Fallout 76 update adds ProSnap Deluxe Camera and Repair Kits which can be used in the field

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 20:34 GMT

Originally expected last week, the ProSnap Deluxe Camera is now available in Fallout 76 after a slight delay.

As we previously reported, you’ll need to search the Appalachian region for the camera. You will find it on the body of a tourist who perished just after the Great War. This also opens up the Bucket List questline.

Here, you’ll be picking up where the dearly departed left off by taking scenic photos of Appalachia. When aiming the camera, it will display the names of nearby locations and creatures it recognizes, which will help matters.

Camera related challenges focused on taking scenic snapshots will also be available upon obtaining the ProSnap Camera.

Along with the new camera comes two forms of single-use Repair Kits: basic and improved. The basic version is available for purchase through the Atomic Shop for 50 Atoms. You can buy Atoms from the shop to grab one of these kits or use the Atoms you have already earned.

The Improved Repair Kits will not be available in the shop. These are instead earned by completing in-game content such as “killing the Scorchbeast Queen,” according to Bethesda.

Repair Kits offer a way to fix an item in the field, and are considered a convenience option. The development team said if it finds the item offers any sort of competitive advantage, it will take necessary steps to ensure the advantage is removed.

Bethesda also made balance adjustments for select Aluminum items and applied the usual bug fixes.

Full notes for Fallout 76 patch 8.5 are through the official website, but we’ve popped in the notes for the main features below.

Fallout 76: Wild Appalachia – patch 8.5 highlights

Highlights

  • ProSnap Deluxe Camera: Find and equip this new functional Camera to snap photos more easily than ever before, begin the “Bucket List” quest, and complete Camera-related Challenges.
  • Basic Repair Kits: New single-use consumables that can be used to repair one item to 100% Condition without using any crafting materials. You can visit the Atomic Shop to purchase Basic Repair Kits.
  • Improved Repair Kits: New single-use consumables that can be used to buff one item to 150% Condition without using any crafting materials. These are rare items that can be earned by completing some types of in-game content.
  • Balance Adjustments: Aluminum Trays, Oil Cans, and Empty Cans now provide Aluminum when scrapped and we’ve increased their base Cap values.

New Features

ProSnap Deluxe Camera

  • Functional in-game camera you can use to fill your Photomode Gallery with snapshots of your adventures.
  • Can be equipped and favorited like a weapon.
    • Use the “Aim” button to look through the Camera’s lens, and then press the “Attack” button to snap a photo.
    • You can use a Tinker’s Workbench to build a ProSnap Deluxe and apply mods, like lenses.
    • The Camera uses Film to take photos, and you can use the Tinker’s Workbench to craft additional Film.
    • When you take aim with the ProSnap Deluxe, it will also display the names of nearby locations and creatures it recognizes in the viewfinder.
  • Learn to craft a ProSnap Deluxe Camera by finding a broken one on the corpse of a tourist who met their end in the Wasteland.
  • Once you’ve acquired a Camera, you’ll begin the new “Bucket List” quest, which allows you to finish the tourist’s photography collection, if you so desire.
  • Many new Camera-related Challenges have been added to Fallout 76 that you can complete using your ProSnap Deluxe.

New Consumable Utility Item – Repair Kits

Repair Kits are new, single-use consumable items which will immediately restore the Condition of an inventory item.

Basic Repair Kit

  • Each Basic Repair Kit you own can be used to restore one item in your inventory or Stash to 100% Condition.
    • Basic Repair Kits do not consume any of your crafting materials when repairing an item.
    • Additionally, they cannot be crafted, dropped, sold to vendors, or traded with other players.
  • After acquiring a Repair Kit, use it by opening your Pip-Boy, finding an item that you’d like to repair, selecting the “Inspect/Repair” option, and then choosing “Repair Kit”
    • The number of Repair Kits you own will be displayed to you on the “Repair Kit” button in the “Inspect/Repair” menu.
  • Basic Repair Kits are unlockable in the Atomic Shop using Atoms you’ve purchased or those you’ve earned by completing in-game challenges.

Developer note:  If you purchase Basic Repair Kits by entering the Atomic Shop from the game’s Main Menu, they will be added to your most recently played Character’s inventory. Prior to purchasing Repair Kits, please ensure you’ve logged into a world with the character that you’d like to receive them.

Improved Repair Kits

  • Each Improved Repair Kit you own can be used to buff one of the items in your inventory or Stash to 150% Condition.
    • Like Basic Repair Kits, Improved Kits cannot be dropped, crafted, traded, or sold, and do not use any of your crafting materials when consumed.
  • Improved Repair Kits are not available in the Atomic Shop. They are rare items you can earn by completing in-game content.
    • They are currently dropped as loot by the Scorchbeast Queen and may be added as rewards for other types of in-game content in the future.
  • If you own both Basic and Improved Kits, you will be prompted to select which type you’d like to use when repairing an item.

Design and Balance

Junk

  • Aluminum Oil Cans now each grant 1 Aluminum when scrapped, rather than 1 Steel, and the can’s base value has been increased from 9 to 13 Caps.
  • Aluminum Trays and Empty Cans now each grant 2 Aluminum when scrapped, rather than 2 Steel, and their base values have each been increased from 1 to 10 Caps.

If you’re just getting jumping in, here’s 21 things you should know before playing Fallout 76.

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