Fallout 76’s newest patch is now obtainable on Xbox One, and it’s an enormous one. Full with a brand new Season, a brand new every day repeatable missions, Legendary Perks, and a rebalanced fight throughout the sport, Patch 22 packs a punch. Study extra in regards to the highlights you’ll discover on this new patch beneath.
The most important replace coming in Patch 22 is an entire game-changer. The One Wasteland system provides a brand-new degree of freedom to the way you discover Appalachia. With this new system you may traverse the wasteland nonetheless you need, everytime you need and with whomever you need, even for those who’re a newcomer to the sport. Beforehand, new or low-lever gamers might need confronted severe problem in the event that they ventured too distant from the early sport space, encountering creatures means too tough for them to deal with. However with One Wasteland, these creatures will degree set to every particular person participant.
“One Wasteland is our title for re-balancing the sport to make is in order that low degree gamers have a easier expertise originally of their Fallout 76 journey, and in order that greater degree gamers proceed to be challenged,” explains Undertaking Lead Jeff Gardiner. “New gamers will now be capable to discover the wasteland of West Virginia with out the issue spikes that they’d beforehand encounter. For Veterans, they’ll be capable to return to a number of earlier areas of the sport and discover new challenges. And each kinds of participant will be capable to group collectively to construct, quest, and deal with occasions, as monsters are leveled in real-time to compensate for any degree variations. A low-level participant will likely be combating a low-level monster, whereas a high-level participant a high-level monster.”
This flexibility may also permit lower-level gamers to tackle extra energetic roles in Occasions and numerous actions all through the wasteland as they journey with higher-level teammates. Everybody will get to shine, and everybody will get a balanced problem, regardless of their degree.
Gardiner explains that this replace was primarily based on a need they’d very early on within the growth course of. “After we first launch 76 we endeavored to have a extra degree enjoying expertise,” he says. “However with our limitless leveling system, and loopy construct and weapon mixtures, that didn’t grow to be the case. We initially leveled a zone primarily based on a banded vary, however it trusted the primary character within the zone. Which means a zone may very well be degree 20 to 60, which is nice for those who’re the primary participant in. Nevertheless, for those who got here in after another person, the zone would degree to them. This meant that it was usually punishing for low degree gamers who got here into that zone behind somebody who was way more skilled on the sport.”
Season 2: Armor Ace
The second Season additionally kicks off with Patch 22, and includes a new S.C.O.R.E.board and superior new rewards. In Season 2, you’ll Be a part of the true American champion, Armor Ace, and his patriotic Energy Patrol on their march to freedom throughout the globe to defeat the Subjugator!
As with The Legendary Run, there will likely be 100 ranks so that you can obtain throughout our second Season. As you rank up, you’ll unlock tons of rewards together with:
- A brand new Greenhouse wall and ceiling set
- A Subjugator Outfit
- A brand new distinctive Energy Patrol set of Energy Armor
- Beauty Rewards from each the Energy Patrol and the Purple Vipers
- Some new enjoyable in-game gadgets together with Keycards that will help you nuke the wasteland and Classic Nukashine
“There have been plenty of classes to study throughout Season 1, and we have been thrilled with the extent of participant engagement and suggestions that we acquired within the inaugural season,” says Senior Economist James Phillips. “One of many key areas we tried to enhance all through Season 1 and now into Season 2 is the quantity of S.C.O.R.E. obtainable to be earned by the Every day and Weekly Challenges. We added number of double S.C.O.R.E. Occasions and further challenges, and we completely elevated the quantity of every day challenges to offer gamers extra choices to progress to Rank 100. That being stated, we heard continued suggestions on gamers wanting extra of the S.C.O.R.E. to be moved into Weekly Challenges as an alternative of Dailies, so in Season 2 we’re rising the variety of Weeklies in response and transferring a number of the S.C.O.R.E. earned from Every day Challenges to Weekly Challenges.”
Seeking to get much more out of your Perks? Legendary Perks are coming as a part of Patch 22 and can permit gamers to start out unlocking extra energy features and status at degree 50. Beginning at degree 50 gamers will unlock slots for Legendary Perks, and every Legendary Perk could have 4 upgradeable ranks, which you’ll be able to attain by scrapping undesirable Perk playing cards. These new Perks stay in their very own class inside the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. menu and aren’t tied to S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats.
A number of the Legendary Perks embody:
- Grasp Infiltrator: Routinely unlock terminals and locks
- Scorching Fashion: Elevated fireplace resist when sporting an identical set of armor
- Hack AND Slash: Likelihood for melee Vats assaults to do AOE injury
- Energy Sprinter: Energy armor reduces the AP price of sprinting
- What Rads?: Achieve extra rad resistance & heal rads over time
As well as, you may also get a Legendary increase to your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats, that provide you with bonus factors in a selected stat in addition to bonus Perk Factors for that stat. These Legendary Perks may also improve as you rank them up. For instance, when you have rank three Legendary Power, you’ll get +three Power and +three Power Perk Factors. (Perk Factors cap at 15.)
Legendary Perk slots are unlockable at an account degree and can be utilized by any character below that account, no matter degree, however they’re solely unlockable by the highest-level character on that account. When you begin unlocking slots, you may have an infinite variety of them. Nevertheless, unlocking extra Legendary Perk slots takes exponentially bigger quantities of time after the primary one.
Digging into Every day Ops
Additionally coming in Patch 22 is the brand-new Every day Ops system, which affords a replayable ingredient and thrilling rewards to dungeon run expertise. With Every day Ops, you’ll be capable to return to places you’ve already explored and expertise them in a brand-new means with randomized enemies and goals.
“Our first Every day Ops sport mode is named Uplink, which challenges the participant to outlive in proximity of Uplink units towards aggressive enemy hordes,” says Lead Degree Designer Steve Massey. “With future sport modes, we need to change up the gameplay so that you’re not simply combating in a unique room however you’re having a dramatically totally different gameplay expertise. For our second sport mode we’re trying into emphasizing stealth and sniper gameplay with fewer however extra highly effective enemies. Our aim with numerous randomizations is to make totally different gamers really feel just like the ‘hero’ for the day. Some days you’ll really feel like the mixture was made particularly for you, and others you’ll have to group up with mates or Public Groups to get the highest tier.”
Along with randomized enemies and goals, the foes you face may also have their very own distinctive twists, because of the brand new Enemy Mutation system, which as Massey explains it, capabilities as “a parallel to the mutations that gamers can get. They provide each enemy you face a superpower that forces you to vary play patterns, suppose creatively and group as much as succeed. Enemies can explode on loss of life, freeze you with their assaults, be cloaked when not attacking, or solely be killable by a melee assault. Moreover, every sport mode includes a default mutation that compliments the mode and dramatically modifications the way in which the fight eventualities play out.”
And Every day Ops will simply preserve evolving, with new Enemy Mutations, new rewards, new sport modes and new places. The workforce at Bethesda Recreation Studios will proceed listening to participant suggestions to assist drive the way forward for Fallout 76, and now that suggestions will lengthen to Every day Ops.
“We will likely be including loads of new and present dungeon places to Every day Ops over time, with our aim being that each new dungeon will help the present mode Uplink in addition to all future modes,” says Massey. “Along with common places like West Tek and Wendigo Cave, we’re trying into including neighborhood requests just like the Raider Enviornment model of Watoga Civic Heart. By way of launch places, we’re particularly enthusiastic about re-introducing Vault 94 to the world as a Every day Ops location, in addition to permitting exploration of this location exterior of Every day Ops to gamers who need to discover it at their leisure and uncover the story of the vault.”