What can I expect from Fallout 76

Fallout 76 Roadmap: How it wants to attract solo players in particular in 2021

Fallout 76 is also trying to build on the successes of the previous year in 2021.

Fallout 76 had a strong year in 2020: The long-awaited NPCs were introduced through the Wastelanders update and that resulted in a lot of positive feedback from the community. The update "One Wasteland", published in autumn, changed the way the game was played fundamentally and Bethesda forced group play.

With the release of Steel Dawn, the Brotherhood of Steel returned to Appalachia and players experienced the first chapter of an exciting story in the Fallout universe.

We review 2020 in Fallout 76 and show what else is planned for the online survival game in 2021.

Last update: April 27, 2021
New: Information on the roadmap 2021 for Fallout 76 updated and supplemented

Solo players had a tough time in Fallout 76 in 2020

When “A Wasteland for All” was published in the fall, many solo players complained about opponents that were too scalable. With the update, opponents throughout the world adapt to the level of the player, which means that pointless farming for rewards is no longer necessary. With One Wasteland, Bethesda strengthened group play in order to make all content available to players at all times and to keep it relevant at the same time.

How dynamic enemy levels work in Fallout 76: For example, a level 18 player fights super mutants of the same level. The respective teammates fight against the same super mutants, also adapted to their level. Basically the idea behind it is clever and Bethesda has already proven with "One Tamriel" in Elder Scrolls Online that dynamic enemy levels can work very well.

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The Fallout 76 Roadmap for 2021

After the takeover of Bethesda by Microsoft, Fallout 76 is included in the Game Pass. With the integration and the new content, there has never been a better time to test the Fallout MMO.

The Fallout MMO will also be provided with new content in 2021: The outlook sounds promising and is aimed at both solo players and groups. At the beginning you can expect special loadouts, more camp spaces and an expansion for daily operations. Later in the year, Bethesda will continue the story of the Brotherhood of Steel, the private worlds will be revamped, and pets will make your camp comfortable.

We introduce the four big topics of the Fallout 76 roadmap and make an initial assessment of the content and how much solo players benefit from it.

The Fallout 76 Roadmap for 2021 promises a lot of new content - also for solo players.

April 2021: Charged and unlocked

For the three-year anniversary of Fallout 76, the long-awaited special loadouts are introduced. A lot will also change at the camps and in hand-to-hand combat, and season 4 called "Armor Ace" starts in Cold Steel.

When does “Charged and unlocked” start? The new update for Fallout 76 will be released on April 27, 2021 for PC and consoles.

Special loadouts: With the new update you get the possibility to completely reset the skill points of your character. From level 25 this will be possible free of charge in camps and train stations. You can save the points and skill cards - this enables individual builds to be changed quickly. You can make changes to the special loadout on the newly introduced punch card machines that you build in the camp or can be found all over Appalachia.

At the beginning only two loadouts are possible. Bethesda has already announced that it is considering additional ways to unlock more loadouts in the future. According to the statement, one option is the Atomic Shop, i.e. using real money.

This is what the new special loadouts look like in Fallout 76.

Camp places: Those who like to build in Fallout 76 will be able to do so in various locations across Appalachia in the future. So far it has not been possible to build in multiple locations while staying true to the old camp. In the future, you can set up several warehouses at the same time, all of which appear on the map with their own manufacturing budget, individual names and symbols.

So that a single player does not block every building site, only one camp per player will be active. Players can switch between the individual locations using the minimap.

Extension of daily operations: The daily operations also receive a major update. The decryption mode is newly introduced, in which you have to hunt code carriers alone or as a team. Since the opponents ignore your armor resistance in this mode, you should proceed carefully and ideally sneak.

In addition to the new mode, Vault 96 returns to daily operations and the Raider Arena in Watoga invites you to battle. The new features were presented in a detailed video from Bethesda. You can see the new special loadouts, the future camp options and the upcoming daily operations.

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Other important changes

  • Aiming aid: If you play with a controller, you can switch this option on for better aiming.
  • Production of larger quantities: With a slider, large quantities of items can be produced at the workbench or other stations.
  • Extended world activity menu: With new icons and zones you can control activities faster
  • Improved melee attacks: Punches, kicks and blows will be smoother and more reliable in the future.

What is loaded and unlocked for solo players: The new loadouts allow solo players to quickly switch between builds. The decryption mode increases the level of difficulty in daily operations, but it should be easier to sneak and eliminate opponents on your own.

Summer 2021: rule of steel

The last chapter of the storyline about the Brotherhood of Steel will appear in the summer. The quest line will take you to new locations across Appalachia. The previous chapters are easy to master on your own and guarantee good weapons and items.

You can also expect this in summer: Season Five, Escape from the 42nd Century, introduces unlimited ranks within the season. This will keep you receiving rewards after completing the game board. In addition to a new season, you use legendary modules to create legendary items.

Autumn 2021: worlds in transition

It is not yet known what Bethesda plans to do with the private worlds. The blog entry on the roadmap speaks of »an evolution of the private worlds«. What is behind this is currently not known.

Private worlds free for everyone?
Florian Franck has been playing Fallout 76 since 2020 and has found joy in the MMO in the Fallout universe with the Wastelanders update. He hopes that with the update in autumn, the private worlds will be made available to all players free of charge. As a solo player, he likes to roam Appalachia and is happy about small details. With A Wasteland for All he was faced with new challenges and initially struggled with the scalable opponents. However, this changed from level 50 and the first legendary perks. He hopes Fallout 76 will continue to be attractive to solo players in 2021.

Winter 2021: Stories from afar

At the end of the year, legendary four-star weapons and armor will be introduced in Fallout 76. Especially for players in the end-game, you can look forward to new challenges. Also in winter the public world event "Attackers from Alien Worlds" will be published, in which all players on the server have to work together to complete the challenge.

In addition to the world event, there will be another seasonal event called "The Ritual!" In which you will have to help the cultists in Point Pleasant prepare a dangerous ritual.

Is Dogmeat Coming Back? Anyone who played Fallout 4 will surely remember Dogmeat. The shepherd dog was a faithful companion on trips in the wasteland. With stories from afar, camp pets are introduced - it's easy to imagine Dogmeat being one of them.

How Fallout 76 will play at the end of 2020 and whether it's worth it, you can find out in our FAQ:

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