Fallout 76 road map introduces Seasons and sees the return of The Brotherhood of Steel

By Heidi Nicholas,
Bethesda's newly released 2020 roadmap for Fallout 76 promises new content and big improvements for the game throughout the rest of the year, starting with Season One this summer.

2020 roadmap

The roadmap shows a summer, fall, and winter season, but Bethesda says the usual plan is for four seasons a year, with each lasting around ten weeks. It's their "take" on a Season Pass, with each season having its own "progression of challenges" and rewards, such as Atom Bundles and Perk Card packs. The summer season will be available for free, and will arrive alongside update 20, at which point the main menu will have a new option to navigate to a seasonal progression screen. Summer's screen will be themed as a board game, with players on a "single unified progression path", and starting off at the first rank out of a total of 100. Ranking up will be achieved by earning S.C.O.R.E. points through completing in-game activities, such as earning XP and completing Public Events. Daily and weekly challenges will be the "primary" way of earning points, and will themselves be made more "straightforward and easier to complete".

Season 1

Each time a new rank is reached, players will gain rewards like a new outfit, consumables, or an item for their C.A.M.P. Early rank rewards might include player icons or a new Stash skin, while higher ranks can reward Power Armour paints or Gold Bullion. Major rewards will occur at "certain milestones" such as at Ranks 25, 50, and 76. Players who reach rank 100 will unlock a Captain Cosmos themed "End of Season" bundle, with items such as the Planetarium desk lamp.

The roadmap lists a little of what to expect in each season. Summer, for instance, includes a new Legendary Boss Event, "A Colossal Problem", and a Meat Week event. Fall has a new questline, "Steel Dawn", and a Bombs Drop event. Winter will see the Brotherhood of Steel return "in search of new technology", and as a continuation of Fall's Steel Dawn questline. There'll be new NPCs, quests, and companions arriving alongside this questline.

Overall, the roadmap seems to promise a lot of new content, including new features such as Ally Dress Up and C.A.M.P. Shelters, new events such as “Hunt for the Treasure Hunter”, and the return of "community favourites" such as “Fasnacht Parade". Fallout 76 is currently free to play as one of this week's free play days, so if you're intrigued by the roadmap, now would be a good time to try it out, with the current Wastelanders update. We'll let you know when Bethesda has more details about the events of 2020's roadmap, such as the upcoming "A Colossal Problem" Legendary Boss event.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!