using Power Armor.

A Less-Than-Stellar Critical Reception

Fallout 76 has not been particularly well-received since launching in November of last year.

The PC version of the online action role-playing game currently has a Metascore of 52 and a User Score of 2.8. Likewise, the PlayStation 4 version is only one point higher in Metascore with a 53 and the Xbox One version has a poor 49 Metascore alongside a 3.2 User Score.

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Image courtesy of IGDB/Fallout 76 press kit.

Bethesda Games Studios has been hard at work implementing patches to improve the game in the eyes of both current and prospective players.

What do you think of Fallout 76? Are you looking forward to Patch 11, or have you already let the game come and go? Share your thoughts with us!


Images courtesy of IGDB/Fallout 76 press kit, Twitter/@BethesdaStudios.

Dani Polo writes articles — which, considering where you’re reading this, makes perfect sense. He’s best known for writing technical gaming papers. He also writes about mainstream games, on subjects ranging from Halo to Minecraft. He enjoys reading about artificial intelligence and other nerdy stuff.