Battle Royale is coming to many, many games, so what better to try and rejuvenate Fallout 76 than to introduce their own version of the hottest mode of the moment? This was just one of the announcements Todd Howard made on stage during Bethesda's E3 show last night, the other being that there will be a huge free Anniversary Update arriving this fall, dubbed Wastelanders.
There has to be an upside to unleashing Nukes on Appalachia, aside from clearing the way for high level monsters, loot and other resources to be found. Well, it's also started a 52-player battle to become the Overseer of Vault 51. With an ever encroaching ring of fire to avoid, players want to be part of the last four-man squad standing while building sturdy C.A.M.P.s, scavenging for weapons, supplies, and perhaps even a nuke. Those who are successful will to rank up, unlock new perks, and get unique cosmetic rewards.
More information on the mode is promised for later today, and it's due to arrive free to all players later this week. For now, you can take a look at the latest developer diary as the developers explain what makes this battle royale mode different from the rest:
Arriving later this year, the first anniversary Wastelanders update promises to bring along some of players' most requested features. NPC humans will be returning to Appalachia in the form of Settler and Raider factions, which are aiming to claiming their fortune and their own slice of the world. They'll bring along a new main quest, new stories, companions, faction settlements called Crater and Foundation, and new weapons and armour, and it's up to you how you interact with them through full dialogue trees.
Wastelanders will be kicking off Year 2 of Fallout 76 content this fall. In the meantime, Fallout 76 is due to offer free trial for all players beginning today.
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