Fallout 76’s Wastelanders Update Delayed, Private Servers Coming this Month

Fallout 76 faces a delay for its Wastelanders update

By Grayshadow, Posted 18 Oct 2019

Fallout 76 took Bethesda's positive reputation and sent it into a dark hole. Despite the game getting better over the course of months, the company's reputation has been permanently damaged. 

With the 1-year anniversary coming up Bethesda has delayed the upcoming Wastelanders update will would add actual human NPCs to the game.

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According to the official site:

We’ve been hard at work on Fallout 76 this year, including our biggest free update yet, Wastelanders. We’re excited about how Wastelanders is coming together but it’s going to need more time to be the best, most polished update it can be, so we are delaying its release to Q1 next year. We’ve continued to re-evaluate and change our processes to make sure the work we’re doing hits our quality bar, and yours. We apologize for this delay but know it will be worth the extra time.

This is probably for the best. Releasing this much-requested addition with major issues would just add to Bethesda's ever-crumbing reputation. Bethesda also noting they're adding private servers to the game, available for purchase.

We’re happy to announce our work on the service for private servers is complete and will be launching next week! The ability to play in your own private world with your friends has been the number one community-requested feature, and we’re thrilled it’s finally coming. Our goal for players who purchase this service is to offer something for everyone, not just those who want a private server. Additionally, in the future you’ll be able to mod your worlds. Stay tuned for more information on the service in the coming days.

Bethesda ended the post by explaining the company is working on changing the challenge and Atomic Shop. With the Atomic Shop being one of the big centers of negative reception. 

We love that there are so many types of players within Fallout 76, and one of our primary goals is to reward everyone, no matter how you play. This includes our approach to earning Atoms through Challenges and the types of items to unlock with them in the Atomic Shop.

Our approach to these items at launch was to keep them purely cosmetic. But after looking at all the data, it became clear that to consistently deliver content that keeps Fallout 76 fresh and exciting for all, we needed to rethink our approach to the Atomic Shop.

While we had many ideas on what to add to the Atomic Shop, one of the ways was the direct result of the community’s feedback. We heard from many of you who wanted items with some real utility. Starting in April, we began adding items such as Repair Kits, Scrap Kits, the Collectron Station, and a working Refrigerator. These have since become the most popular category in the Atomic Shop. We’re also still working on all the previously announced items and new cosmetic categories.

Fallout 76 is now available for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

Adam Siddiqui,
Senior Editor, NoobFeed
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