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Fallout 76 Wastelanders update will actually add NPCs and a story

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Fallout 76 has a lot of negative reactions around it nowadays. With game breaking bugs, and a slew of different problems surrounding controversies like the canvas bag nonsense, Bethesda has had its fair share of problems and backlash from gamers. There have been attempts to finish the objectively broken game over the last few months, but many fans of the franchise remain unconvinced.

To that end, Bethesda is rolling out a new series of content updates called the Wastelanders series. These patches will be a constant stream of updates, bug fixes, and content additions that should overhaul some of the more disliked aspects of the adventure title. Wastelanders begins the year 2 content cycle for the online Fallout game, and it leaves me wondering if it’s too little too late for Fallout 76. The newest update focuses mostly on improving the fairly meager storytelling.

There will now be NPCs with full dialogue trees, as well as more fleshed-out story beats as part of a series of new quests. No longer are conversations limited to robots or electronic devices. This expansion also continues the main quest line and adds plenty of new gear and weapons for players to find or craft.

Let’s be clear, this is not Fallout 5 by any stretch, and it never will be. But it looks like the hope on behalf of Bethesda is to try and lure some of the fans back in to just trying out the game by focusing on the singleplayer story-driven experience that so many cite as their reason for loving Bethesda titles.

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The Wastelander updates will be rolled out in pieces over the next few months, so don’t expect to see all the new quests and NPCs right away.

Fallout 76 is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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