C.A.M.P. Protections and Terminals Arrive in New Fallout 76 Patch

With the launch of Fallout 76 Patch 9, players are getting a lot of new content in what is the last major Wild Appalachia update. However, aside from the new faction, items, and player vending, etc. the patch is also bringing some important changes to C.A.M.P.s. Namely, Patch 9 extends PvP protections to player C.A.M.P.s while also adding new personal terminals and more.

The New Features for Player C.A.M.P.s in Fallout 76 Patch 9

The first and most significant change to C.A.M.P.s in Fallout 76 Patch 9 are the new C.A.M.P. protections. Following the introduction of Survival Mode, the new PvP-focused way to play Fallout 76, Bethesda removed “slap damage” from the standard Adventure Mode. This means that players are now immune to PvP damage until they choose to attack back. However, that change did not initially extend to player-built C.A.M.P.s. With the arrival of Patch 9, player-built structures will now also be immune to slap damage. Structures will only be vulnerable to PvP damage if their owner is ‘hostile’ to the attacker.

Fallout 76 Patch 9 Adds C.A.M.P. Protections 2

The other big change concerns the C.A.M.P. Foundations. Until now, all Foundations had to be built on terrain. Now, only the first Foundation needs to follow this rule. As long as subsequent Foundations snap to the first one, there is no restriction for building on terrain. This potentially opens up a lot of locations as possible C.A.M.P. sites. However, players should note that this change doesn’t apply to Workshops.

Another important addition in Patch 9 is that of Personal Terminals. These new machines can be built by players and used as an information hub of sorts; the terminal will; “give information about new discoveries in Appalachia and provides a reminder about visiting some of your ‘daily’ friends”; i.e. it sounds as though the Terminals will help players keep tabs on daily quests and other activities a little better. Even better, you can claim a free Personal Terminal in the Atomic Shop.

Punch Bowls Disabled, the Whitespring Golf Club, and Workshop Changes

Elsewhere, Bethesda has disabled Punch Bowl functionality. You can still place this item, but you can no longer actually use it. It’s unknown whether this is to address a bug or because the items were always planned to be an event-based addition. Finally, Bethesda has also removed the ability for players to build C.A.M.P.s near the Whitespring Golf Club thanks to player feedback, while several changes have been made to Workshops; players can now only damage Workshop structures if they are actively contesting it, while Workshop turrets will only attack Wanted players if they are actively contesting. Finally, players must physically enter the bounds of a Workshop to contest it.