Fallout 76’s free Wastelanders update to introduce human NPCs, new main quest, reputation system


Bethesda yesterday finally announced details for their huge Fallout 76 update titled Wastelanders, which will be bringing a heck of a lot of content to the existing game, for free, such as those long-requested human NPCs.

The studio worked up an all-new main quest and has revamped the original main quest as well, which will freshen up the whole experience. They also went back to the drawing board with a revamped Reputation system, with choices and decisions that have a greater impact on the game. Sounds great!

SO when will this new Fallout 76 Wastelanders update go live? It’s currently set for April 7th, 2020, and for the first time will also be coming to Steam for the PC.

See the detail from Bethesda below and the new trailer as well.

Fallout 76: Wastelanders – Official Trailer 1:

Some of the major changes coming in Wastelanders include:

New Main Quest and Revamped Original Main Quest – Uncover the secrets of West Virginia by playing through an all-new main quest as well as a revamped original main quest line – with friends or solo – starting from the moment you leave Vault 76. New and veteran players alike will take on new missions, explore new locations and fight with (or against) the new faces that have made their long-awaited return to West Virginia.

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 classic dialogue trees. Decisions affect your standing with each faction through an all-new reputation system.

Current Fallout 76 players will not need to purchase any additional content in order to play Wastelanders when it launches. This update is completely free for Fallout 76 owners. Appalachia has changed and a new beginning awaits. Read more on what’s coming to Fallout 76 in Wastelanders here.