Bethesda has announced the release date and more details for Fallout 76‘s biggest free update yet, Wastelanders.
Wastelanders is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One on April 7. That same day, Fallout 76 will also make its way onto Steam for the first time. Players will “embark on a new main quest, forge alliances, and manage their reputation with competing factions.”
According to Bethesda, some of the major changes coming in Wastelanders include:
New Main Quest and Revamped Original Main Quest – Uncover the secrets of West Virginia by playing through an all-new main quest as well as a revamped original main quest line – with friends or solo – starting from the moment you leave Vault 76. New and veteran players alike will take on new missions, explore new locations and fight with (or against) the new faces that have made their long-awaited return to West Virginia.
Human NPCs – Befriend or betray new neighbors who have come to rebuild, and experience Appalachia through the eyes of its residents.
New Creatures and Gear – Take down newly mutated creatures finding their way to the region and earn the highest tier of weapons and armor.
Choices and Reputation – Alter the fates of those you meet with classic dialogue trees. Decisions affect your standing with each faction through an all-new reputation system.
Furthermore, current Fallout 76 players will not need to purchase any additional content in order to play Wastelanders. The update is completely free for all Fallout 76 owners.