Bethesda released a new Fallout 76 update earlier today; the latest in the Wild Appalachia post-launch content release schedule. The new update brings a big content expansion with a new questline but also brings a series of balancing tweaks. Some new features also include the ability to rename items and a News Screen in the main menu.
New Content and Changes in the Latest Fallout 76 Update
The new Fallout 76 update is a sizeable 6 GB update on consoles, but only 2 GB on PC. The biggest part of the new release is ‘Lying Lowe,’ a new questline which is part of Wild Appalachia. The quests will see players investigate the mystery of the Sheepsquatch, a new cryptid. The full patch notes of the update also detail a wealth of changes throughout the game, including to the new Survival Mode Beta. For example, the amount of Aid dropped on death is getting a major reduction, while the number of Caps lost are also getting a reduction.
Another big feature is the addition of new faction vendors to the Whitespring Resort. A new vendor for every faction except the Enclave can now be found in the building, and the vendors share a single pool of 1,400 Caps which resets every 20 hours (real-time). Bethesda reportedly hopes that this will reduce the need for players to Fast Travel to multiple locations to visit vendors.
The latest update also expands the changes to PvP in Adventure Mode from the previous update. As such, player turrets will now be affected by the same damage scaling as players. The turrets have also gotten a base damage increase and an increase to range; making turrets more dangerous to attackers in PvP. The full patch notes can be found on the game’s official website, detailing all of the more minor changes to Fallout 76.