Bethesda has just revealed that the Wastelanders free update for Fallout 76 will be released on April 7th, and the game is also getting a Steam launch on the same day.
Fallout 76 was previously a Bethesda.net exclusive on PC, though the company revealed its plans for a Steam re-launch in March of 2019. Hopefully the highly anticipated Wastelanders update (which adds NPCs and new questlines to the post-apocalyptic survival title) will rekindle interest in the game and fix some of the many issues players had with it.
In Fallout 76: Wastelanders, people are now coming back to West Virginia. Two vying factions are struggling to gain the upper hand as the secrets of West Virginia are revealed. The Settlers have come to find a new home, and the Raiders have come to exploit them. Embark on a new quest for the Overseer, forge alliances with competing factions, and uncover the truth of what’s hidden in the mountains.
• New Main Quest – Uncover the secrets of West Virginia by playing through an all-new main quest, starting from the moment you leave Vault 76.
• Human NPCs – Befriend or betray new neighbors who have come to rebuild, and experience Appalachia through the eyes of its residents.
• New Creatures and Gear – Take down newly mutated creatures finding their way to the region and earn the highest tier of weapons and armor.
• Choices and Reputation – Alter the fates of those you meet with dialogue trees. Decisions affect your standing with each faction through an all-new reputation system.