Fallout 76 has certainly had its share of issues since its launch. Whether you are enjoying or disappointed in the game the general consensus is that there is a lot of work ahead for this game. Unfortunately since the game launched to bad reviews and consumer feedback Bethesda has been silent in regards to patches or updates. Thankfully Bethesda broke their silence yesterday, in a blog post stating that they are currently working on two patches currently. The first patch is set to be released on December 4th and currently, it is set to fix and change the following mechanics and issues.
- Stash Limit Increased: We know many of you have been asking for an adjustment to the Stash storage limit, and we’re happy to share that we’re increasing it from 400 to 600. While this is somewhat conservative, we plan to increase the storage cap further once we verify that this change will not negatively impact the stability of the game.
- Boss Loot: Players should correctly receive two to three items after taking down a boss, depending on the creature’s difficulty and level.
- Cryolator Effects: Players hit with the Cryolator are now Chilled, Frosted, or Frozen depending on how many times they are hit. The duration of movement speed reductions applied by these effects have also been decreased from 2 hours to 30 seconds.
- Respawning When Overencumbered: We’ve resolved an issue affecting players who die while overencumbered that only allowed them to Respawn at Vault 76. Now, overencumbered players will be able to respawn at the nearest discovered Map Marker.
- Stuck in Power Armor: We’ve addressed an issue in this patch that could cause players to become stuck inside Power Armor. We’re also aware that there are some additional cases where this can occur, and we are actively investigating them.
There will also be a 2nd patch that will be launching a week later on December 11th that will add new features that have been heavily demanded by the community.
- PC Additions: A Push-to-Talk setting for Voice Chat, 21:9 resolution support, and a Field of View setting are all being implemented on PC with this update.
- SPECIAL Respec: After level 50, you’ll be able to choose between a new Perk Card, or moving a SPECIAL point you had previously allocated.
- C.A.M.P. Placement on Login: Your C.A.M.P. will no longer be automatically blueprinted and stored if someone is occupying your location when you log into a server. Instead, you’ll receive a notification that your space is occupied. If you decide to find a new home for your C.A.M.P. on that server, it will be free to do so. However, if you don’t attempt to place down your C.A.M.P., you will be able to switch to a new server where that spot is vacant and your C.A.M.P. will be fully assembled and waiting for you.
- Bulldozer: This is a new C.A.M.P. feature that will allow you to remove small trees, rocks, and other obstructions so it’s easier to create and place your C.A.M.P. when and where you want it. You can also “Bulldoze” to clear these items from the surrounding area to make your C.A.M.P. feel more like home!
With both of these updates, there will be minor and major bug fixes that will hopefully help address a slew of problems that players have been experiencing since launch.
There is no doubt that the launch of Fallout 76 was disappointing for many fans, and while the game does have a mountain of issues to be overcome. With the right fixes and updates, many games that have launched much worse have made a hugely successful comeback. Here is to hoping that Bethesda stays dedicated to fixing and adding content as well as communicating with the fans a little better going forward.
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