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Fallout 76 roadmap outlines upcoming seasons, Wild Appalachia release date

Bethesda has released two content roadmaps for Fallout 76.

Fallout 76 players now have a better idea of what's coming to the game in 2019, starting with the Wild Appalachia update that kicks off March 12.

Bethesda announced today some of the free content coming to the game in the form of three seasons. Wild Appalachia is the first, and as mentioned above it starts on March 12.

Wild Appalachia is a series of new quests, features, events, and crafting systems which will appear over several weeks.

This includes the new Survival mode, player Vending, the Fasnacht Parade, Legendary player abilities, and more.

Fallout 76 - Wild Appalachia

Story: A mythical beast, a lost generation of scouts, and the strongest brew this side of the wasteland. Welcome to Wild Appalachia.

  • New Features: Brewing and Distilling – Go on a new quest to discover the secrets of the forbidden brew Nukashine and bring the party back to your C.A.M.P with new brewing and distilling systems and recipes starting March 12.
  • New Seasonal Event: Fasnacht Parade – Come March 19, chase away Old Man Winter and quicken the coming of spring with the ancient festival of Fasnacht! Join the celebration and complete this new limited-time event to earn unique rewards in the form of festive Fasnacht Masks.
  • New Game Mode: Survival – This all-new game mode kicking off March 26 brings a higher-stakes PvP experience with fewer restrictions, increased rewards, and new challenges plus all the original content of Adventure Mode.
  • New Quests: Shear Terror! – Uncover the ‘encryptid’ secrets of Appalachia starting April 9 in a new series of quests and encounters to separate monsters from myths.
  • New Features: C.A.M.P. Decorating, Player Vending, Functional Camera – Use items from your stash to decorate your C.A.M.P. Build vending machines and flag items for sale. Simply set your prices and walk away to continue your adventures in Appalachia, being sure to capture all your favorite memories using the new functional camera. The vending machines do all the work, you just need to count the caps. Player vending goes live April 9, and the camera on April 16.
  • New Quests: Ever Upwards – Journey to the deepest reaches of the woods with new stories for the legendary Pioneer Scouts. Earn merit badges, climb the ranks, and earn a customizable backpack for increased utility starting May 7.
  • New Features: Legendary Vendor (May 23) and Scrapping – Locate the mysterious Purveyor to exchange and scrap your unwanted legendary items for new legendary gear. For every star rating on a legendary item you scrap, increase your chances to get the legendary weapon or armor of your dreams.

Come summer, the second season will kick off. Called Nuclear Winter, which will feature "an entirely new way to play," as it shakes up the rules of the wasteland. This includes the new mode, high-level Vault Raids in Vaults 94 and 96, and an all-new prestige system allowing those above level 50 to become Legendary.

In the fall, Wastelanders will go live and geature a "tale with true choice and consequences." Bethesda said this will be the "biggest and most ambitious update for 76," complete with a new main questline, new factions, new events, new features and "more surprises."

Bethesda said in the announcement game and server stability has increased over 300% since launch, and the average user playtime in Fallout 76 comes to around four hours per day.

It also thanked players for "sticking with" the team as it  figures outs "this online experience out together."

"We know the game had a difficult launch, and we’ve made mistakes along the way," reads the note to players. "We share in your frustrations when we do. We’ll probably make a few more, and when we do, we will work to correct them as quickly as possible.

"Know that we’re fully dedicated to making this game the best it can be - and even more so, a platform for endless Fallout adventures for years to come."

More details on Wild Appalachia and other upcoming content are expected closer to the launch of each season.

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