Latest Inside the Vault looks to the immediate future

by: Dan -
More On: Fallout 76
 
Last week's Fallout 76 Inside the Vault focused on a quite a few things, including what's next for the game, patch 6 expectations (which is due in the next week), live streaming the game and a small in-game bonus for teamwork that end's today.
 
While the live streaming and bonus topics are small but notable info, the real meat of the post are the upcoming patch updates along with talking about what is next for the game.  Per the post, much new content and features is being developed including the "Survival Mode" (which is the separate server PvP mode mentioned previously) which is slated for a complete March release that will come in weekly "Wild Appalachia" updates.  In addition, new quests, challenges and updated content for C.A.M.P.S. and crafting are also in development.  Expect to see a 2019 road map released shortly, which will outline where the game is headed.
 
The other big news is the Patch 6 update that is being worked on slated for release this week.  While not a major patch, it will touch the stash limit, reclassification of a handful of weapons, fix being wanted if you damage other's C.A.M.P.S. by accident and other fixes.  This will be the last update before Bethesda moves to the weekly "Wild Appalachia" releases mentioned above.  To see the details of the Patch 6 and the rest of the Inside the Vault, you can check it out after the jump or at the official page.

Fallout 76: Inside the Vault – February 14, 2019

Welcome back to Inside the Vault, and happy Valentine’s Day! This week, we’ve got details on a few more changes that are currently planned for release with Patch 6 next week, announcing upcoming Fallout 76 streams with the community team, and sharing more information about new game content we’re introducing over the next few months.


What’s Next?

We see questions and comments on an almost daily basis regarding what’s to come in Fallout 76 and what we are actively working on. Our team is fully dedicated to delivering you great in-game experiences and that includes, first and foremost, continuing to make fixes and address issues. But we are also working on a lot of new content and features.

We mentioned our upcoming “Survival” mode is currently planned for release in March for fans of PvP, but we will also be introducing new PvE content for those of you who seek adventure through quests, events, and other features. We’re planning to do this through series of weekly updates we’re calling “Wild Appalachia”, which will be our first big content drop of the year and spans the next few months. In addition to new quests, events, and challenges it will also bring new content to C.A.M.P.s, Crafting, and much more.

Our 2019 Roadmap, which we’re currently looking to roll out later this month, will give you a broader look at what's coming to Fallout 76 with Wild Appalachia. Additionally, ahead of each Wild Appalachia update, we will share a more in-depth preview of the new content and features being introduced to the game the following week.

A Look at Some of Patch 6

Patch 6 is anticipated to release next week and planned for simultaneous launch on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. This will be the last update ahead of Wild Appalachia, which will be supported by Patch 7. Sticking to 6, we are still compiling our full patch notes to provide to you once that update is available, but in our tradition, we wanted to share with you some of the larger fixes we’re working on.

  • Stash Limit Increase to 800 – We know this continues to be a big one. Next week, we are raising the Stash limit from 600 to 800 pounds. Like last time, we are constantly evaluating storage space and discussing ways we can make improvements, but not at the expense of server stability. We hope this additional increase to 800 pounds will help you store even more of the awesome item’s you’ve found in the Wasteland!
  • The M79 Grenade Launcher and the Auto Grenade Launcher are now classified as Heavy Weapons – A fix is being made to properly label the M79 Grenade Launcher and Auto Grenade Launcher as Heavy Weapons. They will also now correctly benefit from all Heavy Weapons perks except for Heavy Gunner, as we believe it makes more sense for these weapons to benefit from the Demolitions Expert perk. Boom!
  • Accidentally Damaging another player’s C.A.M.P. will no longer tag you as WANTED – From our Known Issues list, players who accidentally shoot, hit, or disturb another player’s C.A.M.P. will no longer become WANTED and viewed as engaging in PvP. Instead you must actively work to be malicious to another player and DESTROY their C.A.M.P. objects for it to be considered a PvP action and become marked as WANTED. We will closely monitor player feedback to this change.
  • Player Icons now display in more areas throughout the game – Once Patch 6 arrives, hovering over a player on the map will now display their player icon, and Workshops will display their owners’ player icons, too. Additionally, when viewing a turret created by another player, you’ll now be able to see the owner’s name and player icon in the turret’s nameplate.
  • Quest containers during the Feed the People and Path to Enlightenment events now only accept quest items – With this fix, players can no longer accidentally transfer items from their inventories into these quest containers. As a result, you should now be able to complete these events without fear of losing non-quest items.

There will be many more fixes in Patch 6 as we work to make the game stronger and address your top concerns.


Livestreaming Through Appalachia

Starting soon, our Community team is going to start livestreaming Fallout 76 on Twitch and Mixer. We’d like to start working to answer more of your questions in real-time while also having fun hanging out with you. We’ll be curating these streams based on what you’d like to know, as well as using them as opportunities to chat more directly with you while we share in our excitement for new content, quests, events, and more throughout this year, and beyond.

  • We're currently aiming for our first stream to take place on Friday, February 22, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET.

Weekly Spotlight: It Takes Two (or three, or four) ...

Today is Valentine’s Day, and our latest in-game spotlight is all about building great relationships through great teamwork. Now, through February 18, you’ll gain +15 maximum health for each player on your team, so be sure to show your closest compadres in the Wasteland how much you care by teaming up to snag some bonus health.