One of the most requested features for Fallout 76 is NPCs. And we'll finally get them this Fall. Dubbed Fallout 76 Wastlanders, this free DLC will see the return of NPCs and the dialogue tree!
You'll get a new quest line that will explain the return of these folks that were missing from the first year of the game. It's nice to see that stats will be important when conversing with NPCs and just seeing a world be populated with more than just robots and monsters will be a nice welcomed addition.
Will this be enough to start bringing people back? Time will tell, but it is a start.