Fallout 76 hasn’t been without its troubles. Mostly caused by it shipping in a far from polished state. But that is something Bethesda are determined not to repeat with its expansion, though that reluctance comes with a delay.
Into the new year, that is!
It’s hardly surprising considering we’re now approaching the end of October, but it’s still a disappointment to see that the team haven’t caught up with things yet. We all know that early 2020 is busy when it comes to big releases. As a result, you can’t help but feel it will be second time unlucky for Fallout 76.
And going on past experience, few would give it the benefit of the doubt.
Still, when it does drop, the Wastelanders Update does promise you a bunch of new quests and NPCs – all designed to flesh out the experience. And it’s free, so that’s a positive already. Plus, if their blog is anything to go by, this might be a Bethesda project that actually achieves that “polished” feeling. As they put it,
“We’re excited about how Wastelanders is coming together but it’s going to need more time to be the best, most polished update it can be, so we are delaying its release to Q1 next year.”
Call me a pessimist but it all sounds a little too good to be true, doesn’t it? But I’m happy to be proven wrong. And it does happen, every now and then.
In the meantime, how about you and your friends stump up for a private server – the cost of which will be announced next week. It’s something many survivors have asked for, and something Bethesda has actually implemented.
Again, in their own words:
“The ability to play in your own private world with your friends has been the number one community-requested feature, and we’re thrilled it’s finally coming. Our goal for players who purchase this service is to offer something for everyone, not just those who want a private server.”
All this means nothing, though, if they’ve already lost the player base. So, as an impromptu poll, are you still giving Fallout 76 the time of day?
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