Last month, Bethesda revealed their plans for upcoming content for Fallout 76 for the rest of the year. The start of that plan was a spring season of content, known as Wild Appalachia. After a delay of a day, that season has now arrived, beginning a series of new features with brewing and distillery.
Players can begin their new career choice with the "Wasted on Nukashine" quest near the Vault-Tec University. Players will relive the glory days of some of the university's finest alumni as they learn to become a premiere bartender. Along the way, they'll head to a speakeasy to meet Biv, "Appalachia’s tipsiest robot", who will teach them how to craft a Brewing Station and a Fermenter, and brew Nukashine. Following the completion of the quest, returning to Biv each day will grant players one of two new repeatable daily quests, either to learn a new Brewing and Distilling recipe, or to experiment with existing drinks.
The Brewing Station can also be used to craft a variety of other alcoholic drinks, like beers, cocktails, wines, and spirits. They'll all grant temporary buffs, but being drunk will also cause drawbacks, including a hangover. Some drinks can also be made more potent by allowing them to ferment for longer. A sample of some of the drinks is below:
More content will be arriving throughout the next two months. On March 19th, a new seasonal event known as Fasnacht Parade will be released, rewarding players with festive Fasnacht Masks if they complete it. A new Survival game mode then follows that on March 26th. Throughout April, there will be a new Quest called "Shear Terror!", and a variety of new features, such as a functional camera, player vending machines, and decorations for your C.A.M.P. The season's content ends in May, with another new Quest called "Ever Upwards", and more new features — the Legendary Vendor and Scrapping. You can find more details on each of these here, and you can see them in action in the trailer below.
Wines and Spirits
Wines and Spirits require some fermentation time to take advantage of their full effects as a “fresh” beverage. Let them age long enough, and they will change from “fresh” to “vintage”, and gain additional, more powerful effects. Here’s a look at a blazing spirit known as Firecracker Whiskey:
- Fresh Effect: Your melee attacks will result in self-immolation, damaging both you and your attackers.
- Vintage Effect: In addition to its fresh effects, Firecracker Whiskey will set enemies on fire from your ballistic and melee attacks.
Beers require fermentation, but they are best served fresh and do not have a vintage state. Become the ultimate predator with an ice-cold glass of Hoppy Hunter:
- Fresh Effects: Increased scope stability and damage versus animals, but reduced VATS accuracy.
Mixed drinks do not require fermentation and their effects do not change. Gulp down a Tick Blood Tequila Sunrise to sate your appetite:
- Effects: Your successful melee attacks have a chance to inflict you with a disease but may also refill your hunger meter.
The new content has arrived as part of the 20GB patch 184.108.40.206 and is available now. You can see a full list of everything added in the patch here.
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