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Can Fallout 76 Be Salvaged With More Updates?



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In an ongoing endeavor to salvage its reputation, Bethesda continues to pour resources into fixing Fallout 76 and expanding its content. After the productive conclusion of this year’s QuakeCon, we now know more details about the game’s future.

Although some have predicted that Fallout 76 would fall short of its single-player counterparts, no one could have predicted that its launch would be so severely botched.

Todd Howard already apologized for Fallout 76’s woes at this year’s E3. Furthermore, it seems that Bethesda considers Fallout 76 to be worth salvaging — as it showed in this summer’s content roadmap.

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If you still retain hope that Fallout 76 can conquer all of its crippling bugs while improving gameplay and immersion, here is what you can look forward to:

  • A new raid map called Vault 94 that launches on August 20. It will hold new rewards and challenging enemies. The developers at QuakeCon noted that, although you can solo vaults, they are designed as a co-op experience with up to four players.
  • As the new vault reaches its launch date, a second one is already in development.
  • A new Nuclear Winter map will serve as the game’s battle royale mode. It departs from the forested environment into a more urban one, as it is centered around Morgantown. The new map will be more vertical and riddled with cryptids. The two main focal points will be Vault-Tec University and a nuclear power plant.
  • The upcoming Wastelanders update will include NPCs to spruce up immersion, along with more notable weapons from the classic 2D Fallout games.
  • Private servers will become available without any launch date specified.

Only time will tell if the resources poured into Fallout 76 and its continued development would be better served by creating a new engine, as the tide of bugs in the series’ games seems insurmountable with each new release. Take note that Bethesda’s Rage 2 suffered no such issues because it employs the modern Apex engine.

What do you think about the future of Fallout 76? Let us know in the comments below! 

Images/video courtesy of Bethesda, YouTube/Bethesda Softworks.

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